Tagged The Gauntlet

Half Moon Run kicks off first Canadian tour

By Gurman Sahota, November 29 2016 — Half Moon Run is an indie-rock band beginning their first full Canadian tour after forming in Montreal in 2010. Following the release of their second album, Dark Eyes, and a year of touring other locations, Half Moon Run will play in Calgary on Dec. 13. The Gauntlet spoke…

Pop Up to sell student art for a good cause

By Rachel Woodward, November 29 2016 — On Dec. 2 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., That Empty Space will host the first annual U of C For She Pop Up Art Sale. The event, organized by art student Anbareen Abeer and computer science student Yen Po Wen aims to bring art students to a…

Penny Fortune makes music out of “bro-ship”

By Nikayla Goddard, November 29 2016 — Relatively new to the Calgary music scene, Penny Fortune has gained momentum as a fresh face in the industry. The band is a unique mix of what the duo describes as “a contrast of R&B music with guitar and rap,” according to Myles Olsen, who contributes guitar and…

Deck the Walls with art for sale at Newzones

By Hayden McBennett, November 29 2016 — With the holiday season fast approaching, the Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art is bringing back the beloved Calgary tradition of Deck the Walls, a culmination of art that will cover the walls. This season’s installment will include returning favourites and exciting fresh faces in a gathering of styles…

July Talk brings eccentric energy to MacHall

By Rachel Woodward, November 22 2016 — July Talk is a Toronto-based alternative rock group founded in 2012. The band will perform a sold-out show in MacHall as a part of their tour on Dec. 3. Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay lead the five-person band that just released their sophomore album, Touch, earlier this year….

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…

Let Telus Spark ignite your romantic chemistry

By Nikayla Goddard, November 22 2016 — In the mood to get your science on? Every second Thursday of the month at Telus Spark, there is an adults-only event called Makers’ Night Out. For $30 dollars, you and your date can take part in hands-on activities that vary from month to month. The next workshop…

Slipper tells a distinctly Calgarian Cinderella story

By Fernando David Moreno, November 22 — As part of the pantomime tradition of the holiday season, Alberta Theatre Projects presents Slipper — “a distinctly Calgarian Cinderella story.” The show is based on the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Playwright director Rebecca Northan says that Calgary is the perfect host for Cinderella and the…

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…

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