Words by Sara Kuefler. With the frigid temperatures that have been locked in for the past couple weeks, many of us have made good use of our vehicle’s block heaters. Just as the recent cold snap begins to release slightly, we will be able to look forward to a much more exciting type of “Block Heater”. The fourth installment of Calgary Folk Festival’s Block Heater music festival, presented by ATB, occurs February 21 – 23, 2019 and features 28 musical acts spread over four venues, including Studio Bell, Festival Hall, The New Central Library, and The King Eddy.
Photos and words by Will Geier. The much-anticipated Jaguar, Jae Sterling’s latest EP, is about to drop. It’s unapologetic, energetic, diverse and creative, and has a driving beat behind it to get people engaged, moving and rowdy. I stopped by the Th0t Police headquarters to talk to Sterling about the inspiration for Jaguar, his growth over the last year, what’s next, as well as more about the collective Th0t Police.
A curated Spotify playlist by Selci. Electropop, electronica, ambient, house, R&B, and hip-hop and are my life. Depending on my mood, it’s usually one of these that I gravitate towards. Since I moved to Calgary a year and a half ago, I have been introduced to some truly incredible artists in all of these genres.
Story and photo by Aron Diaz. Some things just go hand in hand: peanut butter and jelly, Mulder and Scully, and Wednesday nights and Rockin’ 4 Dollars. Rockin’ 4 Dollars has been a staple in the Calgary music scene for quite some time and are having their fourth anniversary show – or the “champagne birthday” as organizer BJ Downey playfully calls it – on Feb. 6 at Broken City, which will be played by a special, handpicked line-up of bands that have actively supported the event throughout the years.
Story by Christina Wong. Be quiet. Watch your bags and your children. Don’t crowd the art and definitely do not touch the art. The various spoken and unspoken rules of visiting an art gallery are numerous. The reminders that these rules must be abided by—constant security, words of warning, velvet ropes—are also numerous, telling us that art is something that ought to be revered and respected.