Arts Lounge to get major facelift for the fall semseter

By Ashar Memon, April 27 2018 — Arts students can look forward to an upgraded study space this fall after the University of Calgary renovates the Arts Lounge over the spring and summer. The Arts Lounge is a student-run space located on the main floor of the Social Sciences building. It was established in February…

Summer à la Calgary: The land of buds and suds

By Thomas Johnson, April 26 2018 — Five degrees or 30 degrees — what’s the difference? It’s now comfortably in the middle of that range and it’s safe to say there probably won’t be a torrential dump of sleet and snow for a brief while. Calgarians are sun-obsessed, patio-hungry creatures fuelled chiefly on lo-fi power…

New Music: Sleep

By Thomas Johnson, April 26 2018 — On the one hand, in a branch of rock as prone to cliché as stoner metal, it might have been laying it on a little thick releasing your first studio album in 15 years on 4/20 (Technically Jerusalem, the first iteration of what would eventually become Dopesmoker, was…

New Music: Grouper

By Jason Herring, April 26 2018 — For over a decade, Liz Harris has been creating a lot with a little. As Grouper, Harris generates music that’s breathtakingly sparse, with echoed guitar strums and an analog hiss providing a minimal backdrop for Harris’s airy voice. Though her songs fit most definitions of ambient music, her…

New Music: Inferi

By Matty Hume, April 26 2018 — Goodbye winter, hello technical death metal. Awakening from the grimdark depths of Nashville, Tennessee, the viciously talented quintet known as Inferi has delivered what may be the most impressive display of unabated talent in melodic metal with Revenant — an hour of unrelenting thrash, symphonic movements and a…

Swann Mall renovations displace campus landmarks, including Rock, Prairie Chicken

By Jason Herring, April 26 2018 — The Prairie Chicken will make a rare migration this summer. Construction on the University of Calgary campus will displace a number of iconic campus landmarks, including the Prairie Chicken and the Rock. Redevelopment of the MacKimmie Complex and Professional Faculties building will close Swann Mall — the green…

Summer Festivals Preview: One season to rock them all

By Thomas Johnson, April 26 2018 — Festival season, the only season that matters, is nearly upon us. As the snow recedes and its flooding washes away the spectre of school, five-hour daylight and the scourge of seasonal affective disorder, we welcome Calgary’s annual festivals back into our collective minds and communities. Sled Island will…

Our horoscopes predict what your summer has in store

By Derek Baker, April 26 2018 — Taurus (April 20 – May 20) You will be that idiot who doesn’t clean up their campsite, attracting a crowd of bears with the food you left around. They will eat all of your graham crackers, your tent and even your car. Better learn to be more bear…

MacKimmie Block to undergo renovations

By Ashar Memon, April 26 2018 — The University of Calgary has begun a large-scale redevelopment project of MacKimmie Tower, which will last until summer 2019. The renovations are part of a larger plan to redevelop the MacKimmie Complex and the Professional Faculties Building. This summer, the link between Murray Fraser Hall and MacKimmie Tower…

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