There used to be talk of approaching the universal through the specific and depth through simplicity and so on ”” Jesus Christ, wasn't it? Maybe I'm just imagining this.
The internationally renowned musician Vikas Gupta, a former U of S student, will soon bring the sweet sounds of the sitar to Saskatoon.
Folie/Culture, a Quebec-based activist art group, is setting up a series of makeshift dwellings across Saskatoon for their art show Nomadic Dwellings, put on in conjunction with Saskatoon's artist run gallery, AKA. The show is meant to highlight that the province's recent economic prosperity has not trickled down to the poorest in society.
SaskMusic, the non-profit corporation responsible for representing, promoting and developing the music industry of Saskatchewan, announced on Sept. 8 the permanent and immediate cancellation of six of its grant programs.
Aside from doing his own musical exploration under the alias Caves, Peter plays drums in A Gentle Forest and Cat Dad. Additonally, along with Angus Dicken, Grier creates the wild sounds of Lionstab. These bands are some of Saskatoon's most inspired indie and experimental acts. Grier discussed the various manifestations of Phil Elverum, also known as Mount Eerie and the frontman for the Microphones.
The Toronto-based group Spiral Beach is an acid trip with instruments. The band's sound, if it ca be described at all, is a collaboration of indie rock and punk.
No longer will Compton, Calif., be known for habitual crack epidemics, gang turf warfare and drive-by shootings. Pour Habit are about to become huge in punk rock.
Greystone Theatre's season opener is Trafford Tanzi by Claire Luckham. The play has humour, singing and, best of all, wrestling.
Shuyler Jansen moved to Saskatoon a number of years ago and has been blowing away the local alt-country scene ever since. Before that, his band Old Reliable was a mainstay of the Edmonton scene. He has toured nationally and internationally countless times with Old Reliable, The Deep Dark Woods and as a solo artist. Jansen talked with the Sheaf about the highly influential American band the Pixies ”” their influence during their own time and in current music trends, mainstream and underground.
Thrash, black metal, death metal, heavy metal, power metal ”” whatever you call it, it rocks, and Children of Bodom are kings of the genre. Children of Bodom had their first headlining show in Saskatoon on Oct. 1 at the Odeon.