Volume 71, Number 16

Published January 19, 2017

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  • Show time!

    Welcome to our new music issue!

  • The 2017 Uniter Fiver

    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.

  • Kakagi

    Kakagi (pronounced ke-KA-gi) is a new band whose name is derived from a small lake in northwestern Ontario. 

  • Awaiting the Answer

    Awaiting the Answer has come together with the common goal of bringing a new sound to Winnipeg’s metal scene.

  • June Killing Stones

    June Killing Stones is a locally grown band united in their value of community and positivity. Brothers Joshua and Jake Letkeman were working on their craft for years before putting together a group.

  • Rosebud

    The duo behind Rosebud took a rather casual approach to forming the two-person band, and that’s how they continue to operate.

  • Tusk

    If there’s a more quintessential origin story than TUSK’s, it would be tough to find it.

  • What’s up with last year’s Fiver bands?

    The Middle Coast // Deep Dark Cave // Adam Hanney & Co. // Fox Lake // Ashley Bieniarz

  • Whose House? Jason’s House

    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.

  • Arts and Culture Briefs

    Big Fun // Industry conference // UMSwing // Fundraiser for Sage House // Discounted music lessons

  • Vinyl Salon creates safer spaces for music lovers

    The Vinyl Salon started as an intimate affair and has grown into a city-wide hub for women-run entertainment in safer spaces.

  • Non-traditional concerts

    Some Winnipeg organizations and musicians are moving away from hosting traditional shows.

  • Propagandhi supports the LGBTQ+ community

    Band moved by RRC’s rural reach and the Orlando shooting

  • Critipeg: The Handmaiden

    Three years after making his English-language debut with the excellent Stoker, acclaimed South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Lady Vengeance) has returned to his home country with The Handmaiden

  • Dry Wit

    Stepping back onstage without drunken antics

  • News Briefs

    Osborne ball hockey // On the clock // Have a Heart // Get off the couch // Let’s Talk

  • Agency helps local bands find that first date

    First Date Touring (FDT), a booking agency created in January 2016, came to fruition with hopes of fostering support for the community of DIY bookers and the bands they love. 

  • MCMA Brings music to the U of W

    If a student wants somewhere to practice with their band, they can do it on campus at the University of Winnipeg (U of W). But if that same student wanted a formal music degree, they would have to look elsewhere.

  • PROFile - Dr. Catherine Taylor

    Professor and director of academic programs and administration in the faculty of education, professor of rhetoric and communications

  • Streeter

    What’s your favourite way to discover new music?

  • Where are the women gearheads?

    Many barriers keep women out of the music scene

  • Getting grades approved

    Process aims to strike a balance between oversight and expediency

  • Immigration is not a black and white issue

    Responsibility lies with everyone when considering newcomer policies

  • Fashion Streeter

    “Be over, be under, be true, but never give up. Fashion reflects personality."