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Local teen bands to check out!

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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.

We Don't Have It: What Now?

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Sometimes, the Library doesn't have the book, CD, or DVD that you really want. What do you do?

Tell us! Your opinion counts, and we often end up buying the stuff you want!

AND if we buy the item you ask for, we'll automatically put it on hold for you when we get it. Aren't we nice?

To get to the "Suggest a Title" page, click here or go to our homepage and click on "Contact Us" and then "Suggest a title."

Streaming Music

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How do you get your music? I like to use the library's huge CD collection, but I also listen to streaming music online. Here are some great sites:


It's easy - type in an artist, and finetune will create a playlist of streaming radio for you. The site has something called a Recommendation Engine, and its job is to give you more music you like, based on you already love. When your playlist is done, finetune gives you a string of code that you can post in your blog or MySpace. Then your friends can hear it, too! is a social networking site that lets you create playlists and connect with your friends. It will also connect to iTunes and other music players to automatically create top 10 lists of your favourite songs for you to share.This site will also recommend new artists and has streaming video. is another social music site, which enables you to access the music on your computer through a web browser, from anywhere in the world. You can also listen to your friends' playlists, and get music news, photos, and lyrics.


imeem is also a social site. This one allows you to tag, comment, and rate your and your friends' content. Like Facebook, you can join groups for your favourite bands or events. This site also supports photos, video, and blogs.

...And don't forget to check out the library's site! Have a look at our newest CDs, and if there's something you want that we don't have, let us know!

Learn About the Music 'Biz

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Looking to break into the music business? Join musician, college professor, and American Idol insider, Michael Wood, in this free live web seminar and learn about everything from touring, to record companies, management, agents, and getting on iTunes. Michael Wood is the President and CEO of City Lights Entertainment and recent author of You've Got A Friend in the 'Biz.

Sign up today! Register online or call 403.260.2620.

Country Hills Library, Program Room
11950 Country Village Link NE

Saturday, March 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Shawnessy Library, Program Room

333 Shawville Blvd SE

Thursday, April 30 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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