Manitoba is home to some of the best musicians in Canada and the Winnipeg Folk Festival strives bring their music to new audiences. The Festival is committed to helping local artists advance their careers and, as a result, presents many Manitoban artists on stages around the city year-round as well as at the festival every July. This year, once again, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, along with Manitoba Music and Manitoba Film & Music, has set the stage for an all-Manitoban celebration.
From top left: Bobby Desjarlais, Cassidy Mann, Chantel Emond, Dylan MacDonald, Grant Davidson, Katlin Mathison, Natalie Bohrn, and Tyler Del Pino
Manitoba Music is gearing up for the latest edition in its songwriter development series with the help of a Bell Media national songwriting initiative. Slated for July 5-8, the Manitoba Music Summer Songwriter Retreat will combine co-writing opportunities with creative and business mentorship, connecting industry heavy-hitters with emerging Manitoba talent to strengthen their songwriting chops through collaboration.
Manitoba Music has teamed up with Fresh Radio for a new monthly spotlight on local music, dubbed Manitoba Fresh to introduce audiences to a stellar slate of buzzworthy local artists emerging on the Canadian music scene. Featuring on-air segments and online performances via Fresh Radio, and in-depth band profiles right here on manitobamusic.com, Manitoba Fresh kicks off with The Revival. Tune in to 99.1 Fresh Radio and stay tuned for so much more...
Manitoba Music is teaming up with Winnipeg’s pop/alternative station, Fresh Radio, for a new monthly spotlight on local music, dubbed Manitoba Fresh.
Launching justin in time for Canada Day, the new project will introduce audiences to a stellar slate of buzzworthy local artists emerging on the Canadian music scene. To help music fans get to know some of the hottest bands coming out of this province, Manitoba Fresh will feature on-air segments and online performances via Fresh Radio, and in-depth band profiles on manitobamusic.com.
Electro rock favourite The Revival is the first Manitoba Fresh act, just in time for the band’s blistering set at Canada Day at The Forks’ Under the Canopy stage
Canada's longest running country music festival is gearing up for a busy weekend of music and fun. Dauphin's Countryfest, now in its 26th year, kicks off is annual festivities on June 25 and runs until June 28, hosting over 20 mainstage acts plus two additional stages with bands spanning the genres from country to rock to roots.
Manitoba Music announced its new Board of Directors for 2015-16 and celebrated another busy and exciting year at its Annual General Meeting on June 24 at new Winnipeg music hotspot, The Good Will Social Club.
Manitoba artists have netted 14 nominations for the Indigenous Music Awards, which changed from the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards earlier this year. The nominees were announced at a press conference on June 23 at Portage Place. The hardware will be handed out at the 10th annual gala awards show at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on September 11, 2015 and the invite-only Ohshkii Awards Night at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on September 10. Nominees include Indian City, Dee Erin Band, The Deeds, NCI FM, and more.
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Manitoba bands are heading to Cowtown this week for one of Canada's top music fests. Sled Island kicks off its run on June 24, taking over venues across Calgary for five nights. Eight local acts are making the trip, including noisey post-punks Pop Crimes, shoegaze garage-rockers Vampires, resurrected bass-and-drum act Duotang, noise-rock Tunic, indie pop-punk group The Zorgs, and more.
Manitoba Music, à travers son programme de musique francophone, présente une quatrième édition de l’événement contact, Rame à la rencontre de l’industrie de la musique francophone, à Montréal le 27 et 28 octobre 2015. L’objectif de cet événement est de rapprocher des artistes-entrepreneurs francophones de l’Ouest canadien avec des professionnels de l’industrie de la musique francophone. DATE LIMITE DE SOUMISSION : le jeudi 9 juillet 2015
Manitoba Music and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) are joining forces this month to connect local Aboriginal artists and music entrepreneurs with key industry pros from across Canada and beyond. Running June 20-22 in Winnipeg through Manitoba Music's Aboriginal Music Program, the new project provides a unique opportunity to meet with and learn from a delegation of managers, presenters, and mentors during APTN’s annual Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration.
Festival season is officially underway as the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival brings the party downtown for its 2015 edition. One of the summer's best sources for live local music, the venerable downtown fest kicks things off with a free opening weekend at The Cube in the heart of the Exchange District, June 11-21.
Manitoba Live at Canada Day at The Forks in 2014 (Photo: J.Senft Photography)
Manitoba Music and The Forks are turning up the volume on Canada Day this year with a stellar lineup of local talent on three stages, presented by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries. Performing for an audience of thousands who gather at The Forks to celebrate our nation’s birthday, Manitoba Live will feature performances from over a dozen acts spanning just about every genre, culminating in a remarkable onstage collaboration between fun-soaked rock outfit Attica Riots and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
Check out this week's roundup of recent blogger tips and techniques for musicians from around the web. Find out more about feedback in songwriting, playing unconventional venues, networking tips, merchandising made simple, and management options.
In the music industry, success often arrives either at a snail’s pace or at break-neck speed. For Winnipeg-based rock outfit Attica Riots, the enigmatic s-word seems to be prowling right at their heels.
Originally fooling around as a jam band, playing covers together and working through songs for their other projects, singer and guitarist Bobby Desjarlais, bassist Kyle Erickson, and drummer Anders Erickson, eventually put their other bands on the back burner and poured their energy into Attica Riots’ sweaty, dance-y rhythms. And good thing they did.
Things are going to get a little extra fun this weekend in Winnipeg's West End. The Ellice Street Festival is kicking of its 16th annual festivities on June 5, bringing two days of live music, barbecue, a kid's carnival, and more.
The nominations for the Winnipeg Arts Council Awards are out and there are plenty of names from the local music scene making the list. The annual awards, which will be presented at the Mayor's Luncheon for the Arts on June 19 at the Fairmont Hotel, celebrate members of Winnipeg’s arts community, including individual artists, arts organizations, arts volunteers, and local businesses and organizations that support the arts in Winnipeg. Nominees include Abstract Artform, Khan Vikshyn, marijosee, Jazz Winnipeg's Paul Nolin, and Steve Kirby.
Clockwise from top left: Attica Riots, JP Hoe, The Crooked Brothers, The Lytics
Manitoba Music is packing up its perogies and hitting one of Canada’s largest music discovery festivals in June. Running the gamut from roots to hip hop to synth-drenched dark pop, a diverse crop of ten Manitoba acts have been tapped for coveted showcase spots at North by Northeast (NXNE), including four buzzworthy bands slated for the Manitoba Showcase at The Rivoli on June 18.
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Back for its fifth year, Bands vs. Filmmakers brings us another round of treats for the ears and the eyes at the West End Cultural Centre. The event features five new silent films from emerging local indie filmmakers who have collaborated with five local musical acts to create a union of complimenting audio and visuals. As the film plays the accompanying musicians will perform a live set, making for a unique experience for the audience.