PLAYBILL: Onegin, twogin, threegin

PLAYBILL: Onegin, twogin, threegin

It’s nice to imagine that the great classical composers could jump into a time machine to see their work made into “rock operas” hundreds of years later – and that they’d like it. Hey, if there’d been rock ‘n’ roll back then, they would’ve rocked – or so rockers like to think. Moot point, as […]

End of the Earth

End of the Earth

Corb Lund and Ian Tyson: The Last cowboys

Corb Lund and Ian Tyson: The Last cowboys

There was an edge of sadness to Saturday night’s Corb Lund-Ian Tyson collaboration at the Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton – a sense of that the cowboy lifestyle they sing so passionately about is going away forever. “Our good times are all gone” goes the line in Four Strong Winds – which ended the concert (as […]

REVIEW: The Humans a chilling family affair

REVIEW: The Humans a chilling family affair

American playwright Stephen Karam wanted to write a horror story. Given the unsettling atmosphere of the run-down New York tenement where he sets his new play, The Humans, at the Citadel Theatre until Jan. 27 for the Canadian premiere, and the sudden unexplained noise that rocks the apartment, the lights that suddenly go out and […]

MUSIC PREVIEW: Corb Lund meets Ian Tyson

MUSIC PREVIEW: Corb Lund meets Ian Tyson

Saturday night two Alberta heroes take over the Jubilee Auditorium for a show of epic proportions. Corb Lund is of course an Albertan legend, with more nominations and awards than most other artists have hits. One Juno, an insane ELEVEN CCMAs, and a whole lot of others that are too numerous to mention. And all […]

PLAYBILL: The Humans hits a nerve

PLAYBILL: The Humans hits a nerve

Oy, vey – we’ve only just recovered from another awfully awkward holiday family dinner – and now Citadel Theatre hits us with a nightmare scenario of yet another awfully awkward holiday family dinner for its first play of 2018. Fresh from New York, The Humans is a black comedy that takes place entirely in a […]

End of the Earth

End of the Earth

MUSIC PREVIEW: Big Boi kicks off concert season

MUSIC PREVIEW: Big Boi kicks off concert season

Does this count as a blast from the past? Coming to town this weekend is one of the members of a group that made such a joyous splash in 2003 with a song called Hey Ya – the happiest, go-ahead-and-say “funnest” song of the year. From OutKast, the rapper Big Boi performs the Union Hall […]

FOOD (SPOILER): Star Wars cuisine bites

FOOD (SPOILER): Star Wars cuisine bites

The roast porg Chewbacca cooks up in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is by far the most delicious food ever seen in a Star Wars movie – and the wookie can’t even bring himself to eat it. Most of the other characters sustain themselves with less appetizing fare: Swamp tentacle stew, alien walrus milk, pungent […]

End of the Year

End of the Year

Let it be known that when a trend makes it to Edmonton and is subsequently parodied in End of the Earth, said trend is dead. RIP fried chicken.                As I write this, the vinyl fad is still going strong, the last heartbeat of the dying music industry. HMV […]

7 Top Edmonton Bands of 2017

7 Top Edmonton Bands of 2017

The biggest news in the city’s music scene this year may well have been the fall of the Needle Vinyl Tavern. Whether it returns or not is still unclear, but one thing is clear: the reasons for its demise are shocking, and will likely have an impact on the scene for many years to come […]

New Year’s Eve Music Preview

New Year’s Eve Music Preview

From cover bands to original bands – and is there anything else? – the city’s favourite local venues have a little something for everyone this New Year’s Eve. Of greatest interest to Edmonton music fans might just be a couple of bands that have started gigging again after a bit of a hiatus. Calgary’s Chixdiggit […]

Page 1 of 145123Next ›Last »