Monthly Archives: April 2011

Calgary Folk Music Festival 2011 Lineup Revealed!

Over the past couple months the Calgary Folk Music Festival team has been leaking one artist a week who will feature in the 2011 festival. We’ve learned that Joseph Arthur, The Felice Brothers, The Head and the Heart, Lightning Dust, … Continue reading

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Lia Ices: And in the end it’s the difference of the spirit and the matter, Don’t it make you want to cry?

Lia Ices is my newest female vocalist crush. And it has nothing to do with looks, though she is quite pretty, it really is all about the voice. Ices is signed to the Jagjaguwar label and has recorded two albums. … Continue reading

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There’s a possibility, All that I had, was all I’m going to get.

Last week Lykke Li’s MTV Unplugged show was aired in the US. The performances were then made available for streaming. However us Canadians that were interested in watching these fantastic stripped down versions were instead presented with a lovely message … Continue reading

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Does it feel like a trial? Does it trouble your mind the way you trouble mine?

I’m enjoying this trend of new National songs coming out every month. I hope we see a few more by the end of the year. The newest, released today, is called ‘Exile Vilify’ and is from the soundtrack to the … Continue reading

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You never even tried to love me… What did I have to do to make you want me?

Today Pitchfork Best New Music’d a new track from the Fantastic new Cass McCombs album “Wit’s End”. And as much as I enjoy that track, I can’t stop listening to the opener “County Line”. As with nearly all of Cass’ … Continue reading

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Summer sun says get out more, I need you, I want to, but I can’t get this feeling off my mind

With last year’s unfortunate passing of Jay Reatard, we were left with a void in our musical hearts. Jay Reatard’s music was raw and passionate and brought me back to the 90’s when raw garage pop was at it’s best. … Continue reading

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Record Store Day 2011 – Edmonton Edition

April 16 is Record Store Day 2011 throughout the world and tonnes of limited exclusives will be hitting the shelves for one day where vinyl geeks of all walks of life go out and support their local, independent record dealers. … Continue reading

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Though the truth may vary, this ship will carry our bodies safe to the shore

In the same vein as my last post, this one is about Icelandic music and Sound Cloud. The Iceland Music Export has released a compilation to promote new Icelandic music entitled “Made in Iceland 4”. This collection is a fantastic … Continue reading

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It’s a Sigur Rós Frenzy

So it is no secret that Sigur Rós are my favourite band. And to me pretty much anything they do is golden. Well yesterday they released a swarm of tracks. Demos. Live Masterpieces. And they put it all up on … Continue reading

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SLED ISLAND – CALGARY – JUNE 22 – 25 – BE THERE!

Calgary has really taken off in the last few years when it comes to Alberta music festivals. In recent years their Folk Music Festival has decided to take an opposite approach to the more popular Edmonton one and recruit acts … Continue reading

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