Entries by James

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, […]

Planet Eater’s Metal Work Is Never Done

“Sometimes you just want everyone playing in massive, shuddering unison like it’s a particularly brutal form of comfort food.” That’s what Prairie Dog had to say in their review of Planet Eater’s debut EP. The Regina foursome has been at it for a bit, doggedly making capital-m Metal full of workmanlike craft. That’s produced an […]

Concert Announcement: Danko Jones!

104.9 The Wolf and the Cultural Exchange Presents Concert Series are proud to present Danko Jones. The Toronto trio –– guitarist and vocalist Jones along with bassist John Calabrese and drummer Rich Knox –– has made their mark on the Canadian rock scene with over a half dozen blistering records with hit singles like “Lovercall”. […]

We’re Throwing a Party!

The Cultural Exchange wants you to come have a drink with us. On Thursday, January 15, we’re throwing our annual holiday party in the Exchange. It’s a chance to come down and hang out with the staff and the volunteers of the Cultural Exchange, look back on the year that was, and look forward to […]

2015 Mid-Winter Blues Festival Lineup Announced

After 21 years, the Mid-Winter Blues Festival isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. The event’s scale hasn’t diminished at all, in fact; for 2015, the Regina Blues Association will be putting on six days of blues music in venues across the Queen City, including the Casino Regina Show Lounge, the Regina Performing Arts Centre, […]

COTERC Fundraiser

On Saturday, September 13, there’ll be a fundraiser for the Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation in the Exchange. COTERC is a non-profit educating people on the value of tropical forests and furthering research into their conservation. The evening is full of entertainment, including performances from comedian Braidy Brown, acoustic musician Tessa Herzberger, […]

A New Face for the Cultural Exchange Van

Every year, the Cultural Exchange sends out a group of artists to communities throughout Saskatchewan for the Workshop Tour. For decades, the troupe has travelled to every corner of the province, bringing students workshops in dance, writing, music, theatre, and more. All this travelling is done in the Cultural Exchange Van. Before the troupe takes […]

The Cultural Exchange Supports Creative Kids

The Cultural Exchange is please to support Creative Kids. The Regina, SK-based charitable giving organization helps upwards of 200 youth achieve their creative dreams. This fall is just starting, and there are hundreds more children and youth wishing to participate in artistic and cultural activities this year. Like Creative Kids on Facebook to see the […]