This fall, three of Manitoba’s most prominent arts organizations will celebrate two decades of support and development in this province’s cultural sector.
It has been 20 years since MANITOBA FILM & SOUND, MARIA, and the Manitoba Motion Picture Industry Association (MMPIA) were established. Since then, the Manitoba film and music industries have seen dramatic growth and significant accomplishments, making Manitoba a true artistic destination on the world stage. These developments are due in large part to the existence of each of these three organizations, which have been instrumental in the continued success of our arts industry on the local, national, and international fronts.
The milestone will be marked in the fall of 2007 in Winnipeg, by celebrating the achievements, the commitment, and the development that our industry has enjoyed since 1987.
We are looking for anecdotes, stories, pictures, and videos to help commemorate the last 20 years in film and music from Manitoba. Submissions can be made by contacting email@example.com prior to August 31st.
About the Organizations
MANITOBA FILM & SOUND exists so that our film and sound industries flourish....
Three local acts are up for trophies at the Native American Music Awards (Nammys), an American music awards show. Juno-winning rock outfit Eagle & Hawk and blues acts Slidin’ Clyde Roulette Band and South ThunderBird are up for awards at the 9th annual celebrations.
Eagle & Hawk, which was nominated for 2006 JUNO Award for Best Aboriginal Recording, is up for Best Pop/Rock Recording for its album Life Is... The band picked up a trophy in this category at the 2006 Nammys for its recording, Mother Earth.
The Slidin’ Clyde Roulette Band is up for Best Blues/Jazz Recording for Let’s Take a Ride while multiple-Canadian Aboriginal Music Award nominated group South ThunderBird is up for the same award for its latest release, Tough Go.
Two Manitoba-based labels specializing in Aboriginal music have nominated recordings this year. Sunshine Records’ multi-artist compilation CD, 20 Aboriginal Hits, is up for Best Compilation Recording. Internationally-acclaimed singer/songwriter Susan Aglukark’s Blood Red Earth, released on Arbor Records, is up for Best Female Artist and Best Pop Recording.
The NAMMYs feature a diverse group of over 125 nominees with origins as far as...
Hometown favourite Doc Walker is up for a stunning nine awards at this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA). The nationally-televised awards show, one of Canada\'s annual entertainment highlights, is part of the Canadian Country Music Association\'s annual Country Music Week, taking place in Regina September 7-10, 2007 with the awards gala on the final evening. Manitoba artists and industry professionals are up for a total of 14 awards, which is more than twice as many nominations as last year.
Three-time Juno-nominated act Doc Walker, one of Manitoba\'s most successful recording acts, won the Group of the Year at the 2004 CCMA ceremony and was nominated for the same award last year. The year, the band is also up for the Fan’s Choice Award, Single of the Year, and Album of the Year as well as nods for Website of the Year, Album Design of the Year, Video Director of the Year, and Country Music Program or Special of the year for its CMT performance. Doc Walker\'s guitarist, Murray Pulver, has also been selected as a nominee for All-Star Band Award.
Also getting some industry attention is Kelly Berehulka of Casinos of Winnipeg for Talent Buyer of the Year, Dauphin’s...
You may not be able to pronounce it, but Islendingadagurinn is a pretty good place to catch some great music. The annual Icelandic Festival of Manitoba -- known as Islendingadagurinn -- is the second oldest continuously-operating festival in North America.
And maybe acts like rock quintet Sights & Sounds, ska/reggae mainstay JFK & The Conspirators, and folk singer/songwriter Nathan Rogers don\'t sound particularly Icelandic, but they\'re playing the 117-year-old festival in August nonetheless. They\'ll be joined by some other familiar Manitoba names like Jessee Havey (formerly of Juno-winning neo-Celtic act The Duhks), rock singer/songwriter Greg MacPherson, indie country band The Western States, bluegrass misfits D.Rangers, powerpoppers The Papsmears, and The Good Brothers (who are based near Toronto, by hey).
Check out our guide to concertsat Islendingadagurinn...
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 | 7pm @ The Dock
Adam T. Elvis
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 | 8pm @ The Pier, Harbour Stage
JFK & The Conspirators
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 | 7:30pm @ Johnson Hall, Waterfront Center
Andrew Coleman Jazz Group
Ron Halldorson Quartet
The Winnipeg Fringe Festival is one of the premier alternative theatre festivals in the world with a reputation for bringing evocative, hilarious, fascinating productions from across the globe.
