Twin Towns, a folk-rock quartet from Kelowna, B.C., is about to hit the road in October for the first time. The band, founded in 2011, originally consisted of vocalist/guitarist Nick Gibson and guitarist/backing vocalist Matt Price.
"You are all good people," proclaims John Scoles through the megaphone.
Ten years ago, legendary Boston quartet Pixies reunited for a tour that almost kicked off in Winnipeg. It was something fans thought they’d never see after singer/guitarist Charles Thompson (aka Black Francis/Frank Black) ended the band in ’93. So now that Pixies have been reunited for longer than their first run, when the band (fleshed out by guitarist Joe Santiago, drummer David Lovering and bassist/vocalist Kim Deal) released five important records, toured the world and influenced a generation of kids with the trademark loud/quiet/loud formula, we’ve had to wait for a new LP.
From early on in her life, Janelle Nadeau knew exactly what she wanted to do.
Break out your earplugs one more time, Winnipeg. Things are about to get loud as our city wraps up the Year of Music with BreakOut West, the third and final music awards event of 2014.
When Winnipeg pop duo We Won the War formed last year, Tyler Del Pino, 27, and Ryan Cheung, 28, had already been making music together for years - they just had to give it a name. The partnership between the Fort Richmond Collegiate grads, both actively working behind the scenes in music production, writing and publishing, quickly turned into something serious, resulting in them placing other projects on the back burner.
Winnipeg’s Nic Dyson first picked up a guitar when he was eight. While in high school he was inspired by his friends to start singing, and 2012 saw the release of the Dreaming Under a Broken Tree EP. This past August, the 20-year-old Dyson self-released his debut full-length record, This One’s For You.
Local experimental musicians and filmmakers are about to take over Manitoba Hydro Place for Suspended Animation, an event that will feature the screening of local experimental films alongside a live soundtrack.
Outside the West End Cultural Centre, a cool breeze announces the impending arrival of fall.
Although hardcore punk quintet Comeback Kid was formed in Winnipeg in 2000, only guitarist Jeremy Hiebert and bassist Ron Friesen continue to call the city home. The band, which released its fifth full-length record Die Knowing in March, only features two original band members in Hiebert, and vocalist Andrew Neufeld.
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) music director/conductor Alexander Mickelthwate is pretty jazzed about kicking off symphony season in Winnipeg.
2014 has been a big year for Alvvays. The Toronto-by-way-of-Cape-Breton band’s self-titled debut, released in July, has been praised by such media outlets as Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and Pitchfork.
For the 13th year in a row, the Harvest Moon Festival will shine over the village of Clearwater, Man. The festival, hosted from Sept. 12 to 14, boasts an array of enticing qualities, ranging from the aural to the edible.
After going through nine members and even breaking up in 2011, Single Mothers are finally unleashing a debut full-length record, Negative Qualities, on Oct. 7 through Dine Alone Records.
Grant Davidson, now known to Winnipeg folk music fans as Slow Leaves, stopped playing music only as a hobby while working at his newest album Beauty Is So Common.
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.