Story and photos by Aron Diaz. Formed in May 2015, Calgary’s Pill Crusher consists of lead singer/guitarist Mike Elliott, bassist Tyler Burton, and drummer Nick Baldock. Since their inception, Pill Crusher has had a constant live presence in the Calgary local scene, as well as surrounding cities such as Edmonton and Lethbridge.
Story by Jamie Campbell. Photos by Aron Diaz. One of the most hyped up shows (for good reason) over Sled Island was Calgary rap duo Cartel Madras. Recently signed to Sub Pop Records, who achieved fame for having their artist roster include Nirvana, Soundgarden and more, Cartel announced this as their farewell show.
Story by Jenessa Blanchet. In the year 1988, when George Michael’s “Faith” was topping the Billboard charts, Stephen Hawking published his book “A Brief History of Time,” and Calgary was host to the Winter Olympics, the first issue of a local feminist magazine called Forum was released. That magazine was a feisty, grassroots periodical that tackled topics affecting women – and that continue to affect women.