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IMM - Calgary has never looked (or sounded) this good!

Categories: Indie Music Monday, Music News | Posted by: Jenavive
 Calgary has never looked (or sounded) this good!

Check out this new promotional video from Tourism CalgaryCalgary Economic Development and Calgary Telus Convention Centre.  It does a great job of showcasing the beauty of the city, the culture, and community in a way I can’t find the words for.

The video features Calgary artists  Jocelyn and Lisa performing the song Right Here, written by composer Mike Shields.

This video does a great job to dispel the “Cow Town” and “Stampede City” connotation that is all to quickly associated with Calgary.

See how many of the locations you can recognize!



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Indie Music Monday - King Dylan

Categories: Indie Music Monday | Posted by: Jenavive

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)

Get in touch with King Dylan!








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Indie Music Monday - The Implicate Order

Categories: Indie Music Monday | Posted by: Jenavive
Calgary Rockers – The Implicate Order

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.

I cannot wait to share the stage with them at our EP release party, at Dickens Pub on February 28th. Dancing pants required.


My personal favorites are Boardwalk and Wrong Hole.


If you like what you hear, you can buy the album ‘Hollow Process’ for $5 on Bandcamp, or stream it for free!

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Official music video released for 'Human Nature'

Categories: Jenavive News | Posted by: Jenavive
New Music from Jenavive


A quick note to announce the release of  the official “Human Nature”  music video.  It is now available for your viewing pleasure.

You can watch it here now –

We’ll have more amazing videos for you in the coming weeks.  Subscribe to our youtube channel so you can be the first of your friends to see them.

We have already reached over 1,000 views in the last few days!  Thank you to everyone who has shared this video through facebook and twitter.


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Indie Music Monday –

Categories: Indie Music Monday | Posted by: Jenavive

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  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.



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Indie Music Monday - Trinity Bradshaw

Categories: Indie Music Monday | Posted by: Jenavive

Calgary artist Trinity Bradshaw is going to have a fantastic 2013. This weekend she won the coveted Calgary Amp Radio Rockstar finale for a grand prize of $200,000.  Past winners include Amy Heffernan, Makeshift Innocence, For The Weekend, Seventh Rain, Frankie McQueen, and Matt Blais.

With her debut album in the works and sweet country vibes we’re expecting great things from this talented PEI native. We wish her all the best and can’t wait to see her career take off!
Check out her impressive vocals on this cover of ‘I Won’t Give Up’ by Jason Mraz

Visit for songs and updates! Follow her on twitter @trinitybradshaw



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Indie Music Monday – Transit

Categories: Indie Music Monday | Posted by: Jenavive

Tony and I were lucky enough to grab last minute tickets to Transit’s fist pumping CD release show this past Saturday at UofC’s Mac Hall Ballroom. Transit’s latest album, Stale, was officially released January 3rd, 2013. You can sample and buy the album here:

If you love hip hop you will not be disappointed.

The show was packed with awesome performances and special guests like Jesse-James Cameron from Makeshift Innocence (, Joe Nolan ( and Sykamore. Newcomer The Blue rocked the stage performing a powerful duet with Transit and beat-savvy DJ Crosswalk ( kept the tracks and filanthrofists going all night.

Overall we were completely blown away by this high-energy jam-packed show.

Honorable Mentions:
N.e Natural Ensemble (
The Bagpiper who should up for the last song

Check out our favourite Transit video “I’m so Indie”:

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Indie Music Monday – Craic the Lens

Categories: Indie Music Monday | Posted by: Jenavive

Calgary Celtic / Folk / Rock band ‘Craic The Lens’ released their first live music video this week.   It was filmed at Dickens Pub for their premier CD release party.

Watch the video here:



If you like what you hear, become a fan on facebook so you can make it out to one of their live shows.  You can also request their music on CJSW 90.9 or x92.9.


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