Calgary shows to see in May

Since last August, I’ve been constantly talking about how great the summer was for seeing shows. With it comes some of the best music Calgary has to offer, including Sled Island, Calgary Folk Festival and number of indoor and outdoor shows. With the first whiff of summer, local show-goers show signs of becoming stir crazy. I’m here to help you with your descent into an exam free, good weather, slightly tipsy season of shows by providing you with some I think you could check out in May.

Jessy Lanza

The Hifi Club (18+)

May 10

‘Oh No’ projects a feeling that many people, including myself, can relate to well. The newest album speaks to her anxiety that derives from the process of making music.This electronic pop musician will be at Hifi in May and you can be sure this show is worth checking out.

Grab tickets here. 

Princess Nokia

Commonwealth Bar & Stage (18+)

May 13

This show is slated to be one you must attend this season. After a friend mentioned the show to me, I started listening to a little Princess Nokia and was blown away. Not dissimilar to Junglepussy, a hip-hop and R&B favourite of last summer’s playlists, Princess Nokia weaves sexuality and empowerment throughout her songs.

Grab tickets here. 

Child Actress (LP Release) (18+)

Nite Owl

May 19

A woman of many sounds, Child Actress’ album was born out of grief and examining it to create music. The show is promised to be a good one with both Wares and Melted Mirrors on the roster for that evening too, so you won’t want to miss it.

Tickets are $10 at the door. 

The Head and the Heart

MacEwan Hall

May 28

This band is one of my favourite indie folk compilations, and has Charity Rose Thielen as one of my favourite folk vocalists. Her voice, threaded in with Josiah Johnson and Jonathan Russell, makes for a magnificent sound that will fill you will nostalgia and a desire to contemplate life.

Grab tickets here.