Archive for the 'Winnipeg' Category

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Disintegration Records and The Windsor Hotel Presents: Rob Crooks – Releasing new single Figure Walking (Rob Gardiner + Greg MacPherson) – releasing new single Johnny Phantom (members of Haunter) DJ No Contact All proceeds going to Bar None Prison Ride Share Friday December 23 The Windsor Hotel Tickets $10.00 advance/$12.00 at the door

Marathon of Dope Compilation Volume II

Monday, July 18th, 2016

There is a new Marathon of Dope compilation complete with all new and exclusive songs by some of the great artists I’m proud to be associated with, such as Pip Skid, Bazooka Joe, Nestor Wynrush, Birdapres, Zucchini Drive, Nomad, Mike Ladd and more. Download the whole thing here for free. Listen to the brand new […]

Pluganomics Podcast

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

I recently sat down with the homie and Winnipeg hip-hop lover Bruce Lord to record an episode of his podcast Pluganomics. We had a couple beers at the Sherb and talked about rap, Winnipeg hip-hop history, the DIY attitude, punk music and authenticity. And some other stuff too. Then we got kicked out by the […]

Everything is Happening at Once

Friday, November 20th, 2015

I was walking home down Westminster, past Deno’s Pawn Shop, grocery bag hanging from my right hand, when I heard the swishing sound of someone in snow-pants rapidly gaining on me from behind. I try to exercise as much street ethics as I can, and so, I edged over to the left side of the […]

Sunday, November 15th: Greg MacPherson w/ Rob Crooks

Friday, November 13th, 2015

This Sunday, I’ll be opening up for Greg MacPherson at the Good Will in Winnipeg. Greg, along with co-owner Cam Loeppky, run Disintegration Records, the label that I am currently recording my new album for.  All the songs I’ll be performing at this show will be from this upcoming album. The album is a continuation […]

Loose Fit Saturdays at Bar Italia

Friday, October 9th, 2015

On Saturdays, Dj No Contact and I play records at Bar Italia in Winnipeg. As anyone who knows what Bar I is must be wondering: yes, it was a little strange at first. In fact, it’s a little strange every week. You see, Bar I does have a bit of a reputation. All the salacious […]

Language, Hip-Hop and the 23rd of April at the Cavern in Winnipeg

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

The meaning of a word depends on how it is used. This is to say that language is essentially contextual, and that a word only has an identity through its relation to its other. A cliché example of this is when one word, in different contexts, holds opposite meanings, as in when “bad” is used […]

Gruf the Druid’s Surface Area Album Release Party

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

There are three concert memories I have in my mind at all times. One is the memory of some fool in the front row of a Public Enemy concert refusing an offer from Flava Flav to swap his Florida Panthers jersey for the latter’s clock necklace. All these years later, I still ponder from time […]

Downtown ’09 Now Available for Free Download

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

My new EP Downtown ’09 is now officially available for free download from Marathon of Dope! Please download, listen and pass it around! If you’d like a preview, listen to the song “Stab Somebody.” And please don’t forget, for those of you in Winnipeg, I will be performing every song, plus some others, next Thursday […]

Coming Soon: Downtown ’09

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Later this week I’m going to be dropping a new EP entitled Downtown ’09. It’s a collection of 6 songs that depict the sometimes dark side of Winnipeg’s nightlife. The songs form a narrative arc through the immature hedonism of one night stands and self-destructive drug use, leading up to a violent stabbing that brings […]