Category Archives: Music

Steven Wilson covers his own songs to the bone in Calgary

Steven Wilson has written a lot of songs. Quite a few. You can hear them played under the names of No-Man and Porcupine Tree, that started in the 1980’s. They are found in more recent collaborations such as Blackfield and … Continue reading

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Fire Red Stir it Up at the Wailin’ Ed Arena

Hello Hockey Fans Calgary Fire Red faced off against their local rivals, Airdrie Lightning on Sunday at the Ed Whalen Arena, named after broadcaster and voice of the Calgary Flames from 1980-1999, who is fondly remembered for his commentaries and … Continue reading

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Ba de ya: Fire Red dancing and skating into November

    Viney’s Discotheque The disco ball was rotating; the dry ice smoking. DJ McE put the song that never ends on the turntable and everyone got up and danced. Viney’s discotheque was in the groove … Almost like that, … Continue reading

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Yo No Sé Mañana Expo Latino 2018!

Luis Enrique Luis Enrique, the Prince of Salsa was a real catch on the second day at Expo Latino, Calgary’s hottest outdoor festival, and one of the biggest Latino cultural events in Canada. He and his excellent jazzy-salsa band captivated … Continue reading

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Steve Poltz makes Canmore Folk Festival even friendlier

  Canmore Folk Festival always has a really nice feel about it. The location, set in Centennial Park, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains is breathtaking. The crowd is bright and eager to discover new music. And the musicians are usually … Continue reading

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DRI HIEV: where industrial post-punk meets Cabaret

This article is part of an occasional series on Writing about Images Prior to photographing the gig at The Palomino last night, all I knew about the music of DRI HIEV was what I had read in the Sled Island … Continue reading

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All Sled Island Wieners at Tubby Dog

  Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, Friday, June 22, 2018 I was managing a minor hockey team the last time I went to Tubby Dog. We took the young players in for a snack to celebrate the end of … Continue reading

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