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  • Deep Dark Woods returns on their terms

    Deep Dark Woods returns on their terms

    On hiatus for the last three years, vocalist/guitarist and songwriter Ryan Boldt was certain the acclaimed alt-country group he co-founded, Deep Dark Woods, was a thing of the past. “We spent 10 years touring and during the last little bit of it everyone become pretty discouraged,” he explains. “I didn’t think the band would ever […]
  • ABBA music is up to the challenge of a symphonic show with the RSO

    ABBA music is up to the challenge of a symphonic show with the RSO

    The Regina Symphony Orchestra is ready to take a chance on Dancing Queen — The Music of ABBA. The latest performance in the Shumiatcher Pops Concert Series, the RSO will be joined on Saturday night by performers from the Jeans ‘n Classics show to present 18 hits from the pop legends from Sweden. Jeans ‘n […]
  • Underground Railroad comes to life in updated set of songs, stories

    Underground Railroad comes to life in updated set of songs, stories

    “For it to feel authentic to me, I wasn't going to attempt to sing these songs the way someone might have sung them in 1850; that I would have to be true to all of my influences." — Khari Wendell McClelland
  • Singer finds the right sound with all star band

    Singer finds the right sound with all star band

    “The aspect of vocal jazz that has always spoken to me is the fluidity and agility of the melody." — Johanna Sillanpaa
  • Bridges Events: Oct. 20-26

    Bridges Events: Oct. 20-26

    Event listings are a free, community service offered by Bridges. Listings will be printed if space permits. Submission deadline is two weeks before the event date. Please send submissions to bridges@thestarphoenix.com. # MUSIC Fri., Oct. 20 Deep Dark Woods Broadway Theatre, 715 Broadway Ave. Piano Friday: Gabriele Valenti The Accordion Project: Ray Penner and Ken […]
  • Q&A: Alan Doyle on Great Big Sea and being a Newfoundlander in Canada

    Q&A: Alan Doyle on Great Big Sea and being a Newfoundlander in Canada

    The former Great Big Sea singer discusses his engaging new memoir A Newfoundlander in Canada and solo album A Week at the Warehouse.
  • Toby Keith and Eric Church to headline Calgary's Country Thunder in 2018

    Toby Keith and Eric Church to headline Calgary's Country Thunder in 2018

    Flag-waving country superstar Toby Keith and country-rock outlaw Eric Church will headline next year’s Country Thunder in Calgary, which will run Aug. 17 to 19 at Prairie Winds Park. The lineup for the festival was announced Thursday morning in Calgary. Keith will play Saturday, Aug. 18, and Church will play Sunday, Aug. 19. Friday’s headliner […]
  • Martha Wainwright says hello to Goodnight City

    Martha Wainwright says hello to Goodnight City

    Introspection and personal storytelling are the hallmarks of Martha Wainwright’s music. The singer/songwriter is touring her latest album, Goodnight City, and it marks a shift in her approach. “It has songs that I wrote and other songs that friends and family wrote,” she said during a recent telephone interview. “It’s kind of back-to-basics. It’s similar […]
  • 5 live sounds: Calgary concerts you don't want to miss this week

    5 live sounds: Calgary concerts you don't want to miss this week

    The Calgary Jazz Orchestra celebrates centenarians, while Flogging Molly arrives in a positive mood. Friday: Flogging Molly The Celtic-punk band hasn’t released an album in six years. 2017’s Life Is Good finds them in a positive mood. “To me it’s a pretty optimistic album, not as dark as some of our previous ones,” frontman Dave […]
  • Do you believe in the paranormal? Because Billy Corgan totally does

    Do you believe in the paranormal? Because Billy Corgan totally does

    For the record, he is 'totally' sober

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