Ohhh wow. Sled Island lineup dropped yesterday afternoon and it’s so choice! The festival took a beating last year with whole Calgary flood thing happening night one of the fest, leading to a cancellation of the rest of the festival (and some really unique unplanned jam sessions and house concerts). Unfortunately that was a big blow to festival organizers and a lot of lost money. Continue reading
Ladies!!! Are you looking to improve your overall riding skills? Meet some new girls to snowboard with? Try out the latest Burton boards and bindings? Maybe you just need to get out of town for a girls weekend in the mountains?? Well I have good news for you – Weekend at Fernie’s is back! This all girls snowboard camp is taking place at Fernie Alpine Resort March 8th and 9th. This weekend camp includes 2 full days of instruction with skilled RCR female coaches, camp photos taken by a professional photographer, daily gourmet lunch, après activities, access to new Burton women’s boards and bindings available for demo and Burton gift bags for all participants. We also have some great draw prizes to give away from Samsung and Burton, including your chance to win 1 of 2 brand new Burton snowboards!!! Continue reading
The sweet sounds of saccharine pop collide with the hidden darkness of a torn poet. Incredible song writing defines Where Do We Go From Here? the long awaited full length from Calgary’s 36? Smooth grooves ride over psychedelic synths and guitars while deceivingly complicated drumbeats keep the full-blown pop monster at bay. Somewhere within the genre of psychedelic indie rock, 36? breaks new ground with an astonishingly original album. Continue reading
After almost a full month of record-breaking cold and no fresh snow, we were finally treated to some warming temperatures in the city and some fresh some snow in the mountains. Mother Nature treated us to record snowfalls over the past week so if you have been waiting to get out on snow, wait no longer. Continue reading
What I assume will be the most unconventional of ideas presented to you on The Rooster this week may I provide the suggestion that you spend this special day learning how to twerk with the one and only Blondtron. Single? Sure – what better way to learn some moves to grab the attention of that special someone. Dating someone? Who cares – what better way to spice up the night by learning some new moves to show them on the dance floor when Blondton plays at HiFi for Valentwerk’s Day with Wax Romeo, A-Mac and Reece. Continue reading
Most people either love or hate Valentines Day. On the one extreme, you have die-hard romantics who want nothing more than to spend a whimsical day eating cinnamon covered hearts, enjoying red roses and intimate conversations over very expensive dinners.
On the other side of the spectrum, you have the group of people who despise everything heart shaped who would rather spend the night of the 14th drinking wine coolers out of the bottle while enjoying Kraft Dinner and lamenting about the ‘douchery’ that is synonymous with Valentines Day. Continue reading
I admit I am not (always) one for over the top romantic and expensive dates. Instead I find myself enjoying the process of finding new and exciting things to do with my partner and have discovered that there is a plethora of activities and adventures that await – and you don’t even have to break bank!
Musical progress comes in waves. Every few years the seas rise and a tide of fresh sound washes away the institutions of a bygone trend. At the crest of a steadily rising wave comes the band Jung People. Continue reading
Wake Owl is dropping its first full-length album on March 4th and released the second song from The Private World of Paradise yesterday. Southern Californian Colyn Cameron is joined by multi-instrumentalist Aiden Bricoll and producer Richard Swift of The Shins to expand his evocative, folksy sound with a bigger more orchestral sound. Dusted with low-fi vibes, somehow his songs of loss of innocence and startling self-discovery have a sunniness and swagger to them. The perfect songs to listen to while waiting on the snow to start melting and anticipating spring, these two tastes will leave you eager for the whole album. Continue reading
One of the many great perks of living in Calgary is the fact that you can be in the mountains in less than an hour. Most of the winter, you can count on Sunshine, Kicking Horse or Lake Louise to keeping you entertained with great days of powder and park. However, when the weather isn’t agreeing and there is no fresh snow to be found, cross country skiing is another great way to spend time outside. Continue reading