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New Music: Charli XCX

By Gurman Sahota, March 21 2017 — To some, a 10-track release warrants the designation of an “album,” but for Charli XCX, her newest release is a mixtape — an amuse-bouche before the release of her third album. The work lacks the sense of disjointedness that often comes with mixtapes trying to woo potential labels with a…

Two companies compete at one-act play festival

By Gurman Sahota, March 21 2017 — Celebrating its 34th year, the Calgary Region One-Act Festival will return to present original work by two Calgary-based groups — Moot Entertainment and Red String Theatre. The groups will show their work on March 24 at the Pumphouse Theatre. Although the festival is devoid of a theme, the…

New Music: Blaise Moore

By Gurman Sahota, March 7 2017 — Bursting into the Canadian music scene, Blaise Moore delivers LAURENCE, an homage to the history of the sad electro-pop genre. Expanding upon the familiar sadness of something Lana Del Rey would croon about, Moore drives the album through heartbreak and the ritual of unpacking what went wrong in…

Crime Does Not Pay makes a musical out of comics

By Gurman Sahota, February 28 2017 — How do you take violent comics and the tragic life of their creator and turn it into a musical? David Rhymer and Kris Demeanor’s play, Crime Does Not Pay, will bring that story to the Calgary stage. Co-produced by Downstage Theatre and Forté Musical Theatre, the show follows…

Gracie brings polygamy and doubt to Calgary stage

By Gurman Sahota, February 28 2017 — Beginning with an eight-year-old living in the interior of British Columbia as a part of a polygamous sect, Gracie is the struggle between the desire to belong to a community and growing doubt. The piece is a collaboration between the Belfry Theatre in Victoria and Calgary’s Alberta Theatre…

New Music: Japandroids

By Gurman Sahota, February 14 2017 — Occasionally, a more commercial album is a great decision for a band. But that’s not the case for Japandroids and their newest release, Near To The Wild Heart of Life.  From the first track, listeners will recognize a single that could gain commercial success if marketed correctly. Subtle,…

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