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Add Winter to Your Social Calendar – Winnipeg Free Press


Some people view the coldest months of the year as a period of hibernation for music festivals and concerts in Manitoba. Winter (January 20-29) is out to wake up these people.

Produced by the West End Cultural Center with Real Love Winnipeg, the concert series features over 30 artists taking the stage at six venues – WECC, Good Will Social Club, Handsome Daughter, Park Theater and Rec Room.

Now in its fourth year in Winnipeg, Winterruption—which also happens in Saskatoon, Regina, and Edmonton—is a mind-bending, multi-venue event. the free press Gives a quick introduction to some of the artists to be performed.

Polaris Music Prize winner Pierre Coenders will perform at the West End Cultural Center on January 25 (attached)

Pierre Coenders

WECC, Jan. 25

2022 Polaris Music Award Winner for his talent Jose Luis and the paradox of loveKwenders writes music in the form of trance-like visions, with an unpredictable blend of world dance music, swing jazz, gospel, and fast pop. Born in Kinshasa, raised in Montreal, he takes to the stage with Dr. Henry Band from Winnipeg.

sloppy kid

Handsome daughter January 28th

in 2022 single mushroomsDirty kid spewing his cleanest stuff. With his speedy delivery, the Vancouver-based artist — who has opened for 2Chainz and Amine — is making waves. But it is the chorus that showcases a multi-dimensional artist on the rise.

Lynn Bowen

Handsome daughter January 28th

Lin Bowen of Winnipeg has been quietly building towards the big things. growing pains, Bowen’s 2022 single, is a good starting point to showcase his strengths as a solo rapper and collaborator: On a song featuring Anthony Ochs and Odario, Bowen manages to make the song his own while knowing the right time to give others their shine. With BBS Steve (3Peat) providing the beats, Bowen plays the daughter.


Matt Mack will perform at the West End Cultural Center on January 28 (attached)


WECC, Jan. 28

A 22-year-old Garden Hill First Nation member, Matmac began singing at local gospel camps at the age of four. In time, he learned to play the piano, and began his journey to becoming one of the most exciting young hip-hop artists in Manitoba. on me Reeseoff Matmac Blurred visionsThe artist sings and raps over softly tickled keys. Mattmac plays at WECC along with Boogey the Beat, Kaptain, and Toppleganger.

bed time

Good Will, Jan. 26

Do not sleep at bedtime. This dreamy project from Mirella Villa and Hailey Primrose is in its early stages, but Bedtime shows promise with its gentle mix of dreamy pop and indie rock. Sundaze, the band’s latest single, is available for streaming at Bedtime joins Winnipeg’s Virgo Rising, a band highlighted on the What Manitoba Sounds Like in 2022 list, and New Brunswick’s Motherhood.


Good Will, Jan. 26

latest maternity album, drained, breathless and sly, blending bar-room punk, surf rock, and glam alternative pop through an East Coast outdoorsy lens. Singers Brydon Crain and Penelope Stevens have some New Pornographers vibe when they sing along, while Adam Sipkema’s drums explode and crash.


Charles Capobianco

Good Will, Jan. 28

Carlo Capobianco, one of the city’s most popular artists, looks like he’s from the ’80s, and looks like he’s from a different time, too. Check out his album covers: pink stripes, heavy stripes, blue Bruce Springsteen jeans, and flared leather pants flanking him. Capobianco makes glamorous pop in his own way, playing Good Will with JayWood and Jasmyn.


Good Will, Jan. 28

Jasmine is no stranger. As Weaves’ Juno-nominated front-runner and Polaris shortlist nominee, the artist has forged a reputation for wicked, wide-ranging, and witty indie-pop. But since leaving the group in 2020, the artist has entered new territory that allows her voice to shine.

Stephen Hodges

Good Will, Jan. 27

A few weeks ago, Hodges took the stage at Good Will as a member of Animal Teeth, a beloved mainstay on the Winnipeg indie scene. On a Friday night, he went out on his own, opening for A. Savage, co-founder of the critically acclaimed Parquet Courts group. With gentle voices that can climb high and creep low, Hodges has an impressive stage presence that says, “Trust me.”

Kornbread Jete and Bannock Babes

Park Theatre, Jan. 27

Get ready. Kornbread Jete from RuPaul’s Drag Race Fame will be serving her sass in the park Friday night, joined by Winnipeg drag band The Bannock Babes.

The full lineup, with ticket information, is available at winter season

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