Archive for the ‘Sounds & Vibrations’ Category

Last Night - an end of the world party

November 12th, 2009 by Wil Knoll

Better than hiding in a bunker and waiting it out

Swallow-a-Bicycle has stumbled across the truth. The world isn’t going to end in 2012. The government has not been secretly building arks to save a lucky few. The world ends this week. Friday night actually.

Or at least that is the back drop for Last Night - an end of the world party. Friday, the 13th of November, The Palomino will be playing host to one last big throw down. Swallow-A-Bicycle is trying to cover all of your end of the world needs, with a graffiti wall to scrawl on, a party priest to confess those guilty moments too, and music from Seven Story Redhead, The Shagbots and Type Monkey Type. Since it’s our last night on earth, we are invited to wear what we will.


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No Heart Feelings: A Perfect Film For The New Generation

September 30th, 2009 by Alyson McAndrews

Despite not having seen it yet, my guess is No Heart Feelings is the perfect movie for every unmarried, unpropertied and un-child-rearing 26-plus-something Canadian. A quintessential movie for depicting the challenges and choices that faces a generation who has chosen to do things differently than those before them.


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I Believe in Daniel Johnston

September 4th, 2009 by Michelle Wood

Hello. I am the ghost of Daniel Johnston. Many years ago, I lived in Austin, Texas, and I worked at McDonalds. It is an honour and a privilege to speak to you today to tell you about my condition, and the other world.

Thus begins the 2006 documentary, The Devil and Daniel Johnston. At times heartbreaking, at times exhilarating, the film offers a portrait of the artist/singer/songwriter as a young man. But above all, it is a celebration of both his music, and the inextinguishable nature of the human impulse to create. (more…)

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The Calgary Folk Music Festival Approaches

July 21st, 2009 by Nathan Atnikov
phototake by: Connor Turner

photo taken by: Connor Turner

Pretty soon, people will be walking all over the downtown core carrying backpacks, lawn chairs and tilley hats, and that can only mean one thing – the Calgary Folk Music Festival is about to descend on our fair city once again. There are few surer bets than the Folk Fest, which annually takes over Prince’s Island Park with an amazing mash-up of international music, and always provides people with a laundry list of new favourite artists.


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The D-Spot Comes Alive With Music

June 30th, 2009 by Connor Turner

The week of June 22nd–28th saw the downtown core bursting at the seams with music. In what many will consider a musical anomaly, both the Calgary Jazz Festival and the upstart independent music festival Sled Island invaded the streets of our city with a full line-up of shows, culminating in one of the most diverse music-filled weekends in the city’s history. (more…)

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