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Local teen bands to check out!

by Alexandra May - 0 Comment(s)

This is my first time posting on the teen blog, and as a way of letting you know what I'm about, I'm going to write about something that I'm really interested in.

I’ve been helping out with all ages music shows in Calgary for a while now, and thought that I would share some of my favorite local-under-18 bands. This is a only a small selection of teen bands who play in Calgary and if I don’t mention your favorite, or a band you play in, then message me with the myspace link and let me know what I’m missing out on.

For those of you who already go to all-ages shows, I'm really looking forward to hearing who your favorite under -18 bands are.

And for those of you who have never been to an all ages show, then holy smokes, welcome to your cheat-sheet of rad, all-ages live music in Calgary.

Most of these guys (and gal) play shows pretty regularly and probably have something coming up in the near future, check the myspace links for tracks, updates and show postings.

Disclaimer: This list is in no particular order.

Faux Fur

Jean Sebastien (brains behind Faux Fur / Priests and countless other projects that he is probably cooking up somewhere) is totally hustling right now. He plays a ton of shows, releases a ton of material and even has his own label called Yew Nork records .

Kumon Plaza

Whoa dance party! Dylan makes electronic music that gets people clapping, dancing and remembering how much they loved that old Legend of Zelda soundtrack. He is from Edmonton, but plays in Calgary a lot and is building a big group of fans down here.

Julianna Hindemith

Juliana makes super nice acoustic songs and has a great stage presence, complete with her epic rock-chick-hair-flips. If you’re into folksy acoustic vibes, she is one to check out for sure.

Cartoon Violence

A favorite young Calgary band, these guys are really fun live and are super messy and loud. It looks like their myspace hasn’t been touched in a while, but if you see their name on a poster just go to the show!

Here on the Sun

OK I’ll admit it. I love the Harmonica. Plus, any band who’s name makes HOTS as an acronym, has got something figured out. They’re playing a show on the 8th of October that should be awesome.


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