Real McKenzies & Guests - St Paddy's Day!
Mar
17
Mar 18

Real McKenzies & Guests - St Paddy's Day!

  • Dickens Pub

Holy shamrocks! This show is gonna be legendary!

We're hitting the stage at Dickens on St Patrick's Day with Celtic-punk royalty The Real McKenzies, alongside Territories and Isotopes Punk Rock Baseball Club. This show sells out every year so pick up your tickets at the pub or at the link below, before they're gone!

Ticket link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1398310

Craic The Lens (Acoustic Show) - Mill St. Lights Out Event
Mar
19
8:30 pm20:30

Craic The Lens (Acoustic Show) - Mill St. Lights Out Event

  • St James' Corner

On Saturday March 19, we will be joining dozens of bands throughout Ontario and Alberta to perform an acoustic set as part of the Earth Hour celebration. 

Put on by Mill Street, Indie Week, and the SIN Agency, the Lights Out event showcases acoustic acts for one hour that evening, and donates part of each pint sold towards green initiatives. More information can be found at their site here. 

Come join us at St James' Corner in Calgary and order a round to save the world!

Rockin 4 Dollars - St Paddy's Edition!
Mar
16
Mar 17

Rockin 4 Dollars - St Paddy's Edition!

  • Broken City

This year we're headlining the Rockin' 4 Dollars party for St Patrick's Day! Head down to Broken City on Wednesday, March 16 to see some local, touring, and special guest performers. Stick around to the end and we'll help you kick off the everyman's holiday properly.

Deluge! Album Release w/ Craic The Lens & Ghost Factory
Jun
13
Jun 14

Deluge! Album Release w/ Craic The Lens & Ghost Factory

  • Nite Owl

Come get flooded with awesome music as Deluge tears up the stage for their CD release! We'll be playing with them, Ghost Factory, and one more extra-special secret surprise band.

In another neat twist, the guitarist of Ghost Factory went to high school in Okotoks with Taylor and Justin, so it'll be just like a reunion. Who would want to miss that?

Facebook event here.

Deluge!, Craic The Lens, and Toki @ The Railway Club
Jun
1
Jun 2

Deluge!, Craic The Lens, and Toki @ The Railway Club

  • The Railway Club

Yes, we'll be hitting a Vancouver stage for the first time this summer! Come enjoy a pleasant night of scones, tea, and fancy dress codes as David and Justin put on a thrilling one-act play. We may even play some music (we probably will).

Doors @ 8:00, $7 cover. 

The Press Gang album release
May
9
May 10

The Press Gang album release

  • Dickens Pub

Holy macaroni! This one's going to be huge. Aside from being the album release for The Press Gang, it's also a combined birthday party extravaganza for Justin and Taylor (and Gavin). Mark this on your calendars, get your DDs ready, and join us for the biggest hoe-down of 2015!

Facebook event here. 

St Paddy's Day @ The Gateway
Mar
17
8:00 pm20:00

St Paddy's Day @ The Gateway

  • The Gateway

In keeping with our fine tradition of St Paddy's shenanigans, we'll be throwing down two sets at The Gateway! It's also our three-year anniversary, and like all good 3-year-olds, we'll be raising some pints in celebration. 

There'll be a DJ spinning until 8, and we'll be done by 11, so you'll have plenty of time to sleep off the green beer by the morning. And did we mention it's a free show? 

Owls by Nature w/ Worst Days Down & Craic The Lens
Mar
7
Mar 8

Owls by Nature w/ Worst Days Down & Craic The Lens

  • Nite Owl

Fresh off a recent European tour, Edmonton's Owls By Nature are kicking off their next adventure at Nite Owl on March 7. Signed to Gunner Records (The Gaslight Anthem, Frank Turner), Owls By Nature, with their high-energy folk/rock sound, have been making a name for themselves as one of Canada's best live acts. 

Joining them will be Edmonton's Worst Days Down, who will soon be embarking on a European tour of their own, and after that we'll be capping off the night with a dance-a-rific, toe-tapping set. 

