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Lemon Bucket Orkestra jams at Folk Fest workshops

By Melanie Woods, July 26 2016 — While mainstage headliners played to hundreds of tarpies under the sun at the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival, six side stages hosted dozens of concerts and collaborative workshops on topics ranging from the blues to “Mullets, Beards, Barrettes.” One of the highlights of the packed schedule came Saturday…

Chasing Summer brings lit beats to town

By Ayesha Chugh, July 26 2016 — Chasing Summer, Western Canada’s largest electronic music festival, returns to Calgary July 30–31. The festival will bring up to 34,000 fans to the Max Bell Centre festival grounds. In previous years, Chasing Summer was held at Fort Calgary. With the change in venue, festival-goers can expect an increase…

The Weeknd, Alessia Cara big winners at hometown Juno Awards

By Jason Herring, April 3 2016 — It was a massive weekend for The Weeknd. The Toronto R&B singer took home Junos for “Single of the Year” and “Album of the Year” at the 45th Annual Juno awards at the Scotiabank Saddledome on April 3. These wins were in addition to awards for “Artist of…

Edmonton musician blends traditional folk and punk

By Jarrett Edmund, March 15 2016 — As a solo artist, performances are inherently intimate. The audience’s attention is fixed on a single individual, where the connection between the artist and the viewer serves as the emotional core of the performance. For Edmonton musician Cassia Hardy, live shows are all about connecting with her audience….

Photo Recap: Block Heater Music Festival

By Jarrett Edmund, February 17 2016 — On Family Day weekend, the first annual Block Heater Festival brought sold out crowds to the historic community of Inglewood. The Calgary Folk Music Festival off-shoot featured over 20 artists of national and international fame at three venues, including the Ironwood Stage and Grill. With each act falling…

Calgary Folk Fest launches new winter music festival

By Jarrett Edmund, February 9 2016 — The community of Inglewood will soon have one more festival to add to its impressive repertoire. The inaugural Block Heater Festival is making its way to the newly dubbed Music Mile on 9 Ave. SE from Feb. 12–14. Debbie Salmonson, executive director of both Block Heater and the…

Guided by Voices, Deafheaven highlight 2016 Sled Island annoucement

By Jason Herring, Feb. 9 2016 — Sled Island, a popular Calgary annual music and arts festival, announced the first wave of headliners for their 10th anniversary festival on Feb. 9. And based on the artists revealed so far, it looks like this will be a year to remember. Guided by Voices highlights the artists…

CJSW launches new project aiming to document Calgary’s rich musical history

By Jason Herring, February 2 2016 — Campus radio station CJSW 90.9 FM recently announced their Calgary Local Music Library project, which aims to compile an aural and visual history of Calgary music. The traveling installation will tour around Calgary Public Library branches. CJSW is searching for donations of CDs, posters, photographs and other paraphernalia…

Calgary’s Nite Owl moves away from live music amid economic uncertainty

By Jarrett Edmund, January 26 2016 — Nite Owl, a popular downtown bar and music venue, is shifting its focus away from live music to a more traditional club setup. The venue’s general manager and part-owner Jay Bonham says the change was prompted by the current economic climate. He hopes the shift will provide a…

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