This Monday we decided to get festive and let Calgary band The Jingles tickle your Christmas Spirit. I really love how much fun they have! Really makes it hard to bah humbug.
This Saturday they have a FREE ALL AGES SHOW at The House Coffee Sanctuary in Kensington. They are definitely worth checking out. Maybe you’ll even catch the Christmas bug. For a preview of what to expect check out this video. They also have tons of live video on their YouTube page.
Friends of Foes – great alternative band from Saskatoon. They’re heading into the studio soon to record their first album. We can’t wait to hear it! Follow them on twitter and facebook for show dates and news on the album
We are happy to announce that we have been invited to play the Mad Hatter Music Festival!
Come and join us for a weekend of music, art, love and awareness. The EDM (electronic dance music) festival takes place on private property in Leduc, Alberta from August 15-18. There will be three stages this year, two electronic and one live music stage. The festival has the potential to become a foundation for the arts community in Edmonton.
Check out there website and send some love to their facebook page!
Indie Music Monday – The Great Canadian Song Search
Our congratulations go out to Curtis Beaudry for winning the Calgary finals of the Great Canadian Song Search. He has a great voice, beautiful songs and we are excited for his impending album release. The national finals will be held in Toronto this July. We’ll be rooting for our hometown boy.
Judges for the finals included Matt Berry Music Director/Announcer X92.9Fm, Chris Lynch/ Announcer X92.9Fm and Concert Promoter/Festival Producer Lindsay Sheddon. They were fantastic at giving positive and constructive feedback to each competitor.
Big thank you to our fellow competitors. It was great meeting these fantastic local artist and we can’t wait to collaborate with them down the road.
On Friday, Vicki Volt and I made our way to Mount Royal University’s bar The Hub to catch King Dylan’s CD release show in support of “Looking For the Sun”. This is King Dylan’s fourth solo album and takes us to subjects a little deeper than his previous releases. His first single and video off the album is “Blind Man”.
On stage his delivery of Alternative Hip Hop/Pop is full of boundless energy. Lead singer of Broken Ride, Graham Furber, joined him onstage to keep the entire room bouncing along to the fun filled set. We wish him well as he sets off for Canada Music Week and hope his album is a huge success!
Openers Septembryo played a new song they dubbed “great for working out to” which I super loved. I can’t wait to harass the guys for a copy of the track.
And a new discovery for me was the band Penny Fortune. The Hip Hop Rock duo blew me away.
Check out the video for “Blind Man!” (and yes that’s him painting)
We recently discovered a new female fronted indie rock band from Calgary named The Implicate Order. After a quick listen to their 7 track album ‘Hollow Process’ on bandcamp, we were all hooked. Their music is reminiscent of early No Doubt alt rock feel, mixed with Paramore style vocals.
They sound great on the record, and even better live. The guys and I were able to make it out to their recent gig at Lord Nelson’s Pub on 8th ave. The show was high energy, and filled with intricate playing and headbanging breakdowns. It’s impossible not to groove on the dance floor while they rock out.
The band consists of mega hot vocalist and rhythm guitarist Christina Lacowicz, guitarist Gene Lachica, bass player Tyler Allard and drummer Josh Nadeau.
[WARNING: This article contains loud guitar and racy subject matter that may cause readers to start car chases or develop severe Kinemortophobia.]
Cobra Ramone is full of rock and roll badassery. She proves that girls can rock as hard as boys and look sexy doing it. On stage she is joined by Big Daddy Deachman (drums) and Trevor Snakedust (hammond B3) for dirty guitar driven blues-rock and vocals that any singer would be envious of.
Currently based out of Vancouver, Canada, Cobra is recording new music and touring all over North America. Make sure you go see her and the boys when they visit your city! For updates on shows and other band debauchery follow them on twitter.
Her latest record is a self-titled face-melting 10-track chronicle about the apocalypse, zombies and ‘boys-are-dicks’ type songs that can be previewed and purchased at http://cobraramone.com/
Calgary is home to many great musicians. A great way to keep track of other local acts, venues, and stores in the Calgary area is MusicYYC.ca. Run by Colleen Krueger, MusicYYC acts as a directory, showcasing many different artists, their bios, artwork, and where you can find and buy their music.
Check out their site and send some traffic their way. If you are a local band looking to be listed on their directory, check out their submit page.