By Thomas Johnson, January 28 2018 —
The greatest trick the Devil ever played was convincing a naive world that some backpack-wearing punks on Vine or a video game originated their favourite viral dance craze. In reality, those dances probably came … Read the rest
By Thomas Johnson, January 25 2018 —
Folk-singer Joan Baez once said, “Action is the antidote to despair.”
In 1990, someone had that quote printed in the now defunct Three Lines Free section of the Gauntlet. James Fell, then an … Read the rest
By Thomas Johnson, January 24 2018 —
Robbie Voltaire, frontman of Calgary power-metal quintet Ravenous, exhales a long sigh.
“Yeah… I’m permanently in my bedroom.”
If any theme unifies Calgary’s eclectic collection of musicians, then it has to be their proud … Read the rest
By Thomas Johnson, December 6 2018 —
Your grandmother probably loves Bill Withers. You probably love Bill Withers too, whether you’re aware of it or not.
The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is the pen behind of … Read the rest
By Thomas Johnson, November 22 2018 —
Since the legalization of cannabis on Oct. 17, Canadians have been purchasing their leafy greens straight from the government. But a number of small business owners are speaking out, saying business has dried … Read the rest
By Thomas Johnson, November 10 2018 —
The new Central Public Library officially opened its doors on Nov. 1st after nearly 14 years of anticipation. Our intrepid photographer Mariah Wilson captures the beauty of the our city’s newest icon.
By Thomas Johnson, November 4 2018 —
Put another one in the books. The annual CJSW Funding Drive wrapped up Oct. 26, concluding a week of special programming and city-wide initiatives to raise funds to improve the station’s facilities. As … Read the rest
By Thomas Johnson, November 1 2018 —
Imagine this: You’re a young, enterprising musician. Your stage name is super cool — Yung Soggy Cheeseburger or something. Your tireless hours in a windowless studio manifest into the smash-hit of the summer. … Read the rest