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

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 doing the premiere of a Canadian film called Brown Girl Begins, which I think is really cool! We haven’t done a lot of films,”

The Music Festivals are Coming:Adventures of a Calgary Wanderer

by Carey Rutherford What an amazing day of festivular expansion. There’s no way to really describe the occurrences without just chronicling them: not that amazing, really, unless you’re paying attention. The AfrikaDey! World Music Festival is just down there, just… Continue Reading →

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

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… Continue Reading →

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

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… Continue Reading →

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

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… Continue Reading →

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

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… Continue Reading →

The Lilith Wind is Blowing

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… Continue Reading →

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

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… Continue Reading →

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

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… Continue Reading →

The Music Festivals are Coming: From the CPO and the Kid’s Fest to the Warped Tour

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 →

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