APRIL — MAY 2016 Issue
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  April/May 2016 cover by Sam Neal.

Surprise Party ::​ ­Sh-­Shake Your Booty

 

surpssIt was the late 60s and early 70s. Psychedelic rock was everywhere. Vans. Hippies (not nature hippies, ‘Led Zeppelin’ hippies I guess). Weed. Booze. Nudity. More weed. This EP puts you right there. There are curtained windows in the van, and a rug. Lazy smiles and slow reaction times. Sweat it out. Turn up the Hendrix. Surprise Party stands up to this sound, both live and recorded. Continue Reading »

Battle of the Benefits

 

msohBy Kaitlyn Emslie Farrell

What a world we live in when the conflict of the day is that there are too many charity events on the same night. It’s especially interesting that both of these shows are put on by the punk community. Continue Reading »

Harvest Moon Preview

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By Scott Price

It is common for Winnipeggers to suffer from “perimeter vision”, giving little attention or thought to happenings outside Winnipeg’s boundaries. Even in the summer months we tend to stick to the tried and true destinations of certain lakes, beaches, cabins and campgrounds. Some of this is nostalgia and tradition, but as journalist Bartley Kives mused in his book A Daytripper’s guide to Manitoba, Manitoba’s licence plate should read undervisted, and underappreciated. As always, Bart has a point. While there are a number of great summer festivals that people flock to, one of the most heartening and relaxing is the Harvest Moon festival in Clearwater Manitoba. Continue Reading »

Birthday Tapes :: Releasing New and Old Friends

 

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By Zoe McCrea

When you grow up in a city like Winnipeg local talent can be found around every corner, which tends to inspire something different in every person to come across it. Birthday Tapes is the newest project started up by Austin Bouton and Isiah Shellenberg, a pair who plunged into Winnipeg’s music scene as soon as they knew how. Continue Reading »

Occvlt Hand/PARTY For a Purpose

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Local musician and spicy food enthusiast, Terrance Williams, grabbed a beer with me not long ago, to chat a little bit about his band Occvlt Hand, and a charity fundraiser he’s been brewing up for a while now. He knows me well, and it takes him seconds to see that I’m no professional.

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