Album Review: Tommy Hawkins - Amy

Posted by: Nyala Ali  //  November 22, 2016 @ 4:08pm

Born out of a mutual appreciation for each other's contributions to Canrock's indie canon, Tommy Hawkins is a spirited side-project that pools the eccentric talents of multi-instrumentalists Thomas D'Arcy and Hawksley Workman.

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2016 Winnipeg Folk Festival Preview: Top picks for each day of the fest, plus our 2015 video highlights

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 6, 2016 @ 2:39pm

The Winnipeg Folk Festival is one of Canada's longest-running music festivals, and is a favourite not just amongst local music fans, but of performers and audience members well beyond the Manitoba borders.

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Interstellar Rodeo Winnipeg Preview: What is it, who's coming, and why should you go?

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  August 12, 2015 @ 1:33pm

Interstellar Rodeo -- a music festival started by Canadian indie label Six Shooter Records in Edmonton, Alberta in 2012 -- has come to Winnipeg for the first time in 2015, setting up shop at the Forks from Friday, August 14 to Sunday, August 16.

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2015 Winnipeg Folk Festival Preview: This year's must-see acts, an interview with Artistic Director Chris Frayer, & video highlights from 2014

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  July 7, 2015 @ 7:28am

The Winnipeg Folk Festival has been going strong on the Canadian prairies for over four decades. Music, community, environment, food, fun -- these are all integral parts of what makes the Winnipeg Folk Festival so special year after year. There are travellers from across Canada and the U.S.

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Interview: Canadian rock band Mounties (Hawksley Workman, Steve Bays, and Ryan Dahle) - Part I

Posted by: Paul Little  //  December 25, 2014 @ 9:46pm

Mounties is a Canadian "supergroup" (in a quaint, Canadian sort of way) consisting of Hawksley Workman, Ryan Dahle (of Limblifter), and Steve Bays (of Hot Hot Heat).

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The Supporting Act Podcast Ep. #053 with Hawksley Workman

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  December 15, 2014 @ 2:49pm

Canadian singer/songwriter and national treasure Hawksley Workman joined me over the phone in the UMFM studio.

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Album Review: Beatsteaks - Beatsteaks

Posted by: Chris Hearn  //  November 30, 2014 @ 5:59pm

Beatsteaks are one of my all-time favourite bands, so this review may come across as a tad biased. But, come ON, they are the Beatsteaks. To me, this is the best band Germany has given to the world (sorry Scorpions). Danke to you, Germany!

With each album I think, "Is this the one that is going to suck?" Each time, the answer is no. This is no exception.

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Album Review: Billy Idol - Kings and Queens of the Underworld

Posted by: Chris Hearn  //  November 16, 2014 @ 10:50am

Does anyone really need an introduction to Bill Idol? I don't think so. When it comes to Billy Idol, I like the hits, and he has had some good ones. But, face it, when some of these artists get older, they lose their edge and have difficulty repeating the successes of earlier releases.

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Live Review: the smalls, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Posted by: Chris Hearn  //  November 8, 2014 @ 2:47pm

Sold out! And for good reason, after all, it was the smalls, on their big return to Winnipeg for their (Slight Return) reunion tour, and people were excited. Well, I know I was. And so was the bass player for Black Mastiff who was the opening band for the tour. He expressed it often, using much profanity, just how excited he was to be part of this.

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Music service Spotify celebrates one month in Canada

Posted by: Chris Hearn  //  November 3, 2014 @ 6:08pm

Spotify is now in Canada! Oh goody, goody, goody. I have been waiting for this for a long time.

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