Manitoba Live Music Event

New Music Night

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 at 8pm
New Wales
Emily Arsenault
The Good Will Social Club
625 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Manitoba Music

Acoustic Indie Pop


Get a monthly dose of new original local music at New Music Night, which features three Manitoba acts the first Wednesday of the month! Coming up this month...

8:00PM Emily Arsenault
8:45PM Glassreel
9:30PM New Wales

18+ / Doors at 7:30PM / Music at 8PM / No cover

New Music Night is made possible by the support of 103.1 Virgin Radio and the SOCAN Foundation.

With the thermometer at 30 below zero and the wind behind them, a person walking on Main Street in Winnipeg knows which side of them is which.” So theorized Stephen Leacock, describing a well understood absolute among Winnipeg ‘lifers’. It’s easy to underestimate Manitoba and its capital city of Winnipeg, hometown of indie-alternative band ’New Wales’. The vast prairie seems simple at first glance, but don’t be fooled, there are deeper layers to be found. The Hudson Bay Lowland, the Canadian Shield, the Interior Plains, and endless rivers and lakes all provide deeper interest.

‘New Wales’ draws on the simplicity and depth of the place they call home, with classic songwriting and production styles reminiscent of R.E.M. and Tom Petty, mixed with the immediacy and upbeat catchiness of MGMT and Beck. Pull back the veil on the seemingly straight-ahead pop songs and you’ll find something new every time, “I feel I’ve entered one of those vintage stores where the prices are a little higher than you want, but the crap-junk choices have already been sorted out.” says producer Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities, The Weakerthans).

Veteran Winnipeg Musicians David Pankratz, Sandy Taronno, Matthew Harder and Rob Mitchell have played stages all over the world, whether writing, producing or touring with their own projects or lending skills to talented friends, they’ve developed a combined century of experience in the music industry, racking up major songwriting credits, awards, and loyal fans. Two new singles, ‘Face Tattoo’ and ‘Winnipeg’, to be released in Fall 2019 are rich with big, sing-along melodies and chord structures that can offer energizing positivity, or reflective beauty. “They’re the kind of songs you have blaring out of your convertible while driving down the freeway,” says mix engineer Dave Schiffman (Vampire Weekend, The Strumbellas, Adele),“In my 25 plus years of making records I have always tried to work with artists who are true to themselves and their craft. New Wales more than fulfills that goal and I expect to hear big things from these guys.”

With a sound based in clarity and simplicity, Glassreel began as a partnership between longtime musical collaborators Kelly Beaton and Trevor Graumann. The songs on Glassreel's debut EP Unalike are marked by tight melodies, thoughtfully crafted arrangements and attention to sonic detail. The band’s music has been compared to artists such as The New Pornographers, Belle and Sebastian, and Mazzy Star. 

A 19 year old singer songwriter born in Winnipeg Manitoba. Emily is heavily influenced by jazz funk and folk music, and incorperates those genres into her interesting, vocal-focused original music.




"Compression" by New Wales




"Crystal Ball" by Glassreel


1993 by New Wales

Passerby - by me by Emily Arsenault


Explore more events