Music Notes: Oct 20 – Oct 26, 2016


Our Lady Peace / Thu, Oct 20 (6 pm)

Does this rock band really need an introduction? If you don’t know who this band is you are a bad Canadian. (Shaw Conference Centre, $55)

Billie Zizi / Fri, Oct 21 (8 pm)

It’s midnight and you’re sitting in your room alone, waiting for your “shit-for-brains” lover to call. It’s Billie Zizi’s latest album, Moon of Honey, playing in the background offering major bedroom vibes with its heady mix of dirty soul, jazz pop sounds. With the Sumner Brothers and Karimah. (The Needle, $15 in advance, $20 at the door)

Kane & Potvin / Fri, OCt 21 (7:30 pm)

Kane & Potvin is what happens when late ’80s/early ’90s bands Northern Pikes (Bryan Potvin) and Grapes of Wrath (Kevin Kane) get together to make some major rock tunes. (Festival Place, $20)

Purity Ring / Fri, Oct 21 (8 pm)

Lush dream pop from Edmonton’s own Purity Ring, whose making a stop in the capital region during its North American tour for 2015’s album release, another eternity. (Winspear Centre, $28)

Black Mourning light Doom & Black Metal Festival / Fri, Oct 21  – Sun, Oct 23

This three-day festival celebrates black, doom, and dark death metal genres through live performances featuring Panzerfaust, Idoltry, Erimha, UADA, Helleborus, Wormwitch, Ye Goat-Herd Goats, and many more. Sunday’s festivities is reserved for “The Mourning After,” which will have VIP buyers brunching with the bands.

(Rendezvous Pub [10108 – 149 St])

Parker Abbot Trio / Sat, Oct 22 (7 pm)

Elevation is the third album from the jazz trio from Toronto, ON. (Yardbird Suite, $22 members, $26 general)

Laila Biali Trio / Sun, Oct 23 (7 pm)

This award-winning Canadian (she’s now based out of NYC these days) pianist and vocalist, Laila Biala, has garnered world-wide recognition for her jazz-pop melodies. Rumour has it, Sting is a big fan! (Yardbird Suite, $24 members, $28 general)

Boy & Bear / Tue, Oct 25 (8 pm)

Listening to the indie folk songs of Boy & Bear is good for you. How good for you? Taking a spoonful of sugar with a healthy dose of 2015’s Limit of Love will help the medicine go down. Mary Poppins approves. (Starlite Room, $25)

Koo Koo Kanga Roo / Tue, Oct 25 (6 pm)

Remember those zany kindergarden days? Minneapolis-based Koo Koo Kanga Roo will take you down memory lane with its live show featuring silly pop melodies and choreography.  Fun for the whole family. Seriously bring the kids! (Mercury Room, $15)

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