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Old 11-18-2009, 03:38 AM   #21
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Turner Valley's own Amos Garrett was quite the session musician back in the day.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:47 AM   #22
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Some good, current Calgary groups:

Woodpigeon
The Shagbots
Dragon Fli Empire (listen to CGY)
Ghostkeeper
Another shout out for Dragon Fli Empire and Shagbots. Also Ricca Razor Sharp.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:51 AM   #23
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Ummm... Feist?!
I remember going to see Feist play in a band that I think was called Placebo back in the day at the multicultural center. Those were my younger wannabe punk days.

I also had the cassette Bloodbath at the chinese disco, great music.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:02 PM   #24
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Frankie McQueen! Best band in the city!

A shout out has to go to This Is A Standoff, The Dudes and The Evidence as well.
good call on Frankie McQueen. The lead guitarist/singer and bassist are good friends of mine. they recently won $200 000 from Fuel 90.3/Amp radio

http://www.myspace.com/frankiemcqueen
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:39 PM   #25
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I remember going to see Feist play in a band that I think was called Placebo back in the day at the multicultural center. Those were my younger wannabe punk days.

I also had the cassette Bloodbath at the chinese disco, great music.
Ya Feist was in Placebo if I recall correctly too.

What about Red Autumn Fall? They were local legends back in the day. Looking it up their disc was called 'Departure'.

Also, HeatRay released their debut (?) this year, 'Loveallover', and it's pretty wicked. Top-notch guitarwork that can hold its own against a lot of the shoegaze out there.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:46 PM   #26
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I remember going to some concert where Placebo was the opener and being disappointed it wasn't the other Placebo.

I feel like Feist was one of those people you heard about playing in some venue every weekend so many times, that the name didn't even register anymore.
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:10 PM   #27
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good call on Frankie McQueen. The lead guitarist/singer and bassist are good friends of mine. they recently won $200 000 from Fuel 90.3/Amp radio

http://www.myspace.com/frankiemcqueen
You know Scotty? I'm good friends with some of their buddies from school, so I know them a little bit as well haha.
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:24 PM   #28
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:09 PM   #29
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Except they had that boob with the keyboard around the neck thing instead of a bass. It just looked lame. So you were there fan?

What about lazablasta?

Good to see Jay crocker on that list, that white kid shoulda been black.
I know I saw them in concert but I don't actually remember that well. When they were in their heyday, I was still in highschool and only occasionally getting to the city for an all-ages show. But I had an album (self titled? the one with 'Shaman' on it), and I thought it was pretty good.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:21 PM   #30
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:53 PM   #31
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You know Scotty? I'm good friends with some of their buddies from school, so I know them a little bit as well haha.
yeah Scotty and Kelly both went to the same school as me (although a year younger and older respectively). Scotty and I still hang out pretty often and Kelly used to play in my band when our bassist was gone.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:59 PM   #32
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a couple of bands I haven't seen mentioned yet:

Forbidden Dimension
Chixdiggit
Verbal Deception
Dark Forest
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:11 PM   #33
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Turner Valley's own Amos Garrett was quite the session musician back in the day.
I remember going to see him at the King Eddy back in the day, thinking, no way this dude can play, he's old and shaky looking...and being very, very wrong.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:43 PM   #34
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does nickleback count, they used always play sals on 17th (nee java sharks) with cosmic charlie
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:47 PM   #35
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fun topic

sounds like some of you might find some goodies in here! - heaps of hard to find stuff that was formerly collectin' dust:

http://calgarycassettes.blogspot.com/

i was peripherally involved in the "community center shows" hardcore/metal stuff in the mid to late 90s (a band i had a stint in is featured on the site) and have some good friends amongst a couple of the bands mentioned in this thread who are still alive and thriving in the calgary scene

shouts out as well to Roscoe Pecoe...and not sure if anyones mentioned the Smalls yet (not Calgary directly though) or Earth Pig...

was blown away returning to calgary a few years back for a visit after being away for a long time - seemed like just a ton more shows, venues and general interest in all kinds of music. gotta be a testament to the staying power and talent of the local scenes and a real stubborness while so many people headed out east or west to make a go...'course the economic and general growth probably didnt hurt either.

lots of amazing memories of calgary music growing up.
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When I read the first paragraph (before I saw the posted list), my first thought was "Beyond Possession". And there they are, first band on the list!

Watching Beyond Possession play live shows in the mid-to-late-80's was an absolutely intense experience. Every now and then they'd play a show with SNFU, and the hall/club would damn near explode.

I was a DJ at CJSW when "...Is Beyond Possession" was released, and I remember playing the hell out of it (along with the "Tell Tale Heart" 7"). That album really set the stage for a whole new genre of music... it's too bad Beyond Possession never reaped the benefits of it.

I always got a kick out of running in to Ron at The Record Store on 17th. Ah, memories.
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fun topic

sounds like some of you might find some goodies in here! - heaps of hard to find stuff that was formerly collectin' dust:

http://calgarycassettes.blogspot.com/
I love that blog. I donated some tapes when I found out about it. You can find the Placebo tape and Bloodbath At The Chinese Disco there, among many great local bands from the 90's.
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:30 PM   #38
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I don't seen Zuckerbaby in any lists yet.....I enjoyed that band late '90's. A few of their hits got air time on MuchMusic.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:15 PM   #39
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I don't seen Zuckerbaby in any lists yet.....I enjoyed that band late '90's. A few of their hits got air time on MuchMusic.

Zukerbaby was awesome. I remember when I was younger there was an article in the paper one day saying Zukerbaby was asking fans to show up at some school for filming of their latest music video. I was so stoked, and then my parents wouldn't let me go.
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Ahhh yes...The Smalls, Alberta's finest band in my mind.
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