Category Archives: Music

Interview With Elder Abuse Frontman Alex Guidry

By Samuel Stevens

Photo by Hold Fast Photography

To end off 2020, Manitoba’s own Elder Abuse released a three-track teaser EP, Take It Easy, via Little Rocket Records. I had the fortunate pleasure of asking the band’s frontman Alex a handful of questions about the band’s collaboration with The Flatliners and Hot Water Music’s Chris Cresswell, the differences of their past releases to their new EP, and much more!

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One Way Out – Black Lungs (and a Broken Heart) – Single

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: January 1, 2021

Genre: Rock

Label: Independent

The Washington, D.C. five-piece rock act One Way Out have shared their latest single, “Black Lungs (and a Broken Heart).” The five, young rockers continue directly where their 2019 debut album, Cosmic Beat, and their 2020 single, “Black Walls,” left off. Cosmic Beat was an album inspired by narrative-driven concept albums such as David Bowie’s 1972 classic, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, all the way to King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s 2017 album, Murder of the Universe. The new single is the product of an entire year off with only songwriting and recording to occupy the members of One Way Out. “Black Lungs (and a Broken Heart)” has plenty enough grit to please any fan of rock ‘n’ roll, while still being able to hook its listeners with a chorus that rings inside your brain that you just simply never forget it.

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Interview With UIC’s Murray Heywood

By Samuel Stevens

This past fall, Ontario DIY punk rockers UIC released their first full-length album, FM Hill, since their reformation in 2016. The band refuses to have the COVID-19 pandemic continually halting some of the momentum of their album release. Nevertheless, the band still hopes to perform a live-streamed concert in the middle of January -pending COVID restrictions- to perform their brand new album in its entirety, live from Toronto’s infamous Horseshoe Tavern. I got a chance to ask the band’s drummer Murray Heywood a series of questions about the band’s career, spanning from the beginning to all the way for what is yet to come.

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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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