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Feb 10 at Dickens, Calgary
Valentine's Crushes + Blushes w/Oranje, Lipstick Party, TeaFannie, JHNN
Stopped by here after hanging out at Chokeslam at the Bows. Mainly went for the market where Andy's friends were set up. Ate A&W before going in. Only saw a part of lipstick party's set, and stayed like max 40 min before leaving. Met Nell and saw Riel :3 Went w/ Andy Feb 20 at Highline Brewing, Calgary
noBunny, Fetus Blasters, Radioactive Vampire Teeth (matt/pj), A Pact With Strangers(seb/anthony)
Holy smoly my first show ever. like the first one I ever played at. We did pretty okay. Really killed it on the last song, mopic. Crossingmy fingers we never use a backing track ever again. fetus Blasters did an oopsie and messed with Matt's mixer and now we think its broken or something. I missed out on RVT's set bc Mabel needed me to go get weed with her LOL. This venue is anti moshing. A pact btwn strangers were great. I love that they. Did breakcore. Live. went with/saw a lot of little ponies i know. lets see if i can remeber everyone: Mabel, Bis, Tristin, Helen, Aran, Britney, Jose, daniel, emily, sara perrydin, elizabeth, reet, roberto, elyotto (LOL), anyone else i forgot because i am acidentaly evil Mar 4 at Highline Brewing, Calgary
The Furnace, dalMatty, Elizabeth Fox, Radioactive Vampire Teeth, Still Depths
Holy shit my first solo show ever. This year is full of firsts, hey? Life is too crazy sokmethimes. I played my dog walker instrument. I should probably make an extra page for that. just to show it off. my little dog walker. I llove hanging out with people. I got a ride home and got yelled at by the driver! went w/ a lot of folks, reet, keri, rubix, daniel, helen, the likes Mar 31 at Palomino, Calgary
GirlTalk, Oranje, Tunebags, Jed Arbour
baller!!!!!!!!!!! Will definitely be keeping up with what orangheje is up to. Oranje's Set was unreal. Jed Arbour too. Its nice going to a show that isn't hardcore. That being said, not enough people grooving to the music. Only freaks bobbing their head. DO SOMETHING!! Venue was real empty when the first act played and got fuller as the night went on. Thats how it goes hey. Props to girltalk for being a brother sister duo. I could never ever be in a band with my brother. Fucking loved jed arbour. I didnt even know they were trans fronted. Thats a win in my book. Out of all the bands, Jed Arbour seemed like they were having the most fun. Like genuine fun. Can I tell you a secret. I hated the balloons. I did . I am so sorry. I just wanted to zone out and be in my head at times but I knew those balloons would be hitting the back oof my head and would make me look stupid. BUt if you dont participate in balloonism then u look like a real party pooper. I wish i was naturally spikey. like a porcupine. or someone with frosted tips. then its not my fault if they pop. I ran to catch the bus home for this one. Went with Helen, Evangeline, Britney, Jerd, Meghana. Its picture time

Oranje, at the Pal

Jed Arbour, at the Pal
Apr 1 at Renfrew Community Association, Calgary
Dave Munro, Pajama Concrete, ShooKitty
Didnt catch Munro. Shout out my two friends PJ and Daniel (shookitppy) I got there at 3:30 for the start of PJ's set. Killer killer killer killer awesome nice gcool cool cool cool. TO BE HOENST i dont think the crowd was silly goofy enough for something like what PJ puts on. which is so evil of them. They said all acts are welcome. But they are too normal. Grow up. Grow old. Die Happy. Personally really loved it . Lets make some noise. ShooKitty. Cool sotuff. really nice to hear some songs with production more than just guitar. Song about ghosts is my favourite i think. I thank. picture time

Pajama Concrete at the RCA

ShooKitty, at the RCA
Apr 15 at Nvrlnd, Calgary
Ill Defined, Alec Arms, Vania, Oranje
went on a walk to get ice cream during alec arms. I got dragon fruit and lychee icecream. awesome. Oranje killer as always. This was an all ages show. and i really enjoyed seeing a lot of people be interested in the scene. i don't think im muchh older than a lot of the people there. everyone just seemed a little bit more approachable than normal. My friend Li called me a soft dom because I dont enjoy leading a conversation unless I KNOW that the other person is like nervous or something. Baha. haa. Zack Bastard was helping run the event. I dont know anyhting about you, zack, if youre reading this, but hi :3. I have noticed that oranje likes to. hold their hands in like a prayer infront of their mouth when people are cheering or when they get compliments. does that make sense. They've done it consistently as far as I know. Consistently meaning like. the twice ive seen them. Anyway they played first. People were really stiff for their set. Nerves maybe. Moshpits didnt last long if at all. It was better for Vania. It is so off to see grown men of the band try to mosh with younger people. Last was Ill Defined. I think they were headlining because everyone lost their minds when they played. A little hardcore emo (4th wave..?). Yea. went with helen.

