Nothing to See Here

Rants and Writings by Madison McSweeney

The Real McKenzies @ Dickens Pub

Scottish punks The Real McKenzies celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a sold-out show at Calgary’s Dickens Pub.


Alan Doyle @ The Jube

East met West as former Great Big Sea frontman Alan Doyle brought his trademark Celtic-rock to Calgary, Alberta.

6 Albums You Should Listen to for International Women’s Day

In honour of International Women’s Day, check out this selection of music by badass female artists.

Madison Picks the Oscars

Don't feel like watching the Academy Awards tonight? No need to worry, because I'll be handing out most of the awards right here.

Yondr pouches do not rock.

Attending a concert shouldn't feel like going through airport security. Rock stars, keep you hands off my phone.

The Northern Pikes @ National Music Centre

Blending classic rock, country, and alternative, Northern Pikes songs alternate between glib anthems for disaffected youth, earnest love ballads, and dour political commentary.

Mandible Klaw Tape Release @ Dickens

Calgary hardcore band Mandible Klaw marked the release of their new tape with a night of local punk rock at Dickens Pub on Saturday.

Madison’s Best Things of 2017

In no particular order, my favourite things of 2017.

Hellraiser star Doug Bradley on Lemmy Kilmister

In honour of the Motorhead vocalist's 72nd birthday, a great Lemmy anecdote from horror actor Doug Bradley.

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