This month Winnipeg electro dance-pop trio Hana Lulu releases its debut EP Keepsake and embarks on its first tour which includes stops in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.
Maybe you’ve danced slick with sweat at the Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition (MEME), but were you ever at Wellington’s on Albert St. back in the day? Do the names Joe Silva and Ali Khan mean anything to you? Were you listening to Anthony Augustine’s radio show before electronic music gained mainstream recognition?
Whenever you visit a new place, you seek out new adventures and experiences to revel in. It intrigued me how positive most of these people were about this city. Perhaps these are the people to ask what our city is all about. What were their expectations and how did Winnipeg live up to them?
Ian August is a Winnipeg painter fascinated with the architectural theory of the Bauhaus movement.
You’ve heard the songs a dozen times before and have probably memorized each brilliantly written lyric.
Over the last few decades Hollywood has made a mockery out of slavery.
Writer and illustrator GMB Chomichuk has been communicating through words and pictures for as long as he can remember. He’s spent years and countless hours perfecting his craft and it’s paying off in spades.
It felt a little strange approaching the Osborne Village Motor Inn during the day, considering previous journeys there happened well after dark.
Salon One Eleven, located unsurprisingly at 111 Fort St., manages to have all the glamour of a modern salon, minus the pretension.
The term “comfort woman” may seem strange to many people; however it is not strange at all in East and Southeast Asia.
In the past couple of weeks, and by the time this goes to print, I’m sure you’ve heard about the story and scandal engulfing the city of Toronto and the bizarre yet rather (un)predictable behavior its mayor, Rob Ford.
This year, don’t use cold weather as an excuse to get out of shape. While many people adjust their activity level during Winnipeg’s cold winter months, Andrew Curtis, president of the University of Winnipeg’s new rugby team, has no intention of letting a little snow get in the way.
There are still well over 13,000 newcomers arriving in Manitoba each year, even though the numbers have dropped since 2011. Over 80 per cent of these foreigners end up living in Winnipeg, the rest elsewhere in the province.
Craft beer culture is taking over Winnipeg, one step at a time.
The Uniter goes to the 2013 Central Canada Comic Con.
Winnipeg music vet Darryl Reilly (Subcity, the Afterbeat) and Zimbabwe-born vocalist Noma Sibanda first formed Guerrillas of Soul in 2010. After playing a few gigs as a democratic five piece, things fell apart but the duo kept going.
It’s always a treat to witness veteran musicians perform, and to see artists squeeze passion out of tracks they’ve been performing for decades. To spectators, it never gets old.
It’s curious that Winnipeg quintet The Treble’s press release compares the band’s “musical chops and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic” to the likes of Neil Young, The Guess Who and The Weakerthans.
Halfway between Sparta-light and aggressive Nerf Herder (especially on “I Could Write a Song”) falls Whitehorse, Yukon three piece Speed Control.
These precious little singsongy delights, courtesy of Attack in Black’s Ian Kehoe, continue the cycle that started with 2011’s self-titled debut.