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Deap Vally gets exploratory on new album

Knitting and crocheting isn’t likely the image that comes to mind when imaging what rock musicians do to pass the time while cooped up in a tour van, but it was actually a shared interest in th...
//Myriam Santos

The ways of the White Buffalo

Where does the White Buffalo roam? Singer-songwriter Jake Smith has been making music under the albino ungulate moniker since the early 2000s, when he traded a college baseball scholarship for a guit...
//Chelsey Stacey

The Most of August gets introspective

There’s certainly a time and place for fun party music, but there’s something to be said for the more introspective side of things, too, which happens to be what local alt-rockers the Mos...
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Hopeful vibes for grim times

What do you think, is there enough negativity yet? The Gear Seabastian thinks so—and the band is sending out hopeful vibes to counteract our grim times. The group is brothers Greg and Andrew Tkach an...
//Jen Squires

Tom Wilson speaks from the heart

“This album speaks from the heart in a lot of ways; it speaks for the heart in a lot of ways,” says Tom Wilson of Beautiful Scars, the latest from Lee HaRVEY OSMOND. Those scars can be in...
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Shane Koyczan taps into emotion

Shane Koyczan, best known for his powerful anti-bullying poetry and writing, is putting his words to work against depression. The Canadian poet, easily the biggest name in contemporary spoken word, i...
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The Tourist Company talks new tunes

The Tourist Company is relatively new to the Canadian music scene, having released its debut album in 2013. Two EPs followed in 2014 along with a third-place finish at the Peak Performance Project. T...
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Music Notes: Mar 19 – 25

Snake Legs / Thu, Mar 19 (8 pm) This local punk band is about to head out on its first tour of Western Canada in support of its debut EP. Send ‘em off in style as the band plays with the Strugg...
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The Chokeouts play to save DV8

The sprit of punk still lives—it just has kids now. Edmonton band the Chokeouts plays gritty, double-time street-punk hardcore anthems that work best in dark and sweaty rooms. Buzzsaw guitars, poundi...
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Marystown is raw rebel music

Evan Murray has been a behind-the-scenes force in Edmonton music for the past two decades, working as a session drummer, songwriter, composer and recording engineer. But he’s now centre stage, ...