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MUSIC PREVIEW: Bar raised at Taste of Edmonton
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Longtime locals should remember a time when the musical acts they booked at Klondike Days, Taste of Edmonton, The Works, and other summery general interest not-actually-music festivals came off like an afterthought on a low budget. In short, meh … Times have changed, and the live music bar ...
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YOUR FAVOURITE BAND SUCKS: Summer of Concert Cancellations in Edmonton!
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The latest cancellation to plague Edmonton’s summer of 2019 concert schedule is Rob Zombie – who has pulled out of the CHAOS Festival at Kinsmen Park on July 26-27. No word on the reason beyond “unforeseen circumstances.” His replacement? The Cult. No shade on The Cult, a dependable British rock ...
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Bob the Angry Flower
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Click HERE to buy Bob’s new book! NEXT COMIC: Do you recognize any of the acts in our newest music festival?       Next: Other animal-killing Calgary Stampede ‘sports’ in SOCIAL MEDIA HAPPENINGS:
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SOCIAL MEDIA HAPPENINGS
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Ow, oh, just a broken leg, I’ll just walk it off . . . said no horse ever NEXT COMIC: Bob the Angry Flower has a new book!       Next: 2013 Music Festival Parody just as relevant today in End of the Earth:
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End of the Earth
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Ha! The only ‘real’ band on the bill is Jr. Gone Wild – not counting the tribute band Pull the Goalie. NEXT COMIC: Bell Benson takes a stand on horses killed at the Calgary Stampede:       Next: Bob the Angry Flower now in BOOK FORM!
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WEEKEND MUSIC: I will follow Death Cab for Cutie into the dark
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I Will Follow You Into the Dark kills me every time I hear it. The 2005 song by Death Cab for Cutie is on the subject of literally undying love. It’s a perfect song with acoustic guitar, over which frontman Ben Gibbard sings a dark lullaby: “Love of mine, someday you will die, but I’ll [...
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REVIEW: Billy Idol shows off his age in short River Cree concert
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It’s a shame that Mythbusters isn’t running on the telly these days, because if there’s one popular fabrication that needs to be debunked, it’s that being a sexagenarian has absolutely nothing to do with sex. All they have to do is trot out Billy Idol as Exhibit A – and silence those age-shaming ...
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Bob the Angry Flower
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And cheddar cheese is Soylent Orange! NEXT COMIC: Lots of great food at K-Days, in End of the Earth:       Next: Bill Benson gets hacked by Russians:
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SOCIAL MEDIA HAPPENINGS
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Ha, ‘hackers’ NEXT COMIC: More cannibalism in Bob the Angry Flower:       Next: A great K-Days idea from End of the Earth:
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End of the Earth
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K can stand for anything you want! NEXT COMIC: Russian ‘hackers’ in SOCIAL MEDIA HAPPENINGS:         NEXT: Bob the Angry Flower turns BLUE (again):
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Italy comes alive in Walterdale romance
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The Light in the Piazza is a rarefied experience. It’s not a brash, glitzy Broadway show. Although some of its demands are operatic, it’s not an opera. It’s more of an operetta. Adam Guettel’s music is lush, but quite complex with unsuspected harmonic shifts. To give you an idea...
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MUSIC PREVIEW: Founds Grounds Abounds
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Two of the city’s most extraordinary promoters, Double Lunch Productions and Sweaty Palms, have joined forces to put on an epic series of shows called the Found Grounds Music Series at the Backstage Theatre (Old Strathcona Arts Barns), during the city’s Found Festival. Friday’s show is perhaps th...
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LISTEN HERE: Ken Stead in Trouble
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If you’ve got trouble, wait, don’t run! This kind of trouble is lots of fun! This familiar commercial for the old board game may offer insight into the mindset of local singer-songwriter-rocker Ken Stead when he wrote a song called Trouble. It deals with man (or woman, depending) who ...
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Bob the Angry Flower
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Proud! NEXT COMIC: Bros also prideful in End of the Earth:       Next: SOCIAL MEDIA HAPPENINGS goes deep:    
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SOCIAL MEDIA HAPPENINGS
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Well, happy Canada Day anyway! NEXT COMIC: Bob the Angry Flower is proud:       Next: Going bro in End of the Earth:
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