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Bruce Cockburn: Some Kind of Ecstasy Still Has a Hold on Him

Bet you’ve never been in a Canadian Standoff before, have you? It’s like a Mexican Standoff, but, more . . . Canadian.

It started out innocently enough: Bruce Cockburn was hanging a plaque in Calgary‘s National Music Centre, as

The Music Festivals are coming! The Sled Island will survive.

by Carey Rutherford It’s hard to say what the Flood Island of 2013 taught the organizers of Sled Island, but at least this year the river’s not rising at such an alarming rate. But the musicians ARE ARRIVING at an… Continue Reading →

A Going Concern: Erin Ross and her Guitar

by Carey Rutherford The Palamino Smokehouse and Social Club is an interesting place. On a Friday night in April, the evening begins upstairs with the roots-grounded artist Erin Ross, whose folk-rockish set ends around the time the floorboards begin vibrating… Continue Reading →

T. Buckley’s Travelling Revue: Coming Soon to a City Near You

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 →

The Calgary Folk Festival is not just for Folkies

by Carey Rutherford Irony is the great equalizer in most parts of life, and it is always apparent in good art. Music offers many opportunities for irony, and the best part is when it’s not just hidden in the songs,… 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 →

Holy Cow: You Can Hear Good Music at the Stampede. Since When?

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 →

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 →

Renaissance Music in The Humorous Magistrate: From the 1700s to Today

by Carey Rutherford Live music is everywhere: that’s the best part about it. And I don’t just mean on streets when the weather is fine, or in the train or bus stations when it’s not. Do you listen to the… Continue Reading →

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