Music Preview: I Mother Eleven

Music Preview: I Mother Eleven

I Mother Earth and Finger Eleven perform at Union Hall on Saturday night (show starts at 8:25, $19.99 and up, BUY), as part of a lengthy joint tour across North America. They’re in the early throes of said itinerary – some of which still remains to be announced – which sees the bands perform an […]

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 […]

Music Preview: Death & Mayhem bookends

Music Preview: Death & Mayhem bookends

The Canadian music scene, and beyond, has been buzzing with frenzied delight ever since it was announced that not only was Death From Above 1979 reuniting, but they would be putting out a new album. That album came out last September, and now the band has set about touring North America, with an Edmonton stop […]

PREVIEW: At the Artery, Nu Sensae does it up Old School

Forget e-mail. Vancouver punk duo Nu Sensae is connecting with its fans the old-fashioned way. The band launched a fan club a couple months ago, and has already packaged and mailed out flyers, buttons and other goodies to fans all over the world. Nu Sensae will show you just how much noise two people can […]

Messin’ With the Kid: Rock’s NAACP controversy

What was that we were just saying about bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy? They must be magic words! Utter them and Kid Rock will appear – playing Rexall Place Saturday, May 21. He’s touring with the Twisted Brown Trucker Band behind his new album, Born Free. Tickets are $29.50, $49.50 or $69.50 and go […]

Mutant Mondays expose experimental music

Edmonton electroacoustic artist Shawn Pinchbeck is slated to be the first headliner in what is anticipated will be a weekly series of experimental shows at Wunderbar Hofbrauhaus (8120 101 Street). Pinchbeck, with special guests Zebra Pulse,  plays Wunderbar Monday, March 7 in the series, currently operating under the working title Mutant Mondays. Experimental clarinetist Don […]

Death metal veterans preach Canadian heavy, tonight at The Starlite Room

The members of Montreal death metal band Kataklysm are learning to live with a little less alone time on the road. To celebrate two decades of metal mayhem, a film crew is following the band through 2011 to produce a documentary DVD dubbed The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined. “We’re in southern Europe and the […]

TOM MURRAY: Syl Johnson’s soul-stravaganza

I gave up years ago bothering to compile best of lists, at least partially because I can never remember what year an album came out in. I listen, I throw them on a pile, I forget about them. Maybe I check it out again later, maybe I don’t. The nice thing about being a freelancer […]

Black Mastiff mauls over log cabin recording session

Edmonton’s Black Mastiff – at Brixx tonight (Saturday, Feb 26) – have just finished tracking their upcoming album in the wilds of Alberta. “It was in (bassist) Clay Shea’s family cabin in Nordegg,” explains singer and guitarist Bobby Yiannakoulias (above, right) while picking up gear from the band’s rehearsal spot in anticipation of a road trip […]

Roots and Blues Roundup II in full swing this weekend

Roots and Blues Roundup II in full swing this weekend

If you want to know where we’re going, we have to know where we’ve been.  So take heed, all your alt-country punks and neo-folkies – some originators are coming to show us how it’s done at the Winter Roots and Blues Roundup II. Running at venues around town until Monday, this five-day multi-media festival features […]

Metro’s next Edmonton Tonight keeps things eclectic

Painter Eric Visser, cellist Josephine van Lier, and CKUA music programmer Baba Singh will be among the guests of the next Edmonton Tonight, Friday, Feb. 25 at 10:30 p.m. at Metro Cinema. Host Tom Bernier will welcome Visser and van Lier, a creative couple who will chat about how the arts  played a major role […]

MUSIC: Lionize feelin’ irie about their odd stoner image

Fact: if you play in a band that blends reggae, classic rock and heavy, Black Sabbath-y grooves, people are going to assume you smoke pot. The stoner rock tag is slightly perplexing to Nate Bergman, who does vocals and guitar for Maryland band Lionize. After all, he ponders, doesn’t all rock sound better when you’re […]

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