Pearl Jam performed at the Saddledome on Monday, December 2. Here are some photos from the show.
Have you been wondering what crazy shows will be announced for May? Here's one! Lady Gaga's artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball will be bouncing into town on Sunday, May 25 at the Saddledome. Tickets or this extravaganza are $35/$49.50/$85/$200 plus s/c and are on sale Monday, December 9 at 10am here. I think it would be great people watching. And so help me, I really kinda like this song...Read More
Despite his name, Future was a thing of the past by the time I made it to my seat in the Saddledome on Saturday, November 30, just 15 minutes after he was supposed to have started his set. He must've been alotted a tiny amount of time, but I can only imagine that the half-empty hall with the house lights on wouldn't have done his brash street anthems much justice.
Instead, after a brief intermission to allow for a modest-but-impressive light setup, Miguel took the stage and, put simply, commanded the fuck out of it. The best sort of opening act, the Los Angeles-based R&B great powered through his catalogue, with a heavy focus on his fantastic 2012 effort Kaleidoscope Dream. He even inspired a deliciously goofy singalong of "tell me that the … Read More
Image courtesy of the Chris Reimer Legacy Fund
Chris Reimer, the beloved Calgarian musician and artist who tragically passed away in February of last year, will now be treated to an animated tribute show courtesy of the Quickdraw Animation Society and the Chris Reimer Legacy Fund.
The local organization is seeking animators to participate in Dude, That's Insane, a 10-minute short film that will feature some of Reimer's drawings, along with segments of his recorded music. Each animator will contribute a 20 second piece that opens and closes with one of Reimer's drawings. The final results will be sewn together to create the film.
Artists are encouraged to submit a brief statement and a sample of their work to Quickdraw by … Read More
After more than 20 years in its "black box" theatre space in Sunalta, Dancers' Studio West is moving out.
The company wrapped up AIR, the annual artist-in-residence showcase and its final show of the season, earlier in November, and will move out of the space early in 2014. A media release issued by the company states that it will continue to operate remotely and it will present programming in the 2014-15 season.
"The reality is that many organizations are desperate for rehearsal and performance space, but when it comes down to it, simply don't have the finances to commit to using the space in an ongoing way," says DSW board present Robin Tufts in the release.
Instead of focusing its energy on maintaining the facility, DSW plans to rent … Read More
So, the Matadors show at the Ship & Anchor tonight got cancelled.
Yes, it certainly did. The show was cancelled because their guitarist, Hooch Parkins, shared his plans to perform a Movember benefit as Jimi Hendrix in blackface. Curiously, the show’s been picked up by The D, a new venue run by the Distillery dudes. That’s another show you should boycott.
Quite simply, because you shouldn’t support Parkins. He not only wore the costume, but he tried to pretend he orchestrated the media blitz and defended the whole thing as brilliant “marketing.” The Ship had the right idea when they cancelled the show.
Why would they do that? All this is over a costume!
It is all over a costume. You’ll have to ask Darren Ollinger why he cancelled the Ship’s … Read More
And they just keep on coming! Serioulsy, in my experience, we don't normally see this kind of show announcement explosion until at least February. But here we are! And here you go:
The Pack A.D. will play the Republik on Friday, March 1. $17.50 plus s/c on sale now here.
The 1975 will also play the Republik, but on Tueday, April 29. $25 plus s/c on sale on November 22 at 10am here.
And finally, Wanting will perform at MacEwan Ballroom at U of C on Tuesday, February 25. $32.50 plus s/c on sale November 22 at 10am here.
Tired now. It's been a crazy week.Read More
Wow - this past week has been insane with concert announcements, and I must admit that I have been a little bit preoccupied with freaking out about Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds coming to the Jubilee on June 27 (check my other blog post on this for a chance for presale ticket action!) to realize that there are some other great bands coming to town, too! Here's a rundown:
Electric Six is coming back to The Gateway in March! March 14 to be exact, tickets for this show go on sale November 22 at TM, Sloth & The Gateway. Always a fun show!
Young the Giant with guest Vance Joy at MacEwan Hall on March 29. Tickets for this show on sale November 22 at 10am at TM, $29.50 plus s/c (AA).
Not a band, but funny guy Brent Butt's "Almost a Movie Star" comedy tour will come to the Jack … Read More
If you're a fan of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, you've been waiting a painfully long time for news of them coming to town. Mark your calendars for Friday, June 27 my friends, when my favourite band (and yours?) will be bringing the North American leg of their current tour to the Jubilee Auditorium.
We've got a special offer for you, with the opportunity for pre-sale tickets prior to official tickets sales which being on November 22, as well as two free digital downloads from Live From KCRW. Pre-sale tickets are limited, so get on it quick people.
I was fortunate enough to be able to catch them at the start of their tour at the Sydney Opera House back in February, and cannot begin to express (without weeping openly) how fantastic their live show … Read More
One Yellow Rabbit has revealed the lineup for its 28th annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary's International Festival of the Arts, which includes theatre, dance, burlesque, comedy and multimedia performance taking place at 16 venues from January 9 to February 1, 2014.
The performance theatre company also gave a sneak peek of the new work it will première at the festival, Munich Now, which examines "media absurdity." The play is set in the television studio of a German talk show, where a hard-hitting journalist knocks heads with a testy celebrity chef while interviewing their special guest — a lapsed pop star on a book tour. Written and directed by Blake Brooker, it stars Denise Clarke, Andy Curtis, Devon Dubnyk and Christopher … Read More