by Ryan Haughey

A thin layer of darkness encompasses the shining crystal ball that is Chastity’s sophomore album, Home Made Satan. The visions the crystal ball bestows on listeners are those of flickering strobe lights, dirty mirrors, shadow puppets, and people in masks – all of which piece together the music video for “Sun Poisoning,” one of the lead singles on the record.

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by Margaret Banka

In the last few years, Winnipeg has seen an increase in the number of multi-purpose or collaborative ventures – think Forth, The Good Will Social Club, Little Sister Coffee Maker South Osbourne, and Prep Collective to name a few examples. These types of arrangements echo rather loudly the environment typically seen amongst artists and their studio spaces – besides the obvious economic advantages that come with sharing one roof, a multi-conceptual approach to how we use space can also yield considerable synergetic results. 

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Album Preview :: Begonia :: Fear

by Ben Waldman

Three years ago, Alexa Dirks began to transform. Dirks—an eminently talented vocalist equally comfortable singing lullabies, headbangers and neo-soul ballads—had made a name for herself in local circles for her work in ensembles like the Juno-winning Chic Gamine. But at the 2016 Winnipeg Jazzfest, she stepped forward, redubbing herself ‘Begonia’ and signalling the blossom of the most dynamic and intriguing artist the city has seen in years: a glittery, hot-pink supernova who felt like Canadian music’s worst-kept secret.

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