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.

Female Songwriter Circle Vol. 4 featuring Laura Hickli, Holly Clark, and Bebe Buckskin

Story by Kendall Bistretzan On Monday, May 7, Café Koi will be hosting their fourth monthly Female Singer Songwriters Circle. The event will feature Laura Hickli , Holly Clark and Bebe Buckskin. Local Drop reporter Kendall Bistretzan caught up with these ladies to talk about their style as musicians, experiences in Calgary, adversity in the industry, and plans for the future.

#NowPlaying: Curated by Colton O’Reilly of I Am The Mountain

Curated Spotify playlist by Colton O’Reilly of I Am The Mountain. To define music to a single list of 25 bands was near impossible, so here, I present my list of 28 bands! An old friend once told me that their favourite genre of music was local music. I thought that was brilliant and have now changed my favourite genre of music to singer-songwriter-jazz-soul music to the music that we are creating right here in our beautiful city.

Defying Convention: 15 Years of CUFF

Story by Christina Wong. There are few festivals as highly anticipated in Calgary as the Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF). What began as a short program screened over three days has grown into an internationally recognized, seven-day event filled with the best in local and international films, diverse events, and unexpected surprises. Since its inception, CUFF’s mandate has been to bring provocative films, innovative experiences, and the best in locally-made entertainment to Calgary.

Female Songwriters Circle Vol. 3 featuring Rachel Geek, Jess Werner, and Lisa Anderson

Story by Kendall Bistretzan. On Monday, March 2, Café Koi will be hosting their third monthly Female Singer Songwriters Circle. The event will feature Rachel Geek, Jess Werner, Lisa Anderson, and Bebe Buckskin. Local Drop reporter Kendall Bistretzan caught up with these ladies to talk about their style as musicians, experiences in Calgary, adversity in the industry, and plans for the future.