Music

  • A retro big top throwback

    Winnipeg’s own acrobatic company The Street Circus will showcase THROWBACK: A Retro Circus Experience at the Gas Station Arts Centre on June 17 and 18.

  • Arts briefs

    APTN: DJ Burnt Bannock// Astral Zeneca at Park Alleys// The art of walking// Folk Fest to announce 2022 lineup// Neuro-Hilarity// Manitoba Remembers: A COVID Elegy

  • Critipeg: ‘We are not ruined’

    In an interview for Ric Burns’ New York (1999), urban theorist Marshall Berman discusses the role of graffiti and hip-hop in 1970 and 1980s New York. Berman refers to these forms of expression as proverbial rainbows cutting through New York’s then bleak and derelict landscapes.

  • Social media cultivates musical connections

    While established artists benefited from record-breaking streams and online concerts during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreaks, budding musicians had to find ways to reinvent themselves.

  • Back at it again

    After two years of sitting on the edge of their seats, waiting to hear whether or not they could be hosted in person, festivals all over Winnipeg will finally return.

  • Arts briefs

    MCO announces spring concert// Vintage, handmade and more// Harry Manx at the WECC// A jam session for a good cause// Mahogany Frog releases new album// Art Talk: The Photograph as Art

  • ‘Cinematic, nostalgic and personal’

    Navigating relationships is rarely easy. Whether starting something new or reminiscing on the good old days, Winnipeg singer-songwriter Cassidy Mann translated her own experiences into her debut EP, If It’s Not Forever, which comes out on April 1.

  • Arts briefs

    Soul Club at the Good Will// Stone Soup for a good cause// An Evening for Peace// Show support at the SHINE-ATHON// Book launch: Still Living the Edges// There’s Something in the Water for World Water Day

  • Origin Stories: Lubomyr Melnyk

    Lubomyr Melnyk is known for his “continuous music” style of piano playing. The rapid note-playing method was developed over many years of classical piano practice.

  • Arts briefs

    McNish: Variety of Connections// The Festival of Fools is back!// The Prairie Joggers at the Daughter// Opening reception: Feast, Famine// Black Horror series at Cinematheque// The WSO presents The Spirit Horse Returns

  • Origin story: Heather Bishop

    When Heather Bishop relocated from her hometown of Regina to Manitoba in 1975, it was a career move for the folk singer – one that turned out to be highly successful.

    “Winnipeg was the heart of folk festivals in Canada, if not also influencing the US. I was thinking of launching a music career, and Winnipeg seemed like a good kickoff place,” Bishop says.

  • Promoting music with (real) love

    For emerging and established artists, getting the word out about upcoming gigs is the secret ingredient for a great show. Real Love Winnipeg recognized this need and now works to build community between music lovers and makers.

  • PTE launches two new streaming projects

    Whether dystopian audio dramas or animated serials are your jam, the Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE) has you covered.

    After postponing in-person performances, PTE announced the March release of two digital projects.

  • Searching for Solace

    I think if you ask anyone in the UkrainianCanadian diaspora how they’re doing, most of us will tell you that the last two weeks have been among the worst, most stressful periods of our lives. That’s certainly been the case for me.

  • Arts briefs

    Lost and found// Celebrating women in jazz// Little Miss Higgins to release The Fire Waltz// Free films at Freeze Frame// Manitoban takes home a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award// Manitoba Music presents GEAR UP speaker series

  • Rocking out of loneliness

    From Avril Lavigne’s comeback to Machine Gun Kelly’s emo shift after years in the rap scene, it’s clear that pop punk is back on trend. But it isn’t the only rock sub-genre making a comeback.

  • Arts briefs

    Jazz improv with Carter Graham// Gallery 1C03 reopens its doors// The Winnipeg Comedy Showcase returns// Lighting up The Cube// window presents Eve Tagny// PTE announces two digital projects

  • ‘There must be something (better) out there’

    It doesn’t come as a surprise that the streaming era has drastically affected artists with its significantly low pay per stream and its impact on international visibility.

  • Getting the show on the road

    Cancelling shows, closing down venues, rescheduling events. This cycle has haunted music makers and admirers for the past two years, but things are starting to look up for Alexa Dirks, better known as Winnipeg indie-pop artist Begonia.

  • Here’s to never growing up

    When Avril Lavigne announced her first tour in 10 years, the internet went wild – especially those who eagerly waited to buy tickets for her upcoming Winnipeg show on May 17 at the Canada Life Centre.

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