Drop Squad


Story by Dami Fadipe. Photos by Will Geier. With their electric tunes and soulful sounds, Shuffalo has managed to make a name for themselves in a short amount of time. After cementing their roster in early 2018, they quickly made moves in Calgary’s music scene, playing various venues and charming crowds with stellar songs. We reached out to the band to get a glimpse into how they are navigating the music scene in Calgary.

Sarjesa: more than just a tea company

Story by Kendall Bistretzan. Photos by Quin Hauck. What’s in a name? The name of Alexandra Daignault’s local tea holds plenty of meaning. Sarjesa. While the word is not recognized in the dictionary, to Daignault, it has come to represent the spirits of the women who will walk with her work, yet are not physically present.

Cartel Madras

Story and photos by Claire Bourgeois. The very first time I met Priya and Bagya Ramesh, it was at a spoken word open mic night. I was serving at Koi at the time when the sisters took to the stage. They played a backtrack through the stage sound system and blew everyone away with what they were putting down.

Travel through time, both past and future at The Blues Can Youth Jam – Hosted by The Marcus Trummer Band

Story and photos by Sara Kuefler. On November 5, a chilly, dark drive took me to the venerable Blues Can in Inglewood.  I knew a welcoming dimly lit atmosphere awaited me inside as I walked from my car.  As usual, the venue was filled with fellow music appreciators, and players ready to flex their skills. The idea of time travel pressed upon my consciousness as I watched the performances of musicians who graced the stage, beginning with the Marcus Trummer Band. 

Kelly Isaak: Finding the unique in everyone

Story by Andrew Bardsley. Photo by Liam Glass. Amid the dozens of rooms within the infamous Shamrock Hotel, a once popular yet rough spot, sits local artist Kelly Isaak. The hotel, closed in 2015, has been repurposed as the arts facility, NVRLND, where each of dingy, rough-and-tumble rooms now serve as art spaces for local artists – Isaak being one of them.