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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…

Photo Recap: Folk Fest Saturday

By Miranda Krogstad and Melanie Woods, July 24 2016 — Though a few sparse drops of rain fell late in the afternoon, it was a sunny Saturday at Prince’s Island Park for the third day of the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival. We hit up some of the day’s most exciting collaborative workshops.   Members…

Photo recap: Sled Island Day 4

By Jason Herring, Liv Ingram and Jarrett Edmund with photos by Jarrett Edmund — June 26, 2016 Our fourth day of Sled Island began at Tubby Dog for Victoria’s Fountains. Blending vaguely surf-rock moments with ’70s post-punk sensibilities, Fountains’ capricious sound is endlessly likeable and fun. As the band’s sound exploded into a frenzied peak…

Photo recap: Sled Island Day 3

By Jason Herring with photos by Jarrett Edmund — June 25, 2016 We kicked off day three of Sled Island at Commonwealth for the Mint Records showcase, where indie-rock artist Jay Arner’s pulsing dream-pop highlighted a packed set. With cheesy ‘90s outfits and a laid-back attitude, Arner’s music was a perfect fit for the balloon-adorned…

Photo recap: Sled Island day 2

By Jason Herring with photos by Jarrett Edmund — June 24, 2106 We kicked off the second day of Sled Island at the annual East Village Block Party, where crowds took the street to enjoy a variety of free electronic music. The party relocated to Inglewood this year, making it the festival’s only event in…

Calgary’s Nite Owl moves away from live music amid economic uncertainty

By Jarrett Edmund, January 26 2016 — Nite Owl, a popular downtown bar and music venue, is shifting its focus away from live music to a more traditional club setup. The venue’s general manager and part-owner Jay Bonham says the change was prompted by the current economic climate. He hopes the shift will provide a…

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