Let’s talk anarchy: Oi Polloi makes first Edmonton appearance

Oi Polloi frontman Deek Allen has seen a lot of shit in his three decades with Scotland’s eminent anarcho-punk band – and he’s had about enough of it. “We started to make a few stipulations in places about the places we stay (on tour),” he says. “We don’t want to stay in places that are [...]

Jake Ian and Haymakers connect with small town Alberta zeitgeist

Jake Ian and the Haymakers have proof that life really does imitate art. The local country band was shooting a video for its latest single Lowlife From High River, a catchy tune about a guy who gets ripped off by a used car salesman, when the guys hit an ironic snag. “We were filming a [...]

WEEKEND MUSIC PREVIEW: Royal Canoe runs a tight ship

The biggest show coming to the city this weekend actually plays Thursday (Bombay Bicycle Club) -  but there are still plenty of interesting options this weekend. Friday night’s picks include country artist Tim Hus, though your best bet may be Peter Case, who’s been recording since 1986. On Saturday, Wunderbar hosts Royal Canoe and friends. [...]