April — May 2014 Issue
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  Apr/May 2014 cover art by Shawn Fedora.

Kevin Roy – Taller Than The Trees

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Kevin Roy’s debut EP is pure bluegrass bliss of the singer-songwriter variety. Continue Reading »

Illum Sphere – Ghosts of Then and Now

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I picked up this album for it’s Psycho Hitchcock-esque looking album art. Continue Reading »

Thumpers – Galore

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Galore, the full-length debut from London-based (UK) band Thumpers is kind of like swiping through the aural equivalent of the Instagram feed of someone who is on a really “cool” vacation – everything is rosy, washed out, and completely devoid of much substance at all. Continue Reading »

So You’ve Formed A Band: Where Do You Go To Get Your First Bar Gig?

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by Gil Carroll

While Winnipeg is home to an extremely diverse underground music scene featuring any and every genre, sub-genre and mood, all Winnipeg bands have something in common – they all have experienced the excitement and the ice-cold nerves that come with playing their first shows in small, dark, not always crowded Winnipeg bars. Continue Reading »

Hip Hop Retrospective :: Ninety Four, Rugged Raw

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by Harrison Samphir 1994 was an important year for hip hop. Nas dropped Illmatic. Biggie released Ready to Die. OutKast ushered in a new era of southern rap with its debut Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. It was the last gasp of hip hop’s Golden Age: the pinnacle and apex of rhyming, beat selecting and political consciousness that combined to produce some of the choicest cuts and finest albums of all time. Not every one of them was a commercial success, but many of 1994‘s underground releases gained critical acclaim, lasting recognition and major props. In this installment of Stylus Magazine’s Hip Hop Retrospective, we look into the not-so-distant past and dig up some memorable, if not lucrative, albums of that period. Word is bond… Continue Reading »

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