In Saskatoon, bands usually last one or two years. This is not the case for thrash acts Untimely Demise and DFA, two of Saskatoon's badass metal bands, who have teamed up to bring us some of the most brutal shows our town has ever seen.
Mother Mother's frontman Ryan Guldemond doesn't dig happy songs: "“It's funny. I do gravitate towards slower, darker songs and sometimes I kind of feel like I need to remind myself to be positive. Happy songs irk me. I like cold, dense and realistic portraits of humanity, which inevitably I think are quite humourous.”
Superhero films are everywhere nowadays. Some people have had enough.
How do you contribute to Saskatoon's music scene if you can't play an instrument? For Phil Greer and Rich Taylor, the answer was to devote countless hours to organizing shows for local and touring bands for no money.
To say that The Tree of Life is unconventional cinema would be an understatement. To say that it is what cinema should be is touching closer to the truth.
Beginners is the story of a grieving son and frustrated lover, and the memories of his father who enjoyed liberation only at the very end of his life. But more than that, it is the story of how it is never too late to chase after that ever-elusive dream called happiness.
The Saskatoon Fringe Theatre Festival used to be something great. Sadly, those days have come and gone.
On Aug. 1, Saskatoon band the Sheepdogs were named the winners of Rolling Stone's “Do You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star” contest and were awarded a prestige spot on the cover of the Aug. 18 issue (out Aug. 5) ”” the first time an unsigned band has ever graced the cover.
Part three in a series of reviews featuring a selection of plays at the Saskatoon Fringe Festival. Big Shot is a fast paced character piece involving six compelling and unique personalities intertwined against the backdrop of Vancouver.
Part two in a series of reviews featuring a selection of plays at the Saskatoon Fringe Festival. It's Been Taken is a lovely comic break if you want to tickle your funny bone, reminisce about your past and escape your own harsh reality for sixty minutes.