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In the Heart of the City

2013/01/18

In case you didn’t  notice, it’s 2013. This means 2 things:

1)   The film 2012, starring John Cusack, WAS NOT A DOCUMENTARY. 

2)  This year will be the 10th Anniversary of Edmonton’s Heart of the City Festival.

This 2nd item is so important, they didn’t even wait until this year to start the celebration. Last December, the Heart of the City Festival Society held the first of several open mics to get folks excited about 2013’s festival. The event was a hit, and featured a diverse section of the Edmonton music scene – the Big Sky Gliders, Erasmo Coco, Locution Revolution, Sebastian Barrera, and Patrick Marchand-Smith all performed. As organizer David Prodan attested: “it was a fantastic evening that sets a standard for our community.”

HOTCThe next open mic will be this Saturday, January 26th. The shows are in partnership with E4C McCauley Apartments, and held in the city’s urban core, at Pacific Cafe, 10876 97st NW. The show will feature Paula Kirman, and you, if you’re interested.

To sign up for the open mic please call 780 424 2870. Find all the details on the Facebook event page here.

And, just like Cusack’s film kept going, that’s not all!

The Heart of the City Festival Society is also partnering with CJSR to put together a 10th anniversary compilation album. It’s set to be released on the 1st day of the festival, which will be held June 1 and 2, 2013!

If you’re interested in submitting a song, the deadline is the last day in February of this non-leap year, also known as the 28th. All the info you need can be found here.

Heart of the City

North by Edmonton

2012/06/12

Everybody is rushing to Toronto’s North by Northeast Festivals and Conference this week. Almost 800 bands are performing at all the great venues around the CN Tower. Sure, there will be lots of  musicians from the GTA, but there’s also talented folks from all over the world hitting the stages. Edmonton is no exception. Here’s a preview of the 4 acts headed out east from the North by Northwest.

Hurry! We’re on in 5 minutes!

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Edmonton is my Jam

2012/03/05

Say, have you heard about the new website, This is my Jam?

Don’t pull a Ron Burgundy and be fooled by the question mark I added in – it actually has a very descriptive name. All you have to do is join the site, pick a song you want to tell people about – and it becomes “your jam” for up to a week. Then you pick a new one. Since I’m lucky enough to have friends with their fingers on the pulse of stuff that’s hip, I found out about the site and started jammin’ about a month ago.

A very good, yet different kind, of jam.

Now that I’m getting the hang of it, I’ve decided all my new jams will have something in common: they’ll all be by bands from Edmonton. There’s so much cool stuff going on in the music scene here, it would be a silly shame not to showcase some of the songs, and use alliteration whenever possible.

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