Wilt :: Ruin

By Chris Bryson

Music has always been an expression of the self and a space for reflections of the world around us. Wilt’s third album Ruin is defined as an intended concept album, one that their Bandcamp page describes as encompassing “the frailty of man and explores the feelings death, forgiveness, shame and guilt. Inspired by Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.” Wilt’s Ruin, follows a similar path. Continue reading “Wilt :: Ruin”

Sheer Mag

By Chris Bryson

Photo by Thrasher

Sheer Mag play with their hearts on their sleeves. The critically acclaimed Philadelphia five-piece’s take on lo-fi hard rock brings riff-laden grooves to anthemic heights, with their lyrical concepts fueled by a steadfast vision for a better world.   Continue reading “Sheer Mag”

WEAVES

By Margaret Banka

Weaves is a Juno- and Polaris-nominated indie-rock band based in Toronto and currently on tour for their second full-length album Wide Open, which was released in late 2017.  Stylus had the chance to catch up with vocalist and songwriter, Jasmyn Burke, to talk about being a female lead, a killer Canadian compilation, surprising inspiration for the next album, and Trump (but really only a little, we promise).  Don’t miss Weaves at the Good Will Social Club tonight, with locals Mise en Scene and Mulibrgub opening! Continue reading “WEAVES”

Raine Hamilton :: Night Sky

By Matt Harrison

Soft violin gently starts this album with the soothing hum of singer Raine Hamilton over top of it. Before you can fall into the melody, the violin turns to a jagged sort of snap and the story of Night Sky begins to unfurl. As the same song, “Starlight”, carries on, the acoustic folk sound offers vibes akin to wandering through a forest, the intervention of light a hopeless wish.  Continue reading “Raine Hamilton :: Night Sky”

Live Show Review :: ADAM FUHR•HOLY HUM•THE PINC LINCOLNS

By Ryan Haughey

Photo By Laura Harvery

Another successful Real Love Thursday was executed on April 5th, when Adam Fuhr and The Pinc Lincolns performed alongside the one man ambiance ensemble Holy Hum. The music was housed at the Handsome Daughter. Even before the show, the mise en scéne onstage gave a cozy thawing feeling on this slightly below 0 evening. Continue reading “Live Show Review :: ADAM FUHR•HOLY HUM•THE PINC LINCOLNS”

Winnipeg State of Mind

By Nigel Webber

“Rap is something you do, hip-hop is something you live.” – KRS-One

2017 was the year hip-hop took over the music industry. With huge hits by Cardi B and Kendrick Lamar among others, it seems only natural for Vulture Magazine to call 2017 “the year hip-hop won the music business.” Through streaming platforms like Soundcloud, Spotify and YouTube, hip-hop now reaches it’s biggest audience ever. The music has come a long way from DJ Kool Herc throwing jams in Cedar Park in the Bronx, but hip-hop still struggles to find acceptance in the mainstream pop radio world. Continue reading “Winnipeg State of Mind”