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Calgary & Southern Alberta

The Cliks Frontman Lucas Silveira And Band Make A Date With Pride Calgary

Posted September 2, 2011 by Dallas

Lucas Silveira of The Cliks is ready to show his true colours at Pride Calgary tonight. The creator and lead singer of the Canadian band is finally where he was always meant to be. The Cliks have been around for a while, created by Silveira in 2004. The band has gone through an evolution of […]

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Melissa Etheridge In Montreal – Leaving No Doubt That She Still Totally Rocks

Posted November 7, 2012 by Mel

Melissa Etheridge loves Canada, and Canada loves her. From our balcony seats at Place des Arts’ Theatre Maisonneuve, providing an unobstructed view of the stage, we sat and waited as the anticipation in the hall steadily grew… until from somewhere off-stage, that familiar husky voice instructed someone to kill the lights and get the show […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Lady Gaga premieres new single Judas on the Ellen Show: I don’t get it (again)

Posted April 29, 2011 by Erika

On Thursday, Lady Gaga performed, for the first time, her highly and controversially-awaited new single, Judas. Gaga has been talking up the release of the Judas music video using lots of “ever”s and similarly expressive adjectives, but seems to be suggesting that unlike the controversial lyrics, the video’s positive message will surprise people. She looks […]

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Gender + Sexuality

#allamericanboy

Posted July 4, 2013 by Kyle

                  Late yesterday afternoon, Buzzfeed.com (credit for all .gifs) introduced their readers to Steve Grand, “the first openly gay male country star.” I must admit, choosing to be a celebrity in a genre of music that is heteronormatively dominated, just like Frank Ocean did recently, Grand is pretty brave. […]

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Conrad Murray Guilty! Now Can The Michael Jackson Madness End?

Posted November 9, 2011 by Dallas

Conrad Murray, Doctor to Michael Jackson was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, in a case that resembled the good old OJ trial of the 1990’s. According to TMZ: Dr. Conrad Murray has been found GUILTY of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. After the verdict was read, you can hear La Toya Jackson […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Sara Quin vs Tyler, the creator: On ideas, words, music, and the difference between offense and hate

Posted May 16, 2011 by Erika

The New York Times describes his new album “Goblin” as “spiteful, internal, confident, vitriolic, vividly bruised stuff, a shocking — and shockingly good album that bears little resemblance to contemporary hip-hop”. The Montreal half of Calgary born lesbian twin sister singing/songwriting duo Tegan and Sara, Sara Quin however calls his lyrics “sickening”, “repulsive and irresponsible”. We are […]

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Don’t Call Them A Girl Band: Montreal’s Mad About Mad June

Posted July 5, 2011 by Rosel

Surprisingly, the question that threw off the Montreal band Mad June’s vocalist and guitarist Vanessa McLean the most was naming her favourite lesbian in pop culture, when I met her and the bassist Pascale St-Onge for a chat. “Oh, I have no idea. I’ve never really thought about it,” she says. After much hesitating, the […]

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I Bought It: Beyoncé, Feminism, and All That Sheiße

Posted July 6, 2011 by Kyle

Recently, I have been checking out the wonderful world of feminist theory. The release of Beyoncé’s most recent album 4 prompted me to write an article about the seemingly conflicting gender roles in her music throughout the past decade, including the Destiny’s Child era. Singles Run the World(Girls) and 1+1 present a conflicting mish-mash of traditionalism (old school […]

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