Mariel Buckley is Driving in the Dark: Her Country Family Helps her Steer Dec20

Mariel Buckley is Dr...

by Carey Rutherford Some accidents are not only happy, they are positively confounding. Witness MUSICAlive! popping down to a Stampede breakfast to Hear a Calgary country favourite of ours, Tim Buckley, play on the mall, and meeting the similarly talented Mariel Buckley (his sister), also...

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 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...

Do fun names equal g...

by Carey Rutherford How can you resist a performer named ‘Big Dan and the Country Boogie Band’? to be honest, I know nothing more than that about the musicians, but like Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans, I’d want to see them just because of their name. Hopefully Big...