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Edmonton's Music Scene Is FORGING Ahead!

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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 …