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Shows This Weekend (May 30 – Jun 8)

It’s a two-fer! This week’s post is providing you with not one, but TWO weekends of shows! We’ve got Frankie McQueen, Jenavive, HighKicks, Stone Iris, Grandola, Haus of Skrastins and Thrill of Falling, plus a HECK of a lot of awesomeness at Calgary Metalfast!! Strap yourself in and feel the Gs!

Thursday, May 30:

mancubMANcub album release at Broken City (613 – 11th Ave SW)! Joining them are Double Fuzz and Frankie McQueen, and no stabbing or Kangol hats allowed!
More info: MANcub Album Release! With Double Fuzz and Frankie McQueen

Friday, May 31:

HighKicks album release! With Night Committee and What's Wrong Tohei? (Van)HighKicks album release!! Come down to Broken City (613 – 11th Ave SW) for a great night that includes Night Committee and What’s Wrong Tohei? (Van)!
More info: KighKicks Album Release! With Night Committee and What’s Wrong Tohei?

Jenavive Tour Kick Off with Kieran Strange and Ten Cent PistolsCome to the Jenavive tour kick-off show at The New Black (919 – 9th Ave SE)! New shirts, CDs and super-fun stuff to fill your bags, plus the awesome Ten Cent Pistols and Kieran Strange!
More info: Jenavive Tour Kick Off with Kieran Strange and Ten Cent Pistols

Saturday, June 1:

Stone Iris w/ The District Heat & Electric MonkStone Iris with Electric Monk and The District Heat at Studio 37 (1690 – 37th Ave SW)!
More info: Stone Iris w/ The District Heat & Electric Monk

Sunday, June 2:

Pre-Fest Party at Lukes Drug Mart!It’s the Sled Island pre-fest party at Lukes Drug Mart (2206a 4th St. SW)! Check out The Rural Alberta Advantage, Ladyhawk, Viet Cong and Skye Wallace, free, outdoors and from noon to 5!
More info: Pre-fest Party at Lukes Drug Mart!

Ironwood Stage & GrillCam Penner with Danny Vacon at The Ironwood (1229 – 9th Ave SW)!
More info: The Ironwood on Facebook

Wednesday, June 5:

CALGARY METALFESTCalgary Metalfest starts today!! Come down to Dickens Pub (1000 – 9th Ave SW) for the start of four days of madness! Tonight’s show features Stab.Twist.Pull, Exit Strategy, Jason Rouse and Kyoktys!
More info: CALGARY METALFEST

The Ship and Anchor brings you Grandola with guestsThe Ship & Anchor (534 – 17th Ave SW) presents a whole lotta bands, including Grandola, Bad Habits Die Hard, Craic the Lens and The Pagans of Northumberland!
More info: The Ship & Anchor brings you Grandola with guests

Thursday, June 6:

CALGARY METALFESTDay Two of Calgary Metalfest continues at Dickens Pub (1000 – 9th Ave SW)! Tonight: Junkies Rush, Just Stay Fucking Dead, Press Gang, Black Pestilence, The Promethean Labyrinth, Enemy Us, Hellrazer, Supper Massive Black Holes, Doberman, Hammerdrone, Dead Asylum, Out of the Ruins and Villainizer! WOO!

Calgary Metelfast is ALSO at Broken City (613 – 11th Ave SW) tonight with plenty of music for the minors (and the majors)! Starting at 3:45 we have Soundskraper, Osyron, Moosifix, Skymir, His Last Words, Leave the Living, Shark Infested Daughters, Frightenstein and Tyrants Demise!

More info: CALGARY METALFEST

Friday, June 7:

CALGARY METALFESTMETALFEST!!! Tonight is even BIGGER with a long list of bands and shows for you to enjoy! The action starts at 3:45 at Broken City (613 – 11th Ave SW), and yes, you minors are welcome! Then at 9 you’ll get kicked out for the 18+ show – sorry

At Dickens (1000 – 9th Ave SW) there’s another huge list of bands that start at 9:15!

I’m too lazy to list them all, so check out the bands and the schedule below!

More info: CALGARY METALFEST

Saturday, June 8:

CALGARY METALFESTAnd METALFEST – Day FOUR! Tonight’s business starts at 3:45 at Broken City (613 – 11th Ave SW), and the rooftop show starts at 5:50! And hey, minors – you’re welcome, too!

There’s also a whole lotta grown-up music going down at Dickens Pub (1000 – 9th Ave SW)! Show starts at 6 and goes until you’re seeing double!

