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Andy Kim talks about life

By Troy Hasselman, November 5 2019 — In a decades-long career that has included everything from penning radio staples such as “Rock Me Gently” and The Archies’ “Sugar, Sugar” to collaborations with Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew and friendships with countless Canadian music scene figures, Andy Kim has cemented his place within the canon of…

CJSW reaches funding drive goal for another year

By Troy Hasselman, November 4 2019 — CJSW’s funding drive has wrapped up for another year, with the radio campus station reaching their funding goal of $225,000. Throughout the week of Oct. 18–25, the station raised funds from 1,800 different donors, 40 per cent of who were first-time donors, reaching its goal right as the…

New Music: Big Thief

By Troy Hasselman, October 29 2019 — Hype is a double-edged sword. On one hand, there’s the elevated space that the work gets to occupy with all the acclaim and accolades that go along with it. On the other hand, there’s the burden of expectations that the work suffers from for new listeners and the…

Femme Wave gives overlooked voices a stage

By Troy Hasselman, October 22 2019 — Femme Wave, Calgary’s feminist music, comedy, film and visual arts festival is set for another year. Since its founding in 2015, the festival has grown widely in its scope and occupies multiple venues across our city’s downtown core from Nov. 7–10.  Femme Wave sets itself apart from other…

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