Which Tom Petty song are you?

Which Tom Petty song are you?

If you’re a chronic midnight toker considering teetotalment due to dementia or emphysema, or maybe dementia, Mary Jane’s Last Dance could be your anthem. Tom Petty’s 1993 hit starts by sketching the purported titular character as an independent, wanderlust-ridden woman who grew up tall and straight among Indiana boys and nights despite being effectively motherless, […]

WIN: Tickets to the Bedouin Soundclash dude

WIN: Tickets to the Bedouin Soundclash dude

For anyone who finds the Bedouin Soundclash a little too, you know, “up,” not that there’s anything wrong with that if you’re in the right mood, you may be very interested in what the band’s frontman Jay Malinowski has been up to. That’s right – he’s gone solo. For a bit. And he’s making folky, […]

WIN: Tickets, posters to CBGB, The Movie

WIN: Tickets, posters to CBGB, The Movie

Now that we’re all getting back to normal after holiday horror, it’s time to turn our attention to swag! Or schwag, if you prefer. That means free stuff no matter how you smell it. Today, we have a pair of tickets for the Edmonton screening of CBGB, The Movie, playing Jan. 3-9 at the Metro […]

WIN: Tickets to the Wet Secrets at Barber Ha!

WIN: Tickets to the Wet Secrets at Barber Ha!

There’s more going on down at Barber Ha than the trimming of hipster Mo-staches for Movember – it has become a funky little live music venue on the side. This Sunday night, Nov. 10, the men’s hair salon hosts local supergroup the Wet Secrets, a band that combines rock, electronic music and a horn section […]

THROUGH THE NEVER: Win Metallica schwag!

THROUGH THE NEVER: Win Metallica schwag!

If the Apocalypse had a house band, Metallica would do nicely. Fans will get a chance to see just such a scenario in the metal superstars’ latest foray to the silver screen – “Metallica: Through the Never,” opening in IMAX 3D Sept. 27. Unlike Some Kind of Monster, this one is not a documentary. It […]

Nerds to rule at Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo

Nerds to rule at Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo

It’s that time of year again. You can feel it in the air – a radiant mass nerdliness as we head into the annual autumnal weekend of the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo! Don’t judge us. Geek is the new chic, don’t you know. Seriously, why wait for Halloween to dress as your favourite fantasy-sci-fi-comic-book […]

WIN! Family pass to Edmonton Expo 2012 with Adam West and Burt Ward

Holy pop culture icons, Batman! The ORIGINAL Batman and Robin – Adam West and Burt Ward, for all you whippersnappers out there – are coming to town for Edmonton’s comic convention, Edmonton Expo 2012, happening Oct. 20-21 at (you guessed it), the Edmonton Expo Centre. We have a family pass to give away, good for […]

COMIC INTERVIEW: Brent Butt gets mocked for optimism

The great thing about being a stand-up comic who gets a TV series is that you have a pretty sweet gig to fall back on once the series – inevitably – ends. A lot of TV actors aren’t so lucky. Ask Seinfeld’s co-stars. Brent Butt was of course the creator and star of the CTV […]

PUNK CONTEST: Win Social Distortion tickets!

If you caught Social Distortion – or “Social D” as they’re known to true fans – at the last Sonic Boom event, don’t miss the venerable punk rock heroes’ return to the Edmonton Event Centre on Friday. The band is touring behind its latest release, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes – and doesn’t that sound […]

WIN: Tickets to Plants and Animals March 27 at the Starlite Room

Oh, Montreal – always so cool, always on the cutting edge. If Quebec secedes, please stick with Canada, won’t you? Maybe we could build a wall in the middle of the city or something. Just trying to help here. Canada’s coolest city comes up again because one of Canada’s coolest new bands that happens to […]

FREE STUFF: Win Hedley tickets!

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED By far the most interesting contestant to emerge from Canadian Idol was Jacob Hoggard. Playing the classic class clown, the B.C. singer had punk mojo, disco moves, rock showmanship, and while not the best voice of 2004’s sorry crop of wannabes, it didn’t seem to matter, plus he got better – […]

FREE STUFF: Win entry to Oscar Shorts

When comedian Steven Wright won an Academy Award for best live action short in 1989, he gave the shortest speech in Oscar history: “I guess it’s a good thing we cut those extra twenty minutes. Thank you.” No, thank you, Steven, for shedding light on the often ignored but worthy craft of short filmmaking – […]

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