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Music Notes: Apr 30 – May 6

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DONNA DURAND / FRI, MAY 1 (8 PM)
Things are going to get super folky during this intimate performance featuring the banjo-guitar-harmonica-uke-playing folk songstress Donna Durand. (Café Blackbird, $10)

IDOLATRY / FRI, MAY 1 (8 PM)
While Pink Floyd offered the dark side of the moon, black-metal group Idolatry offers the dark side of reality as the band shares the stage with Dire Omen and Fornication. (DV8 Underground, $10)

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PAUL LEDDING / FRI, MAY 1 (8 PM)
Jazz artist Paul Ledding cites Justin Timberlake, Ray Charles, Harry Connick Jr, Amy Winehouse and Stevie Wonder as musical influences. With such an eclectic mix, his latest EP, Play Me A Song, should be interesting. (Yardbird Suite, $14 for members, $18 for guests)

ARTISTS FOR LIFE 2015 / SAT, MAY 2 (7 PM)
Artists for Life, a fundraiser for HIV Edmonton, Camp fYrefly and Theatre Network, celebrates its sixth year with Del Barber, the 2014 WCMA Songwriter of the Year and 2015 nominee for Best Roots Recording. Other performers include Chloe Albert, Cornbread and Teiya Kasahara. The party doesn’t stop after the performances, though. There will be a catered reception, a silent auction and dance party after the show. (The Club at the Citadel, $60)

TASMAN JUDE / SUN, MAY 3 (7 PM)
If you decide to do an impromptu performance at an open mic night, expect to become a huge hit. Or, at least, that was the case for reggae musicians Tasman Jude. The boys are on tour for their new EP coming out this spring. (Mercury Room, $10)

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COUNTING CROWS / MON, MAY 4 (8 PM)
Bad news: the Counting Crows haven’t toured Canada in over 15 years. Good news: the dry spell is over. The alt-rock group returns to Canada for a nation-wide tour following its seventh studio album Somewhere Under Wonderland. (Jubilee Auditorium, $49.50)

WIL / MON, MAY 4 (5:30 PM)
WiL Mimnaugh’s fifth studio album was entirely crowd-funded by his fans, raising a total of $10 985. Don’t worry, though. There won’t be any crowd funding during this show. (Buckingham, $15)

EARTH VS E-TOWN / TUES, MAY 5 (9 PM)
Earth vs E-Town is an experimental event where local artists are paired up with a soundscape or video from an international artist, which the local artist then improvises with the clip. Locals include John Armstrong, Dale Ladouceur, Trixie Moon, Skrunt Skrunt and Motonogo; while international artists include Philippe Neau aka nobodisoundz (France), tamayakurange (Japan) and Belch Kitchen (Netherlands). (Bohemia, $10)

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JORDIE LANE / THUR, MAY 7 (7 PM)
Melbourne roots artist Jordie Lane spent his early years in his parent’s travelling circus. Not surprisingly, Lane’s live shows are a theatrical performance that combines raw folk and comedic storytelling with a 1970s esthetic. Lane is on a North American tour for his EP Not Built to Last. (Mercury Room, $15 in advance, $20 at the door)

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