Outs creator Adam Goldman talks new show ‘Whatever This Is’ and the up and downs of crowdfunding

A year and a half ago Adam Goldman and several of his friends began making a web series called The Outs, which followed the aftermath break up of a young gay couple in New York. The show slowly spread and won a huge following. It was realistic, funny and presented the world with real gay characters and believable depictions of 20-somethings. Goldman and co. are now back at work with a new web series called Whatever This Is.

A history of Elliott Brood ten years on

Elliott Brood are a band drawn to history. Their most recent album Days into Years was inspired by a visit to a military cemetery in France where Canadian veterans are buried. The album before that, Mountain Meadows, despite the deceptively peaceful title, was named after a massacre.

Calgary International Blues Festival: Day 3

The third day of the Calgary International Blues Festival brought electric guitars and lots of slow dancing. The acts were more varied than the previous two days, straying from traditional blues including a cajun band. Each one brought something new and wonderful to the table that was completely different from whatever came before it.

Calgary International Blues Festival: Day 2

The second day of the Calgary International Blues Festival brought another batch of three excellent mainstage acts. Despite repeatedly threatening to rain, the skies stayed clear. The night began with some blues based music that dipped into various other genres including funk and rock, followed by beach inspired blues, rounded out with some excellent Motown.

Street performers hit the streets of Inglewood alongside the Calgary Fringe Festival

The Calgary Fringe Festival is mostly an indoor event with performances in local theatres, churches, art galleries and other spaces. This year that is not the case. In addition to the Fringe Festival is the Calgary International Street Theatre Festival taking place for the first time. Performances including knife throwing, juggling and acrobatics will be taking place throughout Inglewood (where the Fringe is held) and downtown Calgary over the course of the festival.

Calgary International Blues Festival: Day 1

On Thursday, August 1, the Calgary International Blues Festival kicked off at Calgary's Shaw Millennium Park with three mainstage performances. The festival promises to bring lots of good electric guitar playing, patterned button-up shirts and quality blues music.
Calgary Folk Music festival

The best of the 2013 Calgary Folk Music festival

The annual Calgary Folk Music Festival took over Prince's Island Park for four days--July 25 to 28--as 13,000 spectators, volunteers and musicians took part in the eclectic and wonderful mix of music on offer. This year's event was even more impressive given that the island was submerged by water during the floods that hit the city five weeks ago.