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Craif Cardiff - Saturday, November 16th @ Inspire Cafe

Craif Cardiff – Saturday, November 16th @ Inspire Cafe

Craig Cardiff will be travelling to Alberta to play a show in Medicine Hat at Inspire Café on November 16th. He’s also touring to promote his upcoming double album entitled “Love is Louder” (to be released on November 19th).

The show will start a 6PM. Tickets are available on donation basis. The suggestion donations of $20. To donate in advance, please visit:

More information on Craig Cardiff:

With 15 albums in 16 years, Craig Cardiff is used to putting out a lot of new music. But this November, he’ll do something he’s never done before – release a double album.

On Nov. 19, the Arnprior-based folk singer will release Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise), a new double album featuring full-band versions of some songs and quieter, stripped-down versions of others, gentle whispers and powerful cries.

Cardiff is excited to share these new songs during an Alberta tour Nov. 13-17 that includes shows in Lethbridge, Calgary, Cochrane, Medicine Hat and High River.

Cardiff has been working with producer Ben Leggett of North Bay, and he is excited to work with Leggett again on a follow up to Floods and Fires, the album that earned Cardiff a nomination for a 2012 Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year: Solo and a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination as 2012 Contemporary Singer of the Year. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

The cool guys at Third Street Effort are delivering another big double bill to Medicine Hat!

On Thursday April 18th check out Two Hours Traffic and Rah Rah at Schooners Pub. Event details here via Facebook. Come out and continue to support our local music scene! It is sure to be an excellent show.

Elliott BROODThursday, June 28th
Schooners Pub (in the Medicine Hat Legion). Doors open at 8:00pm.

Tickets $15 in advance (available at Madhatter Roastery downtown) $20 at the door. Come rock out. Local talent to open.

Marking a 3rd street effort milestone, Elliott BROOD is the reason we began booking and promoting independent Canadian artists in Medicine Hat.

The Alt Rock/Country trio, often described as “Death Country” is touring following the release of their latest album, “Days Into Years,” and we’re overjoyed to have them.

3rd street effortOutdoor concert with HOODED FANG PARLOVR and GOOSE HUT.

Sunday, June 24th 4:00 – 7:00pm
Riverside Park – next to city hall

Tickets $10 in advance (available at Madhatter Roastery downtown) or $12 at the gate. Get 50% off Medicine Hat Jazz Fest performance with purchase of Pop Off! ticket.

Enjoy a sunny Sunday afternoon with three great bands featured in the acclaimed music festival, POP Montreal.

In collaboration with Medicine Hat Jazz Fest this all ages outdoor show is not to be missed! Jazz Fest pass holders get in free!

Hooded Fang brings a melodic tide of scrappy, surf influenced guitar, and 60’s drum breaks, a perfect soundtrack to kick off the summer.

Buzzed for their seizure-inducing live shows, Parlovr has an impressive touring record, playing with Artic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Handsome Furs, Born Ruffians and Tokyo Police Club. A blend of retro surf and soul, nestled within hyper modern pop, Parlovr promises to deliver the heat.

The Social Threat will be doing a FREE acoustic set at Inspire Café this Friday, March 30th from 8:00pm until 10:00pm. Come on down, grab a coffee, and chill to the sweet punk-acoustic tunes.

Here’s a little taste of what to expect:

Facebook Event

Something to Say

Something to Say

Something to Say is more than just an album title for Emma Cloney. It’s a statement about surviving a painful period of her life. Emma overcame the challenges of a difficult upbringing in foster care – creating a life for herself filled with love, friendship and opportunity. On her first ever western Canadian tour, Emma will share the songs that have helped her find her voice and indeed give her something to say. An honest and talented songwriter, Emma captures the essence of her experiences in music and she’s ready to share it with anyone who is genuinely willing to listen:

Where: Medicine Hat, AB – Private House Concert (contact me at
When: Friday June 3, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM
Special Guests: Dan Frechette

Emma will be joined on her Uphill Both Ways tour by the venerable Dan Frechette – a well-respected Winnipeg folk musician who has graced the stages of some the most prominent folk festivals in North America. Dan, with his innate ability to engross his listeners with stories and melodies, has long been a mentor to Emma.

