#yegmusicclub presents… The Strumbellas. A House Concert.

July 11, 2013

Awhile back, #yegmusicclub hosted a house concert and we’ve been itching to do another one ever since. As luck and happenstance would have it, the Strumbellas have an opening in their schedule and we’re going to host it! JULY 19th: We’ll move the furniture around, move the 6-piece in and start the rocking. Doors will [...]

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Richmond, VA: The Indie-Folk Capital of the World

April 27, 2013

Admittingly, my knowledge of Virginia is extremely limited. When I hear the name itself, my initial thoughts are not of the state but of the pop band Train and their 1999 radio friendly unit shifter. You know the song: her hair’s a mess, she smokes a pack a day, blah blah blah. I think I [...]

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Paging Mr. Thompson….. Please dial 416

April 3, 2013

For those who don’t know me, I’ve been a Sonic 102.9 fangirl since the beginning – well, the beginning for me was December 2005 – I remember being a small town girl moving to the big city; fascinated with traffic lights and stores that were open on Sundays, let alone places that were open for [...]

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Favourite songs of 2013… a work in progress.

March 31, 2013

As we pass the first quarter of 2013, I figured now is as good a time as any to start compiling my favourite music of the year. There’s been plenty of it – a few old favourites, and some outstanding new discoveries. Hopefully you’ll find something you like here as well. Electric – The Men Wasting [...]

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Best of 2012 – Top 10 Songs.

January 7, 2013

Our last “Best of” category is songs: songs we kept on repeat for days, songs that moved us (emotionally or physically!), songs that will be remembered as from the year 2012. If you’re an Rdio subscriber, you can play the whole list*. (*songs -or versions- that weren’t available are linked below) Brad: Faithful Man (Lee [...]

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Favourite Songs of 2012… the second half.

December 22, 2012

With little over a week left to 2012, I figured it’s about time I post Part II to what I started back in July with My Favourite Songs of 2012… so far. After writing that post, I thought there’s no way the second half of the year is going to be as good as the [...]

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Best of 2012 – Top 5 Live Shows.

December 17, 2012

We see a lot of live music so it’s rather cruel to try and narrow down to our top 5 gigs of the year. Nevertheless, here they are. Nicole: Avett Brothers – The Orpheum (Vancouver) Whitehorse – The Haven Social Club (Edmonton) Kathleen Edwards – Myer Horowitz Theatre (Edmonton) Bahamas w/ Wake Owl – The [...]

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Best of 2012 – Top 10 Albums

December 16, 2012

These albums are the ones #yegmusicclub listened to the most in 2012, they are the musical journeys and stories that captured the year and they will likely remain in our headphones for years to come. To sum up, each of these albums comes with our stamp of approval. In no particular order (of club member), [...]

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Aaron’s Favourites Of 2012

December 13, 2012

There was too simply too much great music that I listened to in 2012 for me to contain it to a 10 album/5 concert list. Hopefully this isn’t too much of a slog to wade through. As always, this is a list of “favourites” and not necessarily a list of “best”. Judge away and enjoy! [...]

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It’s all in the numbers. A look at start times. Pt. 1

November 11, 2012

Venues are obviously a big part of the live music experience. We all have favourite spots to see bands play and we all seem to have those venues we can’t stand. Edmonton has a variety of venues and each handles their shows differently. Something that plays into our love/hate for a venue (amongst other things) [...]

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