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McHugh House aims to inspire all-age music scene

By Gurman Sahota, June 16, 2017 — After Councillor Evan Wooley fought to save the McHugh House — Calgary’s sixth oldest home — from demolition, CJSW 90.9 FM and the Beltline Neighbourhood Association (BNA) partnered together to refurbish the historic building into an all-ages venue. CJSW community development coordinator Kendra Scanlon says there’s a lack of all-ages…

New Music: Lorde

By Gurman Sahota, June 16, 2017 — After bursting onto the music scene in meteoric fashion in 2013 with her debut, Pure Heroine, Lorde returns with Melodrama. Embracing a downcast pop aesthetic akin to her first album, Lorde takes the tattered remains of a lovelorn relationship and turns heartsickness on its head. The album starts…

New Music: alt-J

By Gurman Sahota, June 2, 2017 — Alt-J is returning from a three-year break with their third studio album, RELAXER. Taking cues from experimental music of the ‘70s, the band focuses on lush instrumentals throughout the album — to the point where vocals are often overpowered. RELAXER is a short album, with its eight tracks…

Vacancies delegitimize student politics

May 23, 2017 — Another position in the Students’ Union is vacant after senate representative Julie Le resigned on May 18 to attend medical school. Congratulations aside, Le knew it was likely she would not be able to fulfill her role if elected, and this marks the second time in less than a year that…

Local artists host show and sale for Mother’s Day

By Gurman Sahota, May 10, 2017 — With Mother’s Day fast approaching, Denis Brière and six other artists are hosting a Mother’s Day Art Show and Sale for the important motherly figures in your life. Paintings, photography and other visual art will be on sale at the event, which aims to raise funds to support…

New Music: Goldfrapp

By Gurman Sahota, April 27 2017 — After a four-year break, Goldfrapp returns with Silver Eye. Don’t get too excited though, since the album feels like a reproduction of previous works by the English electro-pop duo. The album begins and ends in the same way — bland and homogenous, with each track nearly indecipherable from…

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