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Looking to kick off the release of their new EP, “Even Honest Talk is Cheap”, local punk band, The Social Threat are playing an all-ages show this Friday, along with some more punk-rock goodness from the likes of The Ativans and Colour in the Clouds (both from Calgary). The show is at Station Coffee Company, located at 644 2 ST SE. Entry is $10 and will start at 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM), Friday, March 14th, 2014.
Here’s a video for a track off their new EP titled “Strong and Free”:
Hamilton’s The Reason is coming through Medicine Hat with Denmark buzz band, Thee Attacks. They will be performing at Medicine Hat College on Monday, November 25th.
The Reason is an indie rock group from Hamilton, Ontario. Their last LP Fools was awarded both the Rock Album of the Year and People’s Choice Album of the Year at the 2010 Hamilton Music Awards. The single “The Longest Highway Home” hit the Top 5 on the Billboard Canadian Rock charts. The band is currently writing and recording a follow-up to their most recent EP Hollow Tree.
Thee Attacks are a rock band hailing from Denmark that play high energy, garage/retro/mod-style rock. They were recently featured on the Universal Music Canada November 19 release of Hockey Anthems: 2nd Period – The Rookies. They have also been featured (like many indie rock bands before them) in a couple of Mazda commercials with their hit track, “Stab”.
CCE productions, We Party Productions and Jurassic Ink are proud to announce the return of this year’s 2013 Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival in Drumheller, Alberta at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds.
With 3 days of face melting metal from August 23-25 in the heart of the Canadian badlands, LTH is one of the biggest metal shows in Alberta showcasing some of Canada’s most talented bands and this year will feature 3 Inches of Blood, Into Eternity, Divinity and All Else Fails among many more.
Moving into its second year Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival promises to be bigger and better than last year with three full days of metal, onsite camping, vendors, tattoo artists, models and everything else that the big guy probably doesn’t approve of. Last year’s Loud As Hell hosted artists such as Kill Devil Hill, which features Rex Brown (Pantera) and Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell), Titans Eve, West of Hell and many more up and coming metal acts over its two day run. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »
Medicine Hat’s outstanding young talent, the 18-year-old Paul van der Sloot joins the CPO as special guest at the Esplanade Theatre on May 9th. Winner of the coveted Rose Bowl at the 2012 Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival, for being the most outstanding performer during the entire completion, Paul started playing the cello at the age of 7 under the teaching of John Kadz at the Mount Royal University Conservatory.
In 2012, Paul competed in the finals for the National Music Festival, both solo and in his chamber group, placing 1st with his string trio. He recently won the Calgary Youth Orchestra’s Frank Simpson Concerto Competition and the Calgary Civic Symphony’s C3 Competition. In 2012, he performed the Elgar Cello Concerto with both orchestras. Accepted as one of 13 cellists from around the world, Paul traveled to Washington D.C. in 2012 to compete in the finals of the prestigious Johansen International Competition and in May 2013, he will be competing as one of 6 finalists in the Shean Strings Competition. Praised for his sound and colorful interpretations, Paul has attracted many with his playing.
Tickets available now. Get your tickets by calling The Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre at 403.502.8777 or order online.
Thursday, May 09, 2013 – 7:30 pm
Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre
Mélanie Léonard, Associate Conductor
Paul van der Sloot, Cello
The notorious Medicine Hat zombie musicians Rex Stiff and The Kinky Morticians have come back from the dead and are performing their 10th anniversary show on April 20th 2013 at Liquid Nightclub in Medicine Hat.
This show is a benefit event for the Medicine Hat Hempology Chapter an anti-prohibition organization in support of Sensible BC. Tunes For Tokes 4/20 Benefit Concert will also feature special guests The Hicks, Illusion of Daylight and Morbidly Depraved. As well as feature the DJ stylings of Electric Jesus, The Big Funky Couch and D6lack!
(If the description of this event sounds like a foreign language to you- you might be getting too old for this…)
If this event sounds like it is in your realm of interest, or if your just looking for something original to do on Saturday night be sure to come out and continue to support local musicians and this non profit organization.
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.