helen crying in red (get a grip)
Apr 29 at Redgate, Vancouver
AprilWeen hosted by Mixed Gems w/ Screams of the Bone Age, Silver Ghouls, Rilo Kylie, Pulp Fiction
um i watched silver Ghouls play and then left. LOL. just feeling over stimuated that day (today. I am writing it after getting home an hour ago). I THOUGHT THEY WERE GONNA PLAY WEEN AND THATS IT. I was misled and tricked. went with reemo and li and cal and the firend with the name that I forgot. I need to ask again. Ok i asked. their name is sima.

A card reader that was in a free bin that we picked up before the show. We hid it behind a garbage bin and I took it back with me on my walk home
Apr 28 at 254 E Georgia St, Vancouver
Portal w/ IHA, turtle dreams, some vacancy, sayo b2b still running -
in chinatown. room was up a flight of stairs and was roughly the size of a living room + kitchen (the bar).so foggy in that room . There was a fog machine and also a few people smoking a little blunt or two. They sold shroom tea. everyone was sitting or laying down on couches and the ground. I caught the last two sets, idk which ones. I wish there were more shows like that. I guess that implies that people would be high on something, but i enjoyed it a lot sober. Meditative. nothing wrong with either ways thougj. Shout out women. Went with Odie and Adam(@riding my BIKE FAST) and ran into Sam Street there.

well. this is one of them
Apr 30 at 648 Kingsway, Vancouver
Audio Pollenation 5
Caught the last two sets. actually im too lazy to write this now. ill do it hashtaglater. Now is later! Audio Pollenation is an improv night of three groups, each comprised of 3 musicians and one visual artist. They get on stage as their first time performing. Calgary has something similar called Bug Incision that I have yet to catch. First set that I saw starred Ricardo doing a bondage performance. Was pretty awesome. I need to remember to upload pictures. Second set had a standout guitarist/vocalist who was.... hm. All I can say is that I wouldnt be making the jokes that they did. GOt the crowd to hold a note the whole performance which I thought was sweet. Had a really nice time, but I wish there were more experimental acts that played. I would be inclined to sign up for Audio Pollenation if it was. Else I'd feel singled out. I was told the set I missed was pretty good. Visual artist performed as a walking trashbag.Handed outa good number of zines at this show. Went with Li, Reemo, Sima, Cal. Talked to Alisa, Ruben, Maya, Sho, and Kat. Traded with Kat and Sho. After the show, the gang + Ricardo went to Lucy's Diner. Met Andy and Ethan there. Traded Ethan for a little horse that Andy 3d printed. May 5 at Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver
caught NSC and hung around after that.. not sure who I got to see past odie! Was my friend's birthday n most of them hung around the top floor. This show was on the second floor. Fortune is an interesting place. I love that its in the heart of chinatown. thats so sick. I wish Calgary had more of that. Always love Odie's sets. Went with isla, Li, Reemo and some other birthday associates, including Sophia, who tied with me in chess earlier that night. Ran into Kiyana May 13 at Truck Gallery
Pansy Club w/ Drag: Rip Em, Sir Velvet, Dani Phantom, Jackal Morose, Mx Jendr, Comrade Yulia Borscht DJs: void_visionz, DJ Darling, Trappedintheclub
Amazing night!!!! Talked to so many lovely friends and new people. Everyone was phenomenomenom. Standouts are void_visionz, Sir Velvet, Rip Em, Dani Phantom. Please more events like these!!!! All ages queer parties that are not as overwhelming as twisted. Wore a new outfit and got tons of comments on it. Daschund t shirt and plaid skirt. Wow sweet. Had a water cooler. Cups super small and water was dispensed slowly. Street Cats YYC had a booth and there was harm redux materials in the washroom. heart emoji!! Went with Helen and Britney and brought a bag full of CDs and a pair of sunglasses to give to them. Talked with so many lovely people. Rubix, Juli (and friends Charlie and Parker), Kyle and Carolina, Mike Hooves, PJ, met David(or was it daniel? eitherway super cool person with a rhinestone outfit. Dying to run into them again), also saw Daniel, Emily, Molly (met rachel), Bex (met crow), Ya and Jiaqi (met skye(?)). May 29 under Ogden Rd SE (51 00'49.5"N 114 00'49.5"W )
Strange Notes from the Gutter w/ Soylent Green, Digital Dope (members of Still Depths + Hanna), WANTS, WALKOUT
got there around 8:30ish and parked fairly far away. walked maybe 10 min. this place is super close to a sewer plant so it stunk during the walk! smelled normal once we were there though. what an amazing time to be alive. someone had a birthday cake and i think ppl ate it with their hands or something. awkward. this was the first circle moshpit + wall of death that I was able to witness. sat my cute little ass away. Soylent green. great amazing. i was told that a deer had been spotted after this set. Later on, tehre was a railroad train that made its way very near by. beautiful and scenic. there were some people who stopped by who had no idea what the crowd was gathering for. a father and his little daughter came by. it was really cute. Digital Dope, great. Love them too. it was really interesting to see this new direction that they were taking. itd be cool to play around with sounds with them. I couldnt hear Hanna's poetry though. the mix wasnt the best. it started getting windy and cloudy during wants---whcih did wonders for the vocalist's hair. made themm look like a very majestic pony. unbelievable. caught some of walkout. cool. cute. but i had to go home. so we walked past===============the sewer plant again and it didnt smell this time! Im guessing bc of the rain that came near the end of wants. This was Helen's and Arans 1 yr anniversary since they started dating. congrats them two. went with them. saw matt springer, derek haussegger, sloane, emily, sasha that works at the jubliee coat check, frannie (didnt say hi...................................................... got nervous), fetus blasters, and met some new faces but i have forgotten their names. damn. worst ever. June 21 (SLED ISLAND DAY 1)
HousePanther, Bad Bodies at Dandy tasting room.
Tawni Bias at Modern Love.Maryam Sirvan, Big|Brave, Liturgy at Dickens

