Tagged Music

New Music: Valiska

By Miriam Johnston, October 9 2017 —  Calgary-based Polish musician Valiska has called his new album, On Pause, his most personal work. Valiska describes the eight-track ambient album as “charting a journey of loss and upheaval.” This album appears to be easy listening at first, but unlike some ambient music, each song demands your attention….

New Music: Metz

By Matty Hume, October 9 2017 —  Very few Canadian artists are able to claim a spot on the Polaris Music Prize shortlist with their debut album. In 2012, Toronto-based post-hardcore trio Metz became one of those few. While their 2015 follow-up, II, didn’t collect accolades in the same capacity, it solidified their place as…

Remembering Tom Petty, 1950-2017

By Thomas Johnson, October 5 2017 — Tom Petty may have been the most casual of America’s rock icons. His career was mellow in comparison to his contemporaries. Next to Dylan’s generational tides and Springsteen’s Americana heroism, Petty’s suburban narratives seemed almost quaint. While the former two dealt in highways and badlands, Petty concerned himself…

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

By Matty 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 Matty 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 Matty 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…

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