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Orville Peck brings the yee-haw to Commonwealth

By Troy Hasselman, May 30 2019 — Country music star Orville Peck rode through Calgary on May 23 for a show at Commonwealth Bar & Stage. The masked troubadour played his outlaw tunes to an enthusiastic audience that skewed left-of-centre of a typical country show, with beanies and Vans high tops mixing in with the…

Oddisee brings his means of production to Commonwealth

By Thomas Johnson, October 15 2018 — This past Thursday at Commonwealth Bar & Stage, rapper/producer/all-around-good-guy Oddisee brought the same workmanlike attitude to his live show that has defined his career. Though the first handful of songs he had to work through some sound issues, Oddisee, who introduced himself by his birth name Amir Mohamed el…

The Pack A.D. rustle up Calgary on the Woke Up Weird tour

By Thomas Johnson, September 7 2018 — Vancouver power-rock duo The Pack A.D. stomped through Calgary the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 5 in support of their latest album, Dollhouse. Guitarist and lead-vocalist Becky Black and drummer and backup vocalist Maya Miller took to a star-spangled, day-glo stage at Commonwealth Bar & Stage, raucously generating more sound than…

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