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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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