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The Once Play With Your Musical Expectations: Is it Folk, or Pop, or Indie or . . .

It occurs to MUSICAlive! afterwards that we never asked Geraldine Hollet, lead singer for The Once, the significance of the band’s name. Sure, “once” is an adverb meaning “on one occasion”, or “for one time only”; but as a noun it becomes capitalized as their bandname and means “a Newfoundland-based folk-pop trio who have been combining 3-part harmonies and acoustic guitar and keyboards to confound

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 →

All-Ages Gigs and a Random Task Collective

by Carey Rutherford “And what’s their name?” “Random Task Collective.” “Random Task?” “Collective, yes.” “Interesting.” “It’s a group of kids that’ve REALLY taken the initiative in the all-ages scene in this town. They’ve put a lot in: They programmed 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 →

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