As was the case with their first performance this March, opening for Tinge at the Handsome Daughter, there is a confidence to Bush Lotus’s writing and sound that feels at odds with their experience.
Lyrically, “Open” is spare, but far from simple. When written out, it functions almost seamlessly as a series of linked Haiku. True to that form, songwriter Arielle Beaupre injects meaning and poignancy into a sliver of time. In this case, a moment of intense presence while stretching in a parking lot, presumably after hours in a car moving along tree-lined highways:
Lizzy Burt is busy. After spending the summer playing shows across Canada, the Juniper Bush front person (and solo artist, under the name elizabeth) recently dove head first into an entirely new passion, one that’s consumed her time for the past several months – a framing shop. Continue reading “Juniper Bush and The Framing Queen of Winnipeg”
“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”
styxcitycult. From left to right: 10kay, DIEmond, Phre$h Prince, lilnappyboi, STMBLZ, Ivan Silk, Yung Romello, drinkbleachh, Jesse Meush, SpaghKing, Thatcher Robinson and Yung Emerald. Not pictured: Postwar, Shea and TRRM.
Never a band to tread the same path twice, KEN mode’s return seemed destined to cover new ground. After having taken on bold variations of sound all rooted in the jagged rage of noise, the guys have landed in darker territory on their newest offering Loved. And judging by the first couple tracks released from the album, the KEN mode fury is alive and well.Continue reading “KEN mode”
There’s a tricky line to walk when recording an album that flirts with ambience or shapelessness. A rhythm typically needs to establish itself, either through repetition of motifs and sounds or a total and comprehensive understanding of sequencing. There needs to be a thread that can pull the listener through the collection — a conviction of vision and purpose. Continue reading “pisces// :: he-does-not-wake-you”
The cold wind subsided and soothed the air in Winnipeg on the evening of February 17, but the weather wasn’t the only thing warming up. Brady Allard’s new project, Warming, played their first set on that Saturday evening. The lineup at the Handsome Daughter included two other groups: SOUP and Dana Lee. Each group brought fresh new music to the audience, which left us excited to see what was next to come.Continue reading “Live show review : Warming, Soup, Dana Lee”
Winnipeg rockers Trampoline have shared a new single. “Twins on Fire” is a delightful indie gem that is beyond catchy. The band teamed up with filmmaker Landon Lake for the video and will perform at the West End Cultural Centre on March 17. Check it out!
Before sitting down for a conversation with Winnipeg’s Bailee Woods, aka housepanther, the only time I’d seen her perform was on an episode of Mom’s House, an online concert video series featuring local musicians. She performed a stripped down set with just a guitar, in sharp contrast to the synth-heavy tracks on her Bandcamp.Continue reading “housepanther: Power pop for anxious peeps”