Showing posts from 2016

Edmonton's Music Scene Is FORGING Ahead!

Although the local music scene has taken a hit in the last couple of years, Edmonton is on the forefront of an exciting new musical landscape

by emil tiedemann

DESPITE some disheartening setbacks in Edmonton's music scene over the last couple of years, namely the closure of some beloved performance venues and the "send off" of Joe Gurba's Old Ugly Recordings, there's new hope for live music fans on the horizon.

We saw musical landmarks like The Artery, The Pawn Shop, and Wunderbar close their doors for good last year, but there have been others that have eagerly taken the baton. 

A year ago, The Almanac opened on Whyte, followed by The Sewing Machine Factory this year, while The Needle Vinyl Tavernand The Chvrch of John created some much-needed stage space in the downtown soon after, collectively providing live music seven days a week!

In January, YEG Music launched as an effort to support and promote local (& Alberta) artists no matter what stage they're at …

#yeg Video of the Month/ Nov. '16

The Young's "Living the Dream" (2016) (Directed by The Young)

11 Reasons to Look Forward to Winter in Edmonton

Edmonton has learned to embrace its winter months with arms wide open!

by emil tiedemann

WE tend to panic just a little bit as soon as October hits Edmonton, because we are all aware that that means we're headed into the season of scraping ice off of our windshields as we let our vehicles warm up. 

All we can think of is cold and snowy conditions, even though that's not always the case for those winter months. Sometimes we get lucky, and our Edmonton winter is mild compared to previous seasons, such as last winter's unseasonably warm temperatures.

However, no matter the conditions, there are those folks who just HATE winter in Edmonton! And it's for those people that I wanted to put together a list of reasons why they should actually look forward to these upcoming months. There's always a silver lining, after all. 

So, without further ado, here are 11 reasons to look forward to winter (and the months preceding it) in Edmonton...

1. No more road construction!

What's w…

What's Your Edo Noodlefull Bowl Personality?!

Match your personality with any of Edo's Top 5 favourite Noodlefull Bowl selections, here for a limited time!

by emil tiedemann

WHEN you're on a daily work schedule five days a week, everything else in your life can easily become just as routine, including what and where you eat.Why not throw a wrench in your daily regimen and trysomethingdifferent for a change!

Edo’s Noodlefull Bowl consists of ramen style noodles, premium veggies, the choice of chicken or beef, and is topped with Edo’s signature teriyaki sauce.

The premium vegetable mix consists of snow peas, broccoli, and thick cuts of red pepper and carrot. However, customers can also choose a no meat option and get a second serving of the premium vegetables instead. For protein lovers, there is an option to add shrimp, or double the meat serving of chicken or beef. For some added spice, customers can also add Edo’s complimentary chili sauce to their bowl.

Now that we have the basics out of the way, it's time to cu…

#yeg Video of the Month / Oct. '16

We Were Friends' "Down on Me" (2016) (Directed by Ken Nemetcheck)

Shaw's WideOpen Internet 150 is a Game-Changer!

Shaw now offers WideOpen Internet 150, fast and affordable access to content anywhere and anytime!

by emil tiedemann

BLOGGING is my life. Or at least a big part of it, I should say. I wasn't one of those folks who jumped aboard back inthe early emergence of the blog, but once the bug bit me, I was hooked! 

Back then, however, we didn't have tablets or high speed smartphones to help ease the access and distribution of online content. Facebook and Twitter were just infants, and Instagram and Snapchat weren't even ideas yet. As every yearpasses, blogging has become easier, quicker, and so much more efficient, as technology advances and offers up something bigger and better than before. 

This year is no exception, as Shaw rolls out its WideOpen Internet 150, providing ultra-fast Internet speeds that are priced for everyone and available everywhere!