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DiSCourse & Whitewater Wednesdays Columnist Barry “Jack” Jenkins keeps close tabs on the Yukon music scene.

If you are producing a Yukon CD, please contact him at music@whatsupyukon.com


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Issue: 2015-07-02 PHOTO: courtesy of Barry “Jack” Jenkins and Peggy Hanifan

We decided to go back to where it all began. The first jam night that Peggy Hanifan ever hosted was at the Kopper King and that is where we found ourselves on none other than a good old “Thirsty Thursday”. Barry “Jack” Jenkins moved from... more

Jul 2, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Alistair Maitland Photography

Katie Avery is a classically trained violinist, but folk and traditional fiddle music is in her blood. She's just recorded her first solo album, which she describes as being, “inspired by all the beautiful people I have known in my life.” more

Mar 19, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-03-05 Art: courtesy of The Midnight Sons Band

From its formation and early gigs at jam nights and open mics in 2012, to a residency at the Dirty Northern pub, to last year's performances at the Dawson City and Blue Feather music festivals, to a sold out release concert for the debut album, ... more

Mar 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-02-26 PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

For anyone who has fallen into a burning ring of fire, who are boys named Sue, or who have been to Folsom Prison, in real life, or just in song, A Tribute To Johnny Cash, on Friday, February 27, at the Yukon Convention Centre, is for you. more

Feb 26, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: courtesy The Naysayers

The best album I heard last summer, and probably all year, came out of Dawson City. Hope, the debut album by The Naysayers, totally rocks. Led by singer-songwriter Drea Nasager, the band fuels its folk rock songs with a heavy punk edge. more

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: The Wooden Sky

For Yukoners who miss having a music festival in February, the Yukon Film Society has stepped up. This year, the Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) has expanded to include musical performances. more

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Whats Up Yukon January 29, 2015

Dan Mangan is almost as excited to see the Yukon again as Yukoners are to see him. In 2010, Mangan played both the Frostbite and Dawson City Music Festivals and was impressed by the local cultural scene. more

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Like mushrooms after rain, interesting mini-discussions pop up spontaneously from time to time on the ArtsNet list serve. A recent one that caught my eye concerned the age-old topic of arts reviews/critiques: what are they, what purpose ... more

Apr 28, 2011 12:00 AM

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Issue: 2016-01-14 PHOTO: Jeffery Care

Whitehorse jazz singer and songwriter Fawn Fritzen recently returned from Toronto and is ready to get back to business. While in Toronto, Fritzen participated in Coalition Music's ten-week Artist Entrepreneur program, learning more about business... more

Jan 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music 1 Comments

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: courtesy of Brenda Berezan

Brenda Berezan was an aspiring songwriter when she moved to the Yukon wilderness. Having taken a break from music to run a business and raise her family, she has recently returned to performing and recording. She's now releasing her second album, ... more

Oct 22, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-10-08 PHOTO: courtesy of Gordie Tentrees

Homegrown singer-songwriter Gordie Tentrees is releasing his sixth album, Less is More, with a Northern tour this month. Tentrees is playing in Skagway, Dawson City,Keno City, and two shows in Whitehorse. This Northern tour follows his recent tours.. more

Oct 8, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: courtesy of Jesse Roper

The Midnight Sons Band is fresh off a tour and ready to rock. On Saturday, October 3, the band is presenting – and performing at – Rock the North, which is an all-ages dance at the Yukon Convention Centre featuring the rockabilly/psychobilly band... more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: courtesy of MC TurMoil

Jonathan Steel, known by his nom-de-rap MC TurMoiL, has released his first CD, Black and Green. He's also released a video for the album's hit track, “Mr. Myagi.” I must approach this review with caution, since despite Steel being a friend of mine... more

Sep 24, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music 1 Comments

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: courtesy of Black Iron Blossom

Blues band Black Iron Blossom came out of nowhere. I hadn't even heard of them before the normally quiet Sam Gallagher stopped me in Mac's Fireweed Books, told me he's in a band and asked me to listen to their CD, called Full Moon Over Whitehorse. more

Sep 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-07-16 PHOTO: Patrick Jacobson

A recent arrival in Whitehorse, Patrick Jacobson is already making waves. Having moved from Vancouver just a couple of months ago, Jacobson has released his self-titled debut solo EP of melodic indie guitar rock. more

Jul 16, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-06-18

Paris Seymour, better known by her stage name Paris Vagabond Gypsy, is one of a kind. In the year-and-ahalf since the pirate-costumed, bass-playing, ukulele-strumming, singer-songwriter (and one-time burlesque dancer) arrived in the Yukon, she’s... more

Jun 18, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-05-21 PHOTO: Rick Massie

Amelia Merher, also known as the ukulele-slinging songwriter Big Mama Lele, has ambitious plans for her 30th birthday. “I’m putting a new spin on fatbiking,” she says. On May 26, her birthday, Merher kicks off a 16-gig bicycle tour of the Yukon... more

May 21, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: courtesy of Sarah MacDougall

Whitehorse-based, Swedish-Canadian songwriter Sarah MacDougall has a new album, Grand Canyon, with some dark, intense lyrics, mixed against pop-inspired folk music. It’s not a departure from her previous music, so much as a progression. more

Apr 30, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Nicole Edwards was raised on the Muppet Show, and she dreamed of duetting with Kermit since she was a kid. As an adult, she decided to make her puppet dreams a reality. She debuted her new video, Lychee Martini, to a packed house at Epic Pizza... more

Mar 26, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Alistair Maitland Photography

Katie Avery is a classically trained violinist, but folk and traditional fiddle music is in her blood. She's just recorded her first solo album, which she describes as being, “inspired by all the beautiful people I have known in my life.” more

Mar 19, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

MidnightSuns_Traction-Cover.jpg

Issue: 2015-03-05 Art: courtesy of The Midnight Sons Band

From its formation and early gigs at jam nights and open mics in 2012, to a residency at the Dirty Northern pub, to last year's performances at the Dawson City and Blue Feather music festivals, to a sold out release concert for the debut album, ... more

Mar 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-02-26 PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

For anyone who has fallen into a burning ring of fire, who are boys named Sue, or who have been to Folsom Prison, in real life, or just in song, A Tribute To Johnny Cash, on Friday, February 27, at the Yukon Convention Centre, is for you. more

Feb 26, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: courtesy The Naysayers

The best album I heard last summer, and probably all year, came out of Dawson City. Hope, the debut album by The Naysayers, totally rocks. Led by singer-songwriter Drea Nasager, the band fuels its folk rock songs with a heavy punk edge. more

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: The Wooden Sky

For Yukoners who miss having a music festival in February, the Yukon Film Society has stepped up. This year, the Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) has expanded to include musical performances. more

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Whats Up Yukon January 29, 2015

Dan Mangan is almost as excited to see the Yukon again as Yukoners are to see him. In 2010, Mangan played both the Frostbite and Dawson City Music Festivals and was impressed by the local cultural scene. more

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Building on last year's boot camp for musicians, this month Music Yukon is offering its two-part Music Survival Camp 2.0, focusing on entrepreneurial and artistic development. more

Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Matthew Lien's new album, Headwaters: Music of the Peel River Watershed, isn't a protest album. “What I felt about this project from the very beginning is that we're not protesting anything, we're celebrating,” he says. more

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Listening to Kate Weekes' new solo folk album, Frost on Black Fur, is like mushing around the vastness of the world at great speed as the scenery constantly changes, from Irish islands, to mountain villages in China, to remote rivers in the Peel more

Sep 25, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Music