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The muses of La Musa: Julie Doiron

Over fifteen years of career and an illustrious past in the seminal Eric’s Trip have made the Canadian Julie Doiron one of the most well-loved and respected names in contemporary indie. 114 more words


Fledgling Calgary indie label puts heart and soul into fundraising compilation album

Ryan Montemurro laughs when it’s pointed out that perhaps he could have chosen a better phrase or, rather, foodstuff.

He’s discussing his excellent new compilation album for his fledgling independent label, Treeline Recordings, which is also a benefit album for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. 843 more words


Calgary's Preoccupations put year of strife and life on the road into aloof but affecting album

Matt Flegel sounds a little haggard.

It has begun. Again.

Or rather, it has continued all but unabated.

The constant touring and life on the road that he and his Calgary-born band Preoccupations (previously known as Viet Cong) have made their lives has just taken the quartet on a mini run down south opening for American act Explosions in the Sky before they kick off their own steady stream of headlining dates that will take them to the end of November. 1,137 more words