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.
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.