Electronic music fans in Saskatoon have a new home. Vangelis Tavern launched Synaptic Mondays on Jan. 14. The open mic event is the city’s only weekly showcase of electronic music.
Saskatoon rockers The Pistolwhips released their first EP last weekend. The EP, titled No Tomorrow, features four upbeat tracks, which are adapted from songs written primarily by lead vocalist Rylan Schultz.
For a relatively new attraction, the Saskatoon Blues Festival is drawing some pretty big names. From Feb. 23 to 26, the Saskatoon Blues Society brought more than a dozen remarkable blues artists to the Odeon Events Centre and the Hilton Garden Inn to provide some soulful entertainment to the masses.
Despite all the great music made in town, bands can still often be better-known elsewhere in the country than within Saskatoon. It took two veterans of the local music scene to start to get the word out to other Saskatonians about what they weren’t hearing. On March 1, Ryan Smith and Chris Morin will celebrate the
If there is a distinct genre of Canadiana, Zachary Lucky surely falls within it. The Saskatoon singer-songwriter’s plaintive melodies about “the open road” and other folk themes are hardly new territory, but Lucky pulls it off without coming off as derivative. Armed with an acoustic guitar and a plaid shirt, the 23-year-old’s songs are more about
At this time last year, it seemed as though nothing could stop Vive Music. The local promotion company was gaining momentum, and fast. They had secured their own venue at Caffe Sola and had a successful third annual music festival, booking acts like Chad VanGaalen, Tim Hecker and Braids. It was looking as though Vive
Although a new act in Saskatoon, Reform Party members certainly aren’t new to the music scene. Guitarist Levi Soloudre and bassist Enver Hampton played together for years in Volcanoless in Canada, and have now joined together with other Saskatoon musicians, drummer Tallus Scott, who has been a part of several different local bands, and frontman Kay
For anyone interested in music that goes beyond standard FM shlock-fare, there are few vestiges for alternative or independent music on the radio waves these days. Not to condemn rock radio for filling their quota, but if it's necessary to satiate CanCon law requirements, I could do without hearing Nickleback's “How You Remind Me” ever
This year marks the 20th anniversary of CFCR, Saskatoon's only community radio station. If you're unfamiliar with CFCR 90.5 FM, they operate out of a small office on 3rd Avenue downtown with a few employees and an army of dedicated, unpaid volunteers, which means, if you really love music, chances are you can manage to
Four years ago it was just two guys with an idea and a passion for music. Today Vive has influenced dozens of local bands and changed Saskatoon's music scene. And while they're closing the doors on Jale for now, there are bigger and better things to come down the road.