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.
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.
Story by Andrew Bardsley. Photo by Liam Glass. Amid the dozens of rooms within the infamous Shamrock Hotel, a once popular yet rough spot, sits local artist Kelly Isaak. The hotel, closed in 2015, has been repurposed as the arts facility, NVRLND, where each of dingy, rough-and-tumble rooms now serve as art spaces for local artists – Isaak being one of them.
Curated Spotify playlist made by Eboshi, Contra, and DJ EggLad of Cartel Madras. Cartel Madras, while primarily creating trap, has always tried to channel a variety of distinct experiences and sonic influences in our work. This playlist then naturally became an eclectic mashup of everything from Japanese alt rock to some of our new hip hop favourites.
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.