When you think summer food you think ultra-portable savory goods, usually from a food truck or street vendor, wrapped in a napkin, and ready for consumption. There’s all the usual suspects: street meat, falafel, pizza by the slice, subs - but what is there to offer for those with more of a sweet tooth? The cupcake fills all of the above criteria, while also being cute (kudos).
In the decade since its inception, Speaking Crow has had a number of locations around Winnipeg. Founded by Tanis McDonald, the poetry open mic has lived at Frame Arts Warehouse, Pop Sodas (RIP) and now finds its home at the Carol Shields Auditorium in the Millennium Public Library.
Back in the late ‘90s Putrescence/Head Hits Concrete vocalist Mike Alexander started Arsonfest to showcase brutally heavy bands, and over a decade later the 39-year-old hasn’t started to slow things down just yet.
The Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition (MEME) has been going strong since 2010 as multi-venue event that puts the spotlight on local electronic artists in addition to showcasing heavy hitters from around the globe.
The sixth annual Rainbow Trout Music Festival may be the best time you have all summer.
For the last nine years the Harvest Sun Music Festival has been taking over Kelwood each summer, a tiny village in the province that’s not too far away from Riding Mountain National Park.
The sweet and sour sauce will be a little bittersweet for some at this year's Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival taking place August 16th and 17th at Shaw Park.
If you’ve ever waxed nostalgic for a taste of small(er) town life, for midways on main street, petting zoos, farm-fresh eats, and the smiling faces of a community coming together in celebration, then the Morden Corn and Apple festival deserves a big red circle on your summer calendar.
Once a hidden gem of the local festival scene, the Shine On Festival of Music and Art is coming into its tenth year. And for the past decade, it’s one festival that has been consistent in keeping things intimate (weekend passes are capped at 400 tickets), affordable (advance tickets cost only $40) and fun loving (think massage circles and a carpeted dance floor).
A comic strip by Paul Hewak.
A feel-good comic about two unnamed characters and their delightful journeys through universally hilarious themes like hatred, misery, uncontrollable rage, disease and rash, delusion, agoraphobia, paranoia, jealousy, greed, bitterness, binge eating, slothfulness, and death, lots and lots of death; also, deformity, flatulence, boogers, nosebleeds, bowel movements, and the eating of unappetizing things.
This past July, a group of songwriters from different backgrounds descended on a cabin in the Whiteshell for a weekend of creativity and community.
For many visitors, residents, organizers and artists at the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba (IFM) in Gimli August 1 to 4, it's as much about community, family, and coming home as it is food, events, and music.
Hurray for the Riff Raff may centre around singer and songrwriter Alynda Lee Segarra, but their unique approach to blending classic Americana with queer culture, and storied origins of coming together as a band while hopping trains and crossing the country promise point to a more nuanced iconography.
Alesha Frederickson is the mastermind and skillful hands behind the local, bespoke lingerie brand March and August. Fed up with ill-fitting, cookie-cutter lingerie at the mall, each pair of M&A Underthings is custom made to order.
When’s the last time you used your phone…as a phone?
After 10 years of making music Phoenix, Arizona folk-punk band Andrew Jackson Jihad still manages to do things a little differently with <i>Christmas Island</i>, its fifth full-length record and follow-up to 2011’s Knife Man.
After the mammoth assault of 2011's perfect David Comes to Life rock opera, genre-defying Toronto punks Fucked Up return with the summer record you never knew you needed but always hoped you'd get.
The 10 deliciously lo-fi songs that make up Halifax duo Cousins' new LP are so infectious that you'll be singing along to them on the first listen, especially "Alone".
The second in a series of EPs from 23-year-old Edmonton singer/songwriter Eamon McGrath finds his Tom Waits-growl in full form on guitar-heavy opener "Canadian Shield".