// Jasmine Abbey

That other B-Word

There’s an adage that attempted to teach generations of children that words can’t hurt, but the truth is that words can be insidious. The effect of positive words can be quickly shattered...
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Christian Hansen

Christian Hansen was craving change when he packed his bags for Toronto nearly two-and-a-half years ago. “We love Edmonton; we still love Edmonton,” says Hansen, who moved to Toronto with...
Maybe we should have taken a left turn at Albuquerque

Ninjaspy

If your band is short on cash to make an album these days, it doesn’t mean the end of the road. Crowd-funding campaigns have offered a life line in which dedicated fans are willing to chip in a...
The multi-talented Joy Harjo

Edmonton Poetry Festival

‘We say the poets are the architect and the poems are the bridge and you walk it and it becomes communities,” says Rayanne Doucet, executive director of the Edmonton Poetry Festival, in w...

Iron Mic Music Festival

Edmonton has its fair share of festivals, no question about it. What it didn’t have, though, was an indoor hip-hop festival. Promoters Miyuru Fernando and Dima Perelman have rectified the situa...
The artist // Meaghan Baxter

Ben Sures

‘You know how some people knit when they think? I think I paint when I think,” says local musician Ben Sures, who is preparing for his first solo art exhibition at the Daffodil Gallery. &...
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Le Fuzz

There’s a strong possibility you won’t be able to understand all the lyrics in a Le Fuzz tune unless you fluently speak a multitude of languages, but a good song has the ability to transc...
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The Fuzz Kings

This Saturday is Record Store Day, and local roots-rock four piece the Fuzz Kings are planning to make the most of it by packing in three shows. The band will be celebrating the release of its album ...
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Retox

Justin Pearson will be the first to admit his bandmates in Retox are a little weird, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. “I’m not sure how we function, how we do it and somehow ...
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Kim Churchill

“Quebec’s one of those incredible places where you sort of get into this town that has, I don’t know, a bank, a post office and a café, and then out of nowhere there’s just th...