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Esker Foundation focuses on the Arctic, gender identity in summer exhibitions

By Troy Hasselman, April 23 2019 — The Esker Foundation is set for a busy summer of exhibitions, with works that deal with themes surrounding gender identity, ecology, Indigenous identity, language and the legacy of colonialism through differing artistic forms. The gallery is running three exhibitions through the summer, with two of them focusing on…

New Music: Weyes Blood

By Troy Hasselman, April 13 2019 — While nostalgia has always played a role in singer-songwriter music, it seems to have grown as a trend over the last few years. From Frank Ocean’s mining of his own past on 2016’s Blonde to the musical inspiration Sharon Van Etten took from ‘80s soft rock on this…

Calgary Folk Festival announces 2019 Lineup

By Troy Hasselman, April 11 2019 — The Calgary Folk Music Festival has announced the lineup for its 40th anniversary edition. Local acts, returning favourites and Calgary newcomers highlight the festival. Calgary Folk Festival artistic director Kerry Clarke announced the acts involved in this year’s annual lineup unveiling at Festival Hall on April 11. The…

Lindsay Kay performs at Central Public Library

By Mariah Wilson, April 11 2019 — Calgary-born musician Lindsay Kay graced the Central Public Library stage on March 30 in an evening that explored femininity through music, dance and spoken word performances from female-identifying artists. Even though Kay was the headlining artist, she made sure to highlight the contributions from the accompanying musicians and…

New Music: PUP

By Troy Hasselman, April 4 2019 — Through their three releases, PUP have made a name for themselves as a pop-punk band that goes beyond the three power chord ex-girlfriend diss tracks that characterize so much of the genre. With their creative song structures, strong level of musicianship, introspective lyrics and innovative music videos that…

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