Junos 2014: Meet The Acts Defining Winnipeg's Music Scene Right Now

Posted: Updated:
Print Article
CHIC GAMINE
Canada's music industry rolls into Winnipeg for the Juno Awards this weekend. These are the musicians who are already there. | Chic Gamine

Musicians, industry folks and Manitoba expats from across the country are making their way to the heart of the continent, Winnipeg, for the 43rd Annual Juno Awards.

Despite the fact that the Junos are in Winnipeg this year, you're not likely to see any musicians who still reside in the city during the live broadcast. Most of the obvious big names like, say, Randy Bachman have long since left the prairie town -- it hits 50 below, after all -- so we'd like to pass some exposure over to Winnipeg's next wave of music-makers.

From the vocoder-laden avant-pop of Royal Canoe to the pummeling noise-rock of KEN mode to the agit-folk of John K. Samson, the below playlist represents the city's burgeoning music scene of today -- be it bands on the come up or local favs that help keep the legacy alive.

Click through the gallery to get acquainted with the city’s current crop of buzzed-about and beloved acts. Feel free to add to the list in the comments.

13 Acts That Define Winnipeg's Music Scene
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Also on The Huffington Post

Juno Nominations 2014
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

The JUNO Awards (TheJUNOAwards) on Twitter

The JUNO Awards | Facebook

Arcade Fire, OneRepublic added to Juno Awards

Ryder, Reid, Classified named as Juno Awards co-hosts

Juno Awards again a showcase for familiar faces

Juno Awards show details finalized

Home News Juno Awards a family affair for Richmond Hill...

 
Sponsored Feature