Big Fun // Industry conference // UMSwing // Fundraiser for Sage House // Discounted music lessons
Four years ago, when musician Jason Tait moved back to Winnipeg after more than a decade in Toronto, he went about converting his detached garage into a home studio.
Choosing just five new local bands to showcase in our annual Uniter Fiver contest is a pretty tall order. This year, we started with 16 amazing submissions and put them to readers and local music lovers to choose the final five.
Welcome to our new music issue!
Madeleine and Lucas Roger of local folk band Roger Roger say there are benefits to forming a band with your twin.
Wondering what that giant number five floating through the paper over the last few weeks is all about?
Open mics are a great opportunity for musicians who are new to performing or who want to experiment with their craft.
1. Witchpolice Radio
2. Couch Surfin’
3. HUNKS Comedy
1. Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit (Royal Canoe)
2. Tie: Winter Wheat (John K. Samson) / Forgiver (Yes We Mystic)
3. Rushing River (Tin Can Bandits)
1. The Good Will Social Club
2. The Handsome Daughter
3. Honourable mentions: The West End Cultural Centre, The Park Theatre
1. Bands as Bands
2. Soul Night at the Cavern
3. Honourable mentions: Pity Party at The Handsome Daughter, Trivia Night at The Handsome Daughter, Karaoke at The Good Will Social Club
Feminist band Rosie & the Riveters is coming to Winnipeg for a fun and cheerful show.
Encouraging women in film // The Bickersons // Tim Gray // Eyes of My Community // heaven between // I’m With the Band
Music in queer culture is about community and finding equality on the dance floor. Whether it is Boy George or P!nk, artists who rep for the LGBTQ+ and queer communities are making that positive space for people.
Avant-garde playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett isn’t typically associated with movies.
Yes We Mystic, the Winnipeg-based indie pop ensemble, recently celebrated their five-year anniversary at the West End Cultural Centre. With three releases and a European tour under their belt, the group has a lot to celebrate.
Manitoba awards show highlights local musicians
Alex Kohut started his career in vintage clothing as a thrifting wunderkind. The 23-year-old, who runs The Vintage Saint shop on Albert Street, got into the game at a young age.
A look at the history and contemporary uses of Winnipeg’s creative clubhouse
In the world of rock ’n’ roll, booze is often seen as central and necessary. Knowing that some musical heroes are sober while creating and performing their work can be hugely inspirational for fans and other musicians.