Fringe Fest is also a great place to see Manitoba music, with dozens of shows spanning July 19 - 29 at its outdoor stage in Old Market Square; the heart of the historic Exchange District and "Fringe Central."
One of this year\'s unique offerings is a performance of Pink Floyd\'s classic Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety by some of Manitoba\'s finest musicians.
Scott Pangman: Vocals, SFX
Matt Tapscott: Vocals
Doug Darling: Bass, Vocals
Jonathan Alexiuk: Keys, Sax
Patrick Keenan: Keys, Vocals
Dave Quanbury (Twilight Hotel): Guitar
Brandy Zdan (Twilight Hotel): Vocals
Jess Havey (formerly of The Duhks): Vocals
Vanessa Kuzina: Vocals
Lee Farmery: Drums
Mike Petkau: Guitar, Loops
Tommy Keenan: Guitar, Vocals
Andrina Turenne (Madrigaia, Rudimental): Vocals
Dust off your clubs! It\'s time again for MARIA\'s annual golf tourney, Rockin\' the Greens!
Rockin\' the Greens 2007Friday, August 31, 2007Wildwood Golf club, 761 North Drive
Rockin\' the Green is a fun event for those with golf experience and those who have who may have spent more time on the stage than on the greens. There are18 holes, a putting contest, hole contests, prizes for every team, dinner, and much much more!
Click here to download Rockin\' the Greens registration info and forms.
Shotgun start: 1:00pm
Dinner & Prize Presentation: 6pm
Times subject to change.
Entry Fee: $60 per person
(Includes golf, dinner, t-shirt)
Mulligans: 3 for $5
Wildewood offers golf club and pull
cart rentals. Arrangements can be
made at the golf course. Please
note that rental costs are in
addition to your registration fee.
Golf Clubs - $10
Pull Carts - $5
18 Holes - Texas Scramble Style
To make this a fun and exciting event, prizes are being collected. All prize donors will be listed in the winter issue of the MARIA newsletter.
Winnipeg may be losing two of its music venues this summer. Rumours that have been flying for weeks and are now confirmed: the buildings that hold the Royal Albert Arms and the Collective Cabaret have been sold and may not re-open with live music inside. Both venues were owned by Wayne Towns and booked by Sam Smith.
The legendary Royal Albert was sold to Daren Jorgenson, who owns Vault Salon and Spa next door. Jorgenson has indicated that the 94-year-old Royal Albert, an historical Exchange District hotel in addition to a venue, may be turned into a boutique hotel or condos. There may be room for live music, but it\'s unlikely to cater to Winnipeg\'s punk and metal scene as the Royal Albert has done for years. The Albert has been the stomping ground for hundreds of Manitoba acts over the years, and has been an integral part of the development of a flourishing local music scene. It has also been a destination for some pretty recognizable names, like Green Day, Nickelback, MxPx, Husker Du, Danko Jones, NOFX, Dayglo Abortions, and Sloan.
Osborne Village\'s Collective Cabaret and the upstairs Die Maschine dance club was sold last week to popular L.A-based clothing giant...
Steve Jordan is the founder and Executive Director of the Polaris Music Prize. Steve is a former A&R Executive with Warner Music Canada and True North Records.
The operation of a not-for-profit organization that annually honours, celebrates and rewards creativity and diversity in Canadian recorded music by recognizing, then marketing the albums of the highest artistic integrity, without regard to musical genre, professional affiliation, or sales history, as judged by a panel of selected critics and experts.
$20,000 Polaris Music Prize to be decided and awarded - on September 24, 2007 in Toronto - to the artist deemed to have recorded the Canadian album of the year.
Arcade Fire, The Besnard Lakes, The Dears, Julie Doiron, Feist, Junior Boys, Miracle Fortress, Joel Plaskett, Chad VanGaalen, Patrick Watson
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Terry Canham, Green note
Kim Cooke, MapleMusic Recordings
Steve Kane, Warner Music Canada
Liisa Ladouceur, journalist
Jack Ross, The Agency Group
Jacob Smid, Emerge Entertainment
Chris Taylor, Taylor Mitsopulos Burshtein / Last Gang Recordings
The Royal Albert Arms Hotel in Winnipeg\'s Exchange District has been sold, and the new owner is considering turning the venerable live music venue into a boutique hotel and condo complex. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
Many of us have dreamed about it while sitting out on our tarps at Birds Hill Park, the sun setting behind the tents, the gentle aroma of Whales Tails wafting through the crowd. We’ve looked up at the stage and imagined ourselves underneath the lights, in front of the microphone, looking out on thousands of eager audience members.
