Sharon Van Etten is familiar with compromise, whether it be balancing relationships while away from home or the struggles of performing vulnerable songs night after night.
On a weekend when many reggae and world music fans are in Birds Hill Park, organizers have managed to fill Old Market Square for the past eight years, and attracted such big names as Junior Kelly and this year's headliner, Jamaican reggae legend Freddie McGregor.
This July, hypno-folk duo TWIN will release North Americana, a record that’s inspired by the project’s canoe tours, and serves as the follow-up to 2012’s Sharing Secrets with Strangers.
Do you love good music and music festivals but not the crowds? Then hit the Trans-Canada and catch the Brandon Folk, Music, and Art Festival July 25-27.
As Manitoba’s centennial was approaching, a wide variety of ideas were thought of to celebrate it. One particular idea has evolved into a staple of Manitoba’s summer festivals.
The origin story of local jazz fusion group, Sapphire Empire, is so delightfully serendipitous that the main dames behind the project can't help but laugh through the telling of it.
Ontario blues-folk project Timber Timbre decided to get a little less dark with Hot Dreams, its fifth full-length record and follow up to 2011’s JUNO nominated Creep on Creepin’ On.
Marco Castillo's music is as warm and inviting as his personality.
Whether or not Kanye West and Bret Easton Ellis are making a Yeezus film, we're anxious to get more bands making movies in the vein of The Beatles in A Hard Days Night, The Monkees in Head, Run-D.M.C. in Tougher Than Leather, The Clash and The Pogues in Straight to Hell and The Ramones in Rock n Roll High School.
Winnipeg art-pop band Dust Adam Dust is hoping to capture Ottawa’s attention with Dear Harper, a video message project which welcomes people to tell the Prime Minister how they really feel.
Being able to see music live in a bar is one thing, but to be able to experience local music outside in an energetic, dazed frenzy is an entirely different animal, and the local music collective behind the Beach Station Blues compilation series, Real Love Winnipeg, aims to do just that.
"I almost died last night," David Dobbs says as he walks into The Uniter office. He’s wearing a hospital bracelet. Seems legit.
This intimate little EP is the second in under a year from local boy Micah Visser.
Finn performing at The Uniter Fiver
Greek Riots performing at The Uniter Fiver
Hearing Trees at The Uniter Fiver
In its bio, Winnipeg band Naysa describes its sound as “a gloomy, poppy, patchwork of melancholy and catchy melodies.” The band, which is set to release its latest EP Troubled Heart at the Park Theatre on March 27, considers its downtrodden sincerity to be a large part of its charm.
“It’s just as easy as swallowing a pill.”
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.