Interview by Annie Da Silva. Photo by @vparenas. Lyrique (pronounced Ly•ric) is an immigrant to Canada from the Philippines who uses music, mainly hip-hop, to express himself and connect with others. With a strong focus on lyricism and the value of flow, Lyrique has become a staple in the Calgary hip-hop scene.
Story and photos by Will Geier. In a world where fast fashion and throwaway fashion are dominating, there is a group in Calgary pushing the boundaries by creating a community of reusable fashion. Enter Secret Shop: a collective creating exciting interactive fashion events in Calgary . It is at times a pop-up frenzy or function revolving around a second-hand shopping experience with unique pieces you will not find anywhere else.
Story and photos by Andrea Wong. Named the fastest growing city in Canada, Calgary’s urban centre can be summarized by the concrete monoliths on its skyline. But along the edges of the bustling downtown core, past the rows of glossy office towers, a single, three-story house stands to predate them all.
Story by Colton O’Reilly. Photo by Christie Dupree. It was a warm evening in March. Music was pouring out onto the front steps of the legendary King Eddy where Silvering, a project by Shalom Toy, was set to release their debut EP titled Minefield Memory. The King Eddy, established in 1905, was torn down and rebuilt brick by brick in 2013 as the structural integrity and health and safety of the building had been depleted.
Story by Jenessa Blanchet. “You Belong.” This is the simple mantra echoed in every communication, post or media release about OffBeat Figure Drawing events and this could not be a more apt statement. On Friday, April 5, I attended my first ever OffBeat Figure Drawing session, “FIRE FLY,” at the #mailotcastle, a stoic 1970s home, sponsored as a one year art residency project in Mount Royal.