The Reflector

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Folk Fest: Kid Koala keeps his paws busy

Building a robot, writing a graphic novel, manning the turntables and pushing a baby in a stroller. It may not be the life that most DJs lead, but it’s the one that the DJ...

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Folk Fest: Packed lineup rocks well past sunset

In what was possibly the most star-studded mainstage lineup of the year at Calgary Folk Fest, 15-year hip-hop veterans Arrested Development, with their upbeat and positive lyrics, nearly stole the show. That is, at...

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Folk Fest: MBF brings the local heat

Artists from around the world have journeyed to the 30th annual Folk Fest, but one of this year’s gems hails from right here in Calgary. Michael Bernard Fitzgerald has been making a name for...

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Folk Fest: Bell Orchestre feeds off instrumental chaos

Offering up a more classical twist for tonight’s lineup at the Folk Festival, is Montreal’s Bell Orchestre. The 6-piece instrumental band’s debut album was nominated for Juno in the Best Instrumental Album category and...

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Folk Fest: Crowds bust loose on opening night

Michael Franti who? That’s what faithful Folk Fest fans asked as they turned out in droves to kick off the 2009 party in Prince’s Island Park despite the fact that internationally renowned headliner was...

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Folk Fest: Whiteman keeps on hustlin’

Andrew Whiteman likes being the boss. That’s why the long-time frenetic guitarist of Juno award-winning Broken Social Scene ventured off on his own enterprise creating Apostle of Hustle in 2001, a sort of indie-hip-hop...

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Folk Fest: Gomez growing gallantly

Gaining exposure in the vast North American music scene is never easy. If your group started out overseas the difficult task can be compounded even further English indie rock quintet Gomez has been fighting...