Kerry’s Block Heater: Our Folk Fest Meets Our National Music Centre Feb13

Kerry’s Block Heater...

by Carey Rutherford Kerry Clarke has been working the Calgary Folk Festival shop for so long we felt it indiscreet to ask her how many years it HAS been. Instead we asked for her take on a most interesting aspect to the first day of this year’s midwinter folkfest: the Block Heater; “We’re...

Ghostkeeper, Gianna Lauren,. . . & A LOT More NOT at Sled Island. Pt. 4 Jun28

Ghostkeeper, Gianna ...

by Carey Rutherford Well. Hell. There’s Good News and there’s Bad News. The Good News Is: As a little bit of a multi-media freak, your humble writer has begun incorporating audio clips from the +100 interviews that have been recorded since beginning this Live Music column for Examiner in...

Ghostkeeper, Gianna Lauren,. . . & A LOT More at Sled Island. Pt. 3 Jun20

Ghostkeeper, Gianna ...

by Carey Rutherford The Sled trundles along, and while other festivals mentioned by performers (NXNE, Halifax Pop, Canadian Music Week, etc.) may come and go, this one is OURS! So What Are You Doing Sitting There Reading This Article? Go out and support Live MUSIC!!! Well, if you’re going to...

Miesha & the Spanks, Quaker Parents . . . & A LOT More at Sled Island. Pt. 2 Jun18

Miesha & the Sp...

By Carey Rutherford So, enough about festival dynamics. What about their music? Check out the Quaker Parents’ video on the Sled Island info pages, which is a casually live rendition of their song “T-Shirt”. Mark describes: “We did that during Halifax Pop Explosion,… We did it in the...

Miesha & the Spanks, Quaker Parents . . . & A LOT More at Sled Island. Pt. 1 Jun16

Miesha & the Sp...

by Carey Rutherford The Sleds are on the move: witness the intricacies of trying to interview 2 “Sled Island Music and Arts Festival” performers, Miesha Louie and Mark Grundy, less than a week before the start of Calgary’s biggest alt-pop-garage-rock-screaming-shock-layered-schlock...

The Lilith Wind is Blowing Jul05

The Lilith Wind is B...

by Carey Rutherford It’s a great day for a sunburn. There’s many musics: there’s lots of enthusiastic listeners, and there’s a mix of influences which makes us very happy. However, up until the day of the Lilith Fair 2010, we had learned only that there was music from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and...

The Music Festivals are Coming, But. . . . Are you? Jun27

The Music Festivals ...

by Carey Rutherford Hey!! Haven’t you been listening to me? Didn’t the less than subtle hints I’ve been dropping about the local (and larger) live music scene register, or stir some moments of musical empathy? I mean, I’ve mentioned the pleasure of Re-Discovering Live Music in Small Places,...

Calgary’s coming up music: Sled Island Music & Arts Festival May07

Calgary’s coming up ...

by Carey Rutherford Ah, these festival thingys just don’t stop! Calgary Is Humming! Where did all of this music come from? When did Calgarians put down their AC-DC albums and pick up — the SAVK, or Faux Fur? Okay, so I’m jaded by years of listening to music no-one else seems to know...