Story by Andrea Wong. Photos by Will Geier. Following the success of her earlier Asian folk electronica albums, FOONYAP’s latest music video is nothing short of hauntingly beautiful. Animated by director Katie Yuen, “Mourning Coup” is a stunning visual piece that navigates the tension in revisiting internal struggle and fluidity in the courageous search for self-awareness.
Story by Jessica Melnychuk. Eleven years ago, Sled Island founder Zak Pashak decided to organize a new alternative music and arts festival from the living room of his Sunalta home. In its first year, the festival showcased more than 90 bands including locals like Chad VanGaalen (who has since gone on to become a multi-JUNO Award-nominated and Polaris Prize shortlisted musician) and international musicians including Cat Power and Spoon.
Story by Colton O’Reilly. Photos by Claire Miglionico. Benjamin Longman is a London-born singer-songwriter that has made an important impact on the city of Calgary and its music scene. His new album, The Garden of Song, holds six rare flowers within its musical garden – five of which are aged poems discovered by Longman, the other is an original tune to round out a track-listing of some heartfelt writers.
Story by Kendall Bistretzan. On Monday, June 4th, Café Koi will be hosting their monthly Female Singer Songwriter Circle. The event will feature Emily Ripley, Melody Stang, Sidney Weich, and Bella White. Local Drop reporter Kendall Bistretzan caught up with them to discuss their style as musicians, experiences in the city and plans for the future.