Tagged Local music

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…

Rosalind redefines local folk

By Giselle Sproule, November 22 2016 — Rosalind is a seven-piece indie-folk ensemble based in Calgary. The band began in 2015 as a jam session between members Jesse Shire, Amanda Rishaug and Mike Goossen. “That first jam session was probably the best orientation I’ve ever had with a group of musicians. [We had] instant chemistry…

Local rock four-piece Crooked Spies on the comeup

By Rachel Woodward, November 15 2016 — Crooked Spies is a four-piece rock band featuring brothers Dylan and Steven Evanik alongside Aaron Samson and Mark Lawlor. The group just released their first single “Waiting” from their second feature-length album set for release early next year. “We formed about two and a half years ago. It…

Fox Who Slept the Day Away to play Broken City

By Giselle Sproule, November 1 2016 — Fox Who Slept the Day Away is a four-piece Calgary band made up of Connor Mead, Austin Franks, Austin Caron and Maxwell Haupapa. Described as ambient progressive indie rock, they name artists like The Antlers, Grizzly Bear and Explosions in the Sky — as well as what they…

Calgary Tower broadcasts 30 years of local music over downtown core

By Jason Herring, January 12 2016 — Calgary has a deep, growing musical history that’s often overlooked — and it just keeps growing. Artists like Chad VanGaalen, Rae Spoon, Tom Phillips and Dragon Fli Empire exemplify the diverse music to emerge from the city over the past three decades. Now, One Yellow Rabbit and the…

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