We are proud to bring some of Alberta’s most talented artists to our event, and this year is no different! Be sure to follow our social media, or check back in to see who we are bringing to you for this year!
Here is what sounded great at the 2018 event.
amyhef.com youtube.com/amyhef soundcloud.com/amyhef Amy Hef has been compared to artists like Pink, Tegan and Sara and Roxette. Splitting her time between Alberta and LA since 2007 and finding successes along the way as an honor student at Musicians Institute (Hollywood, CA) 90.3 AMP Radio’s Rock Star, a Breakout Artist, winning YYC Music Awards 2017 – Female Artist of the year and George Stroumboulopoulos included her in his list of Top 3 Buzz Bands. Amy’s music has also been placed on multiple episodes of Keeping up with the Kardashians and various other TV shows. With Amy’s natural talent, compassion and sense of humour, this multifaceted artist brings a truly unique, energized and interesting vibe to everything she does. There is a fun, fresh, bright, kind, insightful perspective in every song and every live show. Amy is working and creating again in the studio in LA, Canada and Sweden.
karimah.bandcamp.com/releases facebook.com/karimahmusik/ Karimah writes and sings progressive R&B/ Soul – exploring the dark side of love and life with music. Exploring sounds from many ages and many styles, in both English and French, she has performed in Edmonton, Montreal and New York. Most recently, she received a 4 chair turn on Canada’s version of “The Voice”, going on to the top 25. She is always working at honing her style to push towards a pure and passionate style of musical expression that she hopes to bring to international audiences. She loves singing live and dreams of performing at festivals and private concerts for the rest of her days, as long as she can push boundaries (her own, and her audience’s) and express herself fully.
thearchaics.bandcamp.com/ facebook.com/TheArchaics/ Archaics are a local five-piece psychedelic, art-rock band. Their experimental tastes create an orchestrated, cavorting atmosphere that accompanies one through thoughts of kaleidoscopic hysteria; a tangible swing from a twisted frame of mind. Their most recent album, Soft Focus, is a must-hear for any fan of Edmonton’s unique music scene.
Tallest To Shortest
tallesttoshortest.com/ facebook.com/tallesttoshortest/ Tallest to Shortest surfs genres and bends rules with unpredictable, reckless precision. This power trio turns heads at every show. Made up of members of The Uncas, Red Ram, Switchmen and The Fails – Sean Brewer, Mark Feduk and Corey Motz never fail to sway the crowd. Tallest To Shortest is about getting back to basics and simply writing catchy, crafty tunes and then belting them out in a fresh way that anyone can get behind. Tallest to Shortest released its debut, self-titled E.P. in 2015 and has received positive reviews and campus radio play in various Canadian cities. The band tours throughout western Canada consistently and is releasing a follow-up recording in the spring of 2018.
Rott’n Dan and the Lightnin’ Child
facebook.com/sweetsweetacousticblues/ Rott’n Dan and the Lightnin’ Child is an acoustic duo focusing on Pre-War, Piedmont and Country Blues. You may recognize Dan from his well-known local band, Boogie Patrol, and you don’t want to miss him in this stripped-down setting! Rott’n Dan and the Lightnin’ Child pay homage to such greats as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Robert Johnson, Blind Boy Fuller and Mississippi John Hurt, to name a few. For all those with a hankering for some old-timey roots music that’ll take you to the front porch and caress you like a warm southern breeze, this is for you!
King of Foxes
King of Foxes’ latest release, Golden Armour, brings an alternative edge to indie pop. Lush with layered guitar hooks, infectious vocal melodies, and “instant indie-rock cred,” the record boasts a radio-ready aesthetic of alt-rock influences and garage rawness. King of Foxes has drawn comparisons to Veruca Salt, Lush, and Metric, but retains an edgy persona led by seeing-eye guitar hooks and Olivia Street’s elegant, pop-tinged vocals.
Lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter, Olivia Street, was one of the founding members of Juno-nominated reggae band, Souljah Fyah. She has found her own voice with King of Foxes, and brings the authenticity of an old soul to a decidedly modern sound.
“King of Foxes’ Golden Armour shines as brightly as its title suggests. The Edmonton band’s debut LP has a tough outer shell that glistens with a delicious combination of slick pop hooks and leader Olivia Street’s captivating vocals… If Golden Armour is any indication, the future looks bright for King of Foxes.” – Exclaim! Magazine
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