The Winnipeg Folk Festival has inspired countless people to take up an instrument, practice hard, and start creating. For some, it’s a lifelong passion. And for a few, the dream turns into reality.
“When I first moved to Winnipeg and attended the festival in 1993, I was just learning guitar, could play maybe three songs, and was totally swept away by the hugeness of the festival and the caliber of talent. I yearned to be a part of it,” says Keri Latimer, of roots quartet Nathan, who became a volunteer after her first Folk Fest visit.
In the years since, Latimer has distinguished herself as one of Manitoba’s top singer/songwriters, first playing Folk Fest in 1997 with indie folk/pop trio Special Fancy. Latimer’s band Nathan – which also features Shelley Marshall on banjo, accordion, guitar, and vocals, Latimer’s husband Devin Latimer on...
It\'s officially summer and in Manitoba, summer equals festivals. With the Winnipeg Folk Festival on the horizon, another music fest is getting ready to take over downtown Winnipeg.
The 2007 COOL Jazz Winnipeg Festival kicks off on June 22 and runs until July 2, bringing with it some of the top names in the jazz genre. Names like Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Pink Martini, and Madeleine Peyroux are just a hint at this year\'s schedule.
Genre defiers like hip-hopper Cadence Weapon, avante garde instrumentalists The Hylozoists, DJ Champion, and afrobeat band Antibalas will take part in Jazz Fest\'s exciting New Groove Series at the Pyramid Cabaret.
There are plenty of Manitoba acts taking part in the festivities. Madrigaia, Jodie Borle, Ego Spank, SwingSoniq, Papa Mambo, and All of your Friends head up the Manitoba contigent, joined by JFK & The Conspirators, Vikrama, The Break Bread Crew, Larry Roy, Mira Black, Gills Fournier, Rosemarie Todaschuk, Martha Brooks, Steve Kirby, Greg Lowe, Walle Larsson, Michelle Gregoire, and many more. The hometown talent ranges from blues to alt.country to standards to hip-hop to ska to salsa.
The National Aboriginal Day celebrations keep on growing in Winnipeg. This year, the Manito Ahbee Festival has expanded it’s event at the Red River Ex, the Aboriginal People’s Television Network has added a stage in down town Winnipeg, CBC Radio 2 will be broadcasting the recorded Red Road Music Concert, NCI is hitting up all of the events in town, Strongfront A/V Productions is bringing in acts from New Mexico, the Selkirk Avenue community event is preparing for more guests, and the McPhillips Street Station is opening its doors for another great night of entertainment lead by Ray St. Germain.
To help folks in Winnipeg make the most of their day, we have put together a printable guide to point with the basics for each event.
NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY GUIDE TO MUSIC IN WINNIPEG
The events are:
The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
LOCATION: 339 Portage Ave. (in the fountain area beside the APTN office)
TIME: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
LINEUP: Lucie Idlout, Leela Gilday, Donny Parenteau, the C-Weed Band, Dead Indians, the Asham Stompers (jigging), Hoop Dancer Lisa Odjig, and three Star Catcher finalists
Winnipeg-based rock trio Inward Eye will be heading to Chicago in August to play one of the biggest music festivals around: Lollapalooza.
Known for their blistering live shows, the young brothers Erickson - Anders (drums), Kyle (guitar), and Dave (bass) - are sure to win over fans on August 3 with their performance at the BMI stage.
Established in 1991 by Jane\'s Addiction front man Perry Farrell, Lollapalooza is credited with defining Generation X in American in the same way that Woodstock did in the \'60s. The three-day festival has been retooled and gone from a traveling show to its new home in Chicago\'s Grant Park. This year is the first of a five-year contract with the city of Chicago.
Other performers taking the stage in 2007 include Pearl Jam, Daft Punk, Muse, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Patti Smith, Ben Harper, Snow Patrol, Modest Mouse, and more.
