Entries by James

Recently Announced: the Electric Revival

The Cultural Exchange is pleased to announce its first New West Concert Series show of 2015: the Electric Revival! The Calgary, AB group are a classic rock trio, not in that they play classic rock but that they’re dedicated to the notion of guitars, drums, and bass coming together and rocking out, hard. Their new […]

Congratulations to Michael Dawson

The Cultural Exchange has a long history with Michael Dawson, from his time here as our Artistic Director to the many times he’s played in the Exchange and the Club with Library Voices or any of the other acts he’s been involved with. So, we’re happy to hear that he’ll be moving into SaskMusic’s offices […]

Job Opportunity: Interim Executive Director

The Cultural Exchange is currently looking for an Interim Executive Director. Below, you’ll find all the details for the position, along with information on how to apply at the very bottom. Applications are due Friday, February 27 at 5 p.m. Job Purpose The Interim Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of […]

Not Singing Won’t Stop the Basement Paintings from Saying Something

Just because you’re an instrumental band doesn’t mean you don’t have something to say. Case in point: Saskatoon’s the Basement Paintings. The group synthesizes genres and influences into an ambitious post-metal instrumental sound, but there’s a current of meaning beneath it all that they hope you pick up on. “Every person on Earth is slowly […]

Metal Bands Duke It Out For Spot At Wacken

The Wacken Open Air Festival is a great opportunity for audiences. In 2015, it’s already confirmed that those that make the trek out to Wacken, Germany will get to see artists like Judas Priest, Black Label Society, Opeth, Dream Theatre, and dozens more. It’s also a great opportunity for the bands. They get the chance […]

2015 Workshop Tour Call to Artists

The Cultural Exchange is looking for personable, passionate, and talented artists to join the 2015 Workshop Tour. Every year for the past three decades, the troupe has travelled for a month-plus to deliver artistic workshops at elementary and high schools across Saskatchewan. The troupe requires artists intimately familiar with drama, visual arts, music, or dance. […]

Condolences

The thoughts of all those at the Cultural Exchange are with the family and friends of Narcisse Blood, Michael Green, Lacy Morin-Desjarlais, and Michele Sereda. The loss not only of such great members to the prairie art and education communities but of, by all accounts, such wonderful people is a blow to us all. They […]

Bats Won’t Stop Napalm Death

Napalm Death have been covered in the press for plenty of reasons but, most recently, people took notice for an unlikely interruption. A show in Massachusetts had an impromptu break because of a bat interrupting their set. The group took it in stride, “spontaneously [breaking] into the riff from Black Sabbath’s self-titled 1970 single,” writes […]

The Evolving Sound of the Down Home Boys

Given time, most bands will evolve. Musical interests change or refocus. The dynamic of the group changes. Time pushes acts into new and unexpected territory. The Down Home Boys started as a folk and bluegrass act. That’s the band you’ll find represented on their 2010 album, It’s All Down Home from Here. Since then, though, […]