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February 05, 2009
  Playin' with the greatsPDF files may take a moment to load

Colin Linden is the unsung hero of guitar. He began his lifetime love affair with music at the age of 11 with a providential meeting with Howlin' Wolf, one of the most influential bluesmen of his time. Linden has gone on to have over 300 recordings to his name and perform with names such as Emmylou Harris, Tom Wilson, Morgan Davies and Bruce Cockburn.

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February 05, 2009
  Tom Fun Orchestra serves up a shot of country-rockPDF files may take a moment to load

The Tom Fun Orchestra are just like a shot of cheap whiskey: their music goes down hard and burns up the listener's insides. An eight-piece ensemble with horns, guitar and violin out of Cape Breton, they're a blend of countrified rock, hard-hitting bluegrass with the liquor-infused emotion of a Nova Scotian dock worker.

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January 29, 2009
  Being a diva may not be so badPDF files may take a moment to load

Despite making sacrifices to advance her career and being a mother of a young daughter, Canadian musical heavyweight Divine Brown says touring the country to promote her new album is all about having fun,

"The fun part is always getting to hang out with my band because they are stupid," Brown laughs. "[Really,] they are a bunch of silly people and we all have way too much fun. I'd want to go on tour with someone I think I would have fun with, that could be anyone."

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January 29, 2009
  Interview: Come Asa ComaPDF files may take a moment to load

Calm Asa Coma's Jarrod Sterling and Jeff Desmeules took some time during some time during the interview with the Gauntlet to do some peppy Q and As. Here's what they said.

Gauntlet: What's your favourite album right now and in general?

Jarrod Sterling: I went and picked up TV on the Radio['s Dear Science] because everyone was talking about it. It was so over-hyped, but it's actually awesome. For an older album, I'd say Fleetwood Mac's Tusk.

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January 29, 2009
  Calgary band aims to please all earsPDF files may take a moment to load

Calm Asa Coma has the potential to be the band for everyone. Playing a mix of pop, rock and indie, they're working to play all different kinds of venues and crowds. In their quest to get their music out to everyone in Calgary, they didn't let lack of funds stop them, opting for some do-it-yourself techniques.

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January 22, 2009
  Online Only: New Fight Scene makes it out of the meat plant to play another showPDF files may take a moment to load

For a new band like the New Fight Scene, you gotta know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Especially when you're trapped in an old meat processing plant's loading dock in Lethbridge's majestic industrial area.

"We were just starting out," says lead vocalist Chris Anderson. "We got offered to go to Lethbridge and we thought 'Wow, cool, roadtrip.' We jumped into a buddy's truck and headed to Lethbridge."

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January 22, 2009
  Anberlin knows rock isn't just sex and drugsPDF files may take a moment to load

Nate Young is such a nice boy. At the ripe age of 21 he is the drummer for the two-time billboard top-20 recording artists Anberlin. Despite the band's obvious success, Young and the rest of the group stay grounded even donating their time to charitable causes.

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January 22, 2009
  Interview: Shelley MarwoodPDF files may take a moment to load

Shelley Marwood is one of three U of C composition graduate students having their work featured at the festival. She talked to the Gauntlet about her piece and the university's music program.

Gauntlet: Tell me a little about your piece, "Merge."

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January 22, 2009
  U of C showcases new music masterpiecesPDF files may take a moment to load

Electro-acoustics, chamber music and international flavours. What more could a modern music festival offer? According to Dr. Dave Eagle, the festival director of the University of Calgary's Happening 2009: New Music Festival, the program has all that and even more. Happening 2009 is a music festival devoted entirely to contemporary music, the earliest compositions dating to the 1950s, and offers a series of four concerts to showcase this style.

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December 04, 2008
  The hunger of Sebastien GraingerPDF files may take a moment to load

Sebastien Grainger is hungry to play some shows. After releasing his self-titled LP this October, he's been on the road with his backing band the Mountains to promote the hell out of the record.

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