Inward Eye will also do a couple of dates in early July with the Warped Tour, on July 3 in Vancouver and July 5 in Calgary.
After the Warped Tour, the band will do three dates with major U.S. rock act Hinder, including the July 11 gig at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg. Before that, they\'ll do...
This edition of “Dinner Music” focuses on marketing for indie music and musicians
SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) today announced the launch of the second instalment of Dinner Music, an informative and entertaining webcast series available on SOCAN’s Website (www.socan.ca). This second edition, “Indie Marketing,” is presented by SOCAN in conjunction with its participation and support at the recently completed NXNE music festival and conference.
“Indie Marketing,” hosted by Richard Crouse, co-host of Reel to Real on Rogers Television and author of Rock & Roll Music and Who Wrote the Book of Love?, features three experts who deal in the online and traditional marketing of their clients and gets the opinion of a journalist on how marketing efforts can capture or quash the interest of the media. Filmed on location at Toronto’s Drake Hotel, “Indie Marketing” will give songwriters and music enthusiasts alike the opportunity to hear how recognized Indie musicians and newcomers have successfully marketed their music from start to finish.
“SOCAN launched the ‘Dinner Music’ series in September of last year with much acclaim,” says Jeff...
Following in the tradition of Winnipeg television shows 10:00 Live and 10:30 Live, Shaw TV is ready to launch Live at the West End - a concert-based show highlighting Manitoba music, co-produced by local industry mainstay Johnny Marlow.
Taped at the venerable West End Cultural Centre, the half-hour show will feature music and interviews with some of Manitoba\'s best music acts from every possible genre. Local Arts and Entertainment reporter Tracy Koga will host, recording two shows back-to-back.
The first show will take place on June 12, featuring groovy funk outfit Moses Mayes at 7:30pm and bluegrass monsters D.Rangers at 8:30pm. All Live at the West End concerts will be free to the public.
Bands looking to submit music to participate in future shows can contact Marlow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The largest music conference in Canada takes over Toronto this week and will feature showcases by 12 local acts. North by Northeast (NXNE) runs June 7-10 and features an industry conference and showcase performances by over 400 artists in 40 different downtown venues.
Showcasing this year at NXNE are rock acts Floor Thirteen and Mad Young Darlings, metal quartet Domenica, instrumental metal outfit Red Blanket, alt.country singer/songwriter Romi Mayes, roots duo Jacob and Lily, singer/songwriters Ann Walton and Cat Jahnke, pop/rock bands The Details and boats, acoustic popsters J.P. Hoe & The Truly Richards, and hip-hop act Grand Analog. Jack Shapira of Unison Studios will also be traveling to Toronto for NXNE.
MANITOBA FILM & SOUND and MARIA host the 13th annual Manitoba BBQ on June 8 atop the Drake Hotel. The BBQ provides Manitobans at NXNE with the opportunity to network with some of the biggest names in the industry. This exclusive, invite-only party is one of the hottest events of the conference.
As industry events such as NXNE are vital in the advancement of local musicians’ and industry professionals’ careers, MANITOBA FILM & SOUND and MARIA provide financial...
Manitobamusic.com Podcast 2 - August 2007
Featuring interviews and music from Grand Analog and Burnthe8track, music news, new releases, and music from Jodie Borle, The Duhks, Sights & Sounds, Ann Walton, and Tele.
Manitobamusic.com Podcast 1 - June 2007
Featuring an interview and live music from Twilight Hotel as well as Manitoba music news, new releases, and music from Nathan, The Weakerthans, Paper Moon, Boats, Cara Luft, Solidaze, and Segweh.
Click here to download Manitobamusic.com Podcast 1 file.
MARIA is happy to announce its first podcast, featuring an interview and a live in-studio performance by Twilight Hotel as well as Manitoba music news, new releases, and music from Nathan, The Weakerthans, Paper Moon, Boats, Cara Luft, Solidaze, and Segweh.
Stay tuned for more podcasts in coming weeks! Meanwhile instructions on how to subcribe to or download the podcast are below...
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MARIA\'s Annual General Meeting & CelebrationWednesday, June 20, 2007King\'s Head Pub, 120 King Street - 2nd floorMeeting: 6:30pm Party: 7:00pm
Food will be served immediately after the meeting portion.
