Powder Blue describe themselves as “the soundtrack to your dreams and nightmares.” The local group, combining members from very different Saskatoon bands, blends psychedelic rock and grunge to create music both eerie and hypnotic.
Three summers ago, Luke Brisebois gave his friend Dan Smolinski an offer he couldn’t refuse. “I asked Dan if he wanted to start a band,” Brisebois said.
The nominations have been announced for Sirius XM’s 12th Annual Independent Music Awards and several Saskatoon bands are nominated. The awards celebrate the best in the Canadian and International independent music scene. This gives artists and bands that normally don’t get quite as much recognition a time to shine. However, by independent, they mean artists
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
This Christmas break, Saskatoon’s musicians come together and create a night of magic — and they give themselves less than 24 hours to do so. It’s that time of year again: Band Swap! Each year, in early December, a one-hour registration window opens to any locals who want to play in the event. Only the first
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.
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.
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.
The Sheaf recently caught up with Rody Walker, vocalist for Protest the Hero, to discuss the band's third full-length album Scurrilous.
Headed by the powerful vocals of Madison Erhardt, Harmful Effects are a local metal act that have recently released their first album, one wrought with vast cross-genre experimentation and backed by an impressive and furious symphony of instrumentation.