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 had found its niche and not only was it going to get better, it was poised to single-handedly change the face of the music scene in Saskatoon. And then it all fell apart.
From the ashes of last year’s Louis’ Talk Show rises a new Monday night feature: Game Show. While Game Show is essentially indistinguishable from Talk Show — the same host, the same ’80s music and the same kitschy prizes — it focuses more on the audience participation factor that was always the best part of Talk Show. It does away with the monologue, the wet blanket co-host Paul McMurtry and the occasional dud of a guest.
Cabin fever takes on a whole new meaning in the latest Persephone production, Dead Midnight.
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 snag a time slot for your very own community radio show.
This summer, rather than whiling away my summer vacation scrounging for jobs in the ever-dismal Saskatoon job market, I packed away all my worldly belongings, stowed them at a friend's house and set the course north to Dawson City, Yukon.
The band's name hearkens to a theme that everyone can relate to: the understanding that people sometimes portrayed as villains are really the people we should be rooting for.
If the beautiful stylings of Hooded Fang has yet to grace your ears, that's okay. They're here to help you understand.
Jerry's recently underwent an extensive renovation. Not only to its physical appearance but also to its menu. The locally owned and operated establishment has now added artisan gourmet burgers to their already delicious menu.
In conjunction with local musicians, artists and film makers Vive have helped bring to light and cultivate the incredible artistic undercurrents of this city.
Comic book punk rock is kind of a mouthful. Nonetheless, that is the category that up and coming local punk band, Lady Deathstryke, has fashioned for themselves.