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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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It happened: The Avril and Chad Kroeger duet!

October 8, 2013

Ever since they announced their surprise engagement last year, we knew this day was coming: The Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger song finally came out today and well, it’s pretty much what you expected.  (I’ll let you interpret what that …
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Can you write Canada’s next great hockey song?

October 6, 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4,200 blog posts,  welcome to the first time I’ve ever written about Hockey Night in Canada.  But fret not, this blog hasn’t been taken over by TSN, I’m writing about Canada’s biggest sports night for a …
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Watch: Arcade Fire’s epic “Reflektor”

September 14, 2013

Are you sitting down? Are you comfy? This is going to take a while. After releasing The Suburbs in 2010, Montreal’s Arcade Fire are finally back with a new song…and it’s epic. By epic, I mean it’s more than seven …
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Forgiving Hedley.

September 14, 2013

For the past couple of years, I’ve been mad at Hedley. It’s been annoying me, because, well, I actually really want to like them. When they first emerged out of the carnage that was Canadian Idol, I was like, “Okay, …
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Kings of Leon welcomes the world to their Amex Unstaged concert!

August 7, 2013

This post is sponsored by Amex Canada What are you doing on Friday, August 9th? Wanna watch the Kings of Leon’s UK concert with me? I’ll be wearing my pajamas, but you can wear whatever you want. Maybe I should …
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Folkin’ Awesome: Calgary’s Folk Music Festival survives and thrives!

July 29, 2013

All photos taken with the Samsung Galaxy Camera. If you’ve never been to a folk festival, here’s the one thing you have to know: No one festival is like another. Actually, even if it’s the same festival, every corner presents …
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Calgary Folk Music Festival Find: Caravan Palace!

July 28, 2013

This weekend, despite the island being underwater five weeks go, Prince’s Island Park played host to the always awesome Calgary Folk Music Festival. Besides the friends, the beer gardens, the delicious food and the weather, one of my favourite things …
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Calgary Folk Music Festival Find: Jordie Lane!

July 28, 2013

This weekend, despite the island being underwater five weeks go, Prince’s Island Park played host to the always awesome Calgary Folk Music Festival. Besides the friends, the beer gardens, the delicious food and the weather, one of my favourite things …
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Calgary Folk Music Festival Find: Dala!

July 28, 2013

This weekend, despite the island being underwater five weeks go, Prince’s Island Park played host to the always awesome Calgary Folk Music Festival. Besides the friends, the beer gardens, the delicious food and the weather, one of my favourite things …
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New tunes from two of Calgary’s best!

July 24, 2013

I’ve got some new music for you from two of my favourite Calgary musicians. I write about Michael Bernard Fitzgerald so much, I think his growing fan base probably thinks that this is his blog! Sadly, it’s not…because I’m a …
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Calgary flood: Why haven’t the canceled bands done more to help?

July 18, 2013

It’s been one month since a flood waterlogged most of Southern-Alberta and while many communities have finally re-opened, it’s going to be a long time before things are back to normal. One thing that was thankfully back to normal was …
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Stampede concerts canceled!

July 2, 2013

Ugh.  I heard this might be true, but I was really hoping it wouldn’t be. The Calgary Stampede has officially canceled all the concerts at the Saddledome during the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. When the flood waters rose in …
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Polaris Prize’s shocking Serena snub!

June 13, 2013

This is the time of year where I write a post about the the recently announced Polaris Prize long list, normally gushing over the nominees and curiously excited about which Canadian artist would win the huge $30,000 prize.  See, here’s …
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Listen Now: City and Colour’s The Hurry and The Harm!

May 24, 2013

It’s here! it’s here…well sorta. City and Colour’s new album The Hurry and The Harm is now available to stream in its entirety exclusively on the iTunes Store. But don’t worry, you can buy the whole thing on June 4th. …
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