take back the night zine call for submission
Looks like somebody took a Sun headline, turned it into an ad, and put in on the Edmonton Journal’s webpage.
This day in photojournalism
The Edmonton Journal, in celebration of the death of journalism.
The advertisement had been…
"Can’t wait to grind this dank ass nug"
I’m teaming up with the AMAZING Bermudafest for this insane bands vs. bands event, that will feature the mighty SHOOTING GUNS, who haven’t been in town for quite some time. Artery will have 2 stages to allow bands go song for song, with the losers being executed.
Oh yeah, and you should buy your tickets in advance, as they are cheaper, and it will help me sleep better at night, and these things make me nervous as fuck.
Doors @ 8:00pm
Music @ 9:30pm
Tickets $15 at the door, $12 in advance
Guns vs Krang
The Get Down vs Morals
Desiderata vs Gary Debussy
Stay tuned for details about the Edmonton component of this….
"One of the most exciting moments in Canadian music last year was when Weird Canada announced that their $50,000 FACTOR grant would help fund Wyrd Distro, hyped as “a one-stop-shop where both music fans and record stores can purchase limited edition physical releases and ephemera from Canada’s most exciting new artists and labels.”
To kick off its launch on February 15th, free parties in major cities will be held all across Canada (and for once, that actually means all across Canada), where you can see bands, win prizes and grab a commemorative Wyrd Distro mixtape (and that means an actual tape). You’ll even be able to talk to omnipresent Weird Canada honchos Aaron Levin and Marie LeBlanc Flanagan through the (paradoxical) magic of the internet.”
We have a special posting for this Monday - another call for you all! Our friends over at Interface Edmonton have put out a call for submissions for an exhibition in the new year. Check it out below. Lots to do this holiday break!
Interface: Our contemporary reality is that technology plays a mediatory role in our existence. Our identities have become dual, represented by a binary shift between URL and IRL(In real life) subjectivities. Interface aims to explore how people oscillate between their online existence and their real life identities. Thus, our individual desires to become part of a community are equally informed and challenged by technology. How do we interface?
Isreal-based Christmas compilation for people who don’t like Christmas. We (TAIWAN) have a track on there.
F U C K Christmas.
This is super last-minute, but:
WUNDERBAR FREE CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SHOW TODAY. DON’T MISS THIS SHIT, IT’S FREE. Sweet bands playing all day long.
Catholic Girls (Calgary) are playing at 3:30 and they are super awesome, so BE THERE EARLY.
From the gossamer yearnings of David Ferris:
When it’s cold as fuck, put the top down and make a sojourn to a place which is beautiful, bittersweet and sepia-toned. The cymbals wash on forever and the almost-psychic interplay of guitars and harmonies chase each other, intertwining all plaintive and beautiful-like — all of this cast under a towering, sublime shadow.
In 2012, Kaelen Ohm and Rena Kozak, along with Chris Reimer and Matt Swann, recorded four excellent and affecting songs, and the context of the EP may be familiar to many of you.
The reason there are no proper synonyms for “bittersweet” is because these things seem obvious and natural to us until we attempt to nail them down. Breaking them up into smaller, more articulable components, we can never seem to capture it in the least, and all we are left with are gobbledygook fragments (like this very write-up). Let’s just leave this for now with “Drugs” being a straight-up perfect pop song: the right people in a room at the right time.