Energy was the theme of the night on Thursday, January 26 – both the respective energies of the bands themselves and the overall dynamic flow of the evening. Amping up for the second weekend of Real Love’s Winterruption, the Good Will was taken over by Bedtime, an up-and-coming dream pop duo, the thoroughly-beloved Virgo Rising, and New Brunswick’s very own “deep-thinkin’ rippers,” Motherhood. What appeared at first to be a somewhat bizarre (albeit fascinating) lineup proved to be a show for the ages.
Folks trickle into the Goodwill on a Saturday night to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the local shop Chip’s Vintage. The love and community-feeling is palpable, making it easy to forget the bitter cold outside. DJs Co-op and Hunnicutt hone in on the feeling and bring it to the fore, spinning jams to move the crowd and permeating the spaces between bands with warmth and energy.
Two shows took place at The Good Will Social Club on January 27th for WINTERRUPTION. Five bands entertained a crowd of hyperactive fans from 7 PM until well past midnight, making for a jam-packed evening of rock n’ roll music. This is coverage of the high-octane late show, featuring Mulligrub, Jamboree, and Tired Cossack.
Two shows took place at The Good Will Social Club on January 27th for WINTERRUPTION. Five bands entertained a crowd of hyperactive fans from 7 pm until well past midnight, making for a jam-packed evening of rock n’ roll music. This is coverage of the early show, featuring meditative performances from Stephan Hodges and A. Savage.
As the icy Winter wind whipped down Portage Avenue on November 17, a crowd of eager, cigarette-inhaling, primarily 20-somethings packed into the back of the Good Will Social Club for a night of post-punk brilliance.
Headliners Blessed–who had recently released their outstanding and anomalous new album Circuitous–were joined by underrated scene legends Stuck and Winnipeg newcomer Fold Paper for a night of effects-laden angular guitar rock that shook the entire building with unrelenting determination.
It is 4/20 in Winnipeg. Outside the West End Cultural Centre, the people shuffle and hop along slushy sidewalks. A Colorado Low approaches the Dakotas. It’ll reach us by the weekend, a cruel conclusion to what’s felt like a cruel April, a cruel winter, a cruel couple years.
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”
The Good Will Social Club housed one amazing show on the night of Friday March 2nd. As music goers began to patter through the doors, you could feel the positive energy indicate that it was going to be a great night. The show was put on as a charity event for Hospitality House and NEEDS. Continue reading “LIVE SHOW REVIEW :: HUT HUT / SPOOKY EYES / MERIN”
Considering the length of the drive, we made pretty good time and got into Edmonton early Thursday evening. After sorting out our accommodations, half our gang sought shut-eye while the rest of us headed to the Empress Ale House for a little hey-how-are-ya. Friday was a bit of running around, highlighted by a surprise invitation from the venerable CJSR to spend a couple of hours on-air. Then it was time to get down to what was planned as a very busy weekend. As stated in the Stylus festival preview, we had our collective sights on kicking it off with a punk show presented by Solidarity Rock at Brixx.Continue reading “Festival Review: Up + Downtown 2015 in Edmonton, AB”