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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)

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