Hillbilly Highway – Those Darlins new Winnipeg inspired track

by Sheldon Birnie

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of Nashville based rockers Those Darlins. Since seeing them open for King Khan & BBQ Show at the Albert a few years back, I’ve been head over heels for the smokin’ babes & hot dude that make up Those Darlins, and the sweet, sweet country tinged rock n roll they pump out. Continue reading “Hillbilly Highway – Those Darlins new Winnipeg inspired track”

Slates: Petro-state rock n’ roll hits the Lo

By Darcy Penner

I was sitting in the Stylus office a few weeks back when Adrienne Yeung tossed Slates’ album Prairie Fires into the CD player. My excitement for the band quickly turned to annoyance when I found out how long I had not known about this fantastic quartet, and their post-punk, Americana influenced rock n’ roll. Leading up to their cross-Canada tour in support of Prairie Fires, Dallas Thompson took the time to send some emails my way and answer a few questions.  They play Winnipeg on Saturday, July 7 at the Lo Pub.

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Disintegration Records :: Building a Formidable Indie Community in Winnipeg

Greg MacPherson
By Sheldon Birnie
Winnipeg-based Disintegration Records officially launched this past September, with the release of Greg Macpherson’s Disintegration Blues. The tightly knit label is also home to local acts Nova, Haunter, Slow Dancers, and Cannon Bros, whose full-length Firecracker/Cloudglow is Disintegration’s second release. Continue reading “Disintegration Records :: Building a Formidable Indie Community in Winnipeg”

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”

Smurfs and 8 Tracks: Microdot.

By: Kyra Leib

Microdot is easily the most jovial and fun band that I’ve ever interviewed. I sat down with the whole band: Bill Northcott, Rob Nay, Jen Alexander and Janus Field. During our conversation we digressed on the silliest tangents (see the bit about shrunken heads and tiny instruments) but also discussed the Winnipeg music scene and band dynamic. This is how it all went down… Continue reading “Smurfs and 8 Tracks: Microdot.”

Redman // Beatnuts // Bone Thugs // Ghostface Killah and blah, blah, blah

Check out these listings updates for a few huuuuge upcoming hip-hop shows to the Peg, which kind of make up for that cancelled Ludacris/Rick Ross (get consciousness soon!)/Jim Jones event…. but just kind of..

Friday, October 21st, 2011
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s Krayzie Bone + Wish Bone
w/ Young Kidd + Winnipeg’s Most
Marquee Lounge & Event Centre — 1875 Pembina Hwy

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
Redman + Madchild
w/ Brakada + Finalie + Hip Hop Junkeez
RockBar –- 1931 Pembina Hwy

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
The Beatnuts
w/ Co-op + DJ Lonnie CE
Greenroom –- 108 Osborne Village

Sunday, December 4th, 2011
Ghostface Killah
w/ Peter Jackson
Republic Nightclub –- 291 Bannatyne

Keep updated to Stylus’ Blah, Blah, Blah section on your left for every upcoming concert listing that is happening in Winnipeg.