Roberto López was one of the surprises of Calgary’s 2018 Folk Music Festival. Born and raised in Colombia, living in Montreal, his website describes his music style as modern Latin music with hip arrangements. Under Colombian grooves he unabashedly adds jazz, funk and electronic music to the mix.
Mick Flannery’s Facebook page says that he bridges the gap between folk and blues rock. Well, he doesn’t fit in a box, that’s for sure. Still working as a stone mason, he’s touring all over the world as an artist: Canada this summer; Ireland in September; New Zealand and Australia later this year.
by Carey Rutherford May was Asian Heritage Month in Canada, did you know that? Well, you missed it! Unless you actually took in one of the events they organized around the city through the Asian Heritage Foundation, who describe themselves… Continue Reading →
by Carey Rutherford Your faithful Writer can’t help but ask, right off the start, if orchestras, or other musicians the Turtle Island Quartet encounter, harbour a strong dislike for the freedom which the TIQ exhibit in their choices of music… Continue Reading →
by Carey Rutherford Tamara Lindeman IS The Weather Station. But it’s a different Station than it used to be. “I originally started with (the band name) The Weather Station because I was making experimental music that wasn’t at all singer-songwriter, and… Continue Reading →
by Carey Rutherford The really interesting thing about Jeremy Van Wycks’ partnership with Bill Batt (in Aerosol Constellations) is that, though they’ve been working together musically for years, they have just released their first “double-sided, full-lengthish LP” (yep, vinyl) and… Continue Reading →
by Carey Rutherford I never asked Joel: “What’s a Mushy Callahan?” On the other hand, I also never asked “Are you like/Do you like/inspired by/nauseated by/etc. the Jonas Brothers?” Oh, sorry Joel. I wasn’t supposed to mention that other family… Continue Reading →
by Carey Rutherford What would you do if you were sitting in a formal concert hall, dressed for a night of highly educated performances by acclaimed composers, and you began hearing a cricket, very clearly, and no-one seemed particularly perturbed,… Continue Reading →
by Carey Rutherford “And what’s their name?” “Random Task Collective.” “Random Task?” “Collective, yes.” “Interesting.” “It’s a group of kids that’ve REALLY taken the initiative in the all-ages scene in this town. They’ve put a lot in: They programmed the… Continue Reading →
by Carey Rutherford Tim is back! Not that he’s ever been really gone, but Tim Buckley and his crew are setting up a little tour in western Canada this December, starting here in Calgary. He and co-Tim.buck.two’er Derek Pulliam recorded… Continue Reading →
by Carey Rutherford We know it’s coming. Anyone who’s been in this city for a decade has it carved into their forehead by now, and if you’ve lived in Calgary for your whole life you’ve moved from love to ecstasy… Continue Reading →
by Carey Rutherford In an effort to make up for my incomplete summary of Calgary’s music festivals, after having declared the huge number and variety of them, the need has arisen to describe, expostulate, enthuse, and clamor about more of… Continue Reading →
by Carey Rutherford Isn’t it too early to be thinking about festivals? Isn’t the ‘festival’ intimately associated with the summertime, or at least the growing warmth of spring? Sure, there’s a winter festival, but that’s just for crazy Canucks who… Continue Reading →