Dead Red Pine, Liam Trimble, Tyler Butler // Ghost Cousin, The Leaf Armada, NEK Trio

This Friday as people descend from the tundra to the boreal to the behemoth malls of Edmonton once again, let’s knowingly return to the warmth of music and Christmas cheer with three outfits adept in stirring the senses: our beloved Dead Red Pine, Liam Trimble, and Tyler Butler, all under one roof on one stage. It’s a dream!

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All Ages & Licensed. $10. Doors 8, Music 8:30.


And on Saturday we have Stellar alignment! Ghost Cousin, the sultans of swing, are back for more of that melting sensation. Some members of the long loved Bird Sang Song, now defunct, re-emerge with an armada of leafy translucence much needed in these wintry stretches! NEK Trio, jazz bastards of the block rocking beat lineage in hot pursuit!

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✥ THE LEAF ARMADA ~ old stuff:

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All Ages & Licensed. $8. Doors 8, Music 8:30.


Prairie Roots Revue: Zachary Lucky, Carly Maicher, Ryan Boldt, Kacy & Clayton, James of Dark Wood // The Utilities, Consilience, Sam the Living, Nick Dehod

This Friday The Elevation Room and newly minted imprint Cabin Songs is hosting the folk event of the year, the Prairie Roots Revue! Folk stars abound: Zachary Lucky, Carly Maicher, Ryan Boldt (of Deep Dark Woods), Kacy & Clayton, and James of Dark Wood. Don’t miss the quiet pondering of these stellar artists!

Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
Available at Blackbyrd Records and

All Ages & Licensed. Doors at 8, Music at 8:30.
The Elevation Room ~ 10349 Jasper Avenue

On Saturday a diadem of precocious forward thinking Canadian songwriters descends in a flying V, removing the winter weight from each of our shoulders. The Utilities return triumphant, Consilience sports a special acoustic ensemble, Dylan Greenhough flaunts his new Sam the Living entity, and Nick Dehod governs with gusto!

All Ages & Licensed. $8. Doors 8, Music 8:30.
The Elevation Room ~ 10349 Jasper Avenue

Petunia, George Ireland & the Willy Nillies, Bryan Coffey // The Threads, Aku Aku

Friday is going to be a swing dancin’, hoedownin’, yodelin’ time with Petunia (Vancouver) providing the yoe-down. Be there at 8 to witness the rambunctious Bryan Coffey shake the basement down and George Ireland build it back up again with the help of his Willy Nillies!


On Saturday The Threads bring a one of a kind Christmas show to the Elevation Room with egg nog and spirit and folk pop, while Aku Aku makes you wish it was Christmas in California with a hefty dose of surf rock. Bring friends!

Yores, Creaks, I Am Machi // The Old World Record, Natacha Homerodean, Dan Smith

This Friday Yores, the new project from Jason Dublanko (sKiN, Sir Ma’am Ma’am, Pot Cop) and Adam Prins (Diehatzu Hijets, Labradoodle) has arrived! Come consume these rock and roll anthems courtesy of Yores, Creaks, and I Am Machi, all mobilized and imbued with valour!

►►► Yores
The all new project from Jason Dublanko & Adam Prins
►►► Creaks
►►► I Am Machi

A buffet of different sensibilities united for a Saturday evening of renewed peace. Come join a community of like minded appreciation for song, administrated by The Old World Record, Natacha Homerodean, and Dan Smith, all on one glowing ticket!

►►► The Old World Record
►►► Natacha Homerodean
►►► Dan Smith

Mike Edel, Jordan Klassen, Simon Hoskyn // David Simard, Darren Frank, Brie Neilson, Oliver Buck

On Friday the riches of the British Columbian alt-folk descend once again upon Edmonton. Many of you may already be familiar with the marvels of both Jordan Klassen and Mike Edel, and you are rejoicing. To those of you yet informed, follow the links and marinate your hearts and minds!!! Top this off with a Simon Hoskyn icing and you achieve ultimate joy.
The next day, Saturday, Montreal sends us their love. David Simard and Brie Neilson travel into our winter arms with their warmest cantos. The soul fueled Darren Frank and the poet Oliver Buck will receive them into boreal auras. Certified croon fest.

