U of C student roars in budding group

Foonyap and the Roar are on fire. For their fourth show they opened for HEALTH, performed at this year’s High Performance Rodeo, have fantastic projection art for some of their shows — all that and they’ve only been playing together for four months. Vocalist/violinist Foon Yap started out, well, classically. Taking classical violin from age… Continue reading U of C student roars in budding group

Ricca’s on the Razor’s Sharp edge

Ricca Razor Sharp’s Causeways and C-Trains release this summer brought a new voice into a budding hip-hop scene in need of another powerful local MC. Ricca, whose labelmate on Neferiu Records is Calgary-based art-rapper Mantrakid, is an immigrant to the city. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, he finished school at Acadia University and found… Continue reading Ricca’s on the Razor’s Sharp edge

Rural Alberta Advantage hit up urban Alberta

The Rural Alberta Advantage just might be the most critically successful part-time band in Canada. While they have been featured on countless best-of-’09 blogs, all the members of the band have some kind of job or commitment on the side. Lead singer Nils Edenloff is a computer programmer by day, backup vocalist and keyboard player… Continue reading Rural Alberta Advantage hit up urban Alberta

YACHT sees the mystery lights

Besides creating catchy electro-dance tunes, YACHT is also a belief system open to everyone. After having experienced the supernatural Mystery Lights in Marfa, Texas, which inspired their 2009 album See Mystery Lights, Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans have embarked on the latest transformation of YACHT, adding a live band to their 2010 tour called The… Continue reading YACHT sees the mystery lights