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  • Our reviewers look back at Edmonton's 2017 concerts

    Our reviewers look back at Edmonton's 2017 concerts

    In terms of sheer volume, 2017 was one of the busiest major concert years in Edmonton history. A number of festival producers noted they struggled to compete with the barrage of entertainment at Rogers Place, which boasted 60-odd shows, including nine alone by Garth Brooks in January. Metal dominated Commonwealth Stadium, notably with ear-shattering visits […]
  • The year in review: When pop took a backseat to rap in the world of mainstream music

    The year in review: When pop took a backseat to rap in the world of mainstream music

    Evan Manning: This was the year you were just as likely to hear Migos on the radio as you were Bruno Mars
  • Bridges Events Dec. 29 – Jan. 4

    Bridges Events Dec. 29 – Jan. 4

    Event listings are a free, community service offered by Bridges. Listings will be printed if space permits. Submission deadline is two weeks before the event date. Please send submissions to bridges@thestarphoenix.com. # MUSIC Fri., Dec. 29 Piano Friday: Ray Stephanson Kenny Marco The Bassment, 202 Fourth Ave. N. B.C. Read Trio Buds on Broadway, 817 […]
  • Colleen Brown finds Major Love in both Edmonton and Kingston

    Colleen Brown finds Major Love in both Edmonton and Kingston

    What’s the most Edmonton thing you can do? Move away, of course! Colleen Brown laughs at the idea because in many ways it applies to her. A beautiful-voiced staple in the city’s singer-songwriter scene, Brown got extra serious about her career a few years back and packed up for Toronto. “There is a perception issue […]
  • Arthur Kaptainis: Before Charles Dutoit, there was the case of Otto Klemperer

    Arthur Kaptainis: Before Charles Dutoit, there was the case of Otto Klemperer

    If the accusations of assault against Dutoit are borne out, there will be no insanity defence.
  • 7 things to do this week in the Lower Mainland from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4

    7 things to do this week in the Lower Mainland from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4

    Arctic Oasis Through Jan. 7, daily 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Bloedel Conservatory, Queen Elizabeth Park Tickets and info: From $3.31 at the gate or online at vancouverparks.ca There is nothing quite as invigorating as a bit of tropical weather in the midst of Winter’s cold. But it’s not always easy or affordable to […]
  • The 10 best live concerts in Vancouver in 2017

    The 10 best live concerts in Vancouver in 2017

    There is always going to be disagreement among music lovers as to what constitutes a great live show. So any year end list of the 10 best concerts of 2017 will naturally be contentious. Such is the nature of personal taste. I made a promise to myself on Jan. 1, 2017, to compile my list […]
  • Band Listing

    Band Listing

    Live music performances for the upcoming week in Saskatoon.
  • The Dead South to end the year with a twang

    The Dead South to end the year with a twang

    The Dead South, one of Regina’s most successful up-and-coming acts, will usher in the new year with their explosive combination of bluegrass and classic folk. The Dead South are playing Casino Regina Show Lounge with Blake Berglund, Belle Plaine and special guests on Dec. 31. Since racking up tens of millions of views for their […]
  • Sound Check: How to ring in the new year in Saskatoon

    Sound Check: How to ring in the new year in Saskatoon

    Arts reporter Stephanie McKay recommends some shows to see in Saskatoon for the week of Dec. 28-Jan. 3.

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