Volume 68, Number 27

Published June 4, 2014

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  • The Creeps

    A feel-good comic about two unnamed characters and their delightful journeys through universally hilarious themes like hatred, misery, uncontrollable rage, disease and rash, delusion, agoraphobia, paranoia, jealousy, greed, bitterness, binge eating, slothfulness, and death, lots and lots of death; also, deformity, flatulence, boogers, nosebleeds, bowel movements, and the eating of unappetizing things.

  • Circle Heads

    Lighthearted and honest, Circle Heads follows a twenty-something-year-old meandering through adulthood while she tries to find humour in the banality and randomness of life.

  • Hot Diggity Dang

    Hot dogs have been a staple in feeding a crowd quickly since approximately forever.

  • Handi-transit blues

    In Winnipeg, a city in which “winter only service” had to be extended until the end of April this year, Handi-Transit is an invaluable service, especially during those harsh winter months.

  • What’s up Doc?

    Walking into Green Carrot off of the bustling streets of Osborne village is almost like taking a deep breath in.

  • You’ll get served

    Alexandra Elliott is a three-year veteran of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, and this summer she'll be injecting a healthy dose of contemporary dance to the local and the Toronto festivals.

  • Hugging polar bears and other adventures

    Every year we feel compelled to do, well… something for Canada Day. Why not?

  • Cats of the Avant-Garde and other works

    A word like “underground” can mean a lot of different things to different people.

  • Of Truth and Magic

    While doing some research on Of Truth and Magic, the new short film by Winnipeg director/puppeteer/musician Curtis L. Wiebe, I came across the following quote from Julian Barnes: “…love is the meeting point of truth and magic. 

  • Teenage

    Is everyone else sick of teenage romanticism, or is it just me? For decades, the parlance of teen films has been a deadly serious tone suggesting that everything that is happening to us right now is very important.

  • Sing-along-films

    Whether or not Kanye West and Bret Easton Ellis are making a Yeezus film, we're anxious to get more bands making movies in the vein of The Beatles in A Hard Days Night, The Monkees in Head, Run-D.M.C. in Tougher Than Leather, The Clash and The Pogues in Straight to Hell and The Ramones in Rock n Roll High School.

  • Love, Elska


     community theater stage hand that’s trying to branch out” is how Elska Swandel, creator of local T-shirt line Love Elska, describes her style.

  • Hearing Trees

    There's a lot of diversity in Hearing Trees' simplicity - you could easily slot the local quartet's sounds onto rock radio, into a dark club, onto your favourite indie blog, or in the background of the scene where the teen lovers kiss from the first time - but it's focused.

  • Viet Cong

    Ex-Women members Matt Flegel and Michael Wallace team up with Calgary compadres Scott Munro (Lab Coast) and Danny Christiansen (Sharp Ends) to deliver another lo-fi masterpiece in the form of a seven song cassette EP.

  • Raine Hamilton

    This new EP from one of Winnipeg's youngest folk vets, Raine Hamilton (Claire Morrison, Red Moon Road), serves up a healthy meal in just three tracks.

  • Slow Dancers

    It's fitting that each song on this record would fit nicely next to Greg Macpherson's "Remote Control" (or any of the singer/songwriter's mellower material) as this Winnipeg trio's debut full length comes out on his Disintegration Records label.

  • Singing without pause

    Marco Castillo's music is as warm and inviting as his personality.

  • Hot dreams, cool treats

    Ontario blues-folk project Timber Timbre decided to get a little less dark with Hot Dreams, its fifth full-length record and follow up to 2011’s JUNO nominated Creep on Creepin’ On.

  • Well, That’s Garbage


If you’ve ever stressed about how much money to give for “presentation” at a wedding, you’re likely to receive this advice, with the certainty of a priest repeating a commandment:

 “Oh, you have to at least cover the cost of your meal.”

  • Whose House? Bucky’s House.

    The first half of 2014 has been pretty busy for Bucky Driedger, the 28-year-old guitarist that, until his career took off with the JUNO-nominated Royal Canoe, fronted the Western Canadian Music Award-winning Liptonians.