The Corey Hotline: “Please Hold” album release

Story and photos by Sara Kuefler. You know you are in for an enjoyable listening experience when you put on an album and the first song is a romantically toned ode to a motorhome, in which the line “you’re my little death machine” is featured, as in “Lady Pistol.” Not a lyric that the mothers of the band members were particular fans of. 

Jae Sterling

Interview and photo by Will Geier. Are you originally from Calgary? No, born Jamaican but it’s starting to feel like I’ve spent half of my life here. Starting to feel like I understand living here now. 

Not your typical festival: How Sled Island is making its mark on Calgary’s music and arts scene

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.