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URB PRK | ‘APERTURE’ CONCERT SERIES | 5/6


Welcome to the second annual URB PRK Concert Series at Cafe Mosaics in Edmonton. URB PRK is an organization that works with local businesses and emerging young talent in Architecture and Planning to create innovative and sustainable parks within an urbanscape. Each Sunday, for six consecutive weeks, Welcome to the West is producing a unique concert experience upon our Whyte Avenue bandstand. This year, we are proud to be presenting 24 Edmonton artists on the ‘APERTURE’ stage – the winning architectural design by Team GASCH: Kian Hosseinnia, Pearl Cao, Dimah Ghazal, Ous Abou Ras, and Tina Siassi from University of Toronto. Each week, the bandstand will be adorned with an original backdrop created by visual artist, Haylee Fortin. The next concert will be held on Sunday, August 20 featuring performances by Cayley Thomas, Amy van Keeken, Katie & the Wildfire, and a DJ set to start of the night from 4-6pm by Hairy Popularity & Wayne Jetski.

Sunday, August 20 >>> Cayley Thomas >>> 8pm

Cayley Thomas is a singer and guitarist from Edmonton, Alberta. She just got back the inaugural Singer/Songwriter Residency at The Banff Centre and is excited to share new songs with you. Invitations to the 2013 Edmonton and Canmore Folk Music Festivals continued to pave the way for this ambitious artist. In 2015 she was selected to play at the Winter Lights Festival in Iceland as a part of a cultural exchange between Alberta Music and the Reykjavik Tourism Board. In 2016 she released her second album entitled ‘Weird Love.’


Sunday, August 20 >>> Amy van Keeken >>> 7pm

But most endemic to her artistry is her (Amy van Keeken‘s) ability to capture a moment in time and bring you inside – her songs are simultaneously visceral and ethereal and as comfortable with chaos as they are silence.

Sunday, August 20 >>> Katie & the Wildfire >>> 6pm

Described by The Vue Weekly as “chill waves of indie, folk, soul and reggae that intersect with flowing, organic vocals.” Katie & The Wildfire is a vibrant, unique group that creates a modern hybrid of the folk and neo soul sounds of today. Their versatile sound and intricate arrangements weave catchy melodies with complex rhythms. It features four individuals of varying musical backgrounds: Katie Laine (vocals & guitar), JD Speelman (electric and acoustic bass), Sam Malowany (drums), and Clara Woodward (keyboard).

Sunday, August 20 >>> Hairy Popularity & Wayne Jetski >>> 4-6pm

Calgary/Edmonton DJ collaboration: Wayne Jetski aka Aladean Kheroufi (The Velveteins) Canadian by way of Algeria writes songs that are Idiosyncratic, goofy and devastating. With a glass half full stubbornness that turns heartbreak into melancholy party anthems and sterile heartbreak spun into musical hugs. Hairy Popularity aka Brendan Kane (Welcome to the West) is a music and visual art producer based in Canada. He works to create and document experiences which connect modern incarnations of bohemianism to authentic natural environments. Interests include swimming in rivers, developing personas, and busting tunes.

URB PRK | ‘APERTURE’ CONCERT SERIES | 4/6

Welcome to the second annual URB PRK Concert Series at Cafe Mosaics in Edmonton. URB PRK is an organization that works with local businesses and emerging young talent in Architecture and Planning to create innovative and sustainable parks within an urbanscape. Each Sunday, for six consecutive weeks, Welcome to the West is producing a unique concert experience upon our Whyte Avenue bandstand. This year, we are proud to be presenting 24 Edmonton artists on the ‘APERTURE’ stage – the winning architectural design by Team GASCH: Kian Hosseinnia, Pearl Cao, Dimah Ghazal, Ous Abou Ras, and Tina Siassi from University of Toronto. Each week, the bandstand will be adorned with an original backdrop created by visual artist, Haylee Fortin. The next concert will be held on Sunday, August 13 featuring performances by Ariana Brophy, Sister Ray, Brunch Club, and a DJ set to start of the night from 4-6pm by Hood Joplin.

Sunday, August 13 >>> Sister Ray >>> 8pm

She is heading from here to anywhere. The car smells like gas station coffee left to burn, and runs fast enough down the highway it’s like she was never there. From Edmonton Alberta, Sister Ray was born on the road; a brain child. With roots planted in the realm of traditional folk and bluegrass, ears began to wander into the worlds of post rock and dream pop, including Slowdive, This Will Destroy You and Life Without Buildings.

In January of 2017 Sister Ray recorded her debut album, Untitled to a small live audience. The songs are composed as immediate redemption, a voice of longing; a conversation. Music improvised to the air of a space created by all in the room, space made with dark reverb and lingering, failing delay. No show is the same show, she will never hear the same song again, or remember the words from times passed. With a year under her belt, she has shared the stage with Canadian favourites Mauno, Blessed, and Jenny Berkel.

