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36?: “Milk Mountain” release

Story and photos by Sara Kuefler. Milk Mountain, the new album by Calgary trailblazers 36? is so monumental, complex and beautiful it is difficult to know where to even begin … well, since honesty in expression is of utmost value to Taylor Cochrane, frontman and writer for the band, I will start with moments of my own intimate first experience of the record. 

#NowPlaying: Curated by The Static Shift

A curated Spotify playlist by The Static Shift. We’re so excited that Local Drop Magazine reached out to us and asked if we could compile a Spotify playlist featuring local artists here in Calgary. Having grown up playing places like The Blues Can, Ship & Anchor, Nite Owl and The Ironwood, we’ve played with many amazing acts over the years.

Yolanda Sargeant on Calgary’s music scene, performing, and her latest track “Deep Love”

Story by Dami Fadipe. Photo by Will Geier. With beautiful sounds that reverberate over the crowds she performs in, Yolanda Sargeant exudes a powerful presence the second her shoes touch the stage. Her soulful sound always gets the attention of her audience without fail. With such a dynamic voice, wide sphere of influence, and magnetic stage personality, Sargeant does her best to stay vigilant in her work, and modest in her accomplishments.

The Female Lens

Story by Adriana Cueva Art and beauty are often said to be a matter of perspective, a chance to view particular scenes or objects through the eyes of the artist. Galleries such as the Christine Klassen Gallery allow audiences to explore unique pieces in a comfortable and approachable way.

Inside the mind of Colin Carbonera of Rabino

Story by Colton O’Reilly. I caught up with Colin Carbonera of Rabino after his breathtaking set at the Soul Bowl event at Paradise Lanes in February. We sat on rogue guitar amps in an eerily dark office, in the back corner of the bowling alley, with nothing but dim lights peering out from our iPhones. It was quiet, away from the clattering pins and excited show-goers, Carbonera began to impart to me the importance of the name Rabino.