concert

Matt Anderson

Event Info
Event Date/Time: 
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 8:00pm
Location: 
The Winspear Centre
All Ages

Growing up in Perth-Andover, you learn a thing or two about the tough grind. The family-oriented, blue-collar community is home to singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Andersen. While manual labour wasn't his calling, hard work is something you pride yourself on growing up in a small-town. Having played over 200 shows in 2012, his work ethic has never been questioned. Matt’s narrative-driven writing cuts through the soul, blending blues and folk, encompassed in total honesty. He takes listeners on a ride with his diverse musical styles, skilled guitar work and over-the-top showmanship.

Young the Giant

Event Info
Event Date/Time: 
Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 8:00pm
Location: 
MacEwan Hall
All Ages

With the breakout success of their self-titled 2010 debut album and widespread acclaim for their exhilarating live shows, Young The Giant has quickly established itself as one of the most exciting new bands to come out of Southern California in recent memory. For their highly anticipated second album Mind Over Matter (due out January 21st 2014) Young The Giant enlisted Grammy-nominated producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen - known for his work with such diverse artists as Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, and M83.

Bastille

Event Info
Event Date/Time: 
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 8:00pm
Location: 
MacEwan Ballroom
All Ages

Only the brave and original survive the indie music maelstrom which either sucks new guitar bands down into the depths or produces identikit sounds capitalising on trends of any given time. Bastille have moved away from the common output being churned out by indie bands to create pop songs that are absorbing and genre defining without ever being formulaic. The origins of Bastille lie in the creative mind of singer/song writer Dan Smith, whose embracement of multi-eclectic musical styles have led to one of the most exciting sounds in new music today.

 

Matt Andersen

Event Info
Event Date/Time: 
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 8:00pm
Location: 
Jack Singer Concert Hall
All Ages

October 22, 2013 (Calgary, AB) — Growing up in Perth-Andover, you learn a thing or two about the tough grind. The family-oriented, blue-collar community is home to singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Andersen. While manual labour wasn't his calling, hard work is something you pride yourself on growing up in a small-town. Having played over 200 shows in 2012, his work ethic has never been questioned. Matt’s narrative-driven writing cuts through the soul, blending blues and folk, encompassed in total honesty.

Martin Sexton

Event Info
Event Date/Time: 
Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 8:00pm
Location: 
MacEwan Ballroom
Licensed 18+, No Minors

A native of Syracuse, N.Y., and the tenth of 12 children, Martin Sexton grew up in the ’80s. Uninterested in the music of the day, he fueled his dreams with the timeless sounds of classic rock ’n’ roll. As he discovered the dusty old vinyl left in the basement by one his big brothers, his musical fire was lit. Sexton eventually migrated to Boston, where he began to build a following singing on the streets of Harvard Square, gradually working his way through the scene. His 1992 collection of self-produced demo recordings, In the Journey, was recorded on an old 8-track in a friend’s attic.

Daniel Romano and his Trilliums Band

Event Info
Event Date/Time: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 8:00pm
Location: 
Ironwood Stage & Grill

September 10, 2013 (Calgary, AB) — Daniel Romano announces a Canadian Tour this fall, backed by his band the Trilliums, to promote this year's Come Cry with Me. Romano is in the midst of prepping a new live EP that will be for sale on the trip. Details are forthcoming, but the mini-release is set to feature concert-captured versions of songs from Come Cry With Me and Sleep Beneath the Willow, as well as new songs. Daniel Romano is a songwriter who delivers mosey croonin' and hard luck storytelling.

The Sadies

Event Info
Event Date/Time: 
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Commonwealth Bar & Stage - Early Show
Licensed 18+, No Minors

The Sadies announce a new album, Internal Sounds, that will hit retailers September 17 via Outside Music, in additional to announcing a western Canadian tour. The band will bring their new tunes to Calgary on October 18 at Commonwealth Bar & Stage. The new album was produced by The Sadies’ singer-guitarist Dallas Good, who ensured the band took their time to explore their ‘Internal Sounds’. A full track listing is not yet available but the album is expected to hone The Sadies' blend of country and psychedelia and features a guest appearance from Buffy Sainte-Marie on the closing track.

Michael Kaeshammer

Event Info
Event Date/Time: 
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 8:00pm
Location: 
The Rozsa Centre
All Ages

On 2011’s KAESHAMMER (Alert Music/Universal), Michael Kaeshammer doesn’t simply wow you with his chops; he invites you in and talks to you. Yes, he’s a gifted singer and songwriter, a highly trained technician and interpreter and an incendiary piano player. But also, on stage and off, he’s a consummate host. Recorded at Toronto’s Drive Shed and Keen Studios in 2010 and produced by Ron Lopata (Jacksoul, Ron Sexsmith) KAESHAMMER plays like a love letter to life – A set of original songs as playful as they are contagious.

Braids

Event Info
Event Date/Time: 
Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Commonwealth Bar & Stage - Early Show
Licensed 18+, No Minors

Braids, the Canadian experimental pop group who released Native Speaker in 2011, have reinvented themselves in the making of their second full length. After 18 months of touring in support of their debut, along with the departure of a band member, the group secluded themselves in their Montreal studio for a year of writing and recording. While Native Speaker was written in an organic and live environment, the group sought to explore a more introspective and electronic approach to songwriting.

Lights

Event Info
Event Date/Time: 
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Theatre Junction Grand
All Ages

Juno Award winner Lights delivers Siberia Acoustic on April 30, featuring ten acoustic versions of tracks from her 2011, certified gold studio recording, Siberia via Lights Music and Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Siberia Acoustic features guest appearances by Owl City, Max Kerman of Arkells and Coeur de pirate. The first Siberia Acoustic single, “Cactus In The Valley” feat. Owl City will be available March 19. Stay tuned to www.iamlights.com for more details.

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