Working under pressure, Royal Tusk returns to rock the gateway

Hard rock returned to the Gateway on Dec. 2 as Edmonton band Royal Tusk debuted their beefed-up new album “Tusk II,” supporting veteran Michigan rockers Pop Evil. “Playing these songs has been so much fun. When you wait for a year and you’re really proud of this stuff, it’s really …

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Ellen Doty does her province proud with the Alberta Spotlight Showcase

Alberta musician Ellen Doty will give Calgarians a show to remember tonight at the National Music Centre as part of the Alberta Spotlight Series showcase.  The showcase puts on display the best talent Alberta has to offer. Started in 2018, the program is meant to showcase Alberta talent from various …

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Speaking the same language

We Are The City on crafting new music We Are The City rocked the Gateway earlier this month, on Nov. 10.  The band, hailing from Kelowna, B.C., consists of singer singer-keyboardist Cayne McKenzie, guitarist David Menzel, and drummer Andrew Huculiak. The band performed songs from their latest album, At Night; …

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Canadian diamond shines bright in Carnegie Hall

Adversity is like a furnace. It can burn, consume, and reduce solid constituents to charcoal, ashes, smoke, and heat. What goes into the fire of sorrow and difficulty always exits as something different and potentially useful. Ashes can be scattered to fertilize new growth. Charcoal can become an art medium. …

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Cartel Madras: A new wave of rap is hitting the streets of Calgary.

Cartel Madras, comprised of Priya and Bhagya Ramesh – known by stage names Contra and Eboshi, respectively – have taken Calgary by storm. Formed in January of this year, the band has embarked on shows in, and out of Alberta, and have performed and opened for acts such as Lou …

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That Alberta sound: Wide Cut Weekend brings Alberta music to the forefront

Alberta has a lot of musicians, some great ones. Wide Cut Weekend aims to showcase that Alberta sound.  Now entering its fourth year, Wide Cut is a music festival focused primarily on roots, folk, blues and country. The unique aspect of Wide Cut, what makes it so different from other …

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