Squanto: “Wutcha Gonna Do” single release

By Kendall Bistretzan. Photo by Will Geier. Calgary’s Squanto didn’t get its start in a typical fashion. In 2016, Bobby Henderson’s friend launched a poetry website. Unbeknownst to Henderson, what started out as a singular contribution of recording and acoustics to make an album would soon evolve into a full-fledged band at the suggestion of fellow musician and producer, Wil Moralda.

Peter & the Wolves: “Howlin’ and Prowlin’” album release

Story and photos by Sara Kuefler. When asked about writing songs, Peter Cormier, frontman for Calgary rockabilly sensations Peter & the Wolves, says, “The most important thing is coming up with a hook.”  Well, hook, line, and sinker folks . . . I can easily see why people fall for this band.  These boys have style, depth, and, by all accounts, an infectious energy onstage.

Major Minor Music Project and International Avenue BRZ collaborate on inaugural East Town Get Down music festival

Story by Sara Kuefler. I sat down with Graham Mackenzie, director of Major Minor Music Project, to discuss East Town Get Down, a brand-new, independent music festival to be held on International Avenue on May 26.  We were in lawn chairs in his front yard, with kids heading to the neighbour’s place to play, surrounded by pink people who occupy Mackenzie’s yard — leftover sculptures from an art installation by a Vietnamese artist, which had been shown on International Avenue, and were subsequently rescued by Mackenzie after they were no longer needed.