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Pink and Dallas Green release single! Album coming next month!

September 8, 2014

Sonny and Cher Brookes and Dunn Wayne and Garth Simon & Garfunkle and now… P!nk and City and Colour.  Now, that’s a duo that I never pictured happening but I’m oh so happy it is!  Pulling a Beyonce, the duo, …
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Dan Mangan is back..and he brought some friends!

September 5, 2014

I still remember the first time I heard of Dan Mangan. He was a guest on CBC’s Q and he played “Baskets”, an amazing song about getting older and I was an instant fan. Since that time, I’ve seen him …
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Altered states: Metric’s concert is at the Wrong Place At The Right Time!

August 31, 2014

Altered States is an exclusive three-city concert series that kicked off in Calgary on with Metric.  Next, it heads East to Toronto with a performance from Death From Above 1979 and to Montreal with sets from A-Track and Chromeo.  I decided to send my friend Brie, who knows …
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On repeat: Meet the new Meaghan Smith!

April 16, 2014

Previously on Meaghan Smith, on top of celebrating the release of her first studio release The Cricket’s Orchestra, the Ontario-born singer, also won the 2011 Juno for Best New Artist of the Year. Now, on Meaghan Smith.   Meet the all new …
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Music festivals: How much of the line-up do you really know?

March 12, 2014

(Photo via shemagazine.ca) With the warm weather right around the corner, everyone is talking about one of the best things to do in the summer: music festivals!  And why not, what’s not to love about music festivals?  They’re outside, it’s …
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Stop and listen: J.J Shiplett is my new obsession!

March 6, 2014

Earlier this week, I was walking around Market Collective, an independent arts market, that also features bands and DJs playing throughout the day, which is where I first heard of J.J Shiplett.   Honestly, if you were there it was …
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Dallas Green drops out of the Junos!

February 11, 2014

In terms of classy moves, they don’t come much classier. Check out a statement released by City and Colour: “I have had the pleasure of performing on the JUNO Awards many times and have been honoured by the recognition I’ve …
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Junos: Who do you think deserves to win Video of the Year?

February 4, 2014

This morning Canadian artists all across the country sat by their phones, hoping, praying and wishing that they’d hear the news that every musician wants to hear: They’ve been nominated for a Junos. Yup, this morning, the nominations for this …
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Listen: Tegan and Sarah team up with The Lonely Island to sing about Lego!

January 31, 2014

I can distinctly remember the day I heard there was going to be a Lego movie. I knew then and there that it would be  terrible, much like movies that could have been cool like Garfield and The Smurfs. When …
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Walk Off The Earth’s new holiday jingle features a dog playing the cello!

November 26, 2013

With less than a month to Christmas, I’m officially saying it’s okay to surround yourself with awesome holiday-themed tunes. One of my favourite bands, Walk off the Earth, released an exclusive iTunes session today, featuring five of the group’s original …
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Jagged Little Pill headed to Broadway!

November 8, 2013

If the idea of paying $75 to see ,what I can only assume will be the most angsty and depressing show of all time, sounds interesting to you, well consider this your lucky day! It’s just been announced that Alanis …
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Video: Cowpuncher gets dressed up for new album!

November 7, 2013

Calgary’s Cowpuncher first came across my musical radar because, well, their name is Cowpuncher. How does that band name not immediately get your attention? Since then, I’ve been following them as their fan base continues to swell in and around …
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Everything you ever wanted to know about “C’est L’Halloween!”

October 31, 2013

Halloween means lots of things for lots of people, but for me, I can’t think of today without thinking about the classic  song “C’est L’Halloween.”  If you spent only day in a classroom learning french, you’ve heard of this song. …
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Hedley with headphones: The Quietest Concert Ever!

October 27, 2013

What if you could go to a concert and not leave deaf? That’s basically the concept behind the Quietest Concert Ever. Well, at least that’s what I took away from it!  Yesterday, Parks Canada, CBC Music and Banff National Park …
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How to build the perfect Calgary playlist!

October 18, 2013

I’ve been thinking about Calgary musicians a lot lately.   I mean, I write about them quite a bit on the blog and I know that you’re biased towards people who live in your city, (insert joke about Maple Leaf fans …
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