In this episode, we see a punk rock band perform in Container Bar - a repurposed shipping container that has become one of Calgary's hottest spots.

Hosted by filmmaker and longtime radio programmer Ramin Yazdi, SING TALK PLAY – Calgary Sessions features emerging Calgary musicians in unexpected locations around the city. Celebrate the Year of Music in Calgary and get the inside scoop on up and coming artists.

The Artist: The Shiverettes

Never ones to shy away from controversy, The Shiverettes have been taking on tough topics with their unique brand of punk rock music. The hard hitting foursome has become a Calgary favourite with independent cassette tape releases, CJSW collaborations, and performances in venues across the city during Sled Island, Calgary’s popular five-day music and artist festival.

The Venue: Container Bar

Container Bar is Calgary’s only outdoor alleyway patio bar. Playing host to bar snacks, burgers, and casual fare made fresh in house daily, and a custom menu of urban cocktails, this Kensington creation is a high energy dining destination. Container Bar is the brainchild of the team at Winebar Kensington, which is right next door and is anything but your typical winebar. Their simple and causal approach to local food and great food makes it easy to see why having fun is the focus of everything this Kensington favourite does.

Experience Punk Rock Music in Calgary

Love The Shiverettes’ sound and want to hear more punk rock music? Check out some of these venues and events that feature artists like The Shiverettes throughout Calgary:

  • Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre – Featuring 22 stages, interactive exhibits celebrating music in Canada, and live music at the refurbished King Eddy 

  • The Palomino – Independent music is front and center at this popular live music venue and barbeque smokehouse

  • X-Fest – Calgary’s annual alternative music festival with a lineup of international headliners and indie rock favourites, like Twenty One Pilots, The Lumineers, and Vance Joy   

  • Ironwood Stage & Grill – Enjoy live music every day of the week along Calgary’s Music Mile 

  • Broken City – Culture and imagination collide at one of Calgary’s most unique live music venues 

  • Tubby Dog – Tubby Dog serves up hot dogs and live music in equal measure with classic arcade games to keep you coming back 

  • Last Best Brewing – Beer on tap that reflects the values and personalities of its community. That’s the promise of Last Best Brewing, a brewery and eatery in Calgary’s Beltline community worth making a pit stop at before or after the show 

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