Tagged Local music

New Music: March Album Wrap-Up

By Thomas Johnson, April 6 2018 —  YFN Lucci – Ray Ray From Summerhill For a long time, the best parts of YFN Lucci’s career were thanks to collaborations with hard-hitting geniuses like Takeoff and Quavo, with Lucci slinking around verses with a voice as viscous as Newtonian fluid. Ray Ray From Summerhill is YFN…

Calgary’s Woodhawk is ready to tour beyond the sun

By Thomas Johnson, March 16 2018 — “We’re hitting some new ground,” boasts Mike Baddington, the vocalist and bass player behind Woodhawk, a Calgary desert-rock trio with a future as bright as a red sun. Woodhawk’s sights are set beyond the outer reaches of our known planetary system. The opener to their debut album, 2017’s…

Stay entertained all February long

By Matty Hume, January 26 2018 — Whether you’re still trying to ride the high of Big Winter Classic or you’re tired of sitting at home staring at the ceiling, you should go see a show in February. With a music scene like Calgary’s, you have no excuse not to prime your future self for…

Crooked Spies to celebrate new album at Nite Owl

By Rachel Woodward, December 1 2017 — Local four-piece rock group Crooked Spies have re-emerged with their second album, High Plains. The album follows a two-year hiatus since their first release, Treason. The band will showcase their newest sounds at an album release party on Dec. 15 at Nite Owl alongside local groups Free the…

YYC Music Awards now accepting submissions

By Rachel Woodward, April 04, 2017 — Last year, the first annual YYC Music Awards celebrated local talent around the city. This year, they hope to do the same, but with a little more pizzaz. The award ceremony will take place in late September, but submissions are open until May 31. Co-organizer and media director…

DJ Yung Nino lights up Commonwealth

By Hayden McBennett, March 21 2017 — If line-dancing in plaid sends you into anaphylactic shock or you’re looking to escape the knowing gaze of the bouncer you cried and vomited on last weekend at Knoxville’s, Calgary nightlife is full of hidden gems and local heavyweights. DJ Yung Nino offers a fresh antidote to the…

Windigo to bring new music before end of 2017

By Rachel Woodward, January 24 2017 — During the late months of 2011, Anthony Kameka and four fellow Calgary musicians formed Windigo, an indie-pop and rock group. Almost five years later, Kameka now leads three new bandmates — Del Coburn, Tory Rosso and Mitch Cooper — as the band sets out to release their latest…

Oh come and drink wine with Cum Vino Cantus

By Gurman Sahota, November 29 2016 — With Christmas nearly upon us, Cum Vino Cantus will host their annual Christmas concert, A Cum Vino Cantus Christmas on Dec. 4. Cum Vino Cantus is a Calgary-based choir that performs for an hour, drinks a glass of wine, the performs for another hour. Artistic director Jean-Louis Bleau…

Penny Fortune makes music out of “bro-ship”

By Nikayla Goddard, November 29 2016 — Relatively new to the Calgary music scene, Penny Fortune has gained momentum as a fresh face in the industry. The band is a unique mix of what the duo describes as “a contrast of R&B music with guitar and rap,” according to Myles Olsen, who contributes guitar and…

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