Mo Kenney :: Nova Scotia guitar slinger can’t stop, won’t stop

Mo Kenney

by Matt Williams

It’s a late October, rainy blue Monday afternoon and Mo Kenney is sipping butternut squash soup and a glass of Amsterdam Blonde in Toronto’s Kensington Market. It’s the first chance she’s had to catch her breath since landing late Sunday night, throwing some new strings on her beautiful old Hensel Parlor acoustic, and falling into bed. Since she woke up this morning, she’s been to Exclaim! Magazine, Global Toronto, Music Canada, and The Verge. In just a couple hours, she’ll fly back to Nova Scotia where she’s doing a hometown set for Halifax Pop Explosion the nextday, making her visit to the Big Smoke just less than 24 hours. It’s the type ofschedule sure to make the average person tired, flustered, irritable, or any number of unpleasant dispositions. But Mo Kenney is not the average person. Continue reading “Mo Kenney :: Nova Scotia guitar slinger can’t stop, won’t stop”

Greek Riots :: Greeking Out About Their Band


by Kaitlyn Emslie-Farrell

Greek Riots, not to be confused with the riots in Greece, are one of our very own local indie-rock bands of Winnipeg. Originally intending to start a solo project, Jacques Richer was chatting with his buddy Duncan Murta and well, it just happened. They threw together some rough demos and submitted to The Uniter Fiver. Upon hearing that they were in, they scrounged for some more dudes to play the other instruments typically found in a band and bam! Greek Riots now also includes Breandan Flynn, Mack Hatcher and Seamus Hamilton-Pattison. Continue reading “Greek Riots :: Greeking Out About Their Band”

Micah Erenberg :: Music Machine

photo by Greg Gallinger
photo by Greg Gallinger

by Gil Carroll

Micah Erenberg has been a staple in the Winnipeg music scene for more than half a decade. More impressively, he is only 21 years old. As a result of his unique, heartwarming, and often witty songwriting talents and lovable performance style, he is playing multiple shows every week at every venue imaginable in the city and beyond (lots in Gimli). Fans of Micah’s range from toddlers to those in their golden years. Winnipeg has been lucky to have him be so active on the scene, including hosting a night at the former Rose N Bee Pub, performing at Rainbow Trout, Real Love Winnipeg events and even a beyond memorable set on the rooftop of deer + almond last year. Stylus wanted to find out some crucial facts about such an integral piece of the Winnipeg scene. Continue reading “Micah Erenberg :: Music Machine”

Matt Epp :: Bringing “Luma” home

photo by Jen Squires

by Sheldon Birnie

Winnipeg’s own Matt Epp returns to take the West End Cultural Centre stage after years of hard travelling. This hard core troubadour, a prairie prodigal son, has been tirelessly working the roads across North America and Europe for the past ten years, carving a name for himself as one of the pre-eminent songwriters of his generation. After some much needed downtime in T.O., Epp returns to Winnipeg with a new album, Luma, in tow. Epp took time out of pre-production on yet another new record in the works to talk to Stylus about life on the road, becoming a father, and what’s next. Continue reading “Matt Epp :: Bringing “Luma” home”

Supersuckers :: Last band standing

supersuckers 2014

by Daniel Emberg

Sometimes there is really no substitute for experience. If you want a sure bet for a great rock show, find a band with a track record. The Supersuckers have been going hard every time they hit the stage since forming in 1988, and have long described themselves as “the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world.” They take each show as key to sustaining the credibility of that claim. Continue reading “Supersuckers :: Last band standing”