Sled Island pauses S...

by Carey Rutherford “I’m Shotgun Jimmie, and I play all the instruments at once . . . I play drums with my feet, and I’ll play guitar and bass at the same time . . . which is not the way I’m going to be presenting myself in Calgary.” After this statement of simple fact, Shotgun and I discuss...

Ghostkeeper, Gianna Lauren,. . . & A LOT More at Sled Island. Pt. 3 Jun20

Ghostkeeper, Gianna ...

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 out and support Live MUSIC!!! Well, if you’re going to...

What’re You Do...

by Carey Rutherford Like the song says, I’m wondering . . . . Sorry for the lack of poetic extrapolation, but I’m wanting to give you as much notice of as many options as I can find in as little time as I’ve got available with as much at stake as I have. Got. There are so many entries under...

There are Fast Moving Mountains in Calgary??? And they play acoustic pop! Sort of . . . Dec09

There are Fast Movin...

by Carey Rutherford Where the heck have I been? Who the heck cares? Well, I’ve been personally creating a funding program for the University of Calgary’s Teaching English as a Second Language e-Learning certificate for Persons with Disabilities, apparently. Not by choice, I’ll add. Oh, and...

Rufus in Alberta: Who You Gonna Call? Sep29

Rufus in Alberta: Wh...

by Carey Rutherford Never say I don’t go the extra mile for you! Okay, so it’s an email I got spammed with, but STILL, I’m taking the time to pass this valid information on to you! Extra Mile!! Do you like Rufus Wainwright? Perhaps the question is more like “What’s not to like?” Hmm. No,...

Holy Cow: You Can He...

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 to disenchantment to avoidance and back to acceptance. It’s like a 12 step...