Cartel Madras

Story and photos by Claire Bourgeois. The very first time I met Priya and Bagya Ramesh, it was at a spoken word open mic night. I was serving at Koi at the time when the sisters took to the stage. They played a backtrack through the stage sound system and blew everyone away with what they were putting down.

Travel through time, both past and future at The Blues Can Youth Jam – Hosted by The Marcus Trummer Band

Story and photos by Sara Kuefler. On November 5, a chilly, dark drive took me to the venerable Blues Can in Inglewood.  I knew a welcoming dimly lit atmosphere awaited me inside as I walked from my car.  As usual, the venue was filled with fellow music appreciators, and players ready to flex their skills. The idea of time travel pressed upon my consciousness as I watched the performances of musicians who graced the stage, beginning with the Marcus Trummer Band. 

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.