On the old Electric Avenue, the rhythm and soul of rock and roll beats on at Broken City. Since opening in 2004, creative Calgarians have found a new home at Broken City, which has dedicated itself to hosting and supporting our diverse, independent arts and entertainment culture. For over 15 years, we have been Calgary’s foremost home for music and art, a hub for like-minded friends, new and old, to come together underneath one roof to share ideas and moments, develop their visions and help Calgary realize its potential as a vibrant cultural destination. Broken City stands at the centre of it all, a cold tall can of beer always in hand, ready for the next great adventure.
We are proud to host a series of weekly events that capture the heart and imagination of our vibrant city: comedy, pub trivia, live music, DJ sets and home-spun karaoke all collide on our dance floor, imitating the cross-pollination for which the Calgary scene is known. Countless touring bands have also graced our stage, coming from all over the continent, Europe and Asia. We are committed to fostering and developing talent from a young age, too, by showcasing all ages matinee shows that are family friendly.
CHECK OUT THE WHO’S WHO OF WHO’S PLAYED SINCE 2013.
BEND SINISTER, THE MANDATES, MISE EN SCENE, SLOW DOWN MOLASSES, YOUNG BENJAMINS, MAT THE ALIEN, DJ PUMP, VINYL RITCHIE, THE GAY NINETIES, DJ ILLO, SCENIC ROUTE TO ALASKA, BA JOHNSTON, SIDNEY YORK, AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR, THIS TOWN NEEDS GUNS, MYLETS, ROYAL CANOE, THE MEN, BISON BC, ROCOCODE, THE BALLANTYNES, NEEDLES//PINS, THE FALLACY, HAR MAR SUPERSTAR, LIONDUB, MARIA IN THE SHOWER, DRAG THE RIVER, PUBLIC ANIMAL, COMEBACK KID, BACKTRACK, BLACK THUNDER, CHAINS OF LOVE, BARN BURNER, HOLLERADO, SHOTGUN JIMMIE, DOJO WORKHORSE, THE FAMINES, FIST CITY, JULY TALK, WHITEY HOUSTON, DOOM, METZ, COUSINS, LARRY & HIS FLASK, DEAD VOICES, CARPENTER, MAGNETA LANE, THE STRUMBELLAS, JOEL COSSETTE, GHOSTKEEPER, THE ALBERTANS, THE SUPPLIERS, FAST ROMANTICS, WAR BABY, GOOD FOR GRAPES, THE BELLE GAME, BEAR MOUNTAIN, THE DARCYS, JOSH MARTINEZ, EXTRA HAPPY GHOST!!!, CHRIS HAYDEN (FLORENCE & THE MACHINE), REUBEN & THE DARK, THE MOUNTAINEER, JOHNNY DE COURCY & THE DEATH RANGERS, CHOKE, ROAMING STORMS, COWPUNCHER, MOHAWK LODGE, ELECTRIC SIX, MUDHONEY, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, ANDREW W.K. MARIACHI EL BRONX THE OC’S, RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE,WALTER TV, HIGH KICKS, THE DIET, THE JOLTS, SPARTA, SABERTOOTH, TELEDROME, BLEACHERS, NIGHT SEEKER, THE DUDES, DEVONIAN GARDENS, DAYGLO ABORTIONS, RAEKWON, SHABAZZ PALACES, BROADWAY CALLS, SAMANTHA SAVAGE SMITH, MESSIAHLATOR, MIESHA & THE SPANKS, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, THIS HISSES, GUNNER & SMITH, THE EVIDENCE, BABYSITTER, NAPALMPOM, VEIL of MAYA, THE CONTORTIONIST, GLASS CLOUD, FOREST TATE, SLATES, MANCUB, WHATS WRONG TOHEI?, TOBEATIC, TEMPLE, UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA, RALEIGH, WHITE LUNG, GROWNUPS, VICTORIES, TOUGH AGE, THE NANCEES, LEGS, BOB LOG III, JAY ARNER, CULT BABIES, VIET CONG, UNWED MOTHERS, ELECTRIC REVIVAL, LOW SPIN, THE BALCONIES, SHOOTING GUNS, OBEY THE CROOKS, THE THRASHERS, KATAPLEXIS, SPASTIC PANTHERS, THE PYGMIES, MADCOWBOYS, THE MANDATES, MARK MILLS … and more!