April 2019

Jory Kinjo - LIVE at Paper and Cup

April 5, 2019
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm  
Tickets $20

Jory Kinjo brings a unique history to his music and draws from his experiences playing and performing Soul, Ska, Reggae and Rhythm & Blues all over the world. 

Kinjo grew up in Calgary, AB. playing old-school soul music with long-standing soul band, Mocking Shadows. In 1999, he joined the band and warmed the stage for Canadian 3 tours with the B.B. King and other artists such as ZZ Top and Buddy Guy. 

In 2007, Kinjo toured Europe playing bass for Montreal’s third-wave ska kings, the Planet Smashers. The Smashers toured with punk legends Bad Religion and headlined other European festivals. This experience ignited a love for ska & reggae and inspired a new direction in his music. 

Kinjo formed “JK & the Relays” in 2009 and has toured such acts as Fishbone (LA) and the English Beat (UK). JK & the Relays were breakout performers at the 2012 Montreal Ska Festival and the 2013 Victoria Ska Festival. 

In 2010 Kinjo formed a project with his 3 brothers. The Kinjo Bros. were invited to perform in Okinawa, Japan at the Naha Matsuri Festival which was broadcast live on TV and Radio in southern Japan. The Bros. since performed in Japan many times, including in the fall 2016 with a performance at the World Uchinanchu Taikai festival. The Kinjo bros just wrapped a Japan tour this winter of 2018. 

Kinjo has appeared multiple times with a wide array of artists including George Thorogood, UB40 and Ziggy Marley.


Erin Ross & The Rhythm Method

April 25, 2019
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Tickets $10

"Masterful guitar picking, and sultry vocals"
This power trio delivers heavy grooves, house rocking good times and a set list that balances classic tunes with a taste of something new. Featuring some of the finest musicians in Southern Alberta, The Rhythm Method is equal measures of blues, honky-tonk and rock n’ roll.

Monthly Book Club

April 23, 2019
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Tickets $45
THE WITCH ELM by Tara French


Named a New York Times Notable Book of 2018, and a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Amazon, The Boston Globe, LitHub, Vulture, Slate, Elle, Vox, and Electric Literature.

“Tana French’s best and most intricately nuanced novel yet.” — The New York Times

An “extraordinary” (Stephen King) and “mesmerizing” (LA Times) new standalone novel from the master of crime and suspense.

From the writer who “inspires cultic devotion in readers” (The New Yorker) and has been called “incandescent” by Stephen King, “absolutely mesmerizing” by Gillian Flynn, and “unputdownable” (People), comes a gripping new novel that turns a crime story inside out.

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who’s dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life – he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family’s ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden – and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

A spellbinding standalone from one of the best suspense writers working today, The Witch Elm asks what we become, and what we’re capable of, when we no longer know who we are.


Darren Crone

Saturday, April 27 2019
Time: 7:00pm
Tickets: $10
Darren Crone's vocal style has been described as a mix between Jack Johnson and James Taylor. He released an album of all original music in September 2018. The album is a folk roots/alt. country blend which is a departure from his earlier writing credits in pop country music.

As a solo artist Darren gains inspiration from the sounds he grew up with such as Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, and the Eagles to name a few. He is a solo performance artist comfortable playing original music, as well as a large catalogue of acoustic classic rock, country and singer/songwriter covers. Darren's style is great for various venues including cafes, lounges, pubs and festivals.