Choose Yer Own Festival

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By Extra Happy Ghost in New Events on Saturday 25 June 2011

This is the best DIY thing ever. In their words: ‘Choose Yer Own is a festival based on sweet adventure, and built around a love for Calgary and the many great projects that happen here. Choose Yer Own is a collaborative festival. Anybody can put anything on, which means the festival is always unpredictable and […]

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Weird Canada

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By Extra Happy Ghost in Cool Websites on Saturday 25 June 2011

Weird Canada is a music review site that ‘aims to highlight the emerging and boundary pushing musical adventures taking place in Canada, with a focus on regional peculiarities’. I first came across Weird Canada in 2009; they were one of the first websites to review How the Beach Boys Sound to Those With No Feelings […]

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Milk Tiger Lounge in Calgary

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By Extra Happy Ghost in Cool Travel on Saturday 25 June 2011

Extra Happy Ghost!!! doesn’t sell many records. As a result, I work a couple of jobs to help pay rent and subsidize touring. My main job is as a reference assistant at the Calgary Public Library (we have a great library system here and it employs a number of artists and musicians like myself), and […]

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Bug Incision: a Calgary based record label and store

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By Extra Happy Ghost in New Trends on Thursday 23 June 2011

In their own words: ‘Bug Incision is two things: A label, mostly dealing with limited edition cd-rs, and the occasional cassette. Not necessarily limited to those things. The point is more that the work can be done entirely in-house. The focus has shifted slightly from documenting the scene in Calgary to including international communities and […]

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Hot Wax record store in Calgary

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By Extra Happy Ghost in Cool Travel on Thursday 23 June 2011

I’ve been coming to this place since I was a kid. Hot Wax sells new and used vinyl, tapes, and CD’s, and features a tonne of local releases (ours included). The shop has a tiny little stage in the basement for in-store performances. Through the years, Hot Wax has employed some really creative people from […]

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