CONCERT: Looking forward to The Weeknd

CONCERT: Looking forward to The Weeknd

Grammy nominated alt-R&B hero The Weeknd is coming to Edmonton on Monday, Nov. 30 as a part of The Madness Fall Tour. The Scarborough native’s latest album, Behind The Madness, is currently rising through the charts and has music reviewers foaming at the mouth trying to define its sound, specifically the album’s second single The Hills. Using […]

End of the Earth, by Chad Huculak

End of the Earth, by Chad Huculak

Lip syncing thrives in concert karaoke

Lip syncing thrives in concert karaoke

The Quixotic quest to get warning labels on concert tickets appears to be a non-starter. Imagine: “PARENTAL ADVISORY: Portions of tonight’s ‘live’ concert will contain pre-recorded backing tracks” … only in your dreams. “There are no plans to require concert promoters to print warnings on tickets regarding pre-recorded material,” says the Alberta government. “I’ve never […]

End of the Earth, by Chad Huculak

End of the Earth, by Chad Huculak

Jim Head and the MacEwan music legacy

Jim Head and the MacEwan music legacy

In the wake of being nominated for his first Juno award, local jazz guitarist Jim Head reveals the secret to making it as a jazz musician in Edmonton: “If you’re the last man standing when the smoke clears.” In other words, if you spend years learning your art, more years paying your dues eating Kraft […]

Ed Sheeran to headline Edmonton in June

Ed Sheeran to headline Edmonton in June

Taylor Swift knows a good man when she hears him, and when Taylor Swift speaks, people listen. Two years after opening for the pop queen in Edmonton, Ed Sheeran is big enough to headline the big buildings on his own. The British star plays Rexall Place on Sunday, June 14. Tickets start at $64.50 and […]

End of the Earth, by Chad Huculak

End of the Earth, by Chad Huculak

Imagine Dragons to play Rexall in June

Imagine Dragons to play Rexall in June

Imagine one of the most imaginative new indie rock bands finally being given a building big enough to fit their … er, imaginations. Imagine no more! For Imagine Dragons will be playing Rexall Place on Saturday, June 6, on tour behind their new album Smoke + Mirrors. With the opening act Metric, tickets start at […]

Local Hiphead at 67 shows and counting

Local Hiphead at 67 shows and counting

Music critics who complain about being paid to get a free ticket to review the Tragically Hip for the 25th goddamned time should hang their heads in shame in the presence of the Hiphead. Edmonton businessman Michael Schayer is a huge Hiphead. He’s seen the Tragically Hip 67 times – 68 after the band’s show […]

Journey returns to Edmonton in July

Journey returns to Edmonton in July

Canada loves its Journey – and doesn’t seem to mind a bit that it’s not even with the original lead singer. One of a handful of acts that carry on successfully with a new frontman, Journey is mounting an extensive tour this summer – only in Canada. Edmonton is on the list. With Filipino singer […]

End of the Earth, by Chad Huculak

End of the Earth, by Chad Huculak

Border hassles can’t stop young bluesman

Border hassles can’t stop young bluesman

The way our border cops treat Taylor Scott and his band, it’s a marvel he keeps coming back to play Edmonton. “It was our worst experience yet,” says the 21-year-old frontman of the latest crossing ordeal. “They literally tore our van apart,” adds keyboardist Jon Wirtz. They’re talking after a set at Blues on Whyte […]

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