Story by Colton O’Reilly. Photo by Christie Dupree. It was a warm evening in March. Music was pouring out onto the front steps of the legendary King Eddy where Silvering, a project by Shalom Toy, was set to release their debut EP titled Minefield Memory. The King Eddy, established in 1905, was torn down and rebuilt brick by brick in 2013 as the structural integrity and health and safety of the building had been depleted.
Story by Jenessa Blanchet. “You Belong.” This is the simple mantra echoed in every communication, post or media release about OffBeat Figure Drawing events and this could not be a more apt statement. On Friday, April 5, I attended my first ever OffBeat Figure Drawing session, “FIRE FLY,” at the #mailotcastle, a stoic 1970s home, sponsored as a one year art residency project in Mount Royal.
Story and photos by Elle McLean. As Calgarians, we suffer the joy and the burden of endless out-of-town friends and family visiting us with one thing in mind: Banff. While Alberta’s national parks are beautiful and the mountains are stunning, our city has a wide variety of highlights to offer visitors as well.
Words by Krystle McGrath. Photo by Nick Styles of Electric Honey Records. Local talent Landos recently released their six-song EP titled Before Time that is both instrumentally and lyrically captivating and relatable, and is perfect for a sunny drive in the car when you’re looking for some fun and easy listening. The four-piece has been making waves since the release of their first EP back in December 2017 titled Simple Things, and although they are relatively new to the Calgary music scene, their music has made it onto every playlist I’ve ever had and this newest release is no exception.
Story and photos by Shane Flug. Working from their home woodshop in Bowness, brothers Martinus and Adrian Pool bring new life to old skateboards and refurbished wood with their vibrant and colourful woodworking creations. With community support and a little bit of luck going viral online last Canada Day, the wheels are in full motion serving a global clientele.
Story by Jamie Campbell. Photos by Aron Diaz. School of Rock is a music school for all skill levels, ages, and musical aspirations; ranging from toddlers to adults, School of Rock is where music students grow into real musicians. As I stepped into Upper Deck Public House for a student showcase, that’s exactly what I walked into: a room of real musicians.