Tagged The Gauntlet

Our favourite albums of 2016 highlight local talent and Solange’s political voice

While 2016 was generally not a great year for politics, the environment and the many celebrities who passed away, the year was undoubtedly a pretty decent year for music. Frank Ocean emerged after a four-year hiatus with Blonde, Beyoncé shook the world with her sneaky release of the visual album Lemonade and David Bowie released his…

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…

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