Concert Review: Purity Ring @ Churchill Square – Edmonton

Purity Ring

I can never decide what’s better: Purity Ring or free concerts. But on June 13th, with the glowing glass pyramid of City Hall as a backdrop, internationally renowned and Edmonton-bred synth-pop duo Purity Ring turned Churchill Square into a jubilant dance party on a cool and cloudy Saturday night -

Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ The Wet Secrets

The Wet Secrets

Rock and roll dance band The Wet Secrets are mysterious, ferocious, along with industrious. And no, I'm not just spewing out my own opinion on the band here; these descriptions are taken right from the Alberta five-piece. Intrigued to learn more? Have a read at our new interview with The

Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ Chad VanGaalen

Chad VanGaalen

Chad VanGaalen was not afraid to pack his new record with bizarre imagery and quirky (yet sometimes gloomy) story telling and lyricism. The Calgary singer-songwriter released his fifth studio album Shrink Dust on April 29th. In support of the album's release, he will play Toronto's Lee's Palace tonight with Cousins

Concert Review + Photos: The 1975, Bad Suns, + Sir Sly @ Starlite Room

The 1975

Electric. Engaging. Full of energy. And no, I’m not talking about some loopy kindergarten teacher. I’m referring to the band The 1975; consisting of members Matt Healy (vocals and guitar), Adam Hann (Guitar), George Daniel (Drums), and Ross Macdonald (Bass). These boys are from Manchester, are known for their alternative/indie

Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ Sidney York

Sidney York

Currently on their <3s Release Tour, Calgary duo Sidney York (Brandi Sidoryk and Krista Wodelet) have been busy playing songs taken from their recently released third LP <3s. Before they bring their avant-pop to Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern on Sunday, February 16th, we asked Brandi and Krista about the new album,

You’ve GOT to Hear This: Idle Mind – “Without Me”

Idle Mind

Hailing from the icy winter wonderland of Calgary, Alberta, Idle Mind blossomed within the past year and has no plans on stopping. Bringing together a lucid blend of soulful rhythm and bubbly ambient buzz, the filmmaker/electro producer released his well received debut EP, Without Me nearing the end of 2013.

Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ BRAIDS

BRAIDS

Calgary experimental indie dream-pop group BRAIDS released their second album Flourish // Perish on August 20th. AMBY caught up with the trio's Raphaelle Standell-Preston to talk about their floating black ball artwork, creating new laws, favourite live concerts, and our crazy questions. And man, did she have some fantastic answers. AMBY: Hello

Getting Cozy With… Locomotive Ghost!

Hello AMBY! We are Locomotive Ghost, a four-piece group from Calgary that writes folk-rock for nerds and lovers. We have been playing together for almost five years and have two self-produced albums. This year we are releasing four seasonally-tied 7" vinyl records exploring the themes of love, life and the

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