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.