Peter Gabriel and Sting make magic

Peter Gabriel and Sting make magic

This was a match made in heaven – and the result was a religious experience. So it works out. Two British rock Gods, Sting and Peter Gabriel, have put their own great music above rock star ego to perform together in what will surely go down as the best collaboration of the decade. At their […]

Chris Cornell unplugs grunge at the Jube

Chris Cornell unplugs grunge at the Jube

It’s official: Generation X has entered middle age. No better proof could be found than the fact that one of its rock ‘n’ roll heroes was playing the Jubilee Auditorium on Saturday night. The Jube! Where Engelbert Humperdinck played. It turned out to be the perfect venue for Chris Cornell, the 52-year-old former frontman of […]

MUSIC PREVIEW: Festival GO

MUSIC PREVIEW: Festival GO

There are sure to be plenty of Rattatas, Magikarps, Diglets, Zubats, Pidgeys, Jigglypuffs, and various Lickitungs lurking between Pokestops and Battle Gyms at Edmonton attractions this weekend. They’re everywhere, these Pokemon. Who knew? The best part of Pokemon Go isn’t the game itself – a long walk for a scavenger hunt – but the distractions […]

Edmonton Radio a flippers free for all

Edmonton Radio a flippers free for all

Don’t take free radio for granted. It remains an easy connection to an exciting world of music and culture outside your own. You might even imagine the person speaking on the radio is your only friend in the world, that he or she is talking directly to YOU, selecting good songs they think you might […]

KISS STILL ALIVE!

KISS STILL ALIVE!

“Let me remind you that patriotism is always cool!” declared Paul Stanley at Rexall Place on Tuesday night. There was general agreement among the 10,000 members of the Edmonton regiment of the KISS Army. Cue O Canada – the proper version – sung by a proper member of the Canadian military: Maj. John Kim. Man […]

Insane Clown Posse lives up to its name

Insane Clown Posse lives up to its name

Their reputation precedes them – but Insane Clown Posse is not so evil after all. The hundreds of Juggalos who turned up for the group’s first Edmonton show at Union Hall Saturday night aren’t about to run out and do any of the horrible things depicted in ICP songs, just as they wouldn’t go out […]

MUSIC PREVIEW: Blink-182’s mature immaturity

MUSIC PREVIEW: Blink-182’s mature immaturity

Paul the Apostle had something to say about Blink-182: “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child – but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” Times sure have changed! And one could find no better rock band to embody […]

Chess meets ABBA in Walterdale musical

Chess meets ABBA in Walterdale musical

A musical about chess set to the music of ABBA – what could possibly go wrong? It doesn’t matter. That’s the whole point. The Walterdale Theatre, an amateur theatre company, is used to taking risks. The word “amateur” derives from the Latin “to love.” These actors don’t depend on acting to make a living. They […]

INTERVIEW: Don’t cross David Cross

INTERVIEW: Don’t cross David Cross

If you’ve come to the point where you trust comedians more than you trust journalists to deliver the truth, you’re not alone. David Cross feels the same way – and he’s in the thick of it. “It’s kind of a symbiotic relationship,” the 52-year-old comedian observes. “I look to Wolf Blitzer as a source of […]

MUSIC PREVIEW: Jazz fest a MacEwan affair

MUSIC PREVIEW: Jazz fest a MacEwan affair

Did you know that Edmonton is crawling with monster jazz musicians on par with any in the world? It’s true. Why this is so is no mystery. Most of the heaviest local jazz cats in town make their living by teaching others to follow in their path, most at the famed MacEwan University music program […]

Meat Loaf recovers from stage collapse in Edmonton

Meat Loaf recovers from stage collapse in Edmonton

The audience thought it was part of the act – a theatrical rock legend laying on his back to perform his big encore – but it soon became horribly real. Meat Loaf had collapsed on stage at the Jubilee Auditorium Thursday night. UPDATE: He’s going to be OK. A statement released Friday morning said the […]

Justin Bieber a mannish boy

Justin Bieber a mannish boy

Justin Bieber has matured – yet the boy inside the man still likes to play. At the show on Tuesday night in Edmonton, there was a slide, swings, monkey bars, a trampoline and a water park! Justin even appeared to be dressed in play clothes. His fans have matured, too. The 13,000 women who turned […]

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