One final show in the six week ‘Electric Barn’ experience at Edmonton’s Cafe Mosaics. It began as an idea to repurpose two parking spots on Whyte Avenue. A set of jurors deliberated over a handful of imaginative & interactive public space designs submitted by student architects. Cody Jew, Dan Syzmanski, Winston Yuen and Ivan Au — all architecture students at the University of Calgary — pitched the winning project: URB PRK ‘Electric Barn’. Every Saturday from July 23-August 27, Welcome to the West curated a unique cast of musicians to perform a street level music fest using the reimagined 90-year-old dilapidated barn as a stage.
For the last hurrah, we have programmed the world debut of People Who Decided to Chill out alongside clawhammering specialist Amy Nelson, the emotionally soul-shattering Norman Fields, and LIM of artistic expressionist powerhouse: Kinfolk DJs.
Saturday, August 27 >>> LIM >>> 4-6pm
Lim is one of three core members of Kinfolk – a group of tastemakers born from the vision of a unified community of artistic expressionists. A community that believes in the shedding of the pretence & fragmentation that is so often associated with art, music, partying, and life. As a community, we promote the weaving of subcultures while rejecting their segregation. We believe everyone is an artist & deserves a canvas on which to express themselves—whether the medium is fashion, costume, music, sexuality, poetry, visual art, or simply smiling, all are welcome & encouraged at Kinfolk; with but one caveat: positive expression. We believe that people belong with one another. We believe they should strive to enjoy life & all it has to offer together, under a unified umbrella. This is Kinfolk. Get under the umbrella!
Saturday, August 27 >>> Norman Fields >>> 6pm
Jaunty melancholic alt-folk with flavours of Elliot Smith and the Weakerthans. idiosyncratic, goofy and devastating sterile heartbreak spun into musical hugs. Norman Fields.
Saturday, August 27 >>> Amy Nelson >>> 7pm
Amy Nelson is an old-time clawhammer banjoist and traditional folk singer. Her influences range from old blues, ragtime, country and mountain music. She sings from the gut and harkens back to a time long ago when music was not only a form of entertainment but a way of connecting to the heart of everyday people.
Saturday, August 27 >>> People Who Decided to Chill Out >>> 7pm