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.
Story by Christina Wong. A golden thread, sheets of metal, and scraps of cloth: these are the treasures you have been told lie waiting for you within the red-brick building called the Atlantic Avenue Art Block. As you approach, you are greeted by the sight of a woman working, tirelessly coiling a golden thread on the wall.
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.
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.