Nothing to See Here

Rants and Writings by Madison McSweeney

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.

Bruce Cockburn @ Jack Singer Concert Hall

Bruce Cockburn’s Calgary show was a powerful, politically charged evening of Canadian music.

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.

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