Micah Erenberg :: Music Machine

photo by Greg Gallinger
photo by Greg Gallinger

by Gil Carroll

Micah Erenberg has been a staple in the Winnipeg music scene for more than half a decade. More impressively, he is only 21 years old. As a result of his unique, heartwarming, and often witty songwriting talents and lovable performance style, he is playing multiple shows every week at every venue imaginable in the city and beyond (lots in Gimli). Fans of Micah’s range from toddlers to those in their golden years. Winnipeg has been lucky to have him be so active on the scene, including hosting a night at the former Rose N Bee Pub, performing at Rainbow Trout, Real Love Winnipeg events and even a beyond memorable set on the rooftop of deer + almond last year. Stylus wanted to find out some crucial facts about such an integral piece of the Winnipeg scene. Continue reading “Micah Erenberg :: Music Machine”

Introducing :: Joe Nolan

photo: Heather Pollock

by Daniel Emberg

Joe Nolan seemed to almost pop out of nowhere a few years ago in Edmonton, but it took little time for the music world to embrace the young talent. In addition to being a disarming, if slightly enigmatic, songwriter, Nolan’s got a distinctive voice that is equally at home teasing a pretty melody for all it’s worth as it is flirting with a lupine growl. His most recent album, Tornado, came out on Six Shooter Records earlier this year and has garnered much love across the land. It also scored Nolan two nominations at this weekend’s Western Canadian Music Awards: Roots Solo Recording of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year for “Tightrope Dancer,” the opening track on the album. That also means he’ll be playing as part of the BreakOut West festival in town this weekend, so Stylus sniffed him out by phone for a little chat. Here’s our first conversation with Joe Nolan. Continue reading “Introducing :: Joe Nolan”