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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Why Amanda Palmer Sucks.

September 14, 2012

Rarely does something get me angry or move me enough to start writing about it. Writing more than 140 characters at a time, that is. That changed this week, when I heard about Amanda Palmer and her current tour – she’s asking for “professional-ish horns and strings for EVERY CITY to hop up on stage [...]

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Artist for your Weekend-Nick Drake

August 3, 2012

So we have this nice little bloggity blog that we rarely ever use so I’m gonna make use of it. Once a week-I think every Friday-I will post a new artist that you may or may not have heard of and that I think you should check out. It’ll make your weekend better. First artist [...]

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Favourite Songs of 2012… so far.

July 8, 2012

With the halfway mark of the year just passed, a few colleagues have been asking me what’s stood out so far in 2012. There has been a lot of great music to choose from, so I thought I’d share. Even with 33 songs, by no means is this list exhaustive. In fact, I had a [...]

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Sasquatch…Vancouver?

June 2, 2012

  As many of you know, my passion for music is equally matched by my distaste for camping. Why someone would intentionally forgo the ability to shower, cook, sleep under a roof, etc. in the name of fun is beyond me, but that’s a whole other issue. The point is, it means that attending the [...]

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Results are in!

May 29, 2012

153 of you sweltered through the Folk Fest Artist Survey and made it out alive. And I thank you. Now you’re wondering how everyone fared. And to be honest, I am still wondering myself. The data is a tad overwhelming and will likely need to be broken down into a few posts. Anyone who would [...]

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Folk Fest Feud Part Deux

May 13, 2012

I think it’s fantastic that so many of us in the club are passionate about promoting Edmonton’s folk festival, and that so many of us are able to be critical and objective about a festival that has been selling out the last few years. If you read my Folk Fest post last year, you’ll know [...]

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Is the Edmonton Folk Fest Made For Me???

May 12, 2012

In one word……No. And that’s probably a good thing. I would schedule all of MY favorite bands-and probably what I like is not what everybody else likes. My main stage would look something like Fleet Foxes, Devendra Banhart, Avett Brothers, Band of Horses, Bon Iver, My Morning Jacket, Bonnie Prince Billy…….I think I’m starting to [...]

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