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Barney Bentall

Barney Bentall

Station on Jasper
Edmonton
March 7, 2019


By Janice Stobie-Rushton

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of their self-titled debut album, Barney Bentall reunited with the Legendary Hearts and made a stop at the Station on Jasper in Edmonton, which was one of the few cities for their western Canadian tour.

The Juno award-winning band consists of Mike Crozier, Jack Guppy, Colin Nairne, and Dave Reimer, and they put on quite the show. If Barney Bentall’s grin was any indication, the band looked as though they were having as much fun as the audience was. The crowd filled the dance floor as they performed several hits such as "Doin Fine", "Oh Shelley" and "Do Ya".

A surprise encore was the cover of AC/DC tune "Shook Me All Night Long", which was a once in a lifetime performance. It capped off an amazing show.


Great White

Great White

Century Casino
Edmonton,
Febuary 22, 2019


By Janice Stobie-Rushton

It was 80s night at the Century Casino as Great White took to the stage amid thunderous applause. Lead singer Mitch Malloy’s mentioned the band's mantra: "These songs are bigger than any one member", and it was proven by their performance.

Mitch delivered high energy vocals while lead guitarist Mark Kendall impressed with his wailing riffs. Audie Desbrow’s drumming and Scott Snyder’s thumping bass kept everyone in line. Michael Lardie added amazing backing vocals as he alternated between keyboards and guitar.

The band played numerous fan favorites and also introduced a few new tunes such as "Big Time" and "I’m Alright" from their latest album, Full Circle. When the hit "Once Bitten Twice Shy" began, the fans once again roared their approval and sang every word. It was a masterful performance from a classic band.

Jeff Lang

Jeff Lang

Station on Jasper
Edmonton
Febuary 20, 2019


By Janice Stobie-Rushton

I was fortunate enough to be able to catch Australian guitarist/ vocalist Jeff Lang on his recent stop on his cross Canada tour.

He started the evening off with his stylistically diverse slide guitar, and continued to make his guitar fill the room with his often haunting melodies and gusty blues soul. Jeff crafted his lyrics to retell stories from true events in his hometown of Geelong or from things he read about in the news. His musical style of gritty blues/rock was especially apparent in the song "Twelve Thousand Miles", which was originally recorded with the late Chris Whitley.

Jeff has often referred to his music as “Disturbed Folk”, but after 25 albums and multiple awards, it’s clear that he is truly an incredible player and a masterful storyteller.


Irish Descendants

The Irish Descendants 

Century Casino 
Edmonton

Feb 15, 2019

By Janice Stobie-Rushton 


It was an East Coast invasion at the Century Casino on Friday night as The Irish Descendants played for a sold out crowd.  Members include Con O’Brien on guitar,  Ronnie Power on mandolin,  Justin Hickey on bass and Patrick Moran on fiddle and vocals. They introduced us to some new music off their latest CD release Is Your Rhubarb Up,which includes the song written by Patrick Moran, "Drink Boys Drink".   The dance floor resembled a Newfie mosh pit as they alternated between old and new foot-stomping songs. It was a high energy and entertaining show.
 

The Picture Books

The Picture Books

Station on Jasper
Edmonton
Feb 16, 2019

By Janice Stobie-Rushton

The high energy duo from Germany, Fynn Claus Grabke and Philipp Mirtschink, opened for Monster Truck for the second of two sold-out shows at Station on Jasper Saturday night.  The childhood friends share a passion for hard rock and building motorcycles. They started out recording songs in their garage and developed a unique style that’s all their own.

The drum kit took a lot a abuse as Philipp used mallets, sticks, and his hands to create his powerful rhythms. One of the fan favorite songs off of the new album Hands of Time was "Howling Wolf", which is about two dogs against the world.

Monster Truck

Monster Truck

Century Casino
Edmonton
Feb 16, 2019


By Janice Stobie-Rushton 

The fans came out in droves to see Juno award winners Monster Truck, who played two sold out shows. The band’s third studio album True Rockers paints a picture of beer, stoner rock, boots, denim and, of course, trucks.

The grainy guitar riffs poured out of Jeremy Widerman and his vocals harmonized with lead singer and bassist Jon Harvey to create an incredible wall of sound.  Drummer Steve Kiely and keyboardist Brandon Bliss helped the music reach every inch of the room. Jon stood as if on a soap box and belted out "Why are You Not Rocking?" with vocals  that hit you like a freight train. Jeremy’s high energy spilled over into the crowd and left everyones ears ringing. 


Element Orange

Odds with special guest Element Orange

Station on Jasper
Edmonton
Friday January 18


By Janice Stobie-Rushton

Local Edmonton band Element Orange, formed in 2012, opened the night playing and promoting their newly released EP titled 10:16......

As soon as the Odds took the stage at the Station on Jasper, the dance floor filled with die hard fans awaiting in eager anticipation. Craig Northey, Doug Elliott, Pat Steward and Murray Atkinson proved that age is just a number with their high energy antics which transported us back to the 90’s bar scene....



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Harpdog Brown

Harpdog Brown

Station on Jasper
Edmonton
January 5, 2019

By Janice Stobie-Rushton


Multiple blues award-winning artist Harpdog Brown made a return to his hometown of Edmonton, which he also refers to as the “Big Onion”. He credits the city for inspiring him to pursue blues music. His gritty, down-to-earth storytelling transports the audience into the mythical old world New Orleans blues clubs, while his raspy vocals are reminiscent of a smoky Chicago bar. 


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NYE Headpins Honeymoon Suite

NYE with
Headpins and
Honeymoon Suite

Century Casino
Edmonton
December 31, 2018
By Janice Stobie-Rushton 

It was a packed house at Century Casino on New Years Eve , and the crowd was definitely ready to rock. The show opened with the Headpins, featuring new vocalist, Kat Lawrence. She dominated the show with her high energy performance and playful spirit. It was easy to see the connection between Kat and the rest of the talented band mates as they took us through hits such as "Don’t Matter What You Say", "Mine, All Mine", and "Winnin'". The crowd filled the dance floor and shared the band's enthusiasm with the opening scream of "Turn It Loud". 


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Jersey Boulevard

Jersey Boulevard

The passion and energy of two of the worlds biggest bands of all time captured LIVE on one stage. This is JERSEY BOULEVARD. Calgary’s multi tribute band that brings the excitement of Bon Jovi and Journey’s original live show to life.

Forges Photography

Forges Photography

Specializing in Concert and Event Photography