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Chad VanGaalen the perfect, progressive local headliner for Lukes Drug Mart's Sled Island Pre-Party

They finally got their poster boy.

Four years into their partnership with Sled Island hosting the annual pre-party, Lukes Drug Mart finally got the artist who owner Gareth Lukes feels embodies the event, his business and the community he caters to — Calgary musician Chad VanGaalen. 569 more words


5 things to do this weekend in Calgary

Gobsmacked! (Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12)

The Music Mile lights up with an explosion of pop-up events this weekend, from the summer monthly Inglewood Night Market on Friday night to a block of musical garages in Garage Band Alley to a barn(less) dance and beer garden in the yard of Crown Surplus. 361 more words


Cheap Date: Lukes Drug Mart's Sled Island pre-party

For the past four years, Lukes Drug Mart in Bridgeland has thrown a Sled Island Festival pre-party, bringing in bands to play in the adjacent parking lot while crowds gather in the blocked-off street to watch. 325 more words


Sestero to celebrate Room's 13th anniversary with script reading

The Room

When: May 28
Where: Roxy Theatre
What: I’m starting this weeks’ column off with a movie event because movies need love too, especially a movie like The Room. 498 more words

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As an ice breaker, more for me than you I’m sure, here’s a cute little list of songs that I’m really into right now.

“Fire Hits the Snow” Amanda Bergman… 29 more words

Amanda Bergman

New single and wacky video to accompany it: "Florian Saucer Attack" by Black Mountain

Black Mountain only teased us with tiny snippets of sound and mini vids on repeat. Now they are giving us the full blown experience: a space age, raw, rock track with a wacky title and an equally as ridiculous (but genius) animated video stocked with alien rulers, freaky creatures with freaky tentacles, pulsating brains and flying saucers, all perfectly in time with the tune. 282 more words