shows:

  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    EMMEDIA Screening Room (2005 10 Ave SW)
    Doors 8:00pm, show 8:30-11:30pm
    $5 cover, all ages


    Settling in for the next four months at our favourite screening room around, the mighty Emmedia, getting ever more comfortable in its great new space over on 10th avenue SW.

    WW W/ CODY OLIVER
    The duo of Jason Wierzba and Dan Wilson are back for their annual appearance on the Bug Incision stage. Their past shows have featured a constant (JW's rabid guitar playing) and a variable (DW's combinations of drums, cymbals, guitars, and FX - not sure what he's planning for this round), and this time they're adding another element to the mix: the one and only Cody Oliver, joining them on double bass. While Oliver has been on the scene in Calgary for years (appearing with the Midnighties, MOP Trio, and others), his presence as a double bassist is relatively new, and watching his rapid development on the beastly violin has been fascinating. Expect some intense and scrabbling improvising from some of the city's lynchpins of the creative music scene.



    MAGUIRE & MORGAN
    We had the pleasure of witnessing these two in action earlier this year at the Vintage Room, opening up for some of that fondly-remembered Joe Morris action. Kerry and Gwen play an intriguing mixture of synths, field recordings, and minimal beats, and offer a confusion of time and space by piping in recordings of the performance room itself. A keen observer might also recognize these two musicians from their work together in local units such as Juice Box and Crims & Flow.



    ERIK, BURTON AND ALLEN
    Very pleased to be presenting a project by excellent Calgary drummer Erik Allen, who will be joined by bassist Aaron Scholpp. This will not be the first time these two have played together - they have logged many hours as a rhythm sections for busy groups such as the Northern Beauties and John Rutherford & The Big Blues Trio, and this will be their first appearance on the BI stages. Erik's description for this project is as follows:

    "Stimulus-Response

    Two organisms, that when placed together in an external environment, improvise a response resulting in sound. Organism #1, Erik Allen is a dynamic drummer and percussionist and Organism #2, Aaron Scholpp is an expressive bassist and guitarist. Each of the organisms are active musicians on the Calgary music scene. Nature vs Nurture. The duo conjure soundscapes based on their implanted urban environments and the natural habitat of their homelands. Be part of the experiment and witness Stimulus-Response through the musical microscope."

    TURNER FRIES JAZZ ENSEMBLE
    The latest incarnation of musical actions from one Jack Sinclaire, a musician who has appeared with regularity at Bug Incision events over the last few years, and is also frequently seen involved in other pockets of action around the city. Past projects include Duet (with drummer Andy Lehman), the solo project Returnals, and Aftertaste, an excoriating solo mandolin investigation. This new project will include Jack Sinclaire, Jesse Conradson, and Matt Purdue on a huge assortment of drums, sax, melodica, upright bass, guitar, electronic organ, keyboard, violin, mandolin and possibly more.



  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    EMMEDIA Screening Room (2005 10 Ave SW)
    Doors 8:00pm, show 8:30-11:30pm
    $5 cover, all ages


    Settling in for the next four months at our favourite screening room around, the mighty Emmedia, getting ever more comfortable in its great new space over on 10th avenue SW.

    BRODIE WEST

  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    EMMEDIA Screening Room (2005 10 Ave SW)
    Doors 8:00pm, show 8:30-11:30pm
    $5 cover, all ages


    Settling in for the next four months at our favourite screening room around, the mighty Emmedia, getting ever more comfortable in its great new space over on 10th avenue SW.

  • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017
    EMMEDIA Screening Room (2005 10 Ave SW)
    Doors 8:00pm, show 8:30-11:30pm
    $5 cover, all ages


    Settling in for the next four months at our favourite screening room around, the mighty Emmedia, getting ever more comfortable in its great new space over on 10th avenue SW.

news: 

  • Program scans from 2006-2009 finally added to Archives section

  • most recent releases available now:

    • Patrick Farmer/Christian Munthe: Angle of Repose
    • Usurper: You Can Do It
    • Cody Oliver: Rodent Landscapes
    • Scott Thomson: Heures Indues

coming soon:

  • new releases:
    • next volume of the Dan Meichel Archives (Chris Dadge Quartet Live At Beatniq)
    • Dadge-Wilcke duo Two Live Pieces
    • Bent Spoon Trio Nine Year Itch

  • photo + video archival materials