Entertainment

Lake Bodom takes a stab at horror genre

By Gurman Sahota, April 20, 2017 — Using the cool background of Finland, Lake Bodom takes viewers on a horrific trip that asks viewers how much they would do for their best friend. The film utilizes crisp scenes that use what the audience cannot see to inflict a foreboding sense of doom. The film begins…

Jason Wan Lim jumps into horror at CUFF with Blood Mountain

By Gurman Sahota, April 19, 2017 — Turning away from his typical domain of teen comedies, director Jason Wan Lim jumps into horror with Blood Mountain. Using GoPro cameras to craft a found-footage style, the film revolves around three mountain bikers who lose a member of their trio. While looking for their friend, the remaining…

YYC Music Awards now accepting submissions

By Rachel Woodward, April 04, 2017 — Last year, the first annual YYC Music Awards celebrated local talent around the city. This year, they hope to do the same, but with a little more pizzaz. The award ceremony will take place in late September, but submissions are open until May 31. Co-organizer and media director…

First of three-part Glenbow series looks at Senegal shipwreck

By Gurman Sahota, April 04, 2017 — The Raft of Medusa by Adad Hannah kicked off the first selection of Glenbow’s year-long three-part series, Artefacts: Contemporary Moving Images on March 18. The piece is a tableau vivant — a “living picture” with carefully posed actors within an elaborate scene — that the artist created during…

Get crafty with your date this week

By Nikayla Goddard, April 04, 2017 — Show your creative side and  have a crafty date at Stampede Park. ‘Make It!’ Calgary’s Handmade Market will showcase various artists and crafters from across Canada from April 7–12. For $5  — or $3 if you’re an early bird — you can explore over 175 exhibitions of art,…

New Music: Betty Who

By Gurman Sahota, April 04, 2017 — Beginning her second album with hymnal inspirations, Betty Who returns from a three-year break with The Valley. The 13-track album is the love-child of synth-pop and heartfelt ballads — if 1980s electronica was modernized, it would be Betty Who.  The work features a variety of musical styles by…

New Music: Said the Whale

By Rachel Woodward, April 04, 2017 — The fifth album from Said the Whale is a familiar nod to the band’s acoustic past. However, As Long as Your Eyes are Wide also takes a step towards new indie-pop sounds while telling stories of relationships masked in preppy melodies. Though some tracks  may come off as…

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