Album Review :: Trampoline :: Happy Crimes

by Grace Hrabi

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”

Winnipeg State of Mind :: HAVS

Photo by ONSITE

Words by Nigel Webber

“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”

RHYE :: WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL

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”

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”