Please join us for MARIA\'s Annual General Meeting & Celebration on June 20. Come for the brief meeting, stay for the party. Enjoy memories from the past year of performances, showcases, events, and more. Hear what\'s in store for the coming year at MARIA. Meet the board of directors and staff. Eat, drink, and network with artists and industry from the Manitoba music scene!
The 5th Annual Western Canadian Music Awards is proud to announce the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort in Moose Jaw, SK as the host hotel for this year\'s conference and the hub of all events. Special discounted rates (listed below) are available for WCMA participants. Temple Gardens Resort offers a wide range of facilities including a full service mineral spa and is host to the famous Moose Jaw Casino. All WCMA hotel guests who book early will be entered in the early bird booking draws as well as special offers at the casino. Please refer to the WCMA website for more information and draw dates.
The secondary hotel for the 2007 WCMA is the Comfort Inn, located only minutes from downtown Moose Jaw. This hotel is also offering special rates for WCMA attendees (listed below) as well as a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. Be sure to book early and quote the booking code for the hotel.
Please note, we will be announcing more festival band motels once submissions have closed on June 29th.
Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Hotel - 24 Fairford Street North
Rate: $119 - $209 (rates have been reduced for WCMA participants)...
Venues across Winnipeg are preparing to vibrate, bleep, and crackle with the return of Send + Receive: A Festival of Sound. Celebrating its ninth year, the festival runs May 8 - 13 and promises a compelling week of dynamic sound-based media arts programming. This year\'s festival will feature an international array of artists from across Canada and beyond. The festival also highlights the incredible depth of talent here in at home.
Manitoba has a reputation for being a hotbed of talent in the electronic and experimental scene. This year\'s festival features acts like This Camera is Red, Christine Kirouac, and Crys Cole. As well, there are collaborations between Montrealer Freida Abtan and the local Hearstings quaret, and Martin Tétreault with local percussionist Christian Dugas.
The specific content of each festival focuses on current and newly emerging areas of investigation in a variety of forms including live performance, radio, web-based projects, internet streaming, sound poetry, installations, film and video screenings, workshops, and panel discussions. This year also focuses on the relationship between Winnipeg and Montreal, featuring several artists from...
On May 4, The Barrymores will say goodbye and perform their final show together. the popular rock/ska act will be joined by nine other acts in a tribute show for drummer Devin Mitchell, who passed away in March.
The Farrell Bros
The Fabulous Kildonans
Greg Milka Crowe
Colin & Laura Mitchell
On March 3rd, Mitchell, the drummer for The Barrymores, was killed in a snowmobile accident. Mitchell\'s friends and family will gather to give him and his memory a fitting tribute.
"It\'s time to celebrate, in true Devin fashion, a fallen local musician who\'s impact on the city\'s music scene continues to grow even after his passing. This show features many of the bands that Devin played with and that were really close to him. This is their tribute to Devin Mitchell," said a message from the band.
After six years playing together, The Barrymores decided to disband after Mitchell\'s passing.
Tickets are just $15, availible at West 49 St. Vital, Kustom Kulture, Into the Music, Music Trader and Ticketmaster as well as through all of the friends, bands...
Three local acts are in Vancouver this weekend for one Canada\'s important music industry conferences. NewMusicWest, which runs May 2-6 in various venues, features over 200 showcases and several big ticket shows as well as workshops, pnaels, and networking possibilities.
Now celebrating its 16th anniversary, NMW is the largest and most influential new music festival on the west coast. Past event performers have included Matthew Good, The Flaming Lips, Liz Phair, Nickelback, Run DMC, Gene Simmons, Marilyn Manson, Hot Hot Heat, Sam Roberts, My Morning Jacket, Stars and The Lowest of the Low.
Taking the stage this year at NMW are rock outfit Floor 13, indie rocker Scott Hinkson, and pop/rock act The Details. Also heading west is Unison Studios\' Jack Shapira.
As is what happens every time a vast number of music industry members converge on a single destination, this year’s NMW guarantees to offer a wide range of opportunities to artists and industry members alike.
Manitoba music will be making its mark in California next week. An unprecedented four bands will be hitting the stages to showcase for some of the music industry’s most influential players at MUSEXPO 2007, which runs April 29 – May 2 at the Bel Age Hotel in West Hollywood. MUSEXPO is one of North America’s most important music business conferences, attended by top international industry professionals, label execs, A&R big wigs, and major television and movie music supervisors.
