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The neon icon of rap music

RiFF RAFF plays Calgary April 19 For the city wide music and art festivals happening in Calgary this summer, iconic rapper and Internet persona RiFF RAFF says that there’s only one way to go about them. “There needs to be a certain level of carefree-ness,” said RiFF RAFF. He said …

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Bobbi Bazini and band perform songs from his album Summer Is Gone on Friday, March 24, 2017 at The Gateway. 
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Go Bobby go!

Singer-songwriter Bobby Bazini gives a post-Gateway interview on Chuck Berry and his own music. Chuck Berry died of cardiac arrest at the age of 90, leaving a legacy in rock ‘n’ roll that’s hard to comprehend. Berry pioneered the “rebellious” style of song writing and performance present in music today, …

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Trailer Park Boys coming to The Gateway

Randy and Mr. Lahey are coming back to The Gateway on May 5, to grab Calgary by the scruff with two hours full of liquor, hijinks and greasiness. The dynamic duo that are the characters Jim Lahey and Randy Bobandy from the award-winning Canadian cult comedy series Trailer Park Boys, …

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Album Review: The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit

Dune Rats The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit Ratbag Records (2016) The Dune Rats’ new sophomore album, The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit, sounds exactly what one would imagine a scorching Australian sun to sound like. Bright and heavy, but not to the point of excess. The band hails from …

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You can’t stop a mammoth

Royal Tusk and guests rock The Gateway Edmonton’s Royal Tusk, Saskatoon’s The Pistolwhips and Calgary bands Double Fuzz and Ten Minute Detour rocked The Gateway on March 2. The Calgary stop of their tour with The Pistolwhips was the Buzzfeed Artists-to-Watch-listed band’s last Alberta concert before their appearance on March …

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Bat praising the Sabbath

Cancer Bats play their take on Black Sabbath Canadian Black Sabbath cover band, Bat Sabbath, will be playing Dickens Pub on March 18, with Calgary band Chron Goblin before embarking on a tour across The United Kingdom.  “We see a lot of people come out of head-banger retirement when we …

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Kyra Steel, second year RTBN student. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/SAIT)

Legacy 103 broadcasts 50th

Radio Television and Broadcast radio station undergoes rebranding SAIT’s Radio Television and Broadcast News program turns 50 this year, and students are as invested in the program as they’ve ever been.  Legacy 103, previously known as Revolution 103, is the campus radio station run by the radio major students in …

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Exposing Calgary’s best photography

Exposure is an Alberta-wide photography festival that runs throughout February, exhibiting the work of professional, amateur and famous photographers from Alberta and across Canada.  “Kids, professionals and the most prolific alike will be there,” said George Webber, a Calgary photographer and instructor of the black and white darkroom techniques course …

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Arkelling it

Band returns with a bigger, better show JUNO Award-winning, indie-rock band, Arkells, is set to play the BMO Centre on Feb. 4, with supporting act Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls.  The Calgary stop on their Morning Report tour will be to promote their latest album of the same name, …

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Album Review: Beatitudes

Rykka  Beatitudes Cordova Bay Records (2016) Beatitudes is the sophomore studio effort from Swiss-Canadian, Vancouver-based musician Rykka.  Beatitudes departs from the alt-rock sound of Rykka’s previous album, Kodiak, to a more Euro-pop flavour.  The album’s opening song, “Movies,” does the job of easing listeners into the ‘80s pop and ‘90s …

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Globetrotters

Paper Lions go where the music takes them Music has taken Prince Edward Island indie-rockers, Paper Lions, all over the globe. Their latest album, Full Colour, is keeping them a little closer to home. The band, currently on a coast-to-coast tour across Canada, is making a stopover at The Gateway …

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Album Review: Meet the Seams

The Seams  Meet The Seams  Hand Drawn Dracula Records (2016) The Seams are putting out straight to the point, guitar-centered music that could come right out of the ‘70s. Consisting of former members of WISH, Fake Palms, Elsa and U.S. Girls, main songwriters Kyle Connolly and Jonathan Rogers intended The …

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Album Review: Wild

Streets of Laredo Wild Dine Alone Records (2016) The New Zealand folk group, based in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighbourhood, have released their awe-inspiring and groove-packed second studio album, Wild.  Founded in 2012 by brothers David and Daniel Gibson, Streets of Laredo has been rising steadily in success after releasing their critically …

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Album Review: Summerland

Coleman Hell Summerland 604 Records (2016) Thunder Bay native Coleman Hell’s full-length debut album tells of an afterlife where everyone gets a second chance, “where the sinners and the saints go to the heaven of second chances, where everyone can start again.” Hell broke out onto the EDM scene last …

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A change of pace

Calgarians swoon over The Zolas Vancouver-based indie rock band, The Zolas, have had a long running history with our city, and the new  line-up of the band will be making a return to MacEwan Hall on Oct. 19. The Zolas have embarked on a joint venture tour with The Strumbellas …

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The Dudes gear up for their annual Halloween Party at The Gateway on Saturday, Oct. 29. (Photo courtesy of The Dudes)

The Dudes abide

The Dudes prepare to hit The Gateway stage for their annual Halloween gig Calgary music scene veterans, The Dudes, will play their annual Halloween show on Saturday Oct. 29, at The Gateway with brand new songs off their upcoming album. The Dudes have been carrying on their Halloween tradition for …

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