As true folk raconteurs, both Emma and Dan will offer their audiences a variety of introspective, original songs interwoven with timeless folk classics. From Something to Say, Emma will perform a number of songs, including “Tiny Soldiers” – an ode to her siblings’ ordeal, “The Anthem” – a heartwarming tribute to a friend battling cancer, and “Mustang Dreamer” – a lullaby about watching her daughter grow up too fast.

Emma Cloney has something to say with her new album, and no doubt the new fans she’ll be making on her western Canadian tour will be eager to hear more.

Visit Emma Cloney online:
Visit Dan Frechette online:

Danny Michel

Danny Michel

Eclectic singer-songwriter Danny Michel, with local opener Danny Dyck, are in concert this Friday, March 4th, 8PM at the Medalta as part of the Tongue on the Post concert series presentation.

Tickets are $25 at or at the door. Look for more info at

Preview of Danny Michel’s Music
More information on Danny Dyck

Alexis Normand, bilingual singer-songwriter from Saskatoon who sings jazz-folk music is looking for a gig in town. Why don’t we help her out! From her email:

I am in the process of booking a tour out west and would like to make a stop in Medicine Hat. I am looking for any suggestions for venues that I can contact in order to book a show in October. I stumbled across your website and figured you may have some suggestions.

I’ve tried the Ottoman Lounge and am finding it difficult to get in touch with someone. Are there any other venues of this type in the Hat that you can recommend?

Here is a quick description of my music (to give you an idea):

Warm folk ambiance sooths the palate while the sweet aftertaste of jazz lingers… Valued and acclaimed as one of Saskatchewan’s few, the bilingual singer-songwriter, Alexis Normand, has entered the world of indie-folk music with the release of her debut recording in January 2010. Her versatile and suave voice, soothing piano arrangements and Latin-influenced guitar rhythms are quickly making her one of Western Canada’s most talked about francophone emerging artists.

You can contact Alexis Normand through email or through her MySpace.

Spectrum Logo

Looking for the Spectrum 2011 post?

I have already posted about All the Colours of the Spectrum, but what about the main event? This year it taking place over the following dates:

  • Friday 4-10PM (June 4th)
  • Saturday 11AM-10PM (June 5th)
  • Sunday 11AM-4PM (June 6th)

The main Spectrum event contains a huge amount of art, sports, dance, music, food, festivities and other performances (including the magic of Trevor Moore). In fact, I think this post has been tagged with the most categories a single post has ever received. The following is a list of stage performers (which are free, by the way):

Friday, June 4th

4:00 – 4:45 – German Harmony Band
5:00 – 5:45 – Amy Nelson
5:45 – 6:30 – The Magic of Trevor Moore
6:30 – 8:00 – Scott Ward – Hypnotist
8:15 – 9:15 – Kool Ray and the Hip Kats

Saturday, June 5th

11:30 – Amy Nelson
12:00 – Walk a Mile in her Shoes
12:30 – Amy Nelson
1:00 – Medicine Hat’s Got Talent
2:00 – Dance Connection
3:00 – Master’s Extreme Makeover
4:30 – 5:30 – The Straight Jackets
5:30 – 6:30 – Blacksmith Jones
6:45 – 7:45 – The Magic of Trevor Moore
8:00 – 10:00 – Jazz – Lyle Rebbeck

Sunday, June 6th

12:00 – Gas Town Riot
1:00 – Medicine Hat’s Got Talent
2:00 – Dance Connection
3:00 – Quintet

Besides performances, there’s also a ton of other activities and events to keep you busy: THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

Erin Ross will be playing the Ottoman Lounge Saturday, April 24th live at 9PM. $5 cover at the door. Her music can be described as Blues and Acoustic (with a little bit of Country on the side). She has been quite busy lately in support of her recordings – she plays on average over one hundred shows per year!

Erin Ross is an accomplished recording artist and performer. Having spent many years honing her skills and refining her craft, Erin delivers something that is energetic, dynamic and fresh.

In 2008 Erin released a vinyl single “Sweet Thing.” It charted on CJSW for 6 weeks, peaking at #10 overall. It also won attention from CKUA Alberta Public Radio, CiTR in Vancouver, CJSR in Edmonton and CKXU in Lethbridge. Erin’s music has also been featured regularly on the CBC in Calgary and has found its way onto Mountain Radio in Blairmore and CIDO in the Creston Valley.

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