Also known as the day I lost my Xposure virginity
Lowell â€“ Shake Him Off
Paris Envy â€“ Bill of Sale
Craic The Lens â€“ The Wrong Manâ€™s Urn
Ricca Razor Sharp â€“ Do You In The 80â€™s
Miesha And The Spanks â€“ Mmmade For Me
Highkicks â€“ Rock A Little
Deluge â€“ Anatomy of Me
Nix Dicksons â€“ Highway Lines
Nix Dicksons â€“ King of Connecticut
The A Cappella Fellas â€“ Gold Digger
The Night Committee â€“ Amen, Gangway
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald â€“ Follow
Tune in next week for more radness
Two years ago on April 18th, Abbotsford band You Say Party! experienced a grave tragedy. Their drummer Devon Clifford had an unexpected brain hemorrhage and collapsed on stage and died at the Rickshaw nightclub in Vancouver. After his death, his family wanted to keep Devonâ€™s spirit alive, so they did it in the best way they knew how. They created the Devon R.B. Clifford Memorial Foundation, which raises money to provide music education for less fortunate youth.
The story touched students in Vancouver and they decided to take action and create this compliation album to raise money for the Devon R.B. Clifford Memorial Foundation.
Some of the artists featured on the album include Sam Roberts, Dan Managan, Christen Hansen, The Pack A.D.Â and more.
toÂ purchase theÂ compilation in tribute to Devon Clifford. 100% of net proceeds are going to the Devon R.B. Clifford Memorial Foundation.
The first wave of artists have been announced to play Canadian Music Week March 19-24, 2013 in Toronto.
An army of Calgary artists are on the list – representing our city in great numbers! Check out the local acts on the first wave of artists to be announced…
- Chris Gheran
- Double Fuzz
- Go For The Eyes
- Hunger Hush
- King Dylan
- Kingdom of Few
- Rockets And DinosaursÂ
- Sidney YorkÂ
- The SuppliersÂ
- Zoo LionÂ
Good luck to all the local bands heading out! For the full list so far check out CMW’s website.
Itâ€™s that time again!!
Alberta Music wants to show off a current crop of provincial talent and will be producing Volume III of our promotional music sampler.Â This sampler will assist in bringing national and international recognition to the Alberta Music community, the outstanding artists in this province and the Association.
This is an open call for submissions from Alberta artists of all genres.
The deadline to submit one song for consideration is December 21, 2012 @ 4:00pm.
- Recent performance resume and highlights
- Press or other industry quotes
- Artist bio (2 pages max.)
- We will not accept M4A; AAC; or WMV formats
- We will accept an MP3 file or CD (please indicate which track)
- Must submit a professional quality recording that was released within the last 18 months
- Must be current Alberta Music member
- Must be a resident of Alberta
- Professional promo material (including website and print-ready photos)
This sampler will be used as a promotional tool at the many national & international conferences and festivalsÂ Alberta Music attendÂ throughout the year, including the International Folk Alliance, Canadian Music Week, BreakOut West, NXNE, SXSW and other industry events.
Selected participants will receive 10 download cards.
Sampler Online Submission Form
Hard Copy Submissions:
#102, 10722-103 Ave
Edmonton, ABÂ T5J 5G7
GiveÂ them a call!Â 780-428-3372 or 1-800-465-3117
- Any submitted materials will not be returned.
- Submissions made by post or courier must be received at the Alberta Music office by 4:00pm on Friday, December 21, 2012.
- If selected, and your submission piece was an mp3, Alberta Music requires a hard copy of the mastered file within a week of notification, or you will be removed from the sampler.
On Friday March 22, 2013 at Canadian Music Week 2013 they’ll be announcing the winners of the 13th Annual SiriusXM Indie Awards.Â But first,Â they need the nominees. Will your name be on the list? Submit your nomination(s!) for your chance to be recognized by your industry peers, media and fans alike. Help celebrate your achievements among the independent music community.
Submissions are being accepted throughÂ indies.caÂ until December 15, 2012. Artists or their representatives (including labels and managers) can submit nominations on their behalf. All submissions completed before November 30th will receive discounted pricing.
The eligibility period for all awards categories runs from August 1, 2011 through November 1, 2012. Nominees must have been active during the eligibility period and are based on the performance of the group or artist either on record or in live performances.
New categories this year include:
Female Artist of the Year
Male Artist of the Year
Songwriter of the Year
Must Follow Artist of the Year
Collaboration of the Year
Most Played Independent Artist/Group or Duo of the Year (non-submission category)
Best-Selling Independent Release of the Year (non-submission category)
Rap/Hip-Hop Artist/Group or Duo of the Year (formerly Urban Artist/Group or Duo of the Year)
Soul/R&B Artist/Group or Duo of the Year (formerly Urban Artist/Group or Duo of the Year)
For complete submission details, eligibility criteria and award categories, seeÂ indies.ca
Check out the Holiday Sweater Shindig in support of The Calgary Foodbank on December 1st at The Gateway.
Throw on your fave Holiday Sweater and bring a non-perishable food item for The Calgary Foodbank as your cover, and the night will feature live music from Mudd, Go For The Eyes and The Black Magic Hustlers
For more information check out the Facebook event.
November 9-11 head down to Lord Nelson’s Pub for Calgary Peace Fest!
To honour the sacrifices made by Canadian Veterans over 44 bands are coming together for a 3 day festival. Volunteers from the Calgary Poppy Fund will be on hand with poppies by donation and taking donations for the food bank. PLUS, a percentage of sales from the event are going to the Calgary Poppy Fund
Check out the Facebook Event for info and enjoy a full weekened packed with live music.
Â On December 1st head down to Studio 82 for the God’s Grace Fundraiser to buy permanent land for an orphanage in Uganda hosting 93 children that currently live in a 3 bedroom house.
The goal is to raise $10,000 to buy 5 acres of permanent land and build a home large enough to house the family of 93 kids and 4 caregivers, as well as host a garden large enough to feed this family.
Tickets are $10 each and include a drink ticket.
Glow will be performing live, plus a raffle for awesome prizes and a fun glow party.
Check out the Facebook Event for more info and tickets
With the success of last year’sÂ Blankfest Calgary,Â a full-to-capacity event atÂ Blind Beggar’s PubÂ that raisedÂ nearly $1,000 and over 200 blanketsÂ for the homeless in one of Canada’s coldest cities, it is a great pride to announce the music charity fundraiser will return for its second annual event inÂ support of Calgary’s homeless shelterÂ The Mustard Seed.
Taking place from 2pm to 2am, 12 rock and metal bands from across the province will be offering their musical support to help raise awareness, funds and blankets for the homeless.Â
All proceeds from Blankfest Calgary will be donated to the city’s Mustard Seed, a non-profit organization that has been caring for the needs of the less fortunate since 1984 through its three centres across Alberta and delivers basic services such as housing and employment programs to those in need while partnering with the community to address the root causes of poverty.Â
Click here for the Facebook event
You only have 2 weeks left to apply to play Canadian Music Week March 19-24, 2013 in Toronto!!
Submit your application to showcase at CMW through Sonic Bids or their websiteÂ before October 27th.