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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.

Market Collective Holiday Cheer 2016

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Emily Millard Live at Blank Page Studio

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Welcome To The West returns following a one year hiatus from Calgary showcases for one night only: Monday, November 7 live at Blank Page Studio with this intimate triple-header featuring Emily Millard, Aerialists from Montreal and The Heirlooms – this night will be co-produced by Suffragette City CJSW host, Jasmine Retzer and visual artist Rebecca Reid.

Rotary Park and Sarah Hamilton Live in Toronto

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Welcome To The West & Sparrow Tree Productions reunite after a 3 year hiatus, bringing together the very best of the West and East for an evening of bluegrass, Appalachian oldtime, and western swing, as we present to you this phenomenal co-bill, Rotary Park & Sarah Hamilton. To commemorate our first Toronto production, enjoy this Rotary Park session for ‘Fallen Again’ inside the 1890s built Schoolhouse Athletic Club in Calgary’s Historic Inglewood. See you this Sunday at Burdock.