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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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Calgary’s got Soul in the City

Soul Town Cow Town became Soul Town on Saturday night at the Calgary Festival Hall. The Inglewood venue, in partnership with Calgary Folk Music Festival, hosted Soul in the City: Volume 2-A Seat at the Table, one of a series … Continue reading

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Boots & The Hoots: All hat and plenty cattle

  Maybe the idiom, all hats and no cattle, comes from Texas. Some might have heard it uttered from the lips of J.R. Ewing, a fictional character in the TV series Dallas that appeared first in the late 1970s but … Continue reading

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Into The Dead South in Southern Alberta

Dirty Country Point camera on the face, on a farm track. Hitch up the cello and start whistling. That’s the opening shot of The Dead South’s fabulously popular video (over 35 million YouTube views in just over a year) of … Continue reading

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Ryan Adams playing with some cool cats in Calgary: gig review

Few artists have been as prolific as Ryan Adams in getting out their recordings. The Jacksonville, North Carolina-born singer, songwriter, producer and poet has released 17 albums, starting with Heartbreaker in 2000. Karen Elson Up first though was the support … Continue reading

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Foo Fighters break big at the Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary

Dave Grohl gets back to playing sat down Dave Grohl has had to get accustomed to sitting down to play again. He used to do it all the time when he was the drummer with Nirvana in the early 1990s. But … Continue reading

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He doesn’t do happy but he does it really well (review of Steven Wilson gig in Calgary)

Opening scenes: Urban life & Hand. Cannot. Erase Steven Wilson was three songs into the set when a confession was made. More on that in a few moments, but first let’s mention the visual display that figured prominently in the gig: a … Continue reading

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