With its strong support of Calgary’s independent arts and entertainment scene, Broken City has made a name for itself as an important gathering place for local creatives.
Since 2004, the venue has hosted a wide variety of weekly events that capture the vibrant and varied spirit of Calgary, from comedy, pub trivia, and karaoke to DJ sets and live music. This year marks the 11-year anniversary of Broken City and, in true form, the space plans to throw a bash on August 20 that will also feature a slew of great bands.
Take a look below at who will be helping Broken City celebrate:
After blasting onto the music scene in 2014 with their riotous self-titled EP, Louisville, Kentucky garage rockers White Reaper followed suit last month with the release of their anticipated debut full length, White Reaper Does It Again. Full of breakneck guitar, pummelling drums, and melodic keys, the album is set at high-voltage, just like the band’s live performances.
The Calgary rock and roll five-piece Port Juvee describe themselves as a blend of “summer carelessness with city cynicism,” and with baritone vocals and bright guitar riffs, they’re right on the mark. In just over a year, the band has been on two national tours, won $25,000 in the X92 Calgary Xposure contest, and played the 2013 X-Fest, Sled Island, and CMW festivals. Port Juvee are also currently a part of the Alberta PEAK Performance Project.
Edmonton’s favourite longhaired rockers Power-Buddies make fuzzy, jangly, feel-good tunes that are guaranteed to leave the audience with big smiles on their faces. Comprised of Nolan Bossert, Dustin Sebzda, and sometimes featuring Garrett Johnson, the band released their sunny self-titled debut EP last summer and the vibes are still shining bright a year later.
When: Thursday, August 20 and doors open at 9 p.m.
Where: 613 11 Ave SW, Calgary
Cost: Cover $11
There will be special prizes and cheap drinks.