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#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.

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.

Deep Covers: Self-titled debut LP review

Words and photo by Sara Kuefler. I have been listening to the new self-titled, full-length album by Deep Covers on repeat since arranging to review it, partially for the purpose of writing this article, but more so because it bears repeating. Falling somewhere between space odyssey and stream of consciousness exploration of the psyche, the rich layers, spooky vocals, wide spread use of synth tones, and haunting guitar riffs make the album an audio delight as well as a cerebral experience.