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September 09, 2010
  Older, but definitely not wiserPDF files may take a moment to load

Attention all reformed punk rockers, consider this an invitation to revisit your anti-establishment ideals. Pennywise is coming to town. But before you break out the bottle of JD to start your warmup, be forewarned -- this is not quite the Pennywise of yesteryear.

Zoli Teglas, formerly of Ignite, officially replaced Pennywise vocalist Jim Lindberg at the beginning of 2010. Lindberg had been with the band since their inception in California in 1988.

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September 09, 2010
  Trio bring home-spun folk on the roadPDF files may take a moment to load

Fred Squire, one third of Daniel, Fred and Julie, has no qualms sharing the story of the trios auspicious start.

"Dan and I were thinking of starting a church in Sackville, so he came out, but we recorded this album instead," he explains wryly. "We looked at the logistics of making a church and found that you have to believe in something."

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March 25, 2004
  Racism meets indomitable rockPDF files may take a moment to load

The benefit concert is a tricky beast. If you focus too much on the concert aspect, people will lose sight of the message and succumb instead to pure entertainment. If you focus too much on the message, people will get bored. It's a fact. Most people have short attention spans and little patience for preaching. So what do you do?

For the organizers of this year's Rock Against Racism, the answer was simple. The first step is to make sure you're providing a solid message. Easy enough, apparently.

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April 11, 2002
  Edmonton band won’t chokePDF files may take a moment to load

Choke is one of those bands that if you like them, you like them a lot, and if you don't, well, you just don't.

"We're completely a love them or hate them band," say Clay Shea, bass player of the Edmonton-based group. More and more people have discovered Choke's melodic speed punk sound, and include themselves in the love 'em category. Shea has reason to believe that this trend will continue with the release of Choke's new album, There's A Story to This Moral, April 23.

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April 11, 2002
  Just two gigs oldPDF files may take a moment to load

Things are definitely looking up for the Reverie Sound Revue. One would assume that any band that has only two shows under their belts might be something of an unpolished wreck of musicality. To clear up any sort of misconception, let me just say this: The band came to the interview I asked for after having lunch with the promoter of MacEwan Hall--a lunch which the promoter asked for.

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April 11, 2002
  Tea Party’s newfound mantraPDF files may take a moment to load

Students are in for a treat this Friday, and it has nothing to do with the end of classes. The University of Calgary will host the Tea Party this week as they hit Calgary on the promotional tour of their latest album, The Interzone Mantras. According to bass/keyboard/harmonium player Stuart Chatwood, Tea Party wil be in fine form.

"The band is playing better now than ever [before]," he proclaims.

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April 04, 2002
  Aloha, modern rock and roll PDF files may take a moment to load

While Luke Doucet has been hammering away at a newly discovered solo side of himself, many a fan have feared that his band, Veal, had broken up. However, with a new Veal CD near finished, this couldn't be further from the truth.

"It kind of seemed that way," says the Vancouver native. "We took a while off and we all kind of chilled out, did our own thing."

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March 28, 2002
  Calgary cold spell overPDF files may take a moment to load

A new, cold wave has exploded into the Western Canadian rock scene this winter, but don't worry, there's no danger of frostbite.

"Cold rock" is how Joshua's Habit describe their music--an alternative current sound with edge and a lot of energy. Though only two months old, this passionate and determined local band is already carving its name into the music industry.

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March 21, 2002
  Fellows comfortably independent PDF files may take a moment to load

While Christine Fellows' style of music is by no means mainstream, she's quite comfortable in her own, independent space--complete with a piano and violinist on the side.

"I want to stay independent," says Fellows, whose latest disc, The Last One Standing, was recently released by Six Shooter Records. "It's just keeping a little more control."

This control gave her new album a soft spoken, gentle sound led by both violin and piano accompaniment, while her mellifluous voice blended right in.

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