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Student raises awareness about severity of nut allergies

By Matt Hume, February 6 2018 — University of Calgary student Jeff Kommen has recently come forward with his daily battles with a life-threatening nut allergy. The severe allergy, which results in symptoms ranging from hives to anaphylactic shock, is unconventional, Kommen explained. “There’s a lot of misconceptions about nut allergies. Firstly, peanuts aren’t even…

Big Winter Classic: Party in a winter wonderland

By Matt Hume, February 1 2018 — Despite Big Winter Classic’s primary emphasis on a myriad of live music, the festival also serves as a great opportunity for local breweries to promote their craft — pun very intended. For the festival’s last three years, the beer has served as a foil to the chilly temperature, allowing…

Stay entertained all February long

By Matt Hume, January 26 2018 — Whether you’re still trying to ride the high of Big Winter Classic or you’re tired of sitting at home staring at the ceiling, you should go see a show in February. With a music scene like Calgary’s, you have no excuse not to prime your future self for…

New Music: Efrim Manuel Menuck

By Matt Hume, January 25 2018 — It’s been seven years since Montreal’s Efrim Manuel Menuck, founding member of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, released his first solo record, Plays “High Gospel.” Hot off the heels of Godspeed’s Luciferian Towers, Menuck delivers a stunning return to solo form in…

Enjoy some darker folk from Lindsey Walker

By Matt Hume, January 18 2018 — Winnipeg-born Edmonton folk artist Lindsey Walker is playing with Lion Pride and The Torchettes on Jan. 27 at Nite Owl with a new album in hand. Nominated as an ‘Artist to Watch’ at the 2013 Edmonton Music Awards for her debut Our Glory, Walker continues to write songs…

Get loud with Metz at the Big Winter Classic

By Matt Hume, January 12 2018 — On Jan. 19, Toronto-based noise punk trio Metz will bring their new album, Strange Peace, to Calgary’s Big Winter Classic music festival before a four-month tour across Western Europe. Metz is headlining one of many stacked shows at the festival, joined by LASHES, The Corey Hotline and Sellout….

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