Steven Tyler actually killed it

By Thomas Johnson, July 13 2018 — The Calgary Stampede, to its credit, pumps metropolitan Calgary with so much life-blood that the incoming energy manifests itself in as eclectic a range in music as you’ll see anywhere in Canada on a weekday. On Wednesday, July 11, for example, Dickens hosted a number of death metal bands and…

Calgary International Blues Fest keeps spirit of blues alive

By Thomas Johnson, July 11 2018 — Calgary’s festival season won’t be slowing down anytime soon. As the summer winds to a close, the 14th edition of the Calgary International Blues Fest will cap off the city’s genre-diverse warmer months, running from July 30 – Aug. 5 at Millenium Park. Cindy McLeod, creator and producer of the…

Elizabeth Cannon still top earner at U of C as Alberta releases compensation data

By Matty Hume, July 10 2018 — The Government of Alberta has released the 2017 data for its public sector body compensation disclosure, which discloses “compensation data for employees of government agencies, boards and commissions that exceed the threshold amount during a disclosure period; as well as board members and appointees, regardless of threshold.” This…

Students’ Union begins transit demographic initiative

By Matty Hume, July 10 2018 — During executive reports at the July 3 meeting of Students’ Legislative Council, Students’ Union president Sagar Grewal discussed his involvement in an internal study in which the SU is researching where students live within Calgary and what those students’ Calgary Transit options are. Though the internal study is…

Mariel Buckley embarks on summer tour with pair of Calgary dates

By Liam Dawe, July 10 2018 —  Calgary’s Mariel Buckley kicked off her summer tour at local microbrewery Citizen Brewing Co. on July 3, on the heels of her spring release, Driving In the Dark. The singer-songwriter is embarking on a run of brewpub concerts throughout Western Canada, making stops in the Kootenays en route to…

Look east of Calgary to the Badlands for your next summer hike

By Aurora Anderson, July 10 2018 — When thinking about hiking in Alberta, we often only consider the Rocky Mountains located right in our backyard. However, look northeast for another great hiking experience. Here are some great places to check out if you’re in the mood for an adventure in the Badlands:   Drumheller’s pathways:…

Mikey’s Juke Joint closure shows need to support local live music

July 7 2018 — “All of us that have worked in the music industry, it’s a calling for a lot of people, a passion. It’s meaningful, driven by the heart. But it’s not without its challenges,” said Andrew Mosker. Mosker is the president and CEO of the National Music Centre. These are his thoughts on…

SU passes amendments to Sustainability Policy

By Matty Hume, July 6 2018 — At the July 3 Students’ Legislative Council meeting, SLC members unanimously passed amendments to the Students’ Union Sustainability Policy. The amendments comprehensively rebuild the policy, altering its definition of sustainability to mirror the one used by the United Nations. “It’s an updated definition, which is what the UN…

Our horoscopes predict your Stampede experience

By Frankie Hart, July 6 2018 — Cancer  (June 21 – July 22) You will get a little too caught up in the Stampede spirit and get knocked out after moshing to the Stampede Showband. Leo  (July 23 – Aug. 22) Vowing revenge after getting kicked out of Stampede, you decide to host your own outdoor show. Your colossal…

Ghostface Killah passes through Calgary like apparition in the night

By Thomas Johnson, July 6 2018 — The most prolific swordsman of the fabled Wu-Tang Clan made a pit-stop in Calgary Thursday, coinciding but unaffiliated with the start of Stampede. A little before 1 a.m., Ghostface Killah stepped onto the Marquee stage in full Chicago Bulls regalia, brim low on his brow. He jumped into his verse…

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