Weekend Music Preview: Busy, it is not

This weekend features mostly local performers, with the biggest name  appearing at the Winspear on Sunday: Grammy and Oscar winning Jennifer Warnes. Other notables include Edmonton’s Wool on Wolves, with two performances – Friday and Saturday – at the Pawn Shop, and a CD release party for All Else Fails on Saturday.


Consonance: local jazz/pop/rock band The Consonance play the Haven Social Club Friday night; Tiff Hall and Kusch open. Haven Social Club – 8:00pm, $10.

Wool on Wolves (pictured): One of the city’s most popular bands, folk-rock artists Wool On Wolves, play the Pawn Shop Friday night, with their friends The Wheat Pool, another extraordinary local band. Pawn Shop – 9:00 pm, $15.


Wool on Wolves: Wool on Wolves are also playing an early show on Saturday night, although their opening act for this evening is Scenic Route to Alaska, who solidified their place in the local music scene with rock-solid performances at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, and SOS Festival. Pawn Shop – 6pm, $15.

All Else Fails: Four bands play the Haven Social Club Saturday night, centered around the CD release party for Edmonton’s socially conscious punk/metal/rock act All Else Fails. Opening acts include Syn{a}pse, Hollows Anatomy, and Enduring the Fall. Haven Social Club – 8:00pm, $10.


Peace In the Park: United We Jam: Hosted by the Centre for Spiritual Living, this event at Hawrelak Park’s Amphitheatre marks the ten-year anniversary of September 11, with “goodwill, peace and understanding”, and a trio of musical performances from Martin Kerr, Brian McLeod, and Jenie Thai, an incredible pianist who also performed at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Hawrelak Park – 1:00pm, $25.

Mike Soviet: Michael Shepherd Hardy – born in Kitimat BC –has been recording under his stage name Mike Soviet since 2004. With plenty of influences, from Gary Numan to Dvaid Bowie to The Doors to Metallica, he produces a fusion of alternative and electronic music that is most intriguing, and entertaining. FTGU opens. Expressionz Café – 2:00pm, food bank donations accepted.

Jennifer Warnes – singer, songwriter, arranger, and record producer Jennifer Warnes performs Sunday night at the Winspear Centre, with Eric Bibb. Warner is perhaps best known for her work on movie singles, including Oscar and Grammy winners “Up Where We Belong” (with Joe Cocker for “An Officer and a Gentleman”), and “(I’ve Had) the Time Of My Life” (with Bill Medley for “Dirty Dancing”). Winspear Centre – 7:30pm, $41.50 and up.