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Joshua Jones meets The Esther Honens: The Percussionist and the Pianos

In their efforts to expand the diversity and reach of the piano competition performances, the Honens stretched it’s possibilities in 2012 with Bison Noir (a nod to New York’s cool, adventurous Le Poisson Rouge). Here’s what Honens says:

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 →

Dreams Of Reason playing at the Blind Beggar: Sex and drugs and rock and roll!

by Carey Rutherford Jimmy Page would be proud. For those who may have forgotten, he was not simply the heroin-addled Cromwell-obsessed lead guitarist of the ’70’s rock ‘n roll gods, Led Zeppelin; he was also their creative leader, their producer,… Continue Reading →

The MidWinter Midnight Soundscape: Perform it Yourself

by Carey Rutherford This is a sound event of a different kind. Not specifically music, not specifically art, but a soundscape of a specifically local nature nonetheless. What could it be? What would we want to listen to, if it… Continue Reading →

The Music Festivals Are Coming: Let the Blues Run Away with Your Heart!

by Carey Rutherford The blues are here, and that’s a good thing, believe it or not. Isn’t it funny how emotional distress creates such beautiful things? The blues lie at the heart of so much of North American popular music,… Continue Reading →

The Music Festivals are Coming: Kiwanis, Expo Latino & other spicy sounds

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 →

Country Music is Alive at Club Paradiso

by Carey Rutherford For a lady who sings country music, Jacqueline Drew seems unusually cheerful. I mean, isn’t country music all about moms in prison and dogs being hit by trains? Nope. As a North American folk music, it has… Continue Reading →

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