Posted on December 10, 2013
At ISBE Edmonton, attendance is a performance. In the back, guests sit on vintage couches on raisers under angled lights. We look over milling crowds to the front room, painted white and possessing the airiness of the Ono-Lennon home. Psychedelic prints and beaded torsos clutter the walls. This is Edmonton’s latest arts space. It is warm and bright and filled with sound. Otto Stalk, Ghost Cousin, and Doug Hoyer opened ISBE last month with swaying crowds and spinning lights. It was the first of the transcendent shows that are slated for the place. I have been told to expect an abundance of gallery shows, film screenings, and concerts in the coming months. More marvelous local art: ISBE Edmonton’s Christmas gift to you.
^ Ghost Cousin, “An Old Song”
ISBE EDMONTON // 11/23/13
Posted on November 18, 2013
Posted on November 12, 2013
Jung People’s shows are so stirring that I’ve taken to petitioning the Calgary band to move north to our poorly paved streets. Sadly for us, they remain only honorary Edmontonians. They’re set to release their new album, Gold Bristle!, at the end of November. Mark your calendars.
Wunderbar // 10/27/13
Posted on October 29, 2013
Posted on October 23, 2013
Diamond Mind // Wunderbar // 10/20/13
Poorly-kept secret: I am an enormous fan of the music of Mr. Liam Trimble. Diamond Mind is no exception. As I type the band is finishing up their first EP. Keep your ears to the ground and your eyes on this space for the details in the weeks to come.
Posted on October 15, 2013
From The Streetcar Shows
Featuring Erin Faught / Billie Zizi with Cam Neufeld // High Level Streetcar
10/04/13 & 10/11/13
Winter descends and the streetcar has gone on winter hiatus. But no fear, the secret shows will start back up come springtime. And when they do, take the opportunity to sit in a timeworn car shaken by soulful tunes and occasional streetbike backfires.
Posted on September 23, 2013