It has been a lovely time putting on such fantastic shows with such fantastic people so come celebrate that legacy this WEDNESDAY with one final hurrah. These are all the generous fellers who’ve helped make ER happen: THE JOE, DOUG HOYER, GHOST COUSIN, TYLER BUTLER. 8pm Admission by donation!
On Wednesday the part of your brain that reconciles glee and thick grins with ire and eerie affect is on fire for Born Gold—formerly Gobble Gobble for you long time lovers. Cecil Frena, hometown hero, returns from a long Eurotour with a hope for some of that Edmo romance. From the horse’s mouth: “it’s our european homecoming, it’s edmonton’s chance to see jessica jalbert play with the band, we’re going to play a bunch of new material from the brand new record that will come out later this year. also we will have beards, except jess.” Extra PAs and subs in the little Elevation Room will make this a dance to remember!
This Friday Cabin Songs and Arguejob.com proudly present a line up built from dreams. It may be fate that brought together some of the most lauded artists that arguejob.com and The Ongoing Argument (CJSR, Mon 11-1) have ever doted on. YES YES YES. Don’t be the one who missed this. PAUL STEWART, MATTHEW A. WILKINSON, JOM COMYN, THE ROYAL IGUANA FUR
Then on Saturday come get your soul massaged by the rich Pythagorean harmonies dialed by Nuela Charles and co-conspirators, Fendercase, Jess Smith, and Bo Aganaba. They’ll scrape the barnacles off your spirit, give you songs to believe in.
The wunderkind of Edmonton’s chilly folk cadre, Braden Gates, descends on Elevation Room this Friday with an all new album in the talons!!! Boreal Sons, the baroque folk zephyr winding north from their native Calgary, will make your let-down hair dance over your shoulders. And the not-so-green Layton Kramer of the Eerie Green will delight. Must not be missed… $10, 8pm
On the other hand if you have been looking to get your mind melted then come to Elevation Room this Saturday to have Krang psychedelically meld minds with you and melt it from within. They will be releasing a very limited cassette featuring improvised jams from the recent Prairie Tragedy sessions (the coming Krang full length). Featuring the talents of Renny Wilson on organ. Also featuring the lithe, mind massaging fingers of Clay Sample to prepare you for the evening. $5, 8pm
Edmonton’s jazz greats come together this Friday for a night sure to shake your bones enough you’ll think Parker himself will show just before close. Love Supreme will blast the gates open in a truly Coltranian fashion leaving the basement open for Three Sun Sea to sweep you away and God Save The Trio to lead you all the way home. Don’t miss out, doors at 8, music at 8:30. $10 at the door
Saturday brings the Elevation Room another classic art form in the country ramblings of one Lauren ‘Lucette’ Gillis as well as the modern tradition of the record release courtesy of troubadour Trevor McNeely w/ backing band NEK Trio. Emma Perri brings the place to life at 8:30. $10, doors at 8.
MEGA DANCE PARTY FRIDAY WITH EDMONTON’S STEP-TO-THIS SENSATIONS. You will win forever with Mosh, Mitchmatic, DJ Gingham, and DJ Lindstrom, transforming the Elevation Room into the disco eye of god!
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On Saturday the power of pop compels you! Join some of the brightest rising argonauts on these prairie seas. Souvs comes alive, Nature Of comes alive, Molly Little comes alive! Witness a rebirth of indie rock. Buyer beware, contains warm happy feelings.
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This Friday prep yourself for some sexy pop and noisy rock. Magic in the Kill and I Am Machi kick the evening off with some tightly wound pop freshness and crunchy ground guitar rock, respectively. Aku Aku will surf the middle and provide the beach blast this cool city needs!
On Saturday the great Elevation Room brings together three brazen and brash heart stirrers for a show not to be missed. Alex Vissia takes center stage with her stunning jazz pop compositions, Cayley Thomas carries her guitar like no other, and Chris Tenz uses his frozen arms to find a frozen home on this frozen stage.
RattleRattle comes to our fair venue with undercurrents of wonder and imagination. Lo, a live show not to be (dis)missed. Marlaena Moore returns to the basement of joy/Transcend with more than just her sweet voice in tow for she has found a troupe of troubadours to join her in her musical quest. Finally, Oliver Buck wishes to regale you with his magnetic tales of intense emotion. All for only $5 this Friday, doors at 8, music at 8:30
Prepare to watch rock and roll get taken down and forcefully rearranged on Saturday with a lo-fi soundtrack by none other than Edmonton’s great rock golem Brazilian Money with Calgary’s own demon of the deep, Telstar Drugs there to art-rock you into oblivion. Joining them will be the smoother than silver OJ Pimpson and the back from the void Ex Jocks. $5, doors at 8, music at 8:30
Friday is raaaaaaaaaappppppppp myoozik! Bronwyn Black becomes Crittergrom, assisted by the loyal Nerd Alert in certified party rocking. Zine Queen by day, mic controller by night. Don’t miss the mayhem. The Joe & Big Ben in full sprint, sweat slow motion beading from their rhyme powered brow. Wise up! All Ages & Licensed. $7. Doors 8, Music 8:30.
Saturday is Carrie Day & Erin Mulcair joining forces to bring you an evening of extraordinary delight. Their fine ensembles will extrapolate the purest joys from the realm of possible sound and deliver them fresh baked to your hungry ears.
Friday January 4, the Elevation Room presents an evening of music to calmly fall asleep to on a hazy, sunny day. Billie Zizi, whisks you away with her quiet comfy keyboards, while Emma Perri‘s heartfelt, intimate melodies take you on a zen journey to remember, with the soulful Paul Cournoyer beginning the evening proper. Event
On Saturday the newcomer apocalypse, The Archaics, will tear up every flower that sprouted during Friday’s show and feed them to the returning champs of noisy RnR, Diehatzu Hijets. The Dizzies will clear the air at 8:30! Event
Kyle McCrea and Conrad Black are Wild Ways. They return to Edmonton this Friday with new waves and noise pops for your rosy salivating maw. Joined by Clint & Will (of Shout Out fame) as Physical Copies née 99 a Hundred, and Ben Disaster’s new Love Electric joints, no one can lose! $10. Doors 8, Music 8:30.
Hometown troubadour & troublemaker Daniel Moir returns on Saturday! One night only, Elevation Room presents you an Edmonton darling sprung from the soil and road salt, triumphantly crooning in his natural habitat alongside the movers and shakers, Dead Red Pine, and the next big thing, Molly Little! $10 at the door. Doors 8, Music 8:30.