Nothing to See Here

Rants and Writings by Madison McSweeney

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.

#BrettBrettXmas concert supports Canadian veterans

7th annual Christmas concert raised well over $100,000 for veterans’ charities Tuesday night.

CP Rail Holiday Train stops in Calgary

The CP Rail Holiday Train pulled into Calgary this Saturday, with Colin James and Alan Doyle in tow.

I Am The Mountain / The Rumble / The Corey Hotline / Pancake @ Dickens Pub

Four local acts rocked Dickens Pub in Calgary Saturday night.

Reclaiming The Room: Cult star Greg Sestero screens new film to Calgary crowd

Years after starring in the worst movie ever made, Greg Sestero is back with an even-stranger film.

Folk Friday: Willam Prince and Justin Lacroix @ Festival Hall

Juno-winner William Prince wows Calgary crowd with fan favourites and new tracks in intimate Black Friday concert.

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