Tagged Local music

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…

Blackbyrd Myoozik opens during vinyl revival

By Rachel Woodward, November 26 2015 – An independent record store based out of Edmonton, Blackbyrd Myoozik, is launching a Calgary location on 17th Ave SW. Following the store’s grand opening party on Nov. 26, the shop is set to fully open for business. The store was founded in 1993 — before the modern resurgence…

Local musicians rock against Stephen Harper

By Jason Herring, October 13 2015 — As the Canadian federal election draws to a close, a group of Calgary musicians are protesting Stephen Harper and his Conservative party through the Rock Against Harper compilation album. They’ll bring their love of music and disdain for the prime minister together on Oct. 16 with a release…

Local artist Chad VanGaalen talks animation, new album and cybernetic enhancements

By Jarrett Edmund, September 10 — Calgary’s Chad VanGaalen is a man of many titles: musician, animator, producer, father and cybernetic body modification enthusiast — to name a few. Flanked by a new backing band, the Bleach Wipes, VanGaalen will begin a Western Canadian tour, with his first two stops in Calgary on Sept. 10…

HiFi Club celebrates 10 years of EDM

  By Jason Herring, July 14 2015 — After the HiFi Club opened in early 2005, the venue became a staple in Calgary’s music scene, hosting underground and innovative electronic dance music (EDM) artists. The venue is now celebrating its 10th year by hosting a series of parties. HiFi Club general manager Sarmad Rizvi says…

Reggae concert benefits homeless

By Jason Herring, June 18 2015 — Iwango JahFire embodies the ideology behind reggae music. He’s been performing reggae as a member of veteran Calgary band Strugglah for over 20 years and has recently turned his focus to using the band’s music to conduct charity work. “I wanted to do something humanitarian with the band,”…

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