February 19, 2018

NASARIMBA is a Calgary-based duo that’s changing the way we perceive and interact with public art through installations, sculptures, and murals.

Their name, which is derived from a Romanian word meaning mischief, is both a reflection of their methods and their own belie...

February 15, 2018

Review: The Feels EP by HUMANS (released January 2018)

After a some time away from the release spotlight as they did some touring, focused on individual projects and set some major career milestones (playing at Coachella, being nominated for a Juno, just to name a cou...

Although Ryan Baker, otherwise known as DJ Jack Ryan, grew up on a farm near Crossfield, Alberta, his sets stand in stark contrast to his small town origin. 

His sets are a window into a new breed of minimal dance music that’s begun appearing in Eastern Europe, drawing...

December 25, 2017

For the past three decades Mitzi Stone has been quietly producing what she describes as “outsider folk art” in Calgary, crossing multiple mediums like mixed-media collage, photography, sculpture, found-art, and guerrilla installations.

Now at the age of 56 she’s decided...

November 26, 2017

PCA: On Third Culture Folk Feminism

Trying to process the visual appearance of spoken-word-artist-turned-DJ Prairie Chola Ayatollah happens in three stages.

The most striking visual element is undoubtedly her clown makeup, an ode to the makeup designs of Los Angeles cho...

November 11, 2017

On the surface, the lyrical flow of Calgary rapper Infoe resembles the raw, confrontational delivery of notable Canadian underground rap artists like Snak The R

October 24, 2017

Alex Naylor performs under the moniker Mother Mary, and this is their first year as a DJ.

Within this timeframe they’ve launched “Silent Disco,” a weekly radio show on CJSW, co-helmed two highly successful DIY parties, and made a string of notable appearances both on an...

October 18, 2017

To many in Calgary’s live music scene Chris Zajko is known as a notable post-punk crooner, even being described as a “visionary” of the genre by some media outlets.

His first band The Ostrich formed a decade ago, and since then he’s fronted Sharp Ends, The Soft Option,...

October 13, 2017

Pureverb is a Red Deer rapper who’s bringing hard-hitting, intricate lyricism with skillful delivery back into hip-hop. 

Although Red Deer has a relatively small population, Pureverb, who’s real name is Craig Pace, has a level of output and business savvy that surpasses...

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