Powder Blue turn up the heavy


by Sheldon Birnie

Saskatoon’s Powder Blue are creating quite the buzz around themselves; a heavy, fuzzed out, droning buzz. The psychedelic quartet released their debut disc Dream in Black earlier this year, and have played stellar gigs across the West since. With a new member and some new tunes in tow, they return to Winnipeg this weekend to rock the Windsor with fellow ‘Toon towners Shooting Guns. Stylus caught up with Shelby Gaudet as they prepared for this mini prairie tour. Continue reading “Powder Blue turn up the heavy”

Shooting Guns :: Motherfuckers Never Learn


by Sheldon Birnie

The barren landscape before you is obscured in a thick, pungent haze as the red orb of the sun begins to climb the horizon. The earth beneath your feet is charred and oozing, like the flesh on a burn victim’s face. The air is still, but your head buzzes with the terrible knowledge that something cataclysmic has just transpired. Only you can’t remember what it was. The only sound that can be heard is the ringing drone where your eardrums used to be. Are your ears bleeding? Yes. Yes they are. Continue reading “Shooting Guns :: Motherfuckers Never Learn”

Interview :: Shooting Guns

By Doreen Girard

November 11th, Shooting Guns returns to Winnipeg near the close of an action packed year for the band. Guitarist Chris Laramee and synth jockey Steven Reed talk about the near future and the distant past, mojo oracles and the voltaic path to a behemoth riff.

Stylus: How did Shooting Guns come together?
Chris Laramee:
We’ve all known each other for at least a decade now. When Keith moved back from Vancouver, he and Jay moved in to a place together that had a sweet garage to jam in, so Friday night burnout sessions began. That was about two and a half years ago, and here we are.
Steve Reed: Jim and I have known each other since the early nineties in Dalmeny, SK, and have been shirking adulthood together ever since. Continue reading “Interview :: Shooting Guns”