Music Music Notes

Music Notes: Jun 2 – Jun 9

Blitzen Trapper
Blitzen Trapper

Freedom’s Note / Fri, Jun 3 (9 pm)
Add Gun ‘N Roses, the Foo Fighters, Nickelback, Shania Twain and a lil’ bit of paprika into bowl, then stir at a turbo speed. You can now enjoy the rock offerings of Fort McMurray’s Freedom’s Note. Other acts on the bill include DIY and Endivera. (Mercury Room, $12 in advance, $15 at the door)

A Tribute to Prince / Fri, Jun 3 (8 pm)
Pay your respects to the late, great Prince with Souljah Fyah, Krystle Dos Santos, Maracujah, Jeff Hendrick and more who will perform in this special tribute. $10 from every ticket sold will help support iHuman Youth Society. (The Needle, $15 in advance, $20 at the door)

Blitzen Trapper / Sat, Jun 4 (8 pm)
All Across This Land is the newest album from the Portland, Oregon folk-rock group. (The Needle, $22.50)

Heart of the City Music and Arts FEstival / Sat, Jun 4 & Sun, Jun 5 (11 am – 5 pm)
The festival promotes local and emerging artists creating music and visual art, so there’ll be plenty of performances and workshops to check out. The festival is free, but bring some cash for food and homemade wares. Visit for more info. (Giovanni Caboto Park)

Low Levels / Sat, Jun 4 (9:30 pm)
Low Levels is a relatively new punk-rock band, having formed  in 2014. It’s fresh off its self-titled debut EP, which was released in February. (The Almanac, $10)

Wreckless Eric // Karen Keats

Wreckless Eric // Karen Keats

Wreckless Eric / Sat, Jun 4 (7 pm)
Wreckless Eric is going to wreak havoc across the 12 stages he will hit this month for his latest record, amERICa. (The Buckingham, $15 in advance, $20 at the door)

Why, Marilyn / Sun, Jun 5 (5 pm)
This (late) afternoon delight offers some punk and metal music by way of Alberta’s two major cities: Calgary’s Why, Marilyn and the Graceful along with Edmonton’s Point Place. (Mercury Room, $10 in advance, $15 at the door)

Without Mercy / Tue, Jun 7 (8 pm)
Vancouver’s Without Mercy will make you break a sweat with ruthless metal tunes from its newest EP, Mouichido, which features Chimaira’s Mark Hunter. (Mercury Room, $12 in advance, $15 at the door)

Diamond Mind / THu, Jun 9 (8 pm)
Edmonton’s Diamond Mind released a split tape with Lab Coast in November 2015, which features four experimental pop tunes glimmering with sunny vibes. (The Needle, $12 in advance, $15 at the door)

Donna Durand

Donna Durand

Donna Durand / Thu, Jun 9 (7:30 pm)
Straight from the Alberta prairies is the acoustic folk sounds of Donna Durand. Canadiana folk singer John Spearn will be there, too.  (Cafe Blackbird, $6)

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