I heart Sidney York

I got an email from a publicist the other day giving me a heads up that Calgary electro-pop duo Sidney York is playing at The Slice on January 25th. I always am happy when bands call on little ol' me for exposure because I get to listen to new albums before they're out! Today, in …

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Oscillations Korg Kaossiltaor & Monotron Delay

So there was this one time where I was big on Twitter and it just so happened that I won a contest. Courtesy of the National Music Centre in Calgary, I won this weird music contraption called a Korg Monotron. However my doppelganger, Bonnaventure James, also entered this contest and was insanely jealous. To the point …

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Listen to Leeroy Stagger’s new album, “Truth Be Sold,” online free

Awhile ago, when this whole "occupy" fad was still big, I posted one of Leeroy Stagger's latest songs from his new album, "Truth Be Sold." It's now available for purchase from his website, but thanks to the CBC you can listen to the WHOLE THING for free online. Sorry for the no embed, but CRTC …

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Scenic Route to Alaska to play The Slice this Saturday

Scenic Route to Alaska is an indy-folk rock band from Edmonton, and they're set to play at The Slice tomorrow evening. Sarah writes: Hello lovers! I'm writing to you today on behalf of Scenic Route to Alaska, Edmonton favourites! They will be touring through Lethbridge on Saturday, April 6th playing one of their last shows …

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“Embarrassing dad” is best dad

Dr. Len Ferguson – optometrist by day, electronica musician by night. You might remember him as the “embarrassing dad” at the Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival (LEMF) in August 2012. But for those who don’t, here’s something to jog your memory: Since the video went viral, Len has been featured on sites like Huffintgton Post, Gawker …

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Peter Katz and Emma-Lee to play The Slice

Occasionally, I get emails from band publicists to help promote Canadian artists on tour. I'd always pleased to see folks from around our country taking interest in our city and spending the time to reach out to me. Tara writes: You’d be hard-pressed to find a more talented pair than Toronto’s Peter Katz and Emma-Lee. Both …

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Remix album from Sanctums free for download; worth your bandwidth

Awhile ago, I featured a track from a DJ named Evangelos. He doesn't go by the name "Sleepy Head" anymore; rather, Sanctums. He's upped on Bandcamp a name-your-price (i.e. free) album up for grabs, and a pal of mine has a remix of his own in there. Jaron writes: Really excited, Sanctums aka Evangelos X Typist & …

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Leeroy loves you too

Happy Valentine's Day, Lethbian Lovers. Enjoy the free download. You could love me (Valentines Day 2013) by Leeroy Stagger Jonathan RuzekI’m a webslinger located in Lethbridge, AB. I love all things nerdy, like cartoons and videogames, and am also a bit of a foodie. When I travel, I always keep my eyes out for hot …

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Highway 3 Roots Revue returns at The Slice

My brudda Leeroy Stagger returns with Dave McCann and John Wort Hannam for their fifth annual Highway 3 tour, December 9th at The Slice:

Three Alberta songwriters come together each winter to tour as Highway 3. They leave their bands at home and tour their songs in the stripped down, bare bones style in which they were written. This is a chance to catch these artists in an intimate setting where they present their music in the spirit in which it was written, guitar, and voice. 
Check out their Facebook event page.

 

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This is the best thing you’ll see all summer.

Hey, long time no see. Here's my awesome optometrist, Dr. Len Ferguson, raving at the Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival. This makes me love him even more: UPDATE: He's even got his own animated caricature now! Jonathan RuzekI’m a webslinger located in Lethbridge, AB. I love all things nerdy, like cartoons and videogames, and am also …

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Royal Canoe playing at The Slice tonight

Matt Schellenberg writes: Royal Canoe is going to be playing Feb 26 [email protected] The Slice and I was wondering if Lethbian Love would be interested in doing a little promo piece on the show? Of course I’d be willing! Here’s a sample of their sound: [audio:http://www.killbeatmusic.com/royalcanoe/royal_canoe-hold_on_to_the_metal.mp3] Event page (via Facebook) Jonathan RuzekI’m a webslinger located …

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The Liptonians and Zolas to play The Slice

Matt writes: hey dude, my band the liptonians and another band from vancouver called the zolas will be playing at the slice on oct 16th… I was wondering if you’d post about it on your blog and facebook. The Liptonians Jonathan RuzekI’m a webslinger located in Lethbridge, AB. I love all things nerdy, like cartoons …

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Folk Thief to play Owl Acoustic Lounge

Laura writes: Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Dave Hadgkiss goes by the stage name Folk Thief. His newest album, Love, Heartache and Oblivion was released in March 2011 and quickly rose to the top 10 on the college radio charts, and the critics are loving it! As part of a tour across Canada from Vancouver to St. John’s …

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