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The Sadies

The Sadies - Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 8:00pm

Internal Sounds, the anticipated new album from The Sadies, will be released Sept. 17. In advance of the release, the new song "Another Tomorrow Again," which American Songwriter describes as "...the perfect teaser for the album," can be heard here via americansongwriter.com and in the player below.

Additionally, fans can also listen in to the album's lead track, "The First 5 Minutes" below. Recorded in Toronto, the 11-track album was produced by The Sadies' Dallas Good (guitars, organ, vocals) and mixed by Peter J. Moore. In addition to Good, the album features band members Travis Good (guitars, fiddle, vocals), Sean Dean (bass) and Mike Belitsky (drums).

Of the experience, Dallas comments, "There was a conscious effort to deliver a finished product that wouldn't suffer from a deadline or budget. We recorded this record over a span of a year, in session for 20-plus days. By the end, we'd spent every dime we had and used up every favor. There is usually a sense of immediacy to our records, maybe because we make a lot of them. I didn't want that this time."

Formed in Toronto in 1994, the band has released 16 studio albums, including 2010's Darker Circles, which the A.V. Club describes as, "...full of strong melodies, beautiful guitars, and the ghosts of a unsettled past" and which Under The Radar praises as, "...twangingly irresistible guitar interplay." Additional recordings include Precious Moments (1998), Pure Diamond Gold (1999), Tremendous Efforts (2001), Stories Often Told (2002), Favourite Colours (2004), In Concert Volume One (2006), Tales of the Rat Fink (2006) and New Seasons (2007). They have also released two albums with Andre Williams (1999's Red Dirt and 2012's Night and Day), an album with Jon Langford (2003's Mayors of the Moon), an album with Neko Case (2004's The Tigers Have Spoken) and an album with John Doe (2009's Country Club). Country Club went on to chart on Billboard's U.S. Country and Indie charts and reached #10 on the U.S. Heatseekers chart.

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Sarah Slean

Sarah Slean - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 8:00pm

Some artists write because there is no other way - because for them the very act of living, searching and tending to their own souls produces music. Renaissance woman Sarah Slean is such an artist. In her distinctive voice, described as a “19th Century Kate Bush” (Bob Mersereau, CBC), we find an entrancing mix of spiritual hunger and old-world whimsicality - in her lyrics, an ever-present longing “reminiscent of Irving Layton and Leonard Cohen” (Time Magazine) - and on “Metaphysics”, her first recording in 5 years, production nods to Peter Gabriel, Dan Lanois, Tori Amos, Radiohead and yes, Gustav Mahler.  If that’s not heady enough for you, “Metaphysics” takes aim at some very grand themes on the level of the personal. - See more at: http://www.paquinartistsagency.com/roster/artist/sarah-slean-2#sthash.Ny7D19BX.dpuf

All Ages

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Whitehorse

Whitehorse - Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 8:08pm

Glam and sleaze, desert grit and subway rats, scum-bags, hot messes and cold shoulders: welcome to the world of Whitehorse.

Whitehorse’s brazen sonic breadth encompasses psychedelic surf, arid border rock, lo-fi ingenuity and icy 80’s sparseness. New Album, Panther In The Dollhouse, brings a twist to Whitehorse’s studio approach with the addition of beats and bleeps from NYC hip-hop production duo Like minds (Kanye West, Snoop Dogg). But while each new album sees the duo’s sound evolve, the essence of Whitehorse’s musical identity remains their dizzying guitar playing and vocal chemistry.

The Winspear Centre

Whitehorse

Whitehorse - Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 8:12pm

Glam and sleaze, desert grit and subway rats, scum-bags, hot messes and cold shoulders: welcome to the world of Whitehorse.

Whitehorse’s brazen sonic breadth encompasses psychedelic surf, arid border rock, lo-fi ingenuity and icy 80’s sparseness. New Album, Panther In The Dollhouse, brings a twist to Whitehorse’s studio approach with the addition of beats and bleeps from NYC hip-hop production duo Like minds (Kanye West, Snoop Dogg). But while each new album sees the duo’s sound evolve, the essence of Whitehorse’s musical identity remains their dizzying guitar playing and vocal chemistry.

