100 shows fill That Empty Space

One of Calgary’s best venues is right under University of Calgary students’ noses. From national luminaries like Cadence Weapon and Great Lake Swimmers to local scene stalwarts like Lorrie Matheson, That Empty Space has showcased some of the best music in the country. It’s also become a regular Friday afternoon community. “It’s one of the… Continue reading 100 shows fill That Empty Space

The Polyjesters bring music around the world

The Polyjesters have gotten around a lot. Around the world, that is. Though the two longest standing members of this ever-expanding band, Jason and Sheldon Valleau, started playing music in Didsbury, it’s taken them to France for four years, busking their way around the world, from the streets of Amsterdam and Nice. Both Valleaus say… Continue reading The Polyjesters bring music around the world

The members of Debra are one big happy family

Debra has a real rocking pad. It’s the kind of place where you can sit back, chill out and enjoy a Bud. These proud punk-rockers, originally from Toronto, moved out west to make their fortunes– specifically, they came to Calgary looking for work. After living apart for a few years, the band moved in together… Continue reading The members of Debra are one big happy family

Music duo Jon and Roy revel in the mysteries of Victoria, B.C.

The sound of music will get that much more intimate with Jon and Roy at That Empty Space on Friday afternoon. Jon Middleton of the group hopes to translate the Vancouver Island vibe, things not human, love, harmony and a friend in common: this thing called marijuana. “In Victoria the weather is often very nice,… Continue reading Music duo Jon and Roy revel in the mysteries of Victoria, B.C.

These guys are your super ex-bfs

The Ex-Boyfriends are out to melt faces. Their music is a brain-pan searing sonic assault, led by the yowling Djewel Davidson– local DJ and Calgary music stalwart– with a pounding assault on guitar led by Michael Paton. Backing them up is drummer extraordinaire Dean Martin, who plays in numerous bands all across Calgary. While the… Continue reading These guys are your super ex-bfs

Smoothie virtues

Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker toss all sorts of different elements into their music and then blend it into one smooth, lip-smacking concoction, just like a deliciously refreshing smoothie. Take some drum and bass, mix in a bit of grungy guitar, add a little bit of folk lyricism to it and then blend it together to reach… Continue reading Smoothie virtues

Calgary band plays well with others

“Being in a relationship with one person is hard sometimes, but imagine being in a relationship with six people, in a confined space, for an extended period of time,” says Consonant C cellist and vocalist Clea Foofat of her group’s first tour. The burgeoning Calgary band has worked through a lot of milestones in their… Continue reading Calgary band plays well with others