Music

  • Jazz Winnipeg hosts virtual summit

    Jazz Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba’s (U of M) Desautels Faculty of Music have been hard at work planning the Canadian Jazz Summit.

  • Inclusive Productions

    Good + Plenty WPG was founded in January 2020 as a vehicle to promote local music and live events by women, non-binary and trans artists. With a full programming schedule planned, mass cancellations led the creative team to rethink their plans to connect with the music community through a recently launched Producer’s Club and a corresponding podcast.

  • Comeback Kid is making Heavy Steps

    On Friday, Jan. 21, Comeback Kid released their seventh studio album via New Damage Records. The aptly titled Heavy Steps is the band’s first release since their 2017 LP Outsider.

  • Pathways to a digital legacy

    The new year started well for Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Indigenous activist and digital artist Buffy Sainte-Marie. In addition to her new deal with Cameron Strang’s Howe Sound Publishing and a documentary being produced by White Pine Pictures, Sainte-Marie is getting the recognition she deserves for her lasting impact in the Canadian arts and culture scene through an exhibition at Urban Shaman Gallery in Winnipeg.

  • Arts briefs

    In conversation with Maureen Gruben// Through and Through// Artist talk with Grace Nickel// Music, mavens and more// Pulling heartstrings at home// Winnipeg New Music Festival

  • Volunteer-driven

    At a time when industries are finding it extremely difficult to keep their doors open due to staffing shortages, organizations are facing similar challenges recruiting volunteers. This is an issue, as many larger music events and festivals rely heavily on volunteers to operate.

  • Arts briefs

    The Trews at The Burt// Hoist exhibition at Platform Gallery// Comeback Kid releasing Heavy Steps// Honouring Cliff Eyland// Hone your grant-writing skills// Art exhibition expanded into podcast

  • A record high

    Although the rise in vinyl sales has evolved for the past 10 years, the layoffs and remote work of the COVID-19 pandemic have undoubtedly reminded music admirers of the goodold feeling of switching sides of a record every 20 minutes.

  • Courage can move a mountain

    Nature is a source of inspiration for artists across various creative disciplines. For singer-songwriter and violinist Raine Hamilton, their passion for music combined with their admiration for mountains and land formations ultimately drove them to create the studio album Brave Land.

  • Favourite Winnipegger abroad

    1. Neil Young
    2. Kenny Omega / Britney Kornel (tie)

  • Favourite local publication

    1. Stylus Magazine
    2. Red Rising Magazine
    3. Winnipeg Free Press

  • A place you can’t wait to visit when the pandemic ends

    1. The Good Will Social Club
    2. Anywhere other than Winnipeg
    3. A buffet

  • Favourite local live performance (online or in-person)

    1. Propagandhi at the Park Theatre
    2. Begonia -ArtsJunktion Instagram Live auction
    3. Real Love Mini Fest at the Beer Can

  • Favourite local album

    1. Vagina Witchcraft - Vagina Witchcraft
    2. Amos the Kid - No New Ideas
    3. Virgo Rising - Sixteenth Saphire

  • Favourite local achiever under 30

    1. Adam Fuhr
    2. Mahlet Cuff / Kayla Fernandes (tie)

  • Arts Briefs

    The Science Gallery is back!// Crime Cellar releasing debut// Théâtre Cercle Molière presents Inédit// Scenes from Love and Information// Laurie Fischer publishing a new poetry collection// Art, music and more at Graffiti Gallery opening

  • Happy Latin ‘Fiestas’

    One of the charms of Latin culture is enjoying the festivities with a lot of chimmys, samba and salsa to the beat of strings. Local jazz group Trio Bembe is familiar with the vibrant music styles from Latin America and are excited to play some pumped-up tunes alongside the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra (WJO) on Dec. 5.

  • Arts Briefs

    A love letter to Jewish mothers// WAFF celebrating 20th anniversary// Exploring the Heart of the Forest// Midnight Review presents ... a new album// The city is still red// Supporting BIPOC filmakers

  • Rewinding the tape

    Winnipeg-based band Moonfield might have formed two years ago, but they’re finally able to share their first EP, Televox. With music slightly reminiscent of U2 and Radiohead, Santiago Ardila (drums), Andrew Friesen (guitar, bass), Danial Peirson (guitar, bass and synth) and Hayden Major (lead singer, guitar) are excited for people to listen to them from all over the world.

  • Apollo Suns return to The Park Theatre

    Restrictions that barred in-person performances during the COVID-19 pandemic left musicians scrambling to find different ways to collaborate and communicate.

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