DEC — JAN 2014-15 Issue
  Dec/Jan 2014-15 cover art by Nicki Buckle.

Our 25th Anniversary Year was celebrated all year with great music! Here’s some of our favourites..

The Ripperz :: Tear to shreds


The Ripperz hail from small town Manitoba with a unique folk-tinged rock sound that always gets the whole crowd singing along. The dynamic 3 piece is made up of Chris Sawatzky(Guitar/Vocals), Mark Wiebe(Bass) and Travis Warkentin(Drums). Stylus was able visit the studio for a chat with Chris and Travis.

by Liam Marsch

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Odanah – Blood and Sour Mash


Of all the words one might use to describe Odanah’s Blood and Sour Mash, “condensed” shouldn’t be one of them. Despite clocking in at just over 20 minutes, the five-song EP is a diverse collection of folk and rock tunes leaning ever so slightly toward the American roots musical tradition. Continue Reading »

Elizabeth Shepherd – The Signal



Elizabeth Shepherd has long been known for playful exploration that pushes the boundaries of jazz music, and The Signal is another shining example of this creative mindset. Continue Reading »

KENmode :: Intimidate & Dominate


by Jillian Groening

“It’s 2015 and so far I’m fat, out of shape, sad and bruised.”  Continue Reading »

METZ :: Heavy, Gritty, Loud

METZ 1 (2012)

by Sam Thompson

Toronto noise rock trio METZ has been busy. Their self-titled 2012 debut on iconic Seattle label Sub Pop received overwhelming critical acclaim — including a spot on the shortlist for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize — and they’ve been destroying the eardrums of live audiences around the world ever since. With a follow-up LP in the bag and getting prepped for a spring release, METZ is hitting the road back home in Canada, including two late-January dates here in Winnipeg. Stylus talked to guitarist/vocalist Alex Edkins by phone. Continue Reading »

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