Tagged rock

New Music: Sleep

By Thomas Johnson, April 26 2018 — On the one hand, in a branch of rock as prone to cliché as stoner metal, it might have been laying it on a little thick releasing your first studio album in 15 years on 4/20 (Technically Jerusalem, the first iteration of what would eventually become Dopesmoker, was…

New Music: Wye Oak

By Jason Herring, March 28 2018 — The 2018 lineup for Sled Island — Calgary’s shining yearly music and arts festival and without a doubt the best week of the year — made me practically scream with excitement. High on my most-anticipated list is Baltimore’s Wye Oak. Their 2011 album, Civilian, was a personal high…

New Music: Nap Eyes

By Matty Hume, March 5 2018 — The magic of I’m Bad Now, the third album from Halifax’s soft post-punks Nap Eyes, is that it plucks the glory days of escapist protest-folk straight out of the ‘70s and right into your modern world. Before you even hit play, simply looking at the illuminated medieval manuscript-style…

New Music: October Album Wrap-Up

By Thomas Johnson, November 10 2017 —   Young Thug & Future – Super Slimey 2017 has already brought out the best in Future and Young Thug. A week after dropping a popular self-titled album in February, Future released HNDRXX. And Beautiful Thugger Girls, Young Thug’s most accomplished work to date, was released in June. Both…

Calgary’s Raleigh dives into new sonic territory with Powerhouse Bloom

By Matty Hume, October 26 2017 —  A sound exists within the wave of psychedelic indie rock, somewhere in between Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Tame Impala, personified by Calgary quartet Raleigh. On Sept. 29, the group released their third full-length record, Powerhouse Bloom — an album developed during the band’s residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and…

New Music: September album wrap-up

By Thomas Johnson, September 28 2017 — The Outfit, TX — Fuel City Fuel City is a fictitious, claustrophobic and diesel-doused urban utopia of The Outfit, TX’s making. It sits somewhere between Atlanta’s futuristic strip-palace nocturnality, the unholy menace of a Memphis dungeon and Saturn’s sixth moon. The newest album by the Dallas ensemble sounds…

New Music: The National

By Thomas Johnson, September 15 2017 — Since their days as a middling quintet amid the New York garage rock boom that blossomed with The Strokes and Interpol, The National have been steadfast in their consistency. They’re like comfort food — chicken soup for the iPod. A progression exists with each album, but you generally…

Mystery behind cleaned rock solved as student comes forward

By Sean Willett, July 28 2017 — The mystery of who cleaned the paint off of one of the University of Calgary’s iconic rocks has been solved. Hamish Tregarthen, a second-year student studying anthropology and women’s studies, worked with a group of other students to remove paint from the rock outside of MacKimmie Library Tower…

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