Plus, it's Seth's first anniversary of playing with us, so come pinch his cheeks and tell him how big he's getting.

www.owlsbynature.com
www.worstdaysdown.com

Shred Kelly with guests Craic The Lens
Feb
5
Feb 6

Shred Kelly with guests Craic The Lens

  • The Gateway

Craic The Lens will be hitting up SAIT's Gateway stage for the first time with Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk and the high-energy, banjo slingin', Shred Kelly. 

FREE FOR SAIT & ACAD STUDENTS / $10 ADV & CAMPUS / $12 SLOTH / $13.50 ADV TICKETMASTER / $15 DOORS

An Acoustic Comedy Event w/ Craic The Lens
Jan
24
7:00 pm19:00

An Acoustic Comedy Event w/ Craic The Lens

  • Glendale Community Centre

On January 24, we will be playing the part of minstrels at the Come By Chance improv comedy event! 

Listen and laugh along to some tales from the East Coast and help support a good cause! You can pick up tickets for $16 at this page, or $20 at the door .

Dec
31
Jan 1

New Year's Eve @ The Dog & Duck

  • Dog & Duck Pub

Several members of the band will be performing acoustically as part of New Year's Eve celebrations. Come ring in the new year with good tunes and great people!

Nov
22
1:00 pm13:00

Canon Image Square Showcase

  • Canon Image Square

We are proud to announce that we will be playing the Canon Image Square Showcase event this month! In collaboration with both Canon and X92.9 FM, we will be doing a 45-minute acoustic set at the showroom on Stephen Avenue. It's a family-friendly event with plenty to do around the area, so stop by for some free entertainment and check it out! You can even win a new T5i camera just by taking a few photos. More details here.

Blades of Steel with Craic The Lens and Olde Ghosts
Oct
24
Oct 25

Blades of Steel with Craic The Lens and Olde Ghosts

  • Nite Owl

Wooooooooo! Party hardy! We're proud to be taking the stage at Nite Owl for the first time. Blades of Steel are debuting the brand new video and we have a little something up our sleeves as well... 

Matt Blais with Craic The Lens and DELUGE!@ The Ship
Oct
15
Oct 16

Matt Blais with Craic The Lens and DELUGE!@ The Ship

We've never played with Matt Blaise! So you can bet your freckled ass we're excited for this one. We're also happy to once again share the stage with DELUGE! The handsomest group of handsomes that ever handsomed. Plus, THE SHIP & ANCHOR!

Aug
22
Aug 23

The Xposure Wrap-up Party!

Craic The Lens, along with The Wisers and A Day As Wolves won Xposure 2014! Come celebrate with us and have the best time you've ever had!

Jul
19
Jul 20

The Implicate Order CD Release Show

  • Dicken's Pub

The Implicate Order is releasing a brand new album, and they want us and The Evidence to help!

We've worked a lot with people from both of these bands and we're honoured to kick the night off for them down at Dicken's Pub. 

Tickets are $15 as a pre-sale, and come with a copy of The Implicate Order's new album "Lust, Ad Nauseam", as well as a discount on ours, "The Cannon". At the door the price is the same, but no snazzy free stuff. 

See you there!

Craic The Lens CD Release!
Jun
5
Jun 6

Craic The Lens CD Release!

  • Broken City

It has taken a lot of time, patience, coffee and money, but we're finally done our first full-length album and we couldn't be more excited with the result. Simply titled "The Cannon", we are incredibly proud of these ten songs and can't wait to share them with you.

Yes, it's on a Thursday, but isn't Thursday the new Friday anyway?  

It would mean the world to us if, after almost a year of work, we could release it to a room full of friends willing to be a little more groggy on their Friday. If you can't do it for us, do it for DELUGE! and The Deepest Ocean. Easily two of the best bands in Calgary, sharing the stage with them is almost reward enough. 

You should still come though!

EVENT PAGE

Doors: 8:00
Cover: $10

Mar
15
Mar 16

St. Paddys!

We're heading to Kimberley, BC for our St. Paddy's party! 

Feb
7
Feb 8

First show of 2014

We're going to have all the fun at Vern's with The Reckless Heroes, Mg42's and Domestic Bear.