Broken City
Broken City

We are Broken City

A live music venue in Calgary.

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  • 613 11 Avenue Southwest,
  • Calgary, Alberta,
  • T2R0E1

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what makes us great

Formed in 2001, The Paperbacks have operated consistently and quietly from their home base in Winnipeg, Canada, gathering a dedicated following and building up an impressive catalogue of songs and accomplishments. Singer/guitarist Doug McLean, whose previous groups (beloved pop-punkers The Bonaduces and the more politically-oriented Painted Thin) had dissolved almost simultaneously in 2000, founded The Paperbacks with members of both those projects: bassist Jaret McNabb, drummer Jack Jonasson and guitarist Mike McKenzie. It was a step into slightly unknown territory; though the signature lyrical style of McLean remained, the harder, sloppier edges of both the previous bands had been shed to create a more delicate sound, putting greater emphasis on harmonies and layered arrangements.

Broken City

613 11 Avenue, Calgary, T2R0E1


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