Pop Nuit!


by Broose Tulloch

Last year the WSO’s New Music Festival added a late night component, Pop Nuit.  The two-night affair featured a performance of Beck’s Sound Reader, an album released only as sheet music, from Winnipeg’s own Royal Canoe.  More than a coincidence, as Royal Canoe’s Matt Schellenberg is the curator of Pop Nuit, and WSO Music Director Alexander Mickelthwate is a fan of the band. Stylus spoke with Matt Schellenberg about this year’s music, artists, and festival. Continue reading “Pop Nuit!”

Royal Canoe :: Believers Today


by Nick Van Doeselaar

Royal Canoe has been getting a lot of attention, both at home and internationally, over the past few years. After releasing a couple teaser EPs, their long awaited full length is ready for the world. Stylus was able to sneak in an email interview with Royal Canoe’s Matt Schellenberg during a very busy time of touring and preparation for their upcoming album release gigs August 22nd at Park Theatre and August 23 at Union Sound Hall.   Continue reading “Royal Canoe :: Believers Today”

SXSW: Local bands hit the road to Austin, TX

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by Sheldon Birnie

Every year, for six days in March, unwashed masses of musicians, music journalists and industry types (not to mention music fans) from across the world descend on Austin, Texas, for South By Southwest. The largest music conference and festival of its kind in the world, SXSW represents a great opportunity for emerging Manitoba artists to share their music with the world. Continue reading “SXSW: Local bands hit the road to Austin, TX”

Royal Canoe

By Nicholas Van Doeselaar

Pulling their name from a news headline, Royal Canoe has been a Winnipeg synth-pop band of choice for over a year now. What used to be a recording project for Matt Peters (Waking Eyes), the band has been filled out with members of the Liptonians and Tele and together they embrace the old, wooden, and royal sound their name gives off, yet still adventuring headfirst into electro territory as a means of complimenting their sick hooks. Matt Peters and Bucky Driedger were kind enough to sit down and answer a few questions about where the band has been and their upcoming Extended Play.