The Palace Theatre

Shane Koyczan

Shane Koyczan - Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7:37pm

SHANE KOYCZAN

MACEWAN HALL

(Theatre Style Seating)

October 24, 2017

SHOW at 8 pm

All Ages Welcome

Advance tickets $30.00+ S/C on sale April 28 at 10AM available at Ticketfly.com, Sloth Records, & Lukes Bridgeland

 

(April 26, 2017) Calgary, AB- In a realm where poets rarely intersect with stardom, the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics introduced us to Shane Koyczan. With a collective “wow” across Canada and beyond, we found the poet of our generation. And we weren’t even looking for one. The world took notice when Shane’s influential, anti-bullying, To This Day Project video went viral in early 2013 with over 14 million views and counting. Powerfully engaging and authentic in attitude, his explorations are relevant to our times in the way that Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Downie and Leonard Cohen are to theirs. But unlike the musicians that he’s often compared to, poets rarely infiltrate pop culture. Koyzcan emerges in a new wave of 21st century poetry that dares to belong to the people and speak directly to them in their own voice.

 

Shane Koyczan is not only a writer and spoken word virtuoso, but also a multi medium spoken word artist. His first published collection, Visiting Hours, was the only work of poetry selected by both the Guardian and the Globe and Mail for their Best Books of the Year lists in 2005. Destined to become a future classic, Visiting Hours is now in its third edition, and includes We Are More. The book remains in heavy demand and was the motivation for releasing Shane’s entire written catalogue in EBook formats.

 

Koyczan followed up on the success of Visiting Hours with Stickboy, a novel in verse that chronicles the dark and lonely journey of a bullied child gripped by helpless rage. Koyczan shines a light into the bleak world behind some of the most incomprehensible acts in our culture, and also shows the healing power of love. Written for anyone who has ever been a child, Stickboy continues to be hailed by teachers, academics, and mental health experts alike for its deft handling of the subject of bullying.

All Ages

MacEwan Hall

David Myles

David Myles - Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:01pm

David Myles - Real Love

 

Real Love, celebrates the sound of the ’50’s infused with the classic David Myles style that has captivated fans across the country, and around the world. Myles will release Real Love September 15th, a month before he begins a cross-country Canadian tour that will take him from Victoria, British Columbia all the way home to Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

 

Rock ’n’ roll’s diverse, electrifying roots dig deep into David Myles’ tenth album, Real Love. Thirteen tracks, written as razor-sharp as Myles’ signature suits, those roots grow into a spectacular family tree of American musical tradition—with all its blood, sweat, and tears—that’s as endlessly entertaining as it is riveting. 

 

All this new music injected with rhythm and groove will certainly be shakin’ up Myles’ already enthralling live performances. Even more toe-tapping, more head-nodding, and yes—more hip-swivelling—is coming to the David Myles Road Show with Real Love added to the band’s repertoire. It was written to achieve maximum entertainment, and is guaranteed to floor crowds across the country this fall. 

 

Myles is thrilled to once again be taking his music across Canada, and looking forward to sharing, as he describes, “a record I’ve always wanted to make….an upbeat, danceable, fun record that harkens back to the early days of rock n roll”.

All Ages

Royal Alberta Museum Theatre

David Myles

David Myles - Friday, November 3, 2017 - 7:35pm

David Myles - Real Love

 

Real Love, celebrates the sound of the ’50’s infused with the classic David Myles style that has captivated fans across the country, and around the world. Myles will release Real Love September 15th, a month before he begins a cross-country Canadian tour that will take him from Victoria, British Columbia all the way home to Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

 

Rock ’n’ roll’s diverse, electrifying roots dig deep into David Myles’ tenth album, Real Love. Thirteen tracks, written as razor-sharp as Myles’ signature suits, those roots grow into a spectacular family tree of American musical tradition—with all its blood, sweat, and tears—that’s as endlessly entertaining as it is riveting. 

 

All this new music injected with rhythm and groove will certainly be shakin’ up Myles’ already enthralling live performances. Even more toe-tapping, more head-nodding, and yes—more hip-swivelling—is coming to the David Myles Road Show with Real Love added to the band’s repertoire. It was written to achieve maximum entertainment, and is guaranteed to floor crowds across the country this fall. 

 

Myles is thrilled to once again be taking his music across Canada, and looking forward to sharing, as he describes, “a record I’ve always wanted to make….an upbeat, danceable, fun record that harkens back to the early days of rock n roll”.

 

All Ages

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