Dahlen chose the word “verglas,” meaning “ice rain,” as the title for a record meant to invoke images of moments frozen in time. Continue reading “Sienna Dahlen – Verglas”
Ghostkeeper is one of the most exciting bands Canada currently has to offer, and also one of the most difficult to pin down. Continue reading “Ghostkeeper – Horse Chief! War Thief!”
by Matt Austman
With nearly a decade of history under their belt, Yukon Blonde is on course to establishing itself as one of Canada’s most acclaimed and cherished indie rock bands. Their latest release, Tiger Talk, is a departure from their previous, more laid-back 70s inspired rock n roll, and is propelling the band past the club scene and into theatres. Recently, Stylus had the opportunity to speak with the band’s chief songwriter and lead vocalist, Jeff Innes, about the band’s success, the meaning of Tiger Talk, and the personal impact of touring full-time. Continue reading “Yukon Blonde Finds Success with Latest Release”
By Adrienne Yeung
by Michael Elves
When Nils Edenloff and the rest of Rural Alberta Advantage take to the stage of the Burton Cummings Theatre on Thursday November 1, 2012 don’t expect a set list composed of the heavy-hitters from their first two records, Hometowns and Departing. Instead – as Edenloff revealed in an interview with Stylus – the members of RAA will take advantage of a prime spot opening for indie-darling Dan Mangan to try out some new material on an unsuspecting audience in advance of recording their third album. Continue reading “Rural Alberta Advantage look to exploit opening for Dan Mangan”
It’s been not quite three years since Toronto social activist Robb Johannes founded Paint, bringing Mandy Dunbar, Marcus Warren, and Andre Dey into the group, and they have already released one full album Can You Hear Me? Continue reading “Paint – Where We Are Today”
by Darcy Penner
This coming Monday, October 15, Toronto’s Royal Wood will be kicking off a cross-Canada tour in Winnipeg, at the West End Cultural Centre, to support his latest MapleMusic release, We Were Born to Glory. Stylus had the opportunity to meet up with Wood at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and had a brief conversation about the album, growing older, and Wood’s successful career. The following is an edited transcript of the interview.
Tickets are $20 through Ticketmaster or the Winnipeg Folk Fest Music Store. Elisapie is opening. Doors at 7:15 pm, show at 8:00 pm.
In a niche and popular genre, The Folk have managed to write memorable, catchy songs, on this short, three-song EP. If The Folk continue their course, there is little doubt that they will become rabidly popular in the North American indie rock scene. Continue reading “The Folk – Say It Again”
Let the swimming lessons begin! Or at the very least we can celebrate water in all of its forms and qualities as they percolate through the poetic lyrics of Lisa Bozikovic’s second full release. Continue reading “Lisa Bozikovic – This Is How We Swim”