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Alberta Ballet bringing the music of The Tragically Hip to the stage!

April 8, 2017

Photo by Mike Horner This week, the Alberta Ballet announced their new season and there was one production that got everyone excited! The Tragically Hip ballet joins the lineup contemporary ballets that the company has done over the past years, that included …
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How buying a tree can get you into Michael Bernard Fitzgerald’s next concert for free!

February 5, 2017

It’s no secret that I’m the world’s biggest fan of Michael Bernard Fitzgerald. Seriously. I once emailed him my thoughts on what one of his music videos should look like. The fact that he’s a Calgarian is just icing on …
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Love jazz? Win tickets to the entire Illumin8 series from JazzYYC!

September 8, 2016

Every year, JazzYYC assembles a fantastic concert series called Illumin8. And while some people might think of Calgary as a country music town (it’s not really), thanks to the work of the great people at JazzYYC, artists from around the …
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Jocelyn Alice releases new song and a colouring book

August 28, 2016

Calgary’s Jocelyn Alice has released a new song called Feels Right and…a colouring book featuring the animations from her music video. Cute! I love this. First, the song is poppy, anthem-ish, but chill all rolled into one. I could listen …
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Seal spotted busking in Montreal and it’s awesome!

June 27, 2016

Musician J Deeh Pitre had a better weekend than you. He was singing in the plaza in front of Montreal’s famous Notre-Dame Basilica, when the “Kiss From a Rose” singer casually walked up and joined the busker in a duet of …
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Six JUNO events that aren’t the JUNOs!

March 8, 2016

As you may have heard, The 45th annual JUNO awards are coming to Calgary at the end of March. It’s all apart of Calgary’s Year of Music celebration. I’ve actually been to a few JUNOs and I find that so …
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From Eric Clapton to the Rolling Stones, inside the National Music Centre’s famed recording studios!

November 19, 2015

(images via Colin Smith.) It is only a matter of time before the National Music Centre’s new home at Studio Bell officially opens its doors to the public in Calgary’s East Village. Beyond the incredible new building that looms over …
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Alanis updates Ironic with new 2015 ironies!

November 10, 2015

And for those wondering, yes, Alanis does address the main issue with the original song, which was that none of the situations were actually ironic, just bad luck.

Lord of the Rings’ Billy Boyd is in Calgary and he made a delightful music video to prove it!

September 21, 2015

If Calgary looked a little more Hobbity the last couple of days, that’s because you may have spotted Billy Boyd and his band Beecake in the city. Boyd has a notable acting role of course “Pippin” in The Lord of the Rings …
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That busker you saw in Kelowna? Yeah, that was Steven Tyler!

July 14, 2015

Those walking the beautiful shores of the Okanagan Lake yesterday were treated to a bit of a surprise when they spotted Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler performing along the boardwalk! Tyler, who was in town for a concert sat down …
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Ed Sheeran interrupted a teen’s performance at the West Edmonton Mall and it’s perfect!

June 15, 2015

Even though I’m not a parent, I’m really loving this whole new trend of “the nice pop star.” (Even though I hope it’s not a trend.) By “nice pop star” I mean the kind of star that is doing really …
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Target Canada employees sing “Closing Time” as stores finally close.

April 15, 2015

Oh Target Canada, we barely knew ye. Now that Target Canadas from from coast to coast to coast have closed, the ridiculousness of the whole situation is finally hitting Canadians. What was supposed to be the next great shopping experience in …
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These nine concerts are skipping Calgary and going to Edmonton instead. Is the Saddledome to blame?

March 3, 2015

It’s hard to be a pop music fan and live in Calgary. The folk music fans have the Calgary Folk Fest. The indie music fans have Sled Island. But the pop music fans? Well we get the bands that usually …
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Carly Rae Jepsen is back with a really, really catchy song!

March 1, 2015

Updated:  Jepsen just released the video for I Really Like You and…it’s really weird. No, not because it stars Tom Hanks and features a Justin Bieber cameo, but because I don’t really understand why it stars Tom Hanks. I feel …
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Michael Bernard Fitzgerald gets #WayTooBig and #WayTooLoud!

November 20, 2014

I have a long documented history of pretty much writing about Michael Bernard Fitzgerald anytime he does anything.  New album? I’ll write about it. New song? I’ll memorize it and then write about memorizing it. New tour? I get it …
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