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on August 21,2013 by jared
Yes radio friends and fiends alike, your ol' pal Johnny`s back on the My Generation saddle, live on air this Saturday on UMFM from 10 am to noon spinning the disks and telling the stories! Back from vacation and rarin`to go, this week will feature another eclectic set of cool tunes by the likes of Rufus Thomas, Bobby the Z, Keith Relf (ex-Yardbirds), Harry Nilsson, the Stones, Tim Hardin, Steely Dan, Wes Dakus & the Rebels and so much more! Plus plenty of that platter chatter that you're all so fond of...
There's still some summer left!!
on August 13,2013 by michael
While the nights are cooler and the x's on the calendar inch us closer to September there's still some summer left and summertime in Manitoba means festivals. This weekend there is not just one music festival going on, but 3 (!!!) guaranteeing there's something for everyone.
Aboriginal Music Week has moved from the fall to the summer for the first time ever but this long-running fest has been running for five years and developed a strong reputation for showcasing not only local First Nations artists but also bringing in Aboriginal performers from around the world. This year is no exception as Mexico's DJ Javier Estrada will be among the performers jetting to our fair city. Our friends at UMASA will be presenting DJ Shub at Union Sound Hall on August 19th so we'd like to highlight that show and also point you in the direction of the Pyramid Cabaret for the August 18th show featuring Ghostkeeper - they're currently in UMFM's live room doing some recording and cooking up some new songs that might just end up among our Live Sessions.
Aboriginal Music Week runs August 16 - 21. More info can be found here.
The Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition runs August 15th to 18th and in addition to free performances at the Cube (including the likes of Funk D'Void and Deepchild) as well as special shows at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Union Sound Hall. Whether you're looking to dance, chill or be challenged, there's a vein of electronic music to tap into at MEME. In addition to being a proud sponsor of the event, the connection to UMFM runs deeper as sHIFT Radio's own Andre Bisseck will be performing, as will recent Live Session performers Hana Lu Lu.
The full line-up for MEME can be found here.
And finally, if you've got a car or a friend who can give you a ride out to Oroseau, they Rainbow Trout Music Festival is well worth the trip. 2013 marks the fifth year of RTMF, the low-key jam-packed camping festival featuring a litany of Winnipeg's best and brightest (seriously, look at that banner and try to contain your excitement at all the great music you're going to see). Plus, in true Winnipeg fashion, it's hella-cheap. Passes for the weekend including camping are only $50 so get yours now at Music Trader, Natural Cycle and The Rose and Bee Pub.
Have a great weekend folks! Summer's still happening and there are memories to be made.
It's A Manic Music Monday!
on July 22,2013 by michael
Not sure if we'll make a habit of this, but we wanted to share a couple of great new local records that are hot off the press and ready for your attention!
The first is a stunning ep, the first from Oshima. Who, you ask? Not the Japanese filmmaker, but rather the side-project of Winnipegger Michael P Falk who somehow found time outside of his principal act Les Jupes and running the local label Head In The Sand to record this beautiful batch of songs. Loyal listeners got a taste of this album back during our first-ever Pledge-O-Rama (returning this October!) when Falk performed a live session for us featuring three of the tracks that ended up on The Age of Shapes.
Those were stripped-down versions (great in their own right) but you really need to hear what this studio-whiz is capable of when he enlists the likes of Dave Quanbury, Curtis Nowosad, Keri Latimer and Jayme Friesen and has the time to craft richly detailed sonic tableaus. To get the entire EP in all it's glory for your very own, and for the low-low price of free to boot, go here.
The second is from our friends at the New Form Label, and is the first recorded output of great new punk rock quartet Clipwing! Formed in late 2012, the aim of Clipwing was to come out swinging; mission accomplished. Hitting the studio before they played their first show, Clipwing got the music right and then moved on to the rest. A blend of rock and punk influenced by The Flatliners, Smoke or Fire, Foo Fighters and more, Clipwing makes loud, energetic and passionate music.
Ready To Live Your Life On The Fringe?
on July 17,2013 by jared
As always, UMFM's intrepid theater reporter Justin Olynyk, host of Play It Again (Wednesday nights at 8PM), and his team of reviewers will be in the middle of the action checking out some of the great plays and telling your all about them here!
Twenty-six years ago, in the summer of 1988, the WINNIPEG FRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL took its first bow in the Exchange District with five indoor venues, an outdoor stage and 47 performing companies. The festival has grown exponentially over the last quarter century and when the 2013 Fringe kicks off July 17, festival-goers will have the chance to experience the diversity of more than 160 performing companies from across Canada and around the world.
Comedy, drama, music, improv, dance – there’s something for everyone at the Winnipeg Fringe. With TICKETS starting at $10, it’s inexpensive to take a chance on an unknown play, or pick up tickets to the hot show. Advance tickets are on sale now at Fringe Central (MTC Box Office, 174 Market Ave., 204-942-6537). To see more theatre for less, a FREQUENT FRINGER PASS lets Fringe fans see 10 shows for $79. A BUDDY PASS allows two Fringers to share 14 shows for $109. To save even more, keep an eye out for TWO FOR $10 tickets in the program and online. PROGRAMS are on sale now at Manitoba Liquor Marts, select Safeway stores, McNally Robinson Booksellers and the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.
As an extra added bonus, this year's Fringe will also feature an amazing lineup of fantastic local music at the CUBE in Old Market Square, with shows starting daily at noon and running every hour on the hour! With a diverse lineup featuring the likes of Federal Lights, the Noble Thiefs, Haunter, Romi Mayes, A Waste Odyssey and the JD Edwards Band, plus some late night dj sets from some of Winnipeg's best deejays! There's no better place to spend these hot summer nights, kicking back and enjoying a beverage or two with your friends!
For more information on the 2013 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, including Outdoor Stage and Kids Fringe schedules, please visit us at www.winnipegfringe.com. You can also call the Fringe info line at 204-942-6537.
Planet Mainstage Welcomes Dan Bern!
on June 28,2013 by jared
Join host John Prentice as he and Dan Bern chat about his upcoming appearances in Winnipeg, including July 7 at the WECC where he will premiere his latest project “Wilderness Song”. Plus the pair will preview Dan's highly anticipated return to this year's Winnipeg Folk Festival.
Tune in for your chance to win tickets to the WECC show, as we as yourlast chance to win a pair of tickets to the 40th Annual Winnipeg Folk Festival as well.
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