Calgary Loses a Beloved Indie Musician: RIP Chris Tenz

Chris Tenz, a fixture to many Calgary indie musicians, died Saturday. It was a suicide, which he discussed in this note he left on his Tumblr site. (Careful: it’s tough to read.)

Chris was a good friend to many in the city, including those who worked in film, on art projects and various music endeavours. When he moved to the UK, he often let touring musicians stay at his place rather than let them sleep in a van or in awful hotels. Those who knew Chris say he was essential in spreading the word on the music and art coming out of Calgary.

He was also a musician himself. This was his last album.

(Via Adam)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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