February 25, 2020

Finding a Good Place to Start with Drew Gregory

Throughout all the years I’ve spent listening to and writing about music, one thing that never fails to impress me is the power a few simple chords can have. Music possesses this unique ability to bring people together in...

August 7, 2019

Pushing the Boundaries of Creativity in Music

Exploring the Unique Soundscapes of Emre Cords

Music is at its best when it’s free of restrictions. Unhindered. Unencumbered by considerations like genre or style or categories. Think of your favourite bands, your favourite a...

June 1, 2019

Experience John Corabi at the Langdon Firehouse this June 

You guys, we’ve got some news.  

It’s big.  

In fact, it’s bigger than big. It might just be the biggest music announcement we’ve ever made here at The Newsy Neighbour. We’re proud to join The Firehouse...

June 21, 2017

Playing Real Music, for Real People

When I got the chance to sit down and speak to Glenn Baker from High Steppin’ Daddy, we’d both just been through one heck of a day. It was late May, and southern Alberta had been hit with what meteorologists were referring to as an “i...

May 4, 2017

It was on a bitterly cold night in January that I first saw Hurricane Lisa. Pulling up to Mugs – a tiny pub in downtown Calgary – I left the warmth of my car, jammed my hands into my pockets and made the dash across the slippery parking lot, my breath steaming in the f...

May 4, 2017

When I showed up at Morgans Pub in Calgary at 9:30pm, things were pretty low key. I wasn’t too surprised, though. It was a damp, miserably cold evening in late April, and Thursdays are hardly best night to go out if you’re looking for crowded dancefloors and wild parti...

May 4, 2017

Last month’s Backyard Jam at Legends was a blast, and I think it’s safe to say that everyone had a great time – both bands and audience members alike. I thoroughly enjoyed taking in all of the acts that made their way across the stage that night, but there was one arti...

May 4, 2017

Junk doesn’t mess around when it comes to having a good time. I’d been told before seeing them at the King’s Head Pub to expect brilliant musicianship, gobs of energy, and an all-around incredible evening. I wasn’t disappointed.

Billing themselves as a cover/party band...

May 4, 2017

I was having a conversation earlier this month with a friend on the topic of live music. Being something of a concert addict, I was going on and on about a show I had recently seen up in Edmonton. Halfway through my musings on just what exactly made the experience such...

May 4, 2017

It was a frosty, foggy night, and my headlights just barely cut through the swirling brume as I pulled into Crossfield. I parked in front of the Jack’ n’ the Throttle Bar and made my way inside. Soon enough, Blakkstone Hexx took to the stage, and the entire atmosphere...

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