Concert Review :: Another Place

An evening of trans + queer sound art and poetry (October 1 @ aceartinc.)

by maggie astrid clark
photos by derek brueckner

As evidenced by September’s so-called “1 Million March 4 Children” and by recent legislation in Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, we are living through a time of escalating fascist rhetoric against trans people and related political efforts to strip the most vulnerable of us of access to safe medical and social transitions. Amidst a backdrop of great uncertainty for the future of our communities, it was truly refreshing to attend an evening of Two Spirit, trans, and queer sound art and poetry at aceartinc. (206 Princess St.) on October 1.

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CKUW Puts the “Fun” in Fundraiser

*from last year as we gear up for Fundrive 2024!*

Words by Rish Hanco
Photos by Kat Kolesar 

Friends and supporters of local “campus and community” radio station CKUW (95.9 FM) came out to the Good Will Social Club on Thursday, March 30 to wrap up the annual pledge drive in support of keeping CKUW listener-driven and free of paid advertising. It was an intimate gathering and a great opportunity not only to support the continued work of CKUW and its in-house music magazine, Stylus Magazine, but for the staff and volunteers to celebrate that work. 

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Concert Review :: Winnipeg Folk Fest :: TEKE::TEKE

*Content from last Summer!*

by Myles Tiessen

TEKE::TEKE took to the Big Bluestem stage after a long and hot day in Birds Hill Provincial Park at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Heat exhaustion and dehydration were taking hold of the crowd, and engagement was low. But, as the band launched into the first song of the buzzy and feedback-heavy set, a wave of jubilation washed over attendees and everyone was locked into the mesmerizing talent of TEKE::TEKE. 

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Artist Interview: Wild Rivers

*We are excited to cover the Winnipeg Folk Festival again! Here is some of our highlights from last year!*

by Isabella Soares

Indie trio Wild Rivers might have started their career in 2016, but their music reached other parts of the world through streaming during the pandemic. Now that touring and playing festivals are back on the table, Devan Glover (vocals), Khalid Yassein (vocals and guitar), and Andrew Oliver (guitar and bass) have been witnessing crowds singing along throughout Europe, the US, and Canada. After the band members left the Snowberry Field Stage at the 2022 Winnipeg Folk Festival, they talked to Stylus Magazine about their favourite songs to play live, the process behind their latest album Sidelines, and weighed-in on writing love and heartbreak songs. 

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Concert Review :: Winterruption :: Thursday Janurary 26 :: Bedtime, Virgo Rising, Motherhood

Photo of Motherhood

by Mike Thiessen

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.

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Concert Review :: Circuitous album release. Feat Blessed, Stuck, Fold Paper

Blessed performing at the Good Will on Nov. 17, 2022

by Myles Tiessen

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. 

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