Archive for May 2014

2014 Heart of the City Music and Arts Festival


As you can tell from the poster below, this year’s Heart of the City Festival is on June 7 & 8, and features local and emerging artists from Edmonton. It’s free, everyone is welcome, and the only rule is you have to have a good time. So bring your friends, family, and maybe even some enemies – it’ll be a great opportunity to bury those rivalries!


– For questions or to volunteer, email
– Find the festival on Twitter at @heartcityfest
– And find the festival on Facebook at


CJSR Playlist 9


Here’s my ninth playlist on CJSR, from Monday 26 May!

1. Cat Empire (Melbourne) – “Sly”
2. The Secretaries (Edmonton) – “Hey Girl”
3. Wool on Wolves (Edmonton) – “Cocaine and Bellows”
4. Wool on Wolves (Edmonton) – “A’int Seen Mississippi”
5. Tera (Perth) – “Ready or Not”
6. The Liberators (Edmonton) – “Electrifyin'”
7. Brothers Grim (Edmonton) – “Love Thy Brother”
8. Bombproof the Horses (Edmonton) – “Springtime in my Hometown”
9. Locution Revolution (Edmonton) – “Do you Mind”
10. Kimberley MacGregor (Edmonton) – “True”
11. Tragically Hip (Kingston) – “50 Mission Cap”
12. Scenic Route to Alaska (Edmonton) – “Paris”

Acts in blue are performing at Hip Hop in the Park and/or Dark.

Acts in green are performing at Heart of the City Music Festival.

Acts in red are performing at the Scenic Route to Alaska album release!

CJSR Playlist 8


Here’s my eighth playlist on CJSR, from Monday 19 May!

1. Joy Division (Manchester) – “Shadowplay”
2. Bloc Party (London) – “A Song For Clay (Disappear Here)”
3. Bloc Party (London) – “Banquet”
4. Cat Empire (Melbourne) – “Hello”
5. Def-in-it (Edmonton) – “Plastic Trees”
6. Collective Conscience (Edmonton) – “Struggles”
7. Bombproof the Horses (Edmonton) – “Beyond Me”
8. David Shepherd (Edmonton) – “Leaving”
9. Rellik (Edmonton) – “Idle No More”
10. Locution Revolution (Edmonton) – “Souljah Girl”
11. Graham Parker and the Rumor (London) – “Discovering Japan”
12. The Secretaries (Edmonton) – “The Way I Feel”

Acts in blue are performing at Hip Hop in the Park on May 31st.


Acts in green are performing at Heart of the City Festival on June 7th & 8th.

Heart of the City
Acts in red are performing at both!


CJSR Playlist 7


Here’s my seventh playlist on CJSR, from Monday 12 May!

1. Wolf Parade (Montreal) – “Cold Shadow on the Mountain”
2. The Modern Lovers (Boston) – “Pablo Picasso”
3. Wool on Wolves (Edmonton) – “Inside the Light”
4. Hooded Fang (Toronto) – “Brahma”
5. The Fluid (Denver) – “Is it Day I’m Seeing”
6. The Wipers (Portland) – “The Herd”
7. The Cleats (Edmonton) – “My City”
8. The Secretaries (Edmonton) – “Show Me”
9. Billie Zizi (Edmonton) – “Juke Box Baby”
10. Kimberley MacGregor (Edmonton) – “Fairweather Lover”
11. Bombproof the Horses (Edmonton) – “Like I Do”
12. Rellik (Edmonton) – “Money”
13. Collective Conscience (Edmonton) – “Expressions”
14. Meta-Tait (Edmonton) – “Slaughter”
15. Jonathan Richman (Boston) – “That Summer Feeling”


Streetball Showdown IV


Streetball Showdown IV