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Fall Fundraiser!

2014/10/08

Scenic Route to Alaska, Cayley Thomas, & Lucas Chaisson will be performing at Yellowhead Brewery tomorrow evening, Thursday October 9th.

They’re putting on a show & slient auction in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CHMA). All proceeds will be going straight to mental health in Edmonton!  You, good citizen, can help in ALL KINDS of ways! Such as…

$20 cover for three great bands? STRAIGHT TO THE CMHA!

Highest bids on Incredible auction items? STRAIGHT TO THE CMHA!

$2 from every beer? STRAIGHT TO THE CMHA!

AND – if you download Scenic Route to Alaska’s new tune, “Fall” – you guess it – the proceeds go STRAIGHT TO THE CMHA! Just go right here!

Speaking of links, get your tickets here!

Raising awareness and support for mental health in Edmonton has never been easier, more fun, or more important.

Mental Health Awareness

CJSR Playlist 23

2014/10/03

Here’s my FUNDRIVE CJSR Playlist from 29 September!

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1. The Smalls (Edmonton) – “Dan-Diddle-A-Na”
2. F&M (Edmonton) – “Razzle Dazzle”
3. Scenic Route to Alaska (Edmonton) – “Fall”
4. Scenic Route to Alaska (Edmonton) – “Paris”
5. F&M (Edmonton) – “Show Me Your Light” (LIVE IN STUDIO)
6. F&M (Edmonton) – “And We Will Mend Our Broken Hearts”
7. F&M (Edmonton) – “Maybe Tomorrow” (LIVE IN STUDIO)
9. F&M (Edmonton) – “I Have Never Seen Such Darkness”
11. Mark Davis (Edmonton) – “Eliminate the Toxins”
10. Wool on Wolves (Edmonton) – “Thick as Thieves”

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Thanks to everyone who stopped by the studio in support of FUNDRIVE!

Get F&M‘s new album At Sunset We Sing on 4 November!

See Scenic Route to Alaska at their fundraiser for Canadian Mental Health Week at Yellowhead Brewery on 9 October!

CJSR Playlist 9

2014/05/29

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.
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Acts in green are performing at Heart of the City Music Festival.
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Acts in red are performing at the Scenic Route to Alaska album release!
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Christmas ain’t over til the dapper man sings!

2012/12/28

Scenic Route to Alaska

By now, you might have finally said good-bye to all your relatives, packed away all the wrapping paper, and  recovered from your holiday-induced food coma.  If you thought Christmas was over though, the celebrating isn’t even close to being done!

Tonight at the Pawn Shop, Scenic Route to Alaska are playing with Michael Rault, Viking Fell & Calm Asa Coma.

It’s an Edmonton music post-Christmas Christmas extravaganza!

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Doors at 8PM. Tickets $10 at yeglive.ca & Blackbyrd Myoozik.

More info here.

 

 

 

Adventures in Edmonton Music!

2012/10/08

So the other Thursday I missed the Collective West play at the Artery, and this left me pretty sad because not only are they nice people who put on a fun show, but their new music proves Darwin was right about that theory of evolution thing, and, if you really think about it, them growing as a band actually serves as a microcosm for the Edmonton music community, so even though I was chapped I didn’t catch their gig I knew I could redeem myself the upcoming weekend and to get things going I got on the LRT Friday evening  and hopped off at Culture Days downtown in time to catch  everyone talking about how good Mad Bomber Society’s set was and then I ran into a bunch of my friends and we danced to Shout Out Out Out Out as they played new music, did impossibly high high-kicks, and had folks like Cadence Weapon join them on stage for a free show in beautiful autumn weather that anyone could come to, including the mayor who drifted through the crowd right past me, but after the show people wandered off and my friend Gord from Wool on Wolves, (get ready for their rad new album in November by the way), ran into me and we decided it was a good idea to head across the river, pick up his bandmate Eric, and go to the community hall in Bonnie Doon where CJSR was hosting a Fundrive show so they could stay on the air, which us and a lot of other people thought was a great idea, including the host of the show, the guy from the girl-guy combo who make up the Awesomehots, who introduced the Uncas, who put on a fiercely amazing show, including a song that included playing the guitar with a skil-saw, and after that Scenic Route to Alaska went on stage and were joined by Lyra Brown and somehow by joining forces they’ve created something that is incredible and gives the audience the chills and has to last, but they played pretty late so afterwards it was time to go home and I didn’t see anymore music until Saturday evening when Tyler Butler took the stage at the Elevation room at another CJSR Fundrive show and somehow his music can make me feel like I’m back in the deep south of the United States even though he’s never been there, and I knew it’d been worth it to catch his set even though my girlfriend and I had to hike across the river right after he was done and go to the New City Legion because Ben Disaster, and then Mike McDonald, and then Joey Keithley played acoustic punk for everyone lucky enough to be there, but once again things went late and when they were done it was time to go home. Good thing too, because I was running out of breath.

Three Best Friends Stop in at The Pawn Shop

2012/05/30

The Backstreet Boys. The Spice Girls. N’SYNC. The Sex Pistols. What do all four of these groups have in common? They were manufactured bands. Which means, they were probably comprised of members that didn’t know each other very well. All of them did OK I guess, but that was the entire point of them being together in the first place.

That isn’t the case with Edmonton’s Scenic Route to Alaska. You might just notice a few differences between them and The Backstreet Boys, and not just a lack of synchronized dancing. The band is made up of three best friends, from the same town with the same creative drive. They grew up together ’round Riverdale, and decided to share their love for music onstage with lucky audiences. This trifecta of friendship has become a regular fixture on the music community in town, and across Alberta. You might have heard them on the radio, when their set at Canmore Folk Festival was aired on CKUA, or when they were SONIC 102.9’s Band of the Month. Perhaps you saw them on stage with Kat Danser at the Edmonton Folk Fest, on Balcony TV, or maybe you’ve seen them perform at local fundraisers. Correct me if I’m wrong, but N’SYNC didn’t play many non-profit fundraising events.

…Or maybe, you haven’t had the chance to see them yet! If so, it’s a good thing they’ve got an album release party this Friday at the Pawn Shop!

They don’t all like sunglasses, however.

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Top 5 List of Reasons to be in Edmonton

2011/09/08

So I’m off to Europe for the rest of the month, but if I wasn’t going across the pond, here’s my Top 5 list of things I’d be doing in Edmonton. Click the links for show info.

1. Wool on Wolves at the Pawn Shop. Friday 9 September. Rock show. With the Wheat Pool.

Wool on Wolves at the Pawn Shop. Saturday 10 September. Acoustic show. With Scenic Route to Alaska. And Tyler Butler. And yes, both shows count as one due to Top 5 list limit restrictions.

2. Ariane Mahryke Lemire at the Black Dog. Saturday 10 September. It’s the afternoon Hair of the Dog show.

3. The Collective West at the Artery. Tuesday 13 September. With Bog River.

4. Mudhoney at New City Legion. Thursday 22 September.

5. Pearl Jam at the Coliseum. Friday 23 September. With Mudhoney.

Have fun at all the great shows, jerks. I’m off to stupid Europe.