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Ringleader

Interview with singer Andrew Elter. How did you all meet and when did the band start? A long time ago Robbie and I had played in an awful band called What Counts and, after that band went belly-up, we...
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Baptists

Andrew Drury, in his own words, yells in the hardcore band Baptists, which consists of himself, Nick Yacyshyn on drums, Sean Hawrykuk on bass and Danny Marshall on guitar. Before this, Drury was, at various...
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Up + Downtown Festival

When Jason Flammia and his business partner, Allen Harding, volunteered at a downtown block party back in 2011, they threw around the idea of starting a festival of their own. While it’s not uncommon for...
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Dan Mangan

Walking onto the hill for the first time during the 2014 Folk Festival, I smelled elephant ears, saw sunshine and was lured immediately by Dan Mangan’s gruff, sweet voice to one of the smallest stages. The...
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Shannon and the Clams

There are many articles that try to define what Shannon and the Clams sound like, merging movie references and bands from the past to create a quirky concoction of something we can hopefully agree on: John...
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Stefana Fratila

Producer and artist, Stefana Fratila, greeted me at the top of the Calgary Tower with a smile as bright as her heart-shaped glasses. After we got through the customary introductions and chit-chat, I quickly...