This collection of photos is not meant to be an all encompassing look at what Calgary’s music scene has to offer. It is only a tiny glimpse of the goings on over the last few years. The photos span the years of 2007 to 2015. For every venue, promoter, fan or musician pictured, there are a hundred more that are missing - each just as important as the next.
I hope these photos inspire you to seek out what the city has to offer for yourself if you haven’t already. A quick flip through Fast Forward, Beatroute or Absolute Underground will present you with plenty of opportunities.
Music has an incredible way of bringing people together and creating a community. Calgary’s music community has made this city feel like home to me. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it.
Clint, Ian and Verns
Mr. Bastard, Dad, Steve Richter, Terry Nanosky, Kelly Archibald, Wes Lafortune
A special thank you to all of the bands who allowed me to stick my camera in their faces over the past 10 years.
I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for your patience.
© Llisa Bastard Photography