Chad Saunders has a thought about those who complain the new compilation CD, 90.9 With A Bullet: 20 Years of Calgary Music on CJSW, attempts to define the local music scene in entirely too narrow a manner.
With a heavenly, self-harmonizing voice, Calgary 's Kara Keith is back at the front of an artistically satisfying Falconhawk record.A master of melodic minor keys, her albums come across as the diary of someone who sighs a lot when she's not drinking, things she occasionally decides she wants fading ever into the distance while weird distractions keep her basically happy enough.
Around the Vue office, not a week goes by here Stompin’ Tom doesn’t get a spin on the office stereo. Let’s face it: the dude is about as indie as they come. When a band says, “Yeah, we’re indie, we’re keeping it real,” Stompin’ Tom ought to come around the corner and smash those babies up with an empty whiskey bottle.
When you consider the concept of a Stompin’ Tom Connors tribute album, there are certain things you expect to hear.You expect a heapin’ helpin’ of authentic hillbilly-smoked, folk-country music. You expect it to be a bit goofy in places, too. Just like The Stomper himself.