Apparently Medicine Hat Musical Theatre is having auditions for The Rocky Horror Show this month! That can only mean one thing, we can all look forward to checking out this classic some time in the near future. If your wanting to stretch your acting chops and get involved auditions are being held April 29th and 30th at The Playhouse.
You can find more details here via Facebook.
The past twelve months have been a labour of love for musician Sarah Cripps as she’s been producing her debut album Change. “You can only make your debut album once and it was really important for me to make it be something I could look back on and think is a real representation of who I am,” says Cripps. “It has evolved really naturally.”
The natural evolution of the release is also a direct mirror of how the 21-year-old country musician has allowed her burgeoning career to evolve. She began playing music when she was just nine years old and before she was 13 had been offered a deal by a major record label.
“It was a really incredible thing, and I was really grateful for it, but it just felt like the whole process would have been too rushed,” says Cripps of the deal, and what prompted her to ultimately walk away from it to continue her career as a completely independent musician.
“I’m really proud to be putting this record out on my own,” she affirms. “It’s been a really long journey, but I have put together a team who believe in me and have helped me make what I think is the best possible record I can make.”
A modern blend of country, folk and pop music, Cripps and her longtime collaborator/producer David Martin enlisted help from some of the most well-known country musicians to play on the record including Chris McHugh, drummer for country music star Keith Urban; Jimmie Lee Sloas, the bass player for Carrie Underwood; and Tom Bukovac, a guitar player for Sheryl Crow.
“There are literally some of the best session players in this industry playing on my album, which made it an even more exciting experience,” she said. “Now I get to go across Canada playing shows which breathes a very new and different life into the songs.”
Cripps will perform on February 12 at Inspire Café, 675 2nd Street S.E. The show starts at 1 p.m. CDs will be available for purchase at the show or online, visit www.sarahcripps.com for more information.
You asked for it… YOU GOT IT!
This Halloween weekend, October 27th, 3rd street effort presents West Coast alt-rock talent, The Zolas and The Belle Game. So come sweat through your costume because if it’s any good you could win amazing PRIZES from Lucky Squid Tattoo and Valhalla Pure Outfitters in Medicine Hat. The schow is at Schooner’s Pub. Doors at 8PM
TICKETS: $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Available at Madhatter Roastery, The Lucky Squid, Schooners Pub and Valhalla Pure Outfitters as well as online.
After debuting with ‘Tic Toc Tic’ in 2009, The Zolas scaled the precipice of cult status across Canada and are back with their second offering, ‘Ancient Mars’. Their compelling brand of alt-rock, like Snickers, will satisfy.
Orchestral dark pop group, The Belle Game, has mystified crowds across Canada with rich melody that like M&M’s, melts in your ears not in your hand. (What?!)
O’ hungry for new local talent? Opening the show, will be eclectic hometown boys, ‘The Wild’, to prime your sweet tooth.
Rock recording artists SILO, hailing from Calgary, Alberta continues their momentous storm across Canada with their return to Medicine Hat. SILO will hit the stage on November 1st at Liquid Night Club. SILO is excited to perform their latest material for their Medicine Hat fans.
SILO has successfully released two singles to Canadian rock-radio, beginning with “Paper Notes” then followed up with the album’s title track “Bad Luck”. After the release, SILO shared the stage with some of rock music’s greatest bands, opening for Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Seether and My Darkest Days at the 2011 Boonstock Music and Arts Festival. SILO rounded out the summer of 2011 headlining the fairground stage and playing with Nazareth, Dr. Hook, Prism, Harlequin, and Helix at the First Annual Sturgis North Motorcycle Rally and Music Festival.
2012 has proven to be SILO’s most successful year since completed their highly anticipated EP entitled “Can’t Break Me”, produced by Trevor Hurst, front man of Juno nominated – platinum selling band Econoline Crush. SILO continued their 2012 summer smash, headlining the “In Our Blood” music festival, playing the main stage at the Boonstock Music Festival opening for GOB, Buckcherry, A Day to Remember, and Billy Talent. SILO closed out the summer opening for Big Wreck at the Alberta’s Own Music festival in Lacombe, Alberta. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »
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