• 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.

  • Sweet Alibi releases Make A Scene

    Western Canadian Music Award winners Sweet Alibi released their fourth album, Make a Scene, on Jan. 28.

  • 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)

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