Music Notes

Music Notes: Apr 28 – May 4


Tough Age / Thu, Apr 28 (7 pm)
The Vancouver alt-rockers released an EP on April 5 in honour of New Zealand rock ‘n’ roll musician and cartoonist Chris Knox.  The EP features covers of three of his songs, and you can listen to ’em in advance so you can belt out the lyrics with the band. (The Buckingham, $10 in advance, $12 at the door)

Krystle Dos Santos / Fri, Apr 29 (8 pm)
It’s Motown night at The Needle, and it’s bringing Edmonton expat Krystle Dos Santos and the Black Mambas to provide some R&B, jazz flavour to get you grooving. (The Needle, $10 in advance, $15 at the door)

M83 / Fri, Apr 29 (8:30 pm)
The electro-pop duo that brought you that infectious “Midnight City” song—you know it: it was the closing theme for the football matches for 2012’s Eurocup—is on tour in support of their seventh album, Junk. (Winspear Centre, $58.50 in advance, $61.50 at door)

SwampWolf / Fri, Apr 29 (9 pm)
If you’re wanting a mellow kind of night, check out Montréal’s SwampWolf, offering a little blues-rock to kick off the weekend. (The Sewing Machine Factory, $5)

Jr Gone Wild / Sat, Apr 30 (7 pm)
Things are going to get real rowdy once Edmonton’s bad-ass cow-punk veterans take the stage. (The Needle, $22 in advance, $25 at the door)

River City Big Band / Sat, Apr 30
For its 20th anniversary, the River City Big Band organized three concerts featuring some of the best North American jazz and blues artists. For the third concert in the series, it’s bringing out Two Blue, an Edmonton-based duo who performs both French and English blues songs. (Oasis Centre, $25)

Short of Able / Sat, Apr 30 (8:30 pm)
The Edmonton-based folk-pop-rockers are gearing up for the release of their new album, Welcome, with a good ol’ release party. Pop the Champagne—or beer, if that’s more your jam—with Cadence & Nathan, who’ll be starting the festivities. (Starlite Room, $15)

Wunderbar anniversary Show 1 & 2/ Sun, May 1 (4 pm)
Every year, the now-defunct Wunderbar (RIP Wundi) would host a day-long show featuring plenty of local acts for its anniversary. Though the venue might be closed, the spirit of Wundi will be in full force with two shows. Show 1 (held at the Buckingham) will have Rebuild/Repair, Kim Gray, Vikingfell, Gender Poutine, the Cutoffs and more on the bill, while Show 2 (The Almanac) will get you dancing with Mitchmatic, Faith Crisis, Shukov, Bong Sample, Cryptic, Nolan Bossert and more. Both shows are at 4 pm, so pick your poison. (The Buckingham/The Almanac, $10)

New Edmonton Wind Sinfonia / Mon, May 2 (7:30 pm)
It’s natural for us to want to groove when we hear music, which has inspired the New Edmonton Wind Sinfonia to dedicate a show to just that: the union of music and dance. The event will showcase a variety of dance forms  (polka, South American, southern folk dance and more) set to songs played by wind instruments. (Convocation Hall, $20 adults, $15 student/senior)

Derina Harvey Band / Wed, May 4 (8 pm)
Edmonton’s Derina Harvey Band is continuing its energetic Celtic-rock sound with a second album, Rove and Go, which will be available on May 3.  (Atlantic Trap and Gill, $15 at the door)

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