Yo, it's Free Comic Book Day, so head over to your local comic book shoppe! There may or may not be a cute girl cosplaying at Showcase Comics. I have yet to see this, but will ensure to give my best hoverhand if my mom will let me go.
Scenic Route to Alaska is an indy-folk rock band from Edmonton, and they're set to play at The Slice tomorrow evening.
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 on the road. I am hoping to spread the word as they are playing The Slice with Calgary's Bleachers.
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 and Reddit. Many of us in Lethbridge know him either as our optometrist or through church, where he plays guitar for the congregation. But despite Dr. Ferguson's cool dance moves, he hides an even greater talent – his mad keyboard skills (except us patients who've seen him type) and a love for electronic music!
He even shared a few tracks with Lethbian Love:
Len told me that he's arranging a 70 (yes, SEVENTY) track composition. Unbelievable guy, great music. Someone sign him to a label.
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.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a more talented pair than Toronto’s Peter Katz and Emma-Lee. Both are singer/songwriters with many credits to their names- be it JUNO or Canadian Folk Music Awards nominations, multiple film and television placements or sold-out shows, between the two of them, they’ve got it all covered.
Recently, Peter and Emma-Lee got together at the Toronto Zoo to film and record their inspired banjo and guitar cover of Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got To Do With It”. The video is a glimpse into what audiences on Peter Katz and Emma-Lee’s upcoming tour of western Canada and Ontario can expect to see and hear from the pair. Each artist will perform their own material, sometimes accompanied by the other, as well as some unexpected covers and new originals, which they will perform together.
Nishikaze, Lethbridge's anime convention, is back for 2013 after a brief hiatus. Coming June 15:
Nishikaze is an annual convention held in Lethbridge, Alberta at the University of Lethbridge. Nishikaze is striving to become the premiere anime and Japanese pop culture in event in southwestern Alberta, bringing together anime fans to celebrate the best in Japanese culture and entertainment.
The word nishikaze means "west wind" and either refers to how much it blows here or our chinooks. The event brings together fans of Japanese animation, comics, videogames, artists, exhibitors and (most importantly) cosplayers. For those otaku into the latter (who isn't?), here's their promo video:
If you know who there is cosplaying as "Alexander the Great," props to you!
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.
Really excited, Sanctums aka Evangelos X Typist & Dan Solo just released this remix ep and I contributed a remix. Download the whole thing here: http://sanctums.bandcamp.com/album/truth-lifting-up-its-head-against-scandals-theremixes
If you enjoy "bass classical compilation downtempo electronic experimental free download remixes sanctums soul cinematic electronic hip hop instrumentals shoegaze" music, this is made just for you. Download or have a listen to the album, “Truth Lifting Up Its Head Against Scandals”:
I know a few dames here and there, and some of them even skate. My buddies Belt-Her-Face and Cherri Blaster were on the airwaves tonight, after winning their latest game:
EDIT: Looks like Global already took down the video. Boo.
Foremost is a town in Southern Alberta, and are vying at a chance to win a "Big Valley Jamboree" of their very own, but need our help. We 'Bertans need to stick with one another. Lana writes:
Foremost (my hometown) is in the finals for the Big Valley Jamboree’s “Small Town Saturday Night” contest. It’s the only town in southern Alberta still in the competition and we have the chance to win “…a “mini” Big Valley Jamboree in one lucky rural Alberta community. All the excitement of the festival, including some of Canada’s finest country musical entertainers could be coming to YOUR small town! We call it “Small Town Saturday Night,” you’ll call it “one incredibly unforgettable, amazing, mind-blowing experience!””
We’re in 3rd place, and in order to get moved up, we need some new people to vote for us. You can vote once per day from as many email addresses as you have. Please click the link and help us out J Proceeds from the event will be going to our local community rec centre (a Quonset that houses the ice arena, curling rink and swimming pool).
Click this link to vote, and also make sure to watch their entry video:
From March 21-23, The Galt Museum & Archives is holding "Nerd Fest," featuring all sorts of comic book, gaming, trivia, space geekery…and even socialization (with possible dancing/touching)!
Nerd Fest kicks off with the history of comic books, followed by a 2-day workshop with leading comic book artist Scott McCloud, a pop culture movie trivia night, and an all night games tourney. Also on the calendar during the Festival are a talk by Canada's first female austronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar, and a Superheroes Dinner!
If I hadn't given up my super powers to save the Earth and live among mortals, I would consider the dinner & dance…however that might trigger me. The games night sounds awesome, as I've been meaning to learn to play Dungeons & Dragons for, like, forever.
Check it out:
In a stunning display of multiple fonts and sizes, the Sun Times is running an ad featuring 2013's "Best of the Best" for physical therapy business - Euro Physical Therapy. I'm really close with the place; mum works there, I'm currently a physio patient and get
brutalized massaged there regularly. The proprieter also donated the largest chunk of cash for my Movember campaign, and won my Moustache Mitten content a few months back.
I'm really glad to see the place win the honour, and wholeheartedly recommend their services any day! Good work.