Sunday, August 13 >>> Ariana Brophy >>> 7pm

Ariana Brophy is the songwriting equivalent of mulled wine; sweet, nostalgic, perfectly paired with a rainy evening and a fireplace. With vocal clarity that would suggest she has been singing a lifetime, she writes songs that weave heartbreak, love, hope and loss onto a canvas of stylized fingerpicking and expert harmony. Having studied theatre in Edmonton before pursuing music, she crafts her songs with a tuned eye for storyline and a remarkable ear for the moments a heart witnesses before the mind. She is adept at playing to the imagery around her and exploring what it means to genuinely feel. Her first EP ‘Ink And Water’ was nominated for an Edmonton Music Award in 2016, and her second EP ‘Sweet Things’ was released Sept 2016. The summer of 2016 saw Ariana playing Canmore Folk Music Festival, as well as singing harmonies for multiple artists at Edmonton Folk Festival. She continues to sing harmonies on almost any night, for over a dozen other musicians.

Sunday, August 13 >>> Brunch Club >>> 6pm

Brunch Club is a dog with its head out of a car window. It’s a first date bike ride at dusk, a midnight swim in a dirty lake, a cold Slurpee on a hot Christmas morning. It’s a favourite sweater, a letter never sent, a nap in the afternoon sun, twenty bucks in your jacket pocket. But most of all, it’s three friends chasing dreams — and as you watch them gently float to the fuzzed-out pop bliss of their perfectly crafted tunes, you’ll want to chase yours too.

Sunday, August 13 >>> Hood Joplin >>> 4-6pm

Hood Joplin might be the best dj-producer in Edmonton right now. Not only can she play Kanye, footwork and global tunes in her sets, she shuts down rooms with them. As a producer, performer and organizer, she’s one of the hardest-working Albertans while also being one with the least to prove. Wanna have a party that’s familiar, alien and full of intensity? Go see HJ. (via Sled Island)

URB PRK | ‘APERTURE’ CONCERT SERIES | 3/6

Welcome to the second annual URB PRK Concert Series at Cafe Mosaics in Edmonton. URB PRK is an organization that works with local businesses and emerging young talent in Architecture and Planning to create innovative and sustainable parks within an urbanscape. Each Sunday, for six consecutive weeks, Welcome to the West is producing a unique concert experience upon our Whyte Avenue bandstand. This year, we are proud to be presenting 24 Edmonton artists on the ‘APERTURE’ stage – the winning architectural design by Team GASCH: Kian Hosseinnia, Pearl Cao, Dimah Ghazal, Ous Abou Ras, and Tina Siassi from University of Toronto. Each week, the bandstand will be adorned with an original backdrop created by visual artist, Haylee Fortin. The next concert will be held on Sunday, August featuring performances by Our Good Wolf, Luke Thomson, Pyramid//Indigo, and a DJ set to start of the night from 4-6pm by Lee Boyes.

Sunday, August 6 >>> Pyramid//Indigo >>> 8pm

Pyramid//Indigo is an Experimental/Soundscape duo from Edmonton, Alberta. Along with 16mm/dubbed VHS/Oul projection accompaniment, the group emphasizes on experimental as a full experience showcasing ambient music with traditional eastern roots. Meditative psychedelia.

Sunday, August 6 >>> Luke Thomson >>> 7pm

The Milkman spent his early days in Calgary cutting his teeth. Literally. You ever see the guy’s teeth? A self-proclaimed songwriter and geetar picker, Luke’s game is twang and his drink is Tang. Sugar and love songs pour out onto the floor while he dances in them.

Sunday, August 6 >>> Our Good Wolf >>> 6pm

Our Good Wolf was formed by friends René Schumacher and Kevin Holowack in 2012, and stemmed from the wish to write and create original music that reflected their eclectic interests. Our band soon expanded with the induction of the ever-joyful Josh Lehman and the delightful vocalist Jordana Hon. Soon, too, the band incorporated a little bit of heaven with the recruitment of keyboard virtuoso Andrew Romero. They have drawn inspiration from all over the place, from modern alternative rock, to classic folk and country, to their favourite funk and jazz records, to Romantic poetry. A constant theme in the band has been collective thought, and it is incorporation of many themes that has often pushed them into new and exciting terrain. Having played together, recorded, and performed for over four years, Our Good Wolf released their first studio album, “The Last We Heard of Him,” in September 2016.

Sunday, August 6 >>> Lee Boyes >>> 4-6pm

Leeboyes has been playing records since the turn of the century; when fate dropped two Technics 1200’s in his lap. Blending those cuts you forgot existed, he serves up a veritable charcuterie board of pop, funk, soul, country and the delicious flavours that bring them all together.

