For many high school students, playing an instrument ends once they graduate.
The Winnipeg New Music Festival Composer’s Institute (WNMFCI) invests the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s (WSO) collaborative capital into the careers of a lucky handful of sonic storytellers.
Vanessa and JP Peters have helped some of Winnipeg’s most exciting musical projects to sound their best as co-proprietors of Private Ear Recording.
Baseball Hero is a relatively new band to Winnipeg, but their laid-back, honest approach to songwriting has brought them quickly into the spotlight.
Mister K a.k.a Kevin Roy is looking to the past to bring something new to pop music.
Coming of age provides a deep well of emotion from which to draw artistic inspiration. According to Dinner Club, their hard-hitting, driven punk songs feature a touch of it all.
House Handshake is a band that believes in togetherness. Most of them share a home as well as a musical journey.
Bassist Alex Braun and guitarist Nick Lavich played in a band together in high school. That band was called Cataract.
Breakups can be difficult, whether it’s a romantic breakup or the breakup of your favourite band. But they don’t have to be.
House Handshake presents itself less as a band and more of a tight-knit, makeshift family.
Humans primally express themselves with sound. Where there is joy, there is a joyful noise. Where there is pain, there is wailing.
“I’ve been in Winnipeg my whole life. I only started liking it a year ago."
Songwriting is often viewed as an essentially solitary activity. On Nov. 17, the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts (MCMA) will host a workshop which can help to change that.
After more than 30 years as a group, it can be difficult to keep the creative process interesting. Formed in 1982 by “The Johns,” John Flansburgh and John Linnell, They Might Be Giants have been recording and touring together for most of their lives.
Contralto, American composer Sarah Hennies’ 2017 docu-symphony about trans women’s voices, takes its name from the musical term for “the lowest female singing voice.”
There is an incredible concentration of artists in Winnipeg. Last week's Nuit Blanche celebrations revealed the city’s voracious appetite for art.
Since emerging on the local scene in 2017, Winnipeg’s self-proclaimed bastard rock trio has been making waves, despite not ever having released a major project.
The first concert from Winnipeg’s classical music institutions this season was served by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra (MCO) at Westminster United Church on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Young musicians benefit greatly from taking part in the music scene.
Toronto four-piece FRIGS refuses to let their sound be hemmed in by vague descriptors and name-dropping comparisons, and, instead, liken their songs to living creatures that grow with each performance.