By Levi Kwade
Over the past three years, Animal Teeth have cemented themselves as stalwarts of the Winnipeg indie community. With their unique musicianship and musical style, Stefan Hodges (guitar and vocals), Ian Ellis (drums), and Adam Nikkel (bass and vocals), are one of the city’s most sought after acts. I had the chance to hang out with Ian and Stefan to drink gin and chat about their upcoming album, and band life.
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Grand, lush, atmospheric, ethereal, and powerful. These are all words that were immediately brought into my mind when I had the good luck of being turned onto this band for the first time.
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The newest EP from Winnipeg’s best post-punk band Surprise Party, Circle of Death, is a fusion of unlikely genres and effects. Each track boasts a distinct musical signature. The opening song “Come Down” features a very groovy and upbeat sound, with shimmering guitar riffs lodging themselves in your eardrums. Continue reading “Surprise Party :: Circle of Death EP”
By Natalie Bohrn
There is hardly a line on Carly Dow’s album Ingrained that isn’t worth twisting around in your mind like a skein of yarn to find its true beginning and end. Continue reading “Carly Dow :: Ingrained”
By Natalie Bohrn
“We have church,” Mike Fox laughs on a brisk spring afternoon over bagels and beer at the Sherbrook Street Delicatessen. I’ve asked about his band Odanah’s rehearsal rituals. “We’ve got a good little thing going on,” he says. “Instead of jamming on Friday nights with a few beers, we get together on Sundays at 10 in the morning with coffee… It’s become a good way to get stuff done.”
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By Samuel Swanson
Dozens of pressed caps of ecstasy litter the art on a CD titled Strange Memories on this Nervous Night. “For every cap, there’s a strange memory that comes with it,” remarked Jonathan Broeska, front man of The Nods, who will be hosting a reunion / CD release show with Alverstone on Friday May 29, at The Cavern. “If we can track some of those [caps] down that would be pretty cool,” suggested Micah Braun, former Nods lead guitarist, now at the helm of local pop rock sweetheart, Jicah.
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by Sheldon Birnie
A dark, all encompassing emptiness is creeping towards the world. Society’s minders have grown complacent in the decades since the world’s last great challenge. Now, before their greatest challenge, the police, the firefighters, the army and the national guard can do nothing to stop the encroaching darkness. Where are the superheroes who saved the day so many times before? They’ve gone to fat in the pasture, crippled by their own anxieties, addictions, and lack of faith. Continue reading “Cantor Dust Creating a world (un)like any other”
Times are tough for bass players these days. It’s not enough that guitar-and-drums duos like the White Stripes and Black Keys were selling out arenas for the better part of the last couple of decades — local two-pieces are getting in on the act as well. Continue reading “The New Wild :: The New Wild”
The Ripperz hail from small town Manitoba with a unique folk-tinged rock sound that always gets the whole crowd singing along. The dynamic 3 piece is made up of Chris Sawatzky(Guitar/Vocals), Mark Wiebe(Bass) and Travis Warkentin(Drums). Stylus was able visit the studio for a chat with Chris and Travis.
by Liam Marsch
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Of all the words one might use to describe Odanah’s Blood and Sour Mash, “condensed” shouldn’t be one of them. Despite clocking in at just over 20 minutes, the five-song EP is a diverse collection of folk and rock tunes leaning ever so slightly toward the American roots musical tradition. Continue reading “Odanah – Blood and Sour Mash”