So the spotlight’s on the music in Calgary, AB Canada for me right now. One of my specialties: meeting random people. The past few months, an uncanny number of them seem to be from Calgary, and I can’t get enough of the music they’re sharing. Some bands to look into (click band names for their myspaces!):
Azeda Booth- Dreamy ethereal vocals over catchy kit beats equal music perfect for just about any mood any season any situation. After pestering one of the members over and over again where I could buy their music, he just kept saying “download it. download it. download it.” So here’s where you download it.
Hunter-Gatherer- Was described to me before seeing them live as feeling like you’re falling into the fields of a prairie. lo-fi rock recordings, and some talented musicians.
Gobble Gobble- So I don’t think they’re technically from calgary…But they are Canadian (Edmonton? Vancouver?), and if you want an incredibly high-energy man man-esque live show (complete with costumes and amazing props), PLEASE catch this band on their self-described “mobile rave infini-tour 2010″ (for all the dates) They hit LA August 14th at McWorld’s. No really, don’t miss it.
Other Calgary bands to check out:
- Friendo- Drummer of aforementioned Azeda Booth as well as Women , the biggest band to come out of Calgary recently (I’d say). Their press release describes their sound as “’90’s experimental rock, ’70’s punk and ’60’s pop.” Sweet.
- Fist City- kickass twin sisters + their band.
- Bikeland- If you want a louder, more garage rock type feel, Bikeland is where you wanna listen.
- Silver Dapple- actually from montreal. really into these two songs. unfortunately there’s still only two songs
Enjoy folks! -Erin