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October 29, 2009
  Propagandhi rock out even on HalloweenPDF files may take a moment to load

According to Propagandhi bassist Todd Kowalski, audiences can expect total fucking mayhem when the Canadian punk legends play the Mac Hall Ballroom on Halloween.

These vegans will cannibalize the university with their political punk. Don't expect scissor kicks,-- they've got chainsaw kicks. Be prepared to watch as they thrash as hard as they can and give it all on stage-- that's why they allow themselves a month to recover after the tour.

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October 22, 2009
  Young Galaxy expands with new tourPDF files may take a moment to load

With Invisible Republic, Young Galaxy want to make a big bang on the Canadian music scene. Released in late August, the group is gearing up for their first serious tour since laying low for all of 2008 and most of '09 while recording Republic.

"We haven't been on a big tour in a while now," says songwriter and guitarist Stephen Ramsay with a laugh. "It's been probably, God, over a year. Inevitably everybody in the band is getting hit by sickness."

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August 06, 2009
  Down, but they're not outPDF files may take a moment to load

After having to cancel a few shows the last time they were through Canada, due to lead singer Phil Anselmo's throat problems, drummer Jimmy Bower and the rest of Down are set to rip through Canada. This time with a unique tour providing fans the opportunity to purchase tickets for a meet-and-greet and a free T-shirt for involved metal heads to include in their daily rotation of band tees.

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August 06, 2009
  Secret broadcasts beaming into mindsPDF files may take a moment to load

Picture a local Calgary bar. A certain band is playing, beer is flowing and-- in true Calgary fashion-- the audience is standing stiffly around the stage, simply watching. Every now and then a couple of brave souls start awkwardly dancing, as others subtly tap their feet to the music.

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June 18, 2009
  CKY haven't seen a dead body -- yetPDF files may take a moment to load

On a late summer night, CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller of stumbled upon a dead body under an east coast boardwalk after a leaving an arcade, during a family vacation. Or at least, that's what the rumours on the Internet say.

"That must be somebody else's better creative idea," says Miller. "A late night after the Arcade? Sure, sure we will go with that.' "

Miller further explains the lyrics behind new album Carver City's standout song "The Boardwalk Body."

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June 11, 2009
  Julie Doiron rocks on until dawnPDF files may take a moment to load

For those who attended the Flemish Eye Ball, Julie Doiron was a welcome treat. As soon as she finished her first song the air in the Legion hung still and the crowd hungrily waited for more.

It wasn't her first performance however -- not by a long-shot. Doiron has been around for longer than most of her fans have been able to talk and her talent and experience shine stronger every year. Since her band Eric's Trip formed in 1990, Doiron has changed her music and allowed it to change her.

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April 02, 2009
  100 shows fill That Empty SpacePDF files may take a moment to load

One of Calgary's best venues is right under University of Calgary students' noses. From national luminaries like Cadence Weapon and Great Lake Swimmers to local scene stalwarts like Lorrie Matheson, That Empty Space has showcased some of the best music in the country. It's also become a regular Friday afternoon community.

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April 02, 2009
  Digging up Marianas TrenchPDF files may take a moment to load

Catchy hooks and beats that you can chew gum to might tempt a hasty conclusion about Vancouver-based band Marianas Trench. Mix that in with the swarms of female teenage fans and an admirable number of all-age shows, and the phrase boy band might inch its way into your psyche. Look closer and you'll find a group of dedicated and fun-loving musicians who draw inspiration from a variety of epic aural figures.

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April 02, 2009
  Constant Season gears up for summerPDF files may take a moment to load

On the verge of summer touring season, Calgary artists Constant Season are primed and anxiously ready to drop a different kind of sound onto music fans. Constant Season's upcoming debut EP Midnight Lines was borne out of the extensive and emotive process of being kicked out of clubs, pushed off the line-up of scheduled gigs, members moving to different countries, not to mention a major beef with the prince of piano himself, Sir Elton John.

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April 02, 2009
  The Polyjesters bring music around the worldPDF files may take a moment to load

The Polyjesters have gotten around a lot. Around the world, that is. Though the two longest standing members of this ever-expanding band, Jason and Sheldon Valleau, started playing music in Didsbury, it's taken them to France for four years, busking their way around the world, from the streets of Amsterdam and Nice.

Both Valleaus say they owe the band's unique sound of upright bass and baritone ukulele to their family history.

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