The conversation about the impact of Covid-19 and it’s context and impact in terms of musicians has been a rather hot topic of conversation. Those in the industry have been impacted as many of us have. The main downfall for musicians and the music industry specifically is finances due to a lack of live performances….
Collecting local gig posters may seem like a weird collection but it collects valuable information that simple statistics can’t. Through the visual collection, you can tell the style, the culture, the interaction, the subtle of the music industry at the time. Even within the same year, gig posters have such a range in design. It’s a way to visually see the diversity in the music world.
Edmonton’s music scene is bright and vibrant. Although, it’s not as prominent as Vancouver or Toronto, Edmonton is a hub for music of all genres. Taking Edmonton’s music into their digital collections, the University of Alberta and The Edmonton Public Library each have collections of local music from Edmonton artists.
Edmonton is known more for hockey than it is for music. Music may not be Edmonton’s main industry, but it doesn’t mean that music in the prairies is dead. Geographically and music-wise, Alberta is far from the music hub of Toronto. Edmonton is 3,475.2 km away from Toronto.
February 28th is the day well awaited by fans as it’s the day that their single Inse(Cure) dropped! This single is available on all streaming platforms for your listening pleasure. That’s not all. Teaming up with Art Unleashed, they created and presented an ambitious lyric video that visually goes above and beyond the typical. Made with a 3-D workspace (similar to those used to create video games), the lyric video is a visual and musical treat.
Going with the stage name Majin, He continues his dream of being a musician. Based on the word imagine, Majin continues that passion for music and music’s inherent ability to bring the world to life. He carved out a stage name to bring to light all of the aspects he wants to show off to the world.
If you’re looking for a music venue, you may find Naked Cyber Cafe and Espresso Bar. This hidden gem is a place for Edmonton musicians to jam, perform and get their names out there. Local musicians have amazing talent and local live music venues are where they perform. Naked Cyber Cafe And Espresso Bar is one example.
Misplaced Intentions, is an Edmonton based heavy-rock band that is aiming for the stars. They have a few cover songs but are aiming for more original songs in the future. The band is made up of Matthew Lindholm (vocals and guitar), Tyler Baker (lead guitar), Landon Berezanski (bass), and Keilan Thompson (drums).
The band has a way of defying expectations, says Berezanski, “Whatever the populace’s intentions were for us, we’ve kind of got our own. And it’s kind of misplaced from what they think.”