On February 9th, Winnipeg anti-rock band Trampoline released their latest musical enterprise, Happy Crimes, at the West End Cultural Centre. The album is a full-length rock musical that tells the story of a man who is tired of trying to make himself happy; who wants to be better, but doesn’t know how; who believes there is an imminent apocalypse, internal or otherwise, about to take place. Continue reading “Album Review :: Trampoline :: Happy Crimes”
Homewrecker is a collaborative collection of melancholic songs that tell stories of infidelity. This EP evokes a mix of emotions that altogether imprint the spirit of this music into the mind of the listener.
Forthwith marks its third edition this year, after having quietly appeared in 2017 and immediately marking itself as a mixed media festival with a heavy emphasis on sound art, electronic dance music of various flavours, and a bevy of international artists. Indeed, this year there are as many performers from abroad as from within Canada.
“My album will manifest many things that I saw, did or heard about” – OC
“Ok I guess I’m really doing this,” HAVS thought after her February 2018 opening set for SonReal at the Garrick Centre. Only about a year into recording music seriously at that point, HAVS opener for SonReal was only her second live show with her as a promoted act. At the time she was one half of the duo Pesh x HAVS but since has chosen to branch out and go solo.Continue reading “Winnipeg State of Mind :: HAVS”
From the first reverb soaked, swirling saxophone lines I was hooked. Evoking thoughts of a bygone time in my life. Reminiscent of late nights and early mornings with the lights down low. Where the last wisps of smoke dance away. Continue reading “Vaporwave: An Introduction”
Winnipeg’s Silence Kit has been turning heads and blasting ear drums since their explosive debut performance in 2016. They have since gained a reputation for being one of the cities most fun and heavy rock bands who always deliver a mind numbing live show. Continue reading “Video Premiere :: Silence Kit :: Kitty Kitty”
“Help me understand” is the new single from Bloom who is Daniel Monkman of former Winnipeg shoegaze pioneers The Blisters. The Ethereal sound scape created during the first two movements of the song symbolize the triumph over addiction, Racism and Self-destruction. Continue reading “New Track :: Bloom :: Help me understand”
Mike Milosh is the driving force behind Rhye, the Canadian R&B project set to wrap up the Big Blue stage on the Friday night of this year’s Winnipeg Folk Festival. Milosh spoke with Stylus about his workhorse tour schedule and what he’s been up to in the five years between Rhye’s 2013 debut album, Woman, and 2018’s follow-up record, Blood. Read the full interview to geek out on hotel safety and microphone set up advice, and find out how you can help hype their Folk Fest Friday night set. Continue reading “RHYE :: WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL”
Visual art and music go hand in hand. From album covers and liner pages to visual displays at shows, to t-shirts and posters or tiny pins for sticking to things, the two are almost inseparable. The home of the Village Idiots is a testament to this.Continue reading “Space Jam :: The Village Idiots”
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”