Category: Music

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to test run ‘Tweet Seats’

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to test run ‘Tweet Seats’

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra going interactive during Beethoven’s World: Rush Hour The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will be a conducting trial of its “Tweet Seats” project Jan. 23 during their live performance of Beethoven’s World: Rush Hour at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts. Audiences seating in the Tweet Seats section can tune […]

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Kat Danser – Canada’s Queen of the Swamp Blues

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kat Danser – Canada’s Queen of the Swamp Blues

By Geoff McMaster   “Please, don’t sing!” That was the message Kat Danser heard again and again when she was growing up on a farm in Saskatchewan. She has a contralto voice—deeper than most females—and to her family’s ear it just didn’t sound right. But Kat Danser loved music. She remembers playing John Denver’s Country Roads over and over […]

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Sista Monica roars into Calgary Blues Festival

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Sista Monica roars into Calgary Blues Festival

2013 edition of Calgary Blues Festival another huge success By Vanessa Canevaro   Sista Monica converted the masses at the Calgary Blues Festival with her powerful presence and soulful style. The “Blues Lioness” performed to an enthusiastic crowd at Shaw Millennium Place Saturday evening, as blues and gospel fans danced at the foot of the […]

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National Youth Orchestra of Canada to play Calgary

| August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
National Youth Orchestra of Canada to play Calgary

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes young talent in concert As a precursor to its 2013/2014 Concert Season, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will welcome Canada’s best and brightest young musicians to the Calgary stage with the National Youth Orchestra in Concert at Jack Singer Concert Hall on Tuesday, August 6. At this special concert, Calgary audiences will […]

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Abbie Thurgood singing her way to Nashville one stage at a time

| July 2, 2013 | 2 Comments
Abbie Thurgood singing her way to Nashville one stage at a time

19-year-old Abbie Thurgood recorded her debut album in Nashville As a spunky teen, Abbie Thurgood snuck into bars in Calgary to belt out rock-country songs. “I’ve been doing open mics since I was 14 years old. My kids are never going to know what I did when I was younger, because I was kicked out […]

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Death metal band XUL prepare for Western Canada tour

| April 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Death metal band XUL prepare for Western Canada tour

Death metal band XUL touring Western Canada from May to June Death metal band XUL are hitting the road for a tour across Western Canada. The five-piece band from Vernon, B.C. follows in the footsteps of bands such as Behemoth, Dissection and Immortal. Last year XUL released their first full-length album, Malignance, which can be […]

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Tanner James heading to Nashville to pursue music career

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
Tanner James heading to Nashville to pursue music career

Calgary musician Tanner James is ‘On the Road’ to Nashville Former Nix Dicksons frontman Tanner James has impulsively set off for Nashville to pursue his dream of becoming a folk musician. Three weeks ago the 27-year-old musician quit his job. Two weeks ago he packed his bags and set out for Nashville. Tanner James doesn’t have any […]

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Calgary Folk Festival announces Steve Earle, M. Ward added to line-up

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Calgary Folk Festival announces Steve Earle, M. Ward added to line-up

Steve Earle, M. Ward and Kurt Vile have been added to 2013 Calgary Folk Festival line-up Calgary Folk Music Festival officials have announced a trio of big-name acts who will be performing at this year’s festival. Steve Earle and the Dukes, M. Ward and Kurt Vile and the Violators will be among the 70 artists […]

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Fish & Bird ready to tour Canada and record fourth album

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Fish & Bird ready to tour Canada and record fourth album

Fish & Bird touring Canada and preparing for their fourth album Canada’s alternative-folk band Fish & Bird have a busy year in front of them. They’ll be touring Canada for the next two months and are also preparing to record their next album. Fish & Bird have announced the currently untitled album will be released […]

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Calgary jazz crooner Johnny Summers releases third album

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Calgary jazz crooner Johnny Summers releases third album

CD release for Johnny Summers’ third album on March 16th at Rosza Centre By Krista Sylvester Flowing with passion and brimming with soul, local jazz singer and composer Johnny Summers’ latest album is a culmination of influences. While he may be considered a jazz singer, Summers’ music is a blend of soul, funk, gospel, blues […]

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