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Vancouver bands showcased in Edmonton

The Rendezvous Pub hosted a number of bands Sunday, Sept. 2. Two of the opening bands, Shotgunner and Fear of City from Edmonton, were already off the stage by the time I arrived at the pub. The two final bands

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Retrofile looks to take over Edmonton

With a sound reminiscent of ‘80s rock, Retrofile is on a mission to change pop music. The Edmonton band creates songs filled with awesome synths, backed by cool electronic sounds and filled with catchy hooks.   Inspired by artists such

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Keeping it close to home

Alberta is often recognized for its prairies and rolling Rocky Mountains. The mix of smooth and jagged landscapes allows artists to draw inspiration from the place so many of us call home. Who doesn’t love a friendly reminder of Alberta’s

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Events

If All Else Fails…

Though the alternative music scene in Edmonton has been in a steady decline over the last decade (and more heavily with the semi-recent loss of several iconic venues), it still maintains a dedicated following with those who chose to spend

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MacEwan-made funk takes over The Needle

  The walls of The Needle Vinyl Tavern pulsed with the heartbeat of funk music on Jan. 20, when Carter & the Capitals performed to celebrate the release of their newest single “Get Down”.   The group came together two

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People

MacEwan alumnus finds musical success across the globe

There was a time when you could find Murray Wood studying in MacEwan University’s Centre for the Arts and Communications building. If you want to see him these days, however, you could try someplace like the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg,

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People

Whale and the Wolf flourish in brighter spotlight

It’s the evening of Halloween, and the Needle Tavern is exceptionally spooky. Cobwebs and jack-o’-lanterns adorn the wooden walls. A witch has taken to the stage with an acoustic guitar. Ryan Maier, lead singer of Edmonton band Whale and the

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The infinite radness

“Oh God, is there going to be a music industry 10 years from now? Is there going to be a civilization 10 years from now?” Those were the questions Tokyo Police Club’s keyboardist Graham Wright had when thinking about where

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