Category Archives: 2020

I’m Not Ready To Let Go

Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine — June 22, 2019

By Samuel Stevens

Music has been a huge part of my life in many ways for as long as I can remember, but live music has a much bigger part of my heart than anything else. So it was egregiously saddening that on the night of December 8th, while I was scrolling through Instagram for a better part of twenty-five minutes, I saw a post from a fellow Winnipeg photographer Joey Senft. Senft was The Garrick’s house photographer for the past fifteen years. Joey’s post was bidding farewell to her position and the historic Winnipeg music venue itself, which has now closed down permanently -this time, the venue has fallen victim to COVID-19. Days following scrolling to the post, I wanted to make a post on my social media pages about my favourite concert venue, but I couldn’t find the words to fit within a character limit. That brings us to this writing about all the concerts and memories I’ve shared within The Garrick.

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Akeem Oh – School Girl (Single)

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: October 9, 2020

Genre: Indie Pop, Folk

Label: Oh My Records

The Ottawa, Ontario-based American-Canadian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Akeem Oh (Ouellet) has released his brand new single, “School Girl.” The new single was written about a close friend of Akeem’s who is described as an ambitious artist herself, who’s making her way through the many challenges of early adulthood. The entire track was written, recorded, with all if its instruments performed, and finally, produced by Akeem himself. The single was mixed and mastered by Philip Shaw Bova (Feist, Bahamas) at Bova Sound Lab.

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Tidal Wave – Our Silhouettes (Single)

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: December 10, 2020

Genre: Alternative Rock, Art-Rock

Label: Independent

The Toronto seven-piece art-rock outfit Tidal Wave has finally shared their brand new single, “Our Silhouettes,” after many release delays. Most of these delays that hit the band over the last nine months are a result of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The brand new single was formerly scheduled for release in March. Since, the band has remained hard at work on their songwriting and recording, and even tinkering around with their own well-defined sound.

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Bayside – Acoustic Volume Three

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: December 11, 2020

Genre: Acoustic Rock

Label: Hopeless Records

Originally, this year would’ve seen Bayside, the distinguished punk rock, pop-punk, and alternative rock band from Queens, New York, commemorate their twentieth anniversary of being a band. Alternatively, Bayside took to the recording studio earlier this year during their newfound time off in a way to keep their creative minds rolling. The band conjured up the third installment to their Acoustic series of releases. Their brand new EP, Acoustic Volume Three, features five songs. The first is a brand new track, while the remaining four tracks on the EP are acoustic reimagined versions of beloved fan favourites from their impressive, storied twenty years to date as a band.

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