My first full sled island is NOW. Got my discovery pass from doing the poster show and the AUArts SA Art Block show. HousePanther reminds me of snail mail. Really beautiful. YOu cant go wrong with Bad Bodies. The person volunteering at the door at this venue I had matched with on a dating app like a year ago (what.s up mark). Ran into Jose!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Tawni Bias reminds me of EDEN. Which isnt my favourite, but its not like they were bad. tehy had a guy hanging out in the corner sitting on a stool for the parts of the set I saw. I assume he played guitar for one or two songs only. Also Modern Love is as bad as anyone thought it would be. For context, I was told a couple guys from Edmonton bought out Broken City, the venue it was before that was extremely lively, unpretentious, and... broken, and remade it into modern love. We looked at the food and drink menu and they 100% just gentrified the place. The decor was ugly. very ugly. so much room on the walls that couldve been made for local artists. Their fabric of choice on the seats and stuff was this plastically glittery material that you would use to make childrens purses that carry little cherry scented makeup kits. I was also told that the washrooms had RING LIGHTING. awkward. and the people around the area seemed exactly like youd expect, cleaned up alternative millenials (granted, the crowds during sled are always different than most other times). I didn't get the chance to ever visit broken city, but I feel pretty certain that it felt like it had a soul back then. Saw Jed Arbour dancing around during Tawni's set though so thats pretty cool lol. What I saw at dickens was probably my favourite. All the acts were great. Maryam Sirvan cleaned out my ears so good, so clean. Right before bigbrave's set, a guy turned to me and told me that big brave is: if bjork sang for godspeed, the loudest act he has ever witnessed, from montreal. He was right abt the bjork part. wrong abt godspeed. i think its more merzbow or boris. they were great though. i wish i couldve sat on the ground nd do a llittle stimming. my back hurt from standing. i felt their music in my bones. also the drummer was in possession of various balls connected to eachother. I mean they had bells on a leather strap and a steel bead chain. During their set, a plethora of middle aged white men started to appear. and they stayed around for liturgy. very tall people. ALso I saw ethan outside of the venue. Hi ethnan. Liturgy was pretty mindblowing. transcendental. I felt away for most of it. theres a point when music gets so loud that you stop listening to it and youre just thinking in your head. Though I will say, this entire night, i didn't know what to do with my hands. Kept them crossed for most of it. my arms got sweaty during liturgy. Also I didnt knowliturgy was trans-fronted.what a sweet surprise. if only there were more trans ppl in the crowd. hung out iqwth helen and aran for the night.
Oranje, SunForger at Ship and Anchor
CO-OP, Mvll Crimes at the Palamino.

