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August 2019

Motherhood: The Band, Definitely not the State of Mind

Motherhood, a band out of New Brunswick formed in 2010, makes music that ranges from cool cheery Beach-Boys vibes to what Penny, bass and keyboard player, calls “a shrodell”—that is, a cross between shrieking and yodelling…all in a single song

Wicked Grin Believes the Blues Can Help Good People in Bad Times

When MUSICAlive! first learns about Murray Kinsley’s guitars for the blues-rock mix of Wicked Grin’s latest album, it’s pretty encouraging!
“I use a Fender Telecaster modified Thinline (and) I call it the ‘Frenken-Tele’ that’s the modified part); I have a 61 Strat that I used on it, and a

From the Beauty to the Pragmatics of Performance: Karl Hirzer and the Calgary Philharmonic

MUSICAlive caught up with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s newest Associate Conductor, Karl Hirzer. After some back and forth, the conversation started with the absolute basics.
“What is your job as a conductor?” we ask.

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