Aaron Epp

  • Manitoba summer music festival guide 2012

    There’s a lot of music to be seen and heard in Manitoba this summer. Whether you like folk, rock, country, blues or metal, there’s a music festival happening in or near this province that’s just for you.

  • Ferro Montanino: Hanging with Skrillex and drawing inspiration from boy bands

    What’s it like to spend an evening with one of the world’s most popular electronic musicians? Ferro Montanino knows.

  • ‘I might pee on the stage’

    Writing about Hannibal Buress in a student publication is a tricky proposition. During the second routine on his new album, Animal Furnace, the popular comedian spends five minutes lampooning an article The Daily Eastern News at Eastern Illinois University published about Buress shortly before he performed on campus in 2009.

  • About a son

    It’s fitting that Bry Webb is giving a concert on Father’s Day. If it weren’t for the fact that he became a father, after all, Webb may not have recorded his solo debut, last year’s Provider.

  • Stripping away the layers

    “That’s a pretty heavy question,” Jeph Howard, bass player for Utah rock band The Used, says when asked where the band was at mentally when it started writing the songs on Vulnerable, the album the group released this past March.

  • Down to Earth

    A few weeks ago, on May 18, Janelle Monáe marked the second anniversary of her debut full-length album with a tweet that read in part, “Happy Birthday, ArchAndroid. I thank God for you.” What exactly have the past two years been like for the 26-year-old, born Janelle Monáe Robinson?

  • Come for the drum kit, stay for the music

    Proggier than thou. Like any progressive metal musicians worth their weight in Marshall half stacks, the guys in Winnipeg’s Grand Master write complex, epic songs about fantastical themes.

  • With a little help from her friends

    When Winnipeg-based folk and roots singer-songwriter Cara Luft posted a video on YouTube in March 2011 asking fans to help fund the recording of her new album, Darlingford, the results were, in her words, “mind-boggling” - in a good way. She initially hoped to raise $15,000. In the end, fans donated over $32,000 to make the project a reality.

  • Winnipeg’s Most: From the streets to the stage

    Since debuting in 2010, local hip-hop trio Winnipeg’s Most has released two albums and a mixtape, earned hit singles, garnered thousands of YouTube views, was featured prominently in a Maclean’s article on hip hop in Winnipeg and won more awards than Meryl Streep has Oscars.

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  • Red Moon Road: Campfires, collaboration and house concerts

    Daniel Jordan has been playing gigs in Winnipeg for numerous years, but he feels like he’s just getting his music career started.

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    More music this week

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    More music this week

  • Regina metal band Into Eternity to debut new lead singer at Manitoba Metalfest

    Acclaimed progressive thrash metal band Into Eternity will play its first show with new lead singer Amanda Kiernan at the Manitoba Metalfest this weekend.

  • Hit the lights!

    No life til leather - they’re gonna kick some ass this weekend.

  • Catching up with John Paul Peters

    It used to be that whenever local recording engineer John Paul Peters’s name was mentioned in print, it was followed by the band name Comeback Kid in parentheses. He did, after all, make a name for himself by producing, engineering and mixing the band’s landmark 2003 debut, Turn It Around. But since then, the 34-year-old has continued his career by working with a diverse list of bands, including The Ripperz, Evil Survives, SubCity, Electro Quarterstaff, Hope Atlantic and Matt Epp.

  • Royal Canoe: Of bathtubs and drum beats

    Royal Canoe’s new EP is all about Winnipeg, but instead of referencing the Golden Boy and provincial highways, the local rock band sings about bathtubs.

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    More music this week

  • WSO New Music Festival brings Iceland to Winnipeg

    Alexander Mickelthwate has a lot to do these days.

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    More music this week

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