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Killarney Record Fair this Saturday

By Troy Hasselman, August 22 2019 — Calgary’s music collectors will have a chance to bolster their vinyl collections with this year’s edition of the Killarney Record Fair. This will be its third edition, with the fair growing quickly since its introduction. “We’ve blown from 10 or 12 vendors in our first year to over…

Alchemy Festival turns student creativity into gold

By Nikayla Goddard, March 23 2018 — Coming up on its fifth anniversary, the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) continually strives to proudly showcase student works in all its encompassed disciplines — music, dance and drama. Traditionally, the annual Taking Flight Festival has been a way to showcase drama performances….

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…

Big Winter Classic: Party in a winter wonderland

By Matty Hume, February 1 2018 — Despite Big Winter Classic’s primary emphasis on a myriad of live music, the festival also serves as a great opportunity for local breweries to promote their craft — pun very intended. For the festival’s last three years, the beer has served as a foil to the chilly temperature, allowing…

ICYMI: 2017 marks big five-year rap music anniversaries

By Thomas Johnson, December 6 2017 — Hindsight’s a funny thing. Despite a few albums that dropped like asteroids, you’d be forgiven for glossing over 2012’s stake as one of modern music’s most impactful years. Five years later, the fruits of one of the more transformative years in recent memory continue to sprout. This July,…

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