Rock Against Racism // Fri., Apr. 28 (9 PM)
As an effort to thwart discrimination, local artists from the Edmonton music scene come together for a night of grassroots activism.
Performances by Arlo Maverick, Gray, A Gentleman’s Pact and Tzadeka puts an exclamation mark on a movement that won’t take anyone’s racist bullshit.
The night will benefit the iHuman Youth Society, whose mission is to “work with traumatized youth who exhibit high-risk lifestyles.”
Get your butts out and rock your guts out because, no matter what’s on the outside, we all have the same goo inside.
(The Forge, $10 in advance)
Von Bieker EP release // Sat., Apr. 29 (8 PM)
Akin to the soundtrack one would hear whilst in a dream where you are a magical bird flying above a sleepy forest of glowing trees, Von Bieker releases its newest collection of sounds with, Where The Love Comes Easy. Also, Lindsey Walker will be performing. She’s pretty fucking rad in her own right.
Wunderbar Anniversary Party // Sun., Apr. 30 (4 PM)
Pour one out (into your face, alcoholic or not) for the Wunderbar. If you don’t know what the Wunderbar was, then find someone cool and ask them. Bands, bands, and more bands. Also: Food!
Featuring Big Knife Little Knife, Heavy Weather, Prince Bunny, Digging for Rainbows, GIRL/VICES, Run With the Hunted, and more.
(The Buckingham, $10)
Braden Gates // Fri., Apr. 28 (8:30 PM)
Braden Gates is one of those singer/songwriters that stops your drunken conversation and makes you say, “Who the fuck is that singing?”
Subtle folk sensibilities mixed with an enigmatic storytelling charm, Gates’ authenticity stumbles through his music like your favourite drunk uncle.
Fiddle, guitar, poetry … Gates’ newest album Much Rather Be Sleeping has something for everyone.
(Blue Chair Cafe, $15)
Fashionism w/ Suicide Helpline, Feel Alright, and Screaming Targets // Sat., Apr. 29 (9 PM)
Bubblegum punk, tickle-core, snuggle-thrash, whatever you want to call them, Fashionism is visiting Edmonton for the first time to blast your hear holes.
Joining the colony-pop crew will be Edmonton’s glam darlings Suicide Helpline, Screaming Targets and Feel Alright. (9910, $10 early bird, $15 in advance)