Born in Hamilton and raised in Halifax, Matt Mays has been a consistent presence on the Canadian rock scene since the early 2000s.
You might think the age of the hip hop duo is dead, what with the influx of massive crews like Odd Future and the A$AP Mob, but the staying power of Method Man, 42, and Redman, 43, lives on.
Behind the scenes of Greg Macpherson's "1995" video.
“Mexican comic book music.”
That’s how Mariachi Ghost lead vocalist/guitarist Jorge Requena describes his band.
If you don’t know Michael Feuerstack’s name, it’s likely because he’s been hiding out in such projects as The Luyas and Bell Orchestre, but mostly because he’s been making sardonic (yet hopeful) music as Snailhouse since 1994.
Having an independent record label in 2013 doesn’t mean the same thing it did 10 or 20 years ago (or even one year ago).
New York’s Cey Adams, founding Creative Director of Def Jam Records, spoke in the University of Winnipeg’s Riddell cafeteria on Thursday, October 3, 2013 as part of the UWSA's Freestyle Festival. I enjoyed an evening of colourful tales of rappers from the 1980s and early 1990s, artists whom Adams had worked or rubbed shoulders with during his tenure at Def Jam.
All-ages hardcore matinee shows are making a comeback in Winnipeg, and it’s all thanks to Ray Guyot and Jon Mayo, the two men who co-founded Icebox Productions earlier this summer.
Canadian country rockers the Sadies are back with Internal Sounds, the highly anticipated follow-up to Darker Circles, a shortlisted nominee for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize.
Three years after the release of the To the Last Drop LP, Cheering for the Bad Guy returns with Next Year Country, its third full-length record.
Cancer Bats are bringing their alter ego Bat Sabbath to the Pyramid Cabaret on October 10, banging out tunes originally recorded by British heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath.
Tony Dekker – frontman for the Toronto folk rock band Great Lake Swimmers – is releasing his first solo album, Prayer of the Woods on October 8th via Nettwerk Records.
Beautiful women capable of throwing NHL-quality bodychecks and high energy funk music might not always go hand in hand but on Friday, Oct. 4 at the Pyramid Cabaret, neither will be in short supply.
The Harvest Moon Festival came about from years of projects and planning in Southwestern Manitoba, which eventually culminated in the festival and the formation of the Harvest Moon Society. Its goal is to “organize educational, recreational, and community projects that seek to revitalize rural communities and livelihoods.”
Gil Carroll, Adam Soloway and Josh Winestock are the names behind the up-and-coming record label Real Love Winnipeg.
When I spoke with Ofield Williams – the Grand Analog DJ and oft-hip hop producer – his group’s third and latest record Modern Thunder had already garnered critical acclaim since its release on August 20.
In August, Montreal-based art rock band Braids released its second full-length album Flourish // Perish.
Local hip hop artist M-Kaps unveils his sophomore full length, Another Day, Another Sodoku on Saturday at the Park Theatre. The MC started getting into hip-hop as a teenager a decade ago, but things didn’t get serious until 2009 when he released the Supremium EP, a collection of tracks he had been working on during the five years prior.
Royal Canoe in concert.
After some blood, sweat and tears, Winnipeg band Electric Soul is releasing Second Paradise, its debut full-length album which incorporates elements of rock, funk and jazz.