Rock recording artists SILO, hailing from Calgary, Alberta continues their momentous storm across Canada with their return to Medicine Hat. SILO will hit the stage on November 1st at Liquid Night Club. SILO is excited to perform their latest material for their Medicine Hat fans.
SILO has successfully released two singles to Canadian rock-radio, beginning with “Paper Notes” then followed up with the album’s title track “Bad Luck”. After the release, SILO shared the stage with some of rock music’s greatest bands, opening for Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Seether and My Darkest Days at the 2011 Boonstock Music and Arts Festival. SILO rounded out the summer of 2011 headlining the fairground stage and playing with Nazareth, Dr. Hook, Prism, Harlequin, and Helix at the First Annual Sturgis North Motorcycle Rally and Music Festival.
2012 has proven to be SILO’s most successful year since completed their highly anticipated EP entitled “Can’t Break Me”, produced by Trevor Hurst, front man of Juno nominated – platinum selling band Econoline Crush. SILO continued their 2012 summer smash, headlining the “In Our Blood” music festival, playing the main stage at the Boonstock Music Festival opening for GOB, Buckcherry, A Day to Remember, and Billy Talent. SILO closed out the summer opening for Big Wreck at the Alberta’s Own Music festival in Lacombe, Alberta. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »
Toronto performance poet, Andrea Thompson, visits Medicine Hat Public Library to perform and read from her work. This takes place in the Currie Room on Tuesday, October 16 at 7.00 pm.
For the past twenty years, Andrea Thompson has performed her poetry across North America. As
one of the pioneers of Slam poetry, her writing has been included in magazines, literary journals and anthologies. She has been featured on film, radio and television. Her debut collection, Eating the Seed (2000) has been featured on reading lists at the University of Toronto and the Ontario College of Art and Design. Her spoken word cd, One was nominated for a Canadian Urban Music Award in 2005. She was the Poet of Honour at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2009.
She recently coedited an anthology, Other Tongues, Mixed-Race Women Speak Out, which includes
poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and explores the question of how mixed-race women in North America identify in the twenty-first century. The anthology serves as a place to learn about the social experiences, attitudes and feelings of others, and what racial identity has come to meant today.
For more information and to contact Andrea Thompson, go to www.andreathompson.ca
Andrea Thompson’s visit is cosponsored by Medicine Hat Public Library, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
For more information, contact Hilary Munro at 403-502-8533 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven Galloway, author of the acclaimed novel, The Cellist of Sarajevo, will be the speaker at the eighth annual One Book One Community event. This free event takes place on Friday, October 12 at 7.00 pm in the Esplanade Studio Theatre.
The evening will be introduced by Mayor Norm Boucher who carried out two United Nations Missions in Croatia in 1995 and Kosovo in 2001. He is conversant in Croat and makes regular visits to Croatia.
The Community Orchestra, conducted by Christine Bootland of the Conservatory of Music and Dance, will play Albinoni’s Adagio. Coles the Book People will have books available for sale and signing. Refreshments will be serving following the reading.
Book discussions and activities will take place on Saturday, October 13 in the Crowfoot Room at Medicine Hat College from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm. All events are free. Participants may bring their own lunch or purchase lunch at the College Cafeteria.
For more information, please go to www.obocmh.ca, or contact email@example.com. This event is sponsored by Medicine Hat College, The City of Medicine Hat, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Medicine Hat Public Library, L.E.A.R.N., and The Esplanade.
Secret Broadcast is an Indie / Pop Rock band from Calgary, Canada. Since their formation they have opened for such acts as Metric, Tokyo Police Club and The Stills, performed at Virgin Festivals in Calgary and Toronto, and showcased at CMJ, NXNE, CMW and JunoFest. During Secret Broadcast’s short history they also beat out 400 other bands to take first place in a Canada-wide competition judged by Sir Richard Branson and were awarded $25,000 by Calgary’s X92.9 during their annual Xposure contest.
Secret Broadcast recently relocated to Toronto from Calgary, recorded a new record with acclaimed producer, Jon Drew (Tokyo Police Club, Fucked Up) and signed with eOne Music Canada (The Cult, Bush, Die Mannequin). The band is currently touring across the country in support of the album, Hungry Ghost, which was released on May 22nd.
Check out this link to their current single, Raygun, currently playing in rotation on MuchMusic.
Secret Broadcast will be playing at Crave (MHC’s campus pub) on Saturday, September 29th. Tickets are on sale now at the Students’ Association office. This event is open to the public and doors open at 9pm.
In recognition of Culture Days, Medicine Hat Public Library and the National Film Board of Canada present the film, The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche. Show time is 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 30 in the Library Theatre.
Mazo de la Roche was one of the most successful and prolific women writers of the 20th century. She was the author of the popular Jalna novels, about the Whiteoak family of Ontario. The books span 100 years, beginning with the arrival from India of Captain Philip Whiteoak and his bride Adeline to Canada, where they settled on the shores of Lake Ontario in the mid1850s. Several of the books were made into films and appeared on television.
Despite her great success, she was also a mystery throughout most of her life. In this film, both dramatic and documentary techniques are used to present a portrait of a compelling woman, uncovering the secrets behind her extraordinary literary success.
The film will be preceded by Bone Wind Fire, a 30 minute documentary narrated through the words and lives of Georgia O’Keeffe, Emily Carr and Frieda Kahlo, three of the 20th century’s most remarkable artists.
This film is being presented by Medicine Hat Public Library and the National Film Board’s NFB Film Club as a joint presentation.
