Oscillations Korg Kaossiltaor & Monotron Delay

So there was this one time where I was big on Twitter and it just so happened that I won a contest. Courtesy of the National Music Centre in Calgary, I won this weird music contraption called a Korg Monotron.

However my doppelganger, Bonnaventure James, also entered this contest and was insanely jealous. To the point that if I gave it to him, he would write a song in my memory. He actually makes music.

Starting as an experiment in digital composition for a music class at the University of Lethbridge, Bonnaventure James has evolved from “computer lab avant garde” in to a name in Alberta electronic music. Now, Bonnaventure James’ patented sound combines Pop, Electronica and New Wave in unexpected ways. Pushing pop songs to raucous and experimental new levels, crushing bits and dropping beats.

Have a listen:

Folk Thief to play Owl Acoustic Lounge

Laura writes:

Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Dave Hadgkiss goes by the stage name Folk Thief. His newest album, Love, Heartache and Oblivion was released in March 2011 and quickly rose to the top 10 on the college radio charts, and the critics are loving it!

As part of a tour across Canada from Vancouver to St. John’s and back, Folk Thief and My Boy Rascal will be playing at the Owl Acoustic Lounge at 9pm on Saturday Oct. 15th.

And here’s what he sounds like:

The Devil Behind Me by Folk Thief

More available on Soundcloud.

The Word on The Street

I took in a bit of “The Word on the Street” festival this afternoon. The streets around the Lethbridge Public Library were closed off for presenters, booths and FOOD. I ate a hot dog.

Sunday, September 25, 2011 marks the day that Lethbridge joins Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Kitchener and Saskatoon in hosting the national Word On The Street Festival and celebration of literacy.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library, the Lethbridge festival is designed to be a playful, all-ages, spill-out-into-the-street community event with something for everyone to see, hear, do, and of course, eat!

More photos after the jump. Continue reading ‘The Word on The Street’

Royalty beckons

Matt from Royal Canoe was cool enough to send me a heads up that they’ll be playing The Slice on October 15th. By the way this track sounds, it’s a band definitely worth seeing.

Royal Canoe (Thanks, Matt!)

Exclusive! Free Leeroy Stagger concert tracks for download

I’ve previously written about my friend Leeroy Stagger, who had recently been touring Germany to promote his album, "Everything is Real."

An insider source, DL, posted an iTunes-ready live recording of Leeroy Stagger & The Wildflowers, from when they played at Laboratorium in Stuttgart on October 23, 2009.

You can get the free tracks here (they’re amazing quality). And if you like what you hear, I suggest you support independent music and buy one Leeroy Stagger’s albums!

Also, his wife is a great hairstylist and she’s cutting my hair today. Just thought I’d throw that out there.