Etoroma Trio, Julia & Her Piano, Tatam Reeve // Mary-Lee Bird, Jake Ian, Billie Zizi

On Friday we have an evening of aural sojourn to the eureka tip of the sonic megaverse. It calls your name today!: Join the cantos and arias of hometown heroes Etoroma Trio and Tatam Reeves alongside Vancouver’s Julia & Her Piano! You will not be upset. More info here.

Saturday, Mary-Lee Bird‘s newly minted vibrations are on record and awaiting mass consumption by hearts and souls everywhere! Come join Ms. Bird alongside inspired colleagues Jake Ian and Billie Zizi.


Rae Spoon [Book Release], Kris Demeanor, Doug Hoyer and Joe Gurba!

This Friday we have a very special show at the Elevation Room. Rae Spoon will be gracing our venue with the release of the new book, First Spring Grass Fire, a collection of short fiction pieces heavily inspired by the Canadian prairies.  Joining Rae is Kris Demeanor, Calgary’s first poet laureate.  Kris has been singing and performing for many years, and has continued to grow as an artist an performer.  We also have Edmonton local Doug Hoyer opening; although he has been known for his theatrical song & dance sets, at the Elevation Room Doug will be focusing on songs and stories.  Kicking off the evening we have Joe Gurba, a highly esteemed poet and rapper (The Joe, Help), Joe brings a focus and attention to themes both broad and narrow in scope. Horizons will be revealed, and we hope that you can join us for this fantastic evening on October 26th. Doors at 8:oopm

Marie-Josee Houle, Tanyss Nixi and Dean Lonsdale! // J. Eygenraam, City of Champions, and The Archers!

This Friday, Marie-Josee Houle brings her sultry noir-accordion to the Elevation Room on October 5th, with the dark folk of Tanyss Nixi and Dean Lonsdale kicking the night off!

>>> Marie-Josee Houle
>>> Tanyss Nixi
>>> Dean Lonsdale


On Saturday, Elevation Room delivers a fantastic evening of music with the folk stylings of headliner J Eygenraam, some civic pride with City of Champions, and special guests touring from Victoria, The Archers.

>>> J Eygenraam

>>> City of Champions

>>> The Archers (from Victoria!)

All Ages & Licensed. $7.
Doors at 8, Music at 8:30.

the Archaics (ep release), Latcho Drom (7″ release) & Banshee! // CJSR Mega Hush Showcase!

This Friday we have a full on post-rock n’ roll show. The Archaics  will be releasing a brand new EP, Latcho Drom will offer their freshly baked 7″ slice of wax, and Banshee will open the night with a roar. See more details here.

Then, on Saturday we have a show on the opposite end of the sonic spectrum.  It’s the CJSR Mega Hush: a night of very quiet, silent music that will raise the hairs on your neck, and possibly arms.  It’s part of CJSR’s Fundrive showcase series, with fantastic shows happening all around the city for the next 10 days. The Mega Hush show will grace us with:

Mark TempletonSmokeyTyler Butler , SegueJessica Jalbert (Solo)

Presented by CJSR 88.5FM & OLD UGLY Recording Co.

Three Sun Sea, Three of Hearts, and Love Supreme! // Justine Vandergrift, Molly Little, and Spencer Ford!

On Friday we have Elevation Room’s first 100% jazz show. Get your thinking clothes on and come ride the deluge of fluttery notes on a bright red love boat! We have Three Sea Sun, Three of Hearts and the third act is Love Supreme. More information here.

Then, on Saturday: join hearts for an eve of hallowed cants. These lovely anthropods are going to wind a yarn that will make the songbirds blush. Not only do we have the country influenced songs of Justine Vandergrift, but also Molly Little and Spencer Ford! More info here.