The first week of University hosts some hallmark memories of our lives. It marks that transition from being a high school student to one who is now in the “real world”. We owe some of our most vivid memories of this significant time to Orientation Week, aka “O-Week”.
Local six-piece Royal Canoe has been busy lately, touring the globe with genre-bending psychedelic electronic rock and garnering critical acclaim for its sophomore full length Today We’re Believers.
It might be labelled as “Winnipeg’s Worst Podcast,” but there still seems to be a few of you that enjoy the 27 episodes of Couch Surfin’ that have been uploaded so far.
Union Sound Hall has hit the ground running since opening in August 2013.
Chances are you’ve heard Ace Burpee’s unique voice at some point, either while he is hosting his popular morning show on 103.1 Virgin Radio, speaking at a charity event or doing his live on location work all over Winnipeg.
With family heritage in Nigeria and Manitoba, and having performed across Canada, Aisha Alfa has a brilliant passion for Winnipeg.
It is easy to see why so many voted April Dawn Plett as their favourite photographer.
Locally grown hockey player Jonathan Toews will go for gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, with the goal to make his country proud once again.
There’s no shortage of people with talent in this city. The rare finds, though, are those that have a work ethic, drive or attention to detail that matches their natural gifts.
When you meet J.D. Renaud, he comes across as a humble, down to earth, and creative guy.
The Uniter Top 10 lists 2013
While most students were cramming for exams, a couple hundred delegates spent November 21-24 in Gatineau for the biannual Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) national general meeting.
There are a few things in life that transcend the divides of language, affluence, status and belief – a few rituals that connect groups of people on a level that words just don’t do justice. These collaborations creating unspoken bonds most often take the form of music, art, dance and sport. When our most ingrained patterns of social behavior become stripped away, what’s left?
It’s simple: nothing but play.
Christmas records are hit and miss - classics from Vince Guaraldi and Phi Spector beat out contemporary attempts from The Flaming Lips and Meaghan Smith (who, by removing the "ba-rum-pa-bum-bums" from "The Little Drummer Boy" is now dead to me) but if you can somehow embrace the campiness of Christmas classics while making the songs your own and doing it all with complete sincerity and a pop sensibility that can't be denied, then you must be Rusty Matyas of Imaginary Cities.
Where these gentlemen (Stephen Fearing, Colin Linden and Tom Wilson) find the time to make all the music they do, I will never know.
This six-track EP from Halifax duo Magnolia is all kinds of cute (think July Talk without the high energy sex appeal) and not just because singer Leanne Hoffman is a dead ringer for Partridge Family-era Susan Dey.
Christmas traditions come from an inherently good place. In movies and pop music, the holiday season is all about taking a special moment to appreciate the people you love, bake cookies and learn life lessons from kind strangers with bird poop all over them.
Allons-y, wibbley-wobbley timey-wimey, bow ties and jammy dodgers.
When listening to such singers as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, with their powerful yet velvety singing voices, it might make you momentarily wish you had the ability to sing like that.
Boys just want to have fun.