Tagged Music

Neck of the Woods brings new album and high energy to Calgary

By Matt Hume, October 3 2017 — During this year’s Sled Island music festival, metalcore pioneers Converge headlined the largest hardcore show of the week at the #1 Legion downtown. The show’s opening band was Vancouver’s Neck of the Woods, who caught Calgary’s attention with a blistering and engaging performance. The mark Neck of the Woods…

Calgary Film opening gala selection celebrates Indigenous music

By Scott Christensen, September 22 2017 — The Calgary International Film Festival kicked off with a premiere of When They Awake at the opening gala on Sept. 20. When They Awake is a documentary about Indigenous Canadian musicians with a focus on contemporary music spanning from hip-hop to blues to electro-pop. Though mainstream genres are…

New Music: Milo

By Matt Hume, September 6 2017 —  Over the course of his career, Rory Ferreira has called himself many names. Some know him as Scallops Hotel, but most recognize him simply as Milo. Since his twin EPs in 2013, Things That Happen at Day and Things That Happen at Night, Milo has honed a style…

Frosh 2017: Entertainment

By Matt Hume MUSIC It’s the perfect time to enjoy live music in Calgary — new venues are constantly popping up alongside a wide array of classic spots for every taste. For everything from rock to hip-hop, Broken City on 11 Ave. has your back. The rowdy Ship & Anchor Pub on 17 Ave. scratches that…

One Love hip-hop festival returns to Calgary at new venue

By Scott Christensen, August 2 2017 — Now in its third year, Calgary’s annual hip-hop and R&B music festival is facing some changes. One Love Music Festival will now be a one-day event on Aug. 4, instead of its previous two-day stretch on labour day weekend. They’ve also moved from Elliston Park to the larger…

Local record label owner talks activism through music

By Scott Christensen, June 23, 2017 — Inner Ocean Records is a Calgary record label that mainly releases lo-fi and experimental hip-hop music. The label, which began in 2012, recently released Bless Vol. 1 — the proceeds of which will be donated to help Syrian civilians during the ongoing civil war. Cory Giordano began the label…

A serious review of Lady Gaga’s “Christmas Tree”

By Derek Baker, November 29 2016 — In 2008, Lady Gaga released one of the most unappreciated holiday songs in existence, “Christmas Tree.” However, it has recently come to my attention that many individuals think this song is some weird perverted metaphor for sex, to which I reply, “get your head out of the gutter.”…

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