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Ice Climbing: Troll Falls

Story and photos by Gryphon Black-Wallis. A staccato thwack, thwack breaks the mid-morning quiet as the needle points of climbing tools sink into the frozen chandelier of ice. Two less elegant sounding kicks with my heavy boots and we are off the ground, rhythmically moving upwards.

#NowPlaying: Curated by Cartel Madras

Curated Spotify playlist made by Eboshi, Contra, and DJ EggLad of Cartel Madras. Cartel Madras, while primarily creating trap, has always tried to channel a variety of distinct experiences and sonic influences in our work. This playlist then naturally became an eclectic mashup of everything from Japanese alt rock to some of our new hip hop favourites.

DeadDeer: “Abraham Lake” EP release

By Sara Kuefler. Abraham Lake, the beautifully immersive new EP by Calgary chillwave artist and YYC Music Award EDM Recording of the Year nominee DeadDeer (aka Brent Rossall), will transport you. This makes sense considering when the artist first began making electronic tracks of his own in Red Deer, several years back, he found them a means to escape circumstances that were not bringing personal happiness.

Reuben and the Dark: Arms of a Dream Tour

Story and photos by Sara Kuefler. A tune spontaneously dabbled in on a solitary piano in the middle of the floor of the unoccupied Calgary Opera; a magnificent main stage festival show, with The Dark creating undulating layers to lift Reuben Bullock’s vocals and guitar; a depth of feeling that remains vivid and heartbreaking weeks or months hence.  With experiences such as these, it becomes clear that something otherworldly is present in the artist. 

The Mighty CJSW: 2018 Funding Drive

Story by Colton O’Reilly  When I get in my car to go to work in the morning, I look forward to two things: hearing the BBC news at 8:00 a.m. sharp, and listening to soothing driving music right after to enjoy on my short commute. This has become somewhat of a tradition for me as it sets my days off on such a good note.