Laura Hickli, Magella, Spellling at the Central United Church
Jed Arbour at the #1 Royal Canadian Legion

June 24 (SLED ISLAND DAY 4) at the Ramsay Block Party
Booter, Oranje

July 8 at Loophole Cafe
ShooKitty, Govenor

July 29 at the FREE STAGE AT THE FOLK FEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They were awesome. told the crowd to "get sexy in the park". made me uncomfortable. was with Mabel and Bis. We stumbled across this as we were hanging out in the area attending pet-a-palooza... what a treat to be able to just come across a band I was upset I was gonna miss bc i didnt buy folk fest tix. Still, would wish it was jeff tweedy instead... September 29 at Loophole cawfee
PUBLIC ASSEMBLY SYSTEM: Aster, Bobby Chaos, Sainerine
First show in months because I was burnt out from Sled Island way back in June.... I didn't like coming home late and crashing in my bed. SIgh. Anyway, almost didnt go to this show because I was sleepy at 2pm and my brain told me going home and doing nothing was the way to go. But. Like. I just stayed at my school and worked for longer and then I felt normal again and it was like 6pm already anyway and doors were at 8pm. Oh gee glad I went. Aster asked us to all sit on the ground and their set was fairly short. it felt maybe, 6 minutes? Or thats how it was in my head. I wish it was longer. I was starting to get somewhere in my head. Bobby Chaos got me there I think. The set felt like forever. These two sets made me think of noise music as a sort of meditation. And I kept thinking about how it would be everything and more if I was the only one in the room and I could stay there for however long. Just as a break. When I lived in "vancouver," I would take walks every morning and just sit for an hour or two. Doing nothing. And while it was quiet and peaceful and slow, I had the same bodily reactions during these first two sets. Sainerine blew my socks off. I had met Katherine prior and I knew her practice had to do with stapling herself and the concept of bloodletting, but I didn't know how it all worked. Wow. I keep thinking about how her performance was maybe one of the most well crafted performances I have ever seen. Seriously. Had the allure of Cindy Lee. And that is like the biggest compliment I can give someone. Hypnotizing stage presence. Every detail was carefully thought out and beautifully delivered. Was with Daniel and saw Hanna and Matthew Springy and Emily October 6 at Loophole cawfee
PUBLIC ASSEMBLY SYSTEM: Limbs Bin, Echthros, D.F.H., The Furnace
I stayed for two sets, The Furnace, and I am not sure who went first. I don't remember a lot about this night, i remember feeling tired and a little out of it. I remember there being a mask policy but not getting the memo! so i looked like an asshole! Kaiden as mindblowing as always. I remember sitting on the ground for these sets I saw. Went with Daniel. November 3rd at Loophole cawfee
PUBLIC ASSEMBLY SYSTEM: Trescset, Dalmatty, Bee Eater, J. Alpinist
I played at this show!!!!!!!!!! It went really well.I came in with dots on my face. I was worried that if i came in with my face makeup, it would be difficult to get into character on stage. But I found it to be pretty okay, especially since everyone was asked to stand inside the venue before I came in. It gave me a few seconds to be alone. It is good to be young. Trescset went first and I think I was feeling a little rigid, then it was me. People are always surprised that the dogwalker is battery powered and self contained. The sound check was maybe 30 seconds.. plugging the instrument cable in the spot and checking for volume. Thats all!!!! I love the portability of the dogwalker. I began and ended the set with these speakers that octopus out of it. maybe i wont do it again? it doesnt seem like you can hear it all that well esp if ppl are wearing ear plugs. I wanted to end my set with the speakers and go around hugging everyone, but people toook this as a cue that my set had ended. No hugs? Hugs while still plugged in? Hm. I am not sure. Bee Eater was after. I had left the room mid-set because my dad called me to come home!!!!!!!!!!!!! But i remember that it was seated and more or less ambient. love!!!!!!!1 By the time it got to J. Alpinist, I was too exhausted to sit in the room. So I sat in the cafe and chatted a bit until I left. Thank you to all the friendly friends that came out! Here are your names if i remember: Daniel T, Daniel V, Astrid, Elizabeth, Mabel, Bis, Vian, Odin, Ana, Hanna, Emily, Kaiden, Sara, Gigi. December 1st at the Palamino
ShooKitty, Bridgeland, Uncanny Valley
Almost didn't come. Earlier in the day, I had planned to go home, take a nap, and then go to the venue closer to night time. But on the transit home, the train took 25 minutes to tell us that it was only going to stop halfway and shuttle busses were going to connect us. i ended up walking to the shuttle bus anyway. I stood waiting with maybe 4 other people who were also waitng on the wrong side and we missed the bus. It took me two hours to gget home and i was pooped :(. mabel helped me out of my rut and we took an uber together. I only stayed for the one and only Shookitty and the end of Bridgeland. I had fun! Mabel was on a date this night, so she left me very soon but I felt okay. Shookitty is my hero. Shookitty got me a car home. My driver seemed talkative and i ddint feel like talking. he asked me if i had any plans for the holiday season and i started rambling a little and he interuppted me and said "so is this good for you or not?". life is okay