Canada’s biggest night. Or week. Or something.
Not to be confused with South Park’s walking punchline Scott Malkinson, this former Winnipeg resident made this five song folk EP here last year with a handful of musical friends.
Dave Shaw’s solo shoegaze/synth machine keeps kicking out the hits, and this four track offering is no exception.
Shortly after guitarist Jordan Ngantian and drummer Jarrod Mikolajczyk’s last show with Winnipeg pop-punk band Kids & Heroes at the Park Theatre on Jan. 4, the duo started recording an EP for a brand new band called Bleed American, alongside vocalist/guitarist Jordan Voth and bassist/vocalist Matthew Voth.
Kalle Mattson decided to get personal on Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold. Released on Feb. 11 via Winnipeg/Edmonton label Parliament of Trees, the album sees the Ottawa-based singer-songwriter opening up about the death of his mother.
Local songwriter-turned-band Beefdonut is going grunge with the new Famous for Quality record, the follow-up to 2007’s Triple Back Flip into the Splits.
In February, instrumental folk music quartet The Fretless released its sophomore self-titled album, the follow-up to its 2012 Western Canadian Music Award/Canadian Folk Music Award-winning debut Waterbound.
Head Hits Concrete is officially back. The Winnipeg grindcore band, which gets its name from the Misfits’ song “Bullet”, plays short compositions that punish your ears and flabbergast your mind.
Since forming in 2006, Vancouver garage rock duo the Pack A.D. has released five records, including January’s Do Not Engage and 2011’s Juno nominated Unpersons.
Western Canada’s largest winter festival is only getting bigger. A whopping 130 musical acts will be performing at Festival du Voyageur in 2014. The 45th annual celebration of Franco-Manitoban culture runs from Feb. 14-23 at Voyageur Park and various other sites in Winnipeg.
A native of Rustico, Prince Edward Island, folk singer-songwriter Lennie Gallant is a passionate representative of Canada’s East Coast, and his forthcoming work Searching for Abegweit: The Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant demonstrates that affection.
If you spoke to 23 year-old Ryan Hemsworth, his humility and composure might fool you into believing he’s just a casual dilettante, a “laptop artist” who makes music simply for his own amusement.
Sibyl playing "The Tale of the Wandering Aengus" at the Park Theatre.
Winnipeg folk/roots trio the Crooked Brothers have combined its love of art, music and snail mail to create Postcard, its brand new EP and first release since 2011’s Lawrence, Where’s Your Knife?
After spending the ‘00s in such established Philadelphia punk bands as Paint It Black and the Loved Ones, Dave Hause has decided to mellow things out a bit with a solo career, and he has no intentions of looking back.
Having recently left a professional career as a teacher, Kevin Roy made a decision, “it’s now or never” to make his lifelong passion his new career.
The Wilderness of Manitoba hails from Toronto, not the Land of 100,000 Lakes. But even in Canada’s biggest city, one can feel like they’re drowning in loneliness.
Electric Reel Productions’ Avery Stedman and rapper SMRT are a couple of straight up dudes. They’re the kind of guys you would watch in movies from the late ‘90s and go “I’d like to drink Slurpees with them at the skate park.”
The brains behind the long running New Music Festival and its indie-laden component, Pop Nuit, have set the bar high. Royal Canoe’s Matt Shellenberg and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s Alexander Mickelthwate, armed with keyboards and baton, deliver a line up that will cause even the most apathetic to suit up, brave the cold and enjoy the experimental pop majesty that awaits.
Hey Winnipeg, it’s time to come out of hibernation mode.