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MUSIC PREVIEW: Life is a highway sign

MUSIC PREVIEW: Life is a highway sign

Welcome to a special weekend music preview edition of WHO NAMED THE BAND. Have you ever noticed how many Alberta indie bands have names that might be found on road signs? Check it out: Whitemud Drive, Whitemud, Whitehorse (not from Whitehorse), Rural Alberta Advantage, Scenic Route to Alaska, Exit 303 (disbanded), Exits, Next Exit, Connors […]

Steve Martin’s second love didn’t put him on stage

There’s something disturbing about Steve Martin coming to Edmonton – because he’s not here to do comedy. He’s going to play bluegrass. Oh, joy. Sure, you can expect humour when Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers perform Sunday at the Jubilee Auditorium. They’ll probably do an a cappella number called Atheists Don’t Have No […]

PREVIEW: Hot Panda bamboozled by wonky wheels

If you’re a band from Vancouver, but spent considerable time plying your trade in Edmonton as well, the question beckons: who gets the release party? Well…. why can’t you have a release party in both? A shaker on the west coast and another in the festival city as well? So says Hot Panda, performing Friday […]

Summer Solstice offers world-class chamber music lineup

Three of the continent’s finest classical musicians will grace the lineup of the Edmonton Chamber Music Society’s 2012 Summer Solstice Festival, running Friday through Sunday at Convocation Hall in the Arts Building of the U of A. Joining the three-day event will be Edmonton-born violinist Jessica Linnebach, currently associate concertmaster of the National Arts Centre […]

k.d. lang, Leonard Cohen in imaginary Edmonton poetry slam standoff

k.d. lang vs Leonard Cohen in a no-holds barred poetry slam. Well, that WOULD be something, wouldn’t it? It’s not going to happen, but it would be something. With the great man here on Nov. 18 at Rexall and lang here Sept. 12 at the Jubilee Auditorium with her Siss Boom Bang band, this is […]

Slash returns to Edmonton July 16

Axls? He don’t need no stinkin’ Axls! With apologies to the Treasure of the Sierra Madre, the high priest of gargantuan Gibsons, the top-hatted terror, the 40 ounces of fuzzy hair that is Slash is returning to E-town for a show at the Jube on July 16. Slash and special guests Monster Truck are here […]

Brian Setzer never strays far from his rockabilly roots

Brian Setzer …. musical legend ? A case can be made for the rockabilly mainstay and guitar guru, who plays the Edmonton Events Center tonight. (Tickets here, or at the box office.) You can list on two hands the number of guys who transcend their genre, who aren’t just stars, or superstars, but legends. B.B. […]

MUSIC: Colleen Brown digs deep in Dirt

Edmonton musician Colleen Brown is not one to let her thoughts fester. Her penchant for expressing sincere emotions pays off in a big way on her acclaimed third album “Dirt,” and it doesn’t stop at songwriting. The soulful folk-pop singer’s growing national profile has been helped along by CBC Radio 2, which would likely not […]

First Cats, now Puscifer – Maynard James Keenan’s new thing hits the Jube March 10

On the heels of the announcement of Cats at the Jubilee Auditorium comes news of another apparently feline-related act coming to that same building on Saturday, March 10 – Puscifer. What are the odds? And who named the band, you ask? It’s just Tool’s Maynard James Keenan up to some new tricks, that’s all. Puscifer […]

MUSIC: Chad VanGaalen’s control issues

Don’t tell Chad VanGaalen what to do. He won’t listen, and besides, he’s plenty capable of taking care of it himself. The multitalented Calgary artist draws all of his album covers, animates his own music videos, and even builds some of the instruments he plays on his self-recorded albums. “All that stuff, it just takes […]

WEEKEND MUSIC PREVIEW: Foo for your love and beyond

The Halloween spirit has spooked the Gods into providing us with a legendary weekend of live music – anchored by the extraordinary Foo Fighters Friday and Sam Roberts on Saturday. There are plenty of other options for everyone, from Jessica Jalbert to Joan Jett and that’s just the J’s. Friday Foo Fighters – What can […]

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