Friday/Saturday, September 28/29
The Mainliner Pub
505 North Railway St SE
‘Great singing, tones, playing, songs, and refreshing variety’ writes Blues Revue Magazine about Kelowna’s own, Poppa Dawg.
Poppa is a blues man with energy and enthusiasm that runs deep. From low-down Chicago blues to up-town Rock’n’Roll, classic covers to rockin’ originals, the dance floor gets no rest. With three critically acclaimed CDs to his credit, this Dawg is still on the prowl.
For over a decade, Poppa and his band ‘Dogskin Suit’ have been winning awards (including ‘Best Local Band’ and ‘Honour in the Arts’), and world-wide airplay, including the nation-wide CBC radio favourite ‘Saturday Night Blues’ with Holger Peterson.
Having shared the stage with JUNO award winners Jeff Healey, Donnie Walsh and Chuck Jackson (Downchild Blues Band), Jim Byrnes, Powder Blues, Fathead, and other greats such as Sonny Rhodes, Tony Coleman (B.B. King), Donnie McDougall (The Guess Who), Danny McBride (Chris DeBurg), he has the stage experience of a true journeyman.
Straight up hard-core blues fans will love Poppa’s ability to channel Albert King and Howlin’ Wolf while fans of swinging blues will dig the influence of Duke Robillard, JW-Jones and Little Charlie Baty. With slinky grooves reminiscent of Dr. John and the hard-hitting edge of Stevie Ray Vaughan, guitar fanatics will be at the edge of their seats as Poppa Dawg delivers each song as if he is living and breathing it from the inside out.
The Calgary Sun calls this act “an unbelievably talented group”.
Memphis to Motown. This is Poppa Dawg.
The Big Fix, a film about the Deepwater Horizon sinking in the Gulf of Mexico, is the featured film for the beginning of the fall season of Cinema Politica. It will be shown at Medicine Hat Public Library on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 7.00 pm.
The Big Fix looks at the root causes of the offshore drilling rig sinking in the Gulf on April 22, 2010. This disaster created the worst oil spill in history. The film exposes the root causes of the spill and the massive cover-up that followed by BP. In making the film, filmmakers uncovered a vast network of corruption exposing a government that puts the pursuit of profit above all other human and environmental needs.
The film features Peter Fonda, Amy Smart and Jean-Michel Cousteau.
The Big Fix was an official selection at the Festival de Cannes in 2011.
Cinema Politica and Monday Night at the Movies/Friends of Medicine Hat Public Library are cosponsors of this free program.
For more information about the film, go to www.thebigfixmovie.com
For information about Cinema Politica, go to http://www.cinemapolitica.org/
For local information, contact Dave Bahnmiller at 403-529-2209 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pack A.D rock duo beatin’ up their instruments.
We all know that tremendously skilled rock duos are the flavour de jour; there’s something refreshingly simple about the face melting, ear bleeding power generated by only two performers playing their hardest. Enter The Pack A.D.
This Vancouver-based, all girl power-duo has risen in standing to make top-15 “tag teams to see” lists alongside The White Stripes, Black Keys and the Kills, selling out shows across Canada. Comprised of drummer Maya Miller and guitarist/vocalist Becky Black, we’re bringing the Pack A.D’s unique, belligerent mash of blues, punk, and garage rock to the Hat on October 5th at Schooner’s Pub (a rock show at the legion? Yes, please).
The Pack A.D’s third and latest album title Unpersons hints unmistakeably at something fierce, something feminist and something guaranteed to leave you yelling “I can’t hear you!” at your friends in the cab ride home after the show. You can thank us when our ears stop ringing.
As if it wasn’t awesome enough… We’re pleased to announce local, 5 piece rock goddesses, ‘Rainbow Snake’ will add to the “high power female” dynamic, and test your eardrums first! Get your tickets at Madhatter Roastery and online at: http://www.primeboxoffice.com/concert/tickets.aspx/the-pack-a.d./Medicine%20Hat/1112
Schooners Pub (702 2nd ST SE)
Friday, October 05, 2012
18+ show, no minors allowed
Presented by the 3rd street effort.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Calgary poet Kirk Ramdath presents a reading of his work at Medicine Hat Public Library on Tuesday, September 18 at 7.00 pm. The reading will take place in the Honor Currie Room.
Kirk Ramdath is the author of Love in a Handful of Dust, published in 2011. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago and moved to Canada with his family in 1989. Since 2005 he has been a regular presence at Calgary art, poetry and music events as a performer and as a publisher and organizer of events.
Kirk Ramdath’s visit is made possible through funding from the Canada Council of the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
For more information, call Hilary Munro at 403-502-8533.
Our exciting fall art classes are fun-filled with drawing, painting, printmaking, photography & more. Classes held among real working artist studios benefit from the atmosphere and energy of a vibrant art studio.
Classes begin soon!
Go to www.hivehub.ca, call 403-504-5371or visit us for details & our full schedule
Small class sizes mean lots of individualized attention and instruction.
Hive members will always receive a $10 discount on all art classes. See us about becoming a member! Also, The Hive offers a “Bring-A-Buddy” special on all classes! Bring a friend/sibling and both of you will receive a 10% discount!
The Hive Artists’ Hub Society strives to promote local art and artists and supports the local art community. We also protect the environment and support small business by selling handmade and up-cycled products. And since proceeds from sales and classes are used in achieving these goals, when you buy products and register in art classes, you are helping the whole community!
The Hive provides promotional & educational opportunities as well as support and services to its members. The Hive is also an artistic and educational resource for the community. It is a vibrant part of Medicine Hat playing an important role on the cultural scene and in the tourism industry.