URB PRK | ‘APERTURE’ CONCERT SERIES | 2/6

Welcome to the second annual URB PRK Concert Series at Cafe Mosaics in Edmonton. URB PRK is an organization that works with local businesses and emerging young talent in Architecture and Planning to create innovative and sustainable parks within an urbanscape. Each Sunday, for six consecutive weeks, Welcome to the West is producing a unique concert experience upon our Whyte Avenue bandstand. This year, we are proud to be presenting 24 Edmonton artists on the ‘APERTURE’ stage – the winning architectural design by Team GASCH: Kian Hosseinnia, Pearl Cao, Dimah Ghazal, Ous Abou Ras, and Tina Siassi from University of Toronto. Each week, the bandstand will be adorned with an original backdrop created by visual artist, Haylee Fortin. The next concert will be held on Sunday, July 30 featuring performances by Vissia, Eva Foote, The Denim Daddies, and a DJ set to start of the night from 4-6pm by Cafe Mosaics own, Alana Wood.

Sunday, July 30 >>> Eva Foote >>> 8pm
Now local to Montreal Quebec, Edmonton raised Eva Foote has a voice for the morning, evening and the middle of the night. Drawing inspiration from Joni Mitchell, Lucinda Williams, and Gillian Welch, Eva packs her sets full of confessional, candid lyrics, stacked harmonies, and smoky smooth vocals. Following performances at the Edmonton and Canmore Folk Festivals this summer, Eva released her album Funeral Walking which came out at number 1 on the Earshot charts and was nominated for 3 Edmonton Music Awards.

Sunday, July 30 >>> Vissia >>> 7pm
Vissia likes her whiskey straight and her guitar crunchy. With a penchant for belting it out and telling it like it is, Vissia lets her prairie upbringing and no-nonsense attitude come through in her skillful, honest songwriting and powerful voice. As fresh and crisp as Alberta mountain dew yet as tastefully gritty as the rocks it falls on, Vissia’s sound will grab you by the ears and punch you in the heart. Vissia has been featured on CBC Radio 2 Canada Live! (2012), and on CKUA Radio Network’s TransCanada West live music series (2015) opening for Colleen Brown with a full set of songs, broadcast twice province-wide. In 2016 Vissia became the voice and face of ATB Financial’s “ATB Listens” campaign, and kicks off 2017 with a five-week residency at the renowned Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Sunday, July 30 >>> The Denim Daddies >>> 6pm
Born out of a drink at a dive bar in Edmonton, Alberta, The Denim Daddies are a shot of the ol’ outlaws attitude mixed with the modernism of alt-country and a splash of the Nashville sound, all glassed in the classic sound of a traditional 3 piece band. Their songwriting blends politically and socially charged themes with simple, down to earth lyrics, which are layered atop intense and intricate parts with tight vocal harmonies and a rippin’ rhythm section. Blurring the lines between country and rock these dance floor troubadours are embracing the resurgence and new sound of modern country music. From dirty cowboy bars, to hipster juke joints, to sweaty basements, The Denim Daddies appeal to every country music stereotype.

URB PRK | ‘APERTURE’ CONCERT SERIES | 1/6

Welcome to the second annual URB PRK Concert Series at Cafe Mosaics in Edmonton. URB PRK is an organization that works with local businesses and emerging young talent in Architecture and Planning to create innovative and sustainable parks within an urbanscape. Each Sunday, for six consecutive weeks, Welcome to the West is producing a unique concert experience upon our Whyte Avenue bandstand. This year, we are proud to be presenting 24 Edmonton artists on the ‘APERTURE’ stage – the winning architectural design by Team GASCH: Kian Hosseinnia, Pearl Cao, Dimah Ghazal, Ous Abou Ras, and Tina Siassi from University of Toronto. Each week, the bandstand will be adorned with an original backdrop created by visual artist, Haylee Fortin. The first concert will be held on Sunday, July 23 featuring performances by Cindy Paul, Aladean Kheroufi, Lucas Chaisson, and a DJ set by Action Jackson.

From 4-6pm, the event series opens with a DJ appearance by Nick Jackson aka Action Jackson, who has been collecting records and djing for more than half his life, and plays the best garage, soul and r&b at 45 rpm. At 6pm Lucas Chaisson & Andrea Vissia play a seamless blend of folk, roots, blues & country. Performing at 7pm, Aladean Kheroufi turns heartbreak into melancholy party anthems. Cindy Paul headlines the evening at 8pm with a set deeply connected to Indigenous heritage & culture. Next up: Sunday, July 30 – we are presenting Eva Foote, Vissia, the Denim Daddies, and a DJ set by Cafe Mosaic’s own, Alana Wood. See our full musician roster and this summer’s week-by-week schedule below.

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