Only 30 acts from around the world were chosen for coveted showcase spots. Two hometown acts, punk/rock outfit Sick City and alt.rock quartet Losing Focus, were chosen by MUSEXPO to join the line-up, which includes some of the hottest buzz bands from the U.S., England, Finland, China, and beyond. Manitoba bands count for two out of three Canadian acts showcasing at this year’s event.
MARIA and MANITOBA FILM & SOUND will present a special luncheon on April 30 for all the conference delegates with acoustic performances by duo Keith and Renee (Easily Amused) and indie pop quintet Paper Moon on the Bel Age Hotel’s rooftop. The showcase takes place after the keynote panel with host Larry King of CNN’s...
MuchMusic and local label Smallman Records are teaming up to present the annual Much Does Winnipeg showcase at the West End Cultural Centre on May 2.
On the bill this year are experimental electronic act Blunderspublik, DJ Co-Op and DJ Hunnicutt, rock/pop outfit The Details, rock act Hot Live Guys, and punk/rock quartet Anthem Red.
All five acts will get a chance to show off their talents on national television and expose new audiences to their music.
Much first filmed the annual Winnipeg show in 2003 on its show Going Coastal, co-hosted by videographers Chris Nelson and Matt Wells. Past performers include Projektor, Sick City, Lives of Many, Farrell Bros., The Afterbeat, Paper Moon, The Paperbacks, Rezofficial, Novillero, The Wailin\' Jennys, burnthe8track, Comeback Kid, and Malefaction.
Now taking submissions for 2007 MARIA Promotional CD
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOON, MONDAY, MAY 7, 2007
MARIA is planning the release of manitobamusic.com - vol. 4, a promotional compilation CD in June of 2007. It will be multi-genre, targeted to music industry professionals working with popular genres (e.g. – rock, punk, pop, roots, hip-hop, etc.). The CD will be distributed widely through various music industry festivals and conferences, as well as directly to key players in the industry. MARIA gets these CDs into the hands of managers, labels, agents, festivals, publishers, campus and club buyers, radio programmers, publicists, music journalists, as well as many others who can help your career.
To have your track included for consideration, please submit:
• Press kit
• CD with track name, number, songwriting and publishing credit, and track length clearly indicated
• 20-word bio
• Contact information: contact name, phone, email, and website
• Completed Grant of Rights form (also available by emailing email@example.com, or in hard copy at the MARIA office)
• Submissions will be rejected if incomplete
Hometown roots/rock act Twilight Hotel recently scored a nice career boost. The duo, which includes Brandy Zdan and Dave Quanbury, is headed south to work with acclaimed producer/musician Colin Linden.
Twilight Hotel will travel to Nashville, Tennessee in mid-May to record its new album with Linden. Linden, one-third of popular folk act Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, has produced works for big names like Bruce Cockburn, Tom Wilson, and Lucinda Williams. The band will spend time at The Rendering Plant with a host of fine musicians including former Janis Joplin keyboardist Richard Bell.
The duo has been picking up steam in the last year since the release of its critically-acclaimed debut Bethune. With several successful showcases at major industry events like Memphis\' North American Folk Alliance as well as a lot of time logged on the road, Twilight Hotel has been building a solid following, particularly in the U.S.
It\'s been said that there are more people of Icelandic descent living in Manitoba than there are living in Iceland itself. In April, everyone will get a chance to witness some of the incredible art coming out of those Icelandic descendants as well as some fascinating cultural exchanges with today\'s artists from Iceland at the Núna (now) Festival.
Taking place April 22-29 at venues throughout Winnipeg, Núna encompasses all artforms, including dance, visual arts, film, theatre, literature, and a fair amount of music. Music fans will get a chance to catch not only The Weakerthans but frontman John K. Samson solo, as well as several other local artists including Christine Fellows, D.Rangers, and Absent Sound. For details on the music events taking place at Núna, please see the listing below.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26
Times Change(d), 234 Main St., 9 p.m.; $5
Featuring John K. Samson of The Weakerthans, singer/songwriter Christine Fellows, Icelandic singer/songwriter Fabula and Jaxon Haldane of the D.Rangers.
Absent Sound, with Fo!ps and Philia
Ellice Theatre, 587 Ellice Ave., 8 p.m.; $7