Interview by Kendall Bistretzan. On Monday, July 9, Koi will be hosting their sixth monthly Female Songwriter Circle featuring Kayla Williams, Jess Smith and Amelie Patterson. Local Drop reporter Kendall Bistretzan caught up with the artists to discuss their style as musicians, experiences in the city and plans for the future.
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.
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.
Article by Elle McLean. Photos by Will Geier. For many people, visiting a dental office for an annual or bi-annual teeth cleaning and check-up is out of reach without some sort of benefits or health care coverage. Sadly, there is a high number of Calgarians who can’t afford dental care, or who aren’t able to take the time off of work in order to access it. Citizen Dental Hygiene, which opened its doors in 2015, aims to make oral health accessible for all Calgarians.
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.