Five years after Bow & Drill the Spark, Saskatoon singer and guitarist Megan Lane is back with Sounding the Animal, a new record with contributions from indie CanRock legend Hawksley Workman and folkie turned dance popper, Rae Spoon.
The Royal Albert Arms Hotel (RAAH) has been locked up tight for almost a year, but the infamous hotel bar is nearly ready to reopen for business as usual, sharing the news with the world via Facebook in mid-August.
Growing up in an athletics-oriented family in Stonewall, MB, Rhia Rae was always the kid picking dandelions in the middle of the soccer field. Sensitive to the competition involved in sports, the young artist turned to voice lessons.
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).
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.
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.
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.