More info: CALGARY METALFEST

Doc Kohler ALBUM RELEASE PARTY | The Implicate Order | Thrill Of FallingDoc Kohler album release party at The Blind Beggar (5211 MacLeod Trail SW)! Another wicked night with The Implicate Order and Thrill of Falling!
More info: Doc Kohler ALBUM RELEASE w/ The Implicate Order and Thrill of Falling

Shows This Weekend (May 23 – 28)

Rain, rain, go away… There’s lots to do in Calga-ray! That rhyme was awful, but this weekend won’t be! We’ve got Jenavive, Open Air, T. Buckley, Septembryo and Daywalker, PLUS a TON of bands at the In Our Blood Indie Music Festival, including Throne of Vengeance, Thrill of Falling, Kingdom of Few and MORE!

Thursday:

Bleeker Ridge with guests Jenavive and The AllensCome down to the Palomino (109 – 7th Ave SW) for a great show with Orillia, Ontario’s Bleeker Ridge, Calgary’s Jenavive and The Allens! More info: Bleeker Ridge with guests Jenavive and The Allens

Ironwood Stage & GrillFlying Fox & the Hunter Gatherers and Raleigh are live at The Ironwood (1229 – 9th Ave SE)! More info: Ironwood on Facebook

Friday:

All Hands on Jane, BickerBro's, Open AIRTonight is the fourth and final show for The Road to Indie Week Alberta! Come down to Studio 37 (1690 – 37th St. SW) to find out who the last band chosen from Calgary will be. Will it be All Hands on Jane, BickerBro’s or Open AIR? And check out guest headliner Kingdom of Few! More info: The Road to Indie Week Alberta: Calgary – May 24

IN OUR BLOOD MUSIC FEST AND SOFT BALL TOURNAMENTEveryone’s favourite time of year: The In Our Blood Indie Music Festival!!! (!) Friday through Sunday, join the softball tournament, frolic in the beer gardens and enjoy some kickass music, including (but definitely not limited to): Throne of Vengeance, Kingdom of Few, A War Within, Thrill of Falling, Raise Your Weapon, Puttin’ on the Foil and more! More info: In Our Blood Music Fest and Softball Tournament

Saturday:

IN OUR BLOOD MUSIC FEST AND SOFT BALL TOURNAMENTIn Our Blood continues!

Ironwood Stage & GrillThe fantastic T. Buckley is at the Ironwood (1229 – 9th Ave SE) with his band! More info: Ironwod on Facebook THRILL OF FALLING, SEPTEMBRYO & JENAVIVE LIVE AT STUDIO 37

Join Thrill of Falling, Septembryo and Jenavive at Studio 37 (1690 – 37th St. SW) for an evening of pure delight. More info: Thrill of Falling, Septembryo & Jenavive Live at Studio 37

Tuesday:

BROKEN CITY TURNS 9! Featuring Barn Burner, Falcon, Daywalker and Outlaws of RavenhurstGet rowdy at Broken City (613 – 11th Ave SW) as they turn nine! Great night featuring Barn Burner, Falcon, Daywalker and Outlaws of Ravenhurst! More info: Broken City Turns 9!

Jenavive – “underthesheets”

Jenavive is one sexy woman. She has the obvious sexy qualities – her confidence, her voice, her legs – but it is “underthesheets“, her newly-released full-length album, that shows off the timeless and exceptional sexiness that brings Jenavive to the forefront of the musical sphere.

Released in August 2011 to kick off a cross-country tour, “underthesheets” shows off original and attention-grabbing songwriting. Her talents are decidedly Lady Gaga-esque, a label that comes from her strength and confidence, in addition to some stellar lyrics and singing abilities.

The album starts off with an explicit version of the single “Greedy”, a song that is both catchy and blissfully dirty. While the radio-friendly version of the song finishes off the album, it is the explicit version that catches the most attention and starts the album off with a somewhat literal bang. Stimulating from the first verse, “Greedy” is a musical offer of friendly benefits which may or may not include a third partner. These blatantly sexual lyrics are a demonstration of female power and it is her attitude and confidence that turn the listener onto the song and to the album as a whole.

Jenavive also shows signs of vulnerability and romance as she explores the other sides of love and relationships. By exploring relatable and common issues (such as relationship jealousy and insecurity in “Jealousy”), her songs reach out to the passionate and occasionally hurt person inside all of us, and does so in a way that is nicely composed and well-written. Each song comes with some degree of familiarity, and has the type of sound that makes you think you might have heard her music before but can’t quite place it. This is definitely a good thing: so many new artists try so hard to be “unique” or “different” that they just sound stupid and, ironically, the same. By appropriately showcasing her originality by playing on the familiar and admirably contributing to a well-loved and popular music arena, Jenavive has created songs that are memorable, catchy, and special. It is easy to sing along to this album, and for an artist of this genre, that element is important.

Jenavive is moving up quickly. She has already found a loyal legion of fans who follow her movements across the country, and with an incredible voice that is even better live, her talent is not one to be missed. Check out her website, MySpace or Facebook, buy her album, and drop into a live show, and then you can rightfully look back someday to say, “I knew her when…”

Jenavive - "underthesheets"