The Royal Foundry With The Den and Josh Sahunta at The Starlite Room
Oct
14
to Oct 15

The Royal Foundry With The Den and Josh Sahunta at The Starlite Room

SONiC 102.9ConcertWorks & Blurred Lenz Present...
The Royal Foundry w/ The Den, and Josh Sahunta 
Sunday October 14, 2017 

Starlite Room -10030 102 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0V6
$20.00 + Service Charges - advance tickets available through ticketfly.com & blackbyrd myoozik

Direct Ticket Link - https://ticketf.ly/2KL55HM
Doors 8 PM - 18+ No Minors

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Common Deer with Rebecca Lappa & The Den - Starlite - Temple
Sep
13
to Sep 14

Common Deer with Rebecca Lappa & The Den - Starlite - Temple

  • Starlite Room - Temple (map)
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$12.00 advance tickets available online at wwwconcertworks.ca & at Blackbyrd Myoozik -

Direct Ticket Link - https://ticketf.ly/2yPAurP

You can securely purchase online and receive your e-tickets immediately by using Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, or INTERAC Online.

Doors 8 PM - 18+ No Minors
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Starlite Room proudly presents...

Some artists want to shine a light in the darkness. Common Deer come with an arsenal of floodlights. Music is a balm in anxious, isolated times. In the hands of this powerful Toronto quintet, it’s a vessel of uplift, a call
for camaraderie, an act of resistance against jaded nihilism. Though not explicitly political, the lyrics of vocalists

Graham McLaughlin (guitar, violin) and Sheila Hart (keyboards) reflect the zeitgeist: addressing the anxiety of the modern age, crying out for a sense of connection, driven by a sense of carpe diem that stems from personal tragedy. “Trying to create light in the darkness; it’s a mentality we share,” says Graham. They’re not blind optimists peddling escapism, though their live shows are joyous, celebratory affairs, rich with rousing, orchestral pop sound built for festival stages.

Common Deer began in 2013 with Graham, drummer Liam Farrell and multi-instrumentalist Adam Hart, who met while backing up a folk singer in Guelph, Ontario, where most of them were attending university. (Adam attended Wilfrid Laurier University for Honours Music Performance) Liam brought in his brother Connor to solidify the rhythm section, while Adam called on his sister, Sheila, to harmonize with Graham and add her own keyboards, lead vocals and her own songs. Previously, her creative outlet was poetry and short stories; Graham had been writing pop songs since he was 11. In both their harmonies and their shared leads, they create a male-female dynamic rarely heard in pop music outside of Stars, an admitted influence. As if two lead singers weren’t enough, competing for an audience’s attention is Adam, who juggles cello, synth and lead guitar; he is Common Deer’s not-so-secret weapon.Together with Graham, their string arrangements elevate the band’s sound beyond an everyday rock band; as a rhythm section, Liam and Connor also take an orchestral approach to their arrangements. There is never a dull moment on stage at a Common Deer show.

Rather than rush their early demos online, it took Common Deer almost three years to prepare their first EP, recorded with producer Laurence Currie (Hey Rosetta!, Wintersleep) and released in January 2017. It was worth the wait, presenting a major new talent with the vivid sonic space they deserve to inhabit. The new follow-up EP, simply titled II, came together much more quickly: recorded in Toronto with Gus Van Go (Arkells, Whitehorse) over two weeks, balancing the energy of their live shows with electronic percussion, layered strings, and an increased synth presence. Their sense of ambition coalesces in the final track, “Gone,” which features a noir-ish new wave synth lead, a Drake-inspired beat on the verses, Beach Boys harmonies on the chorus, and a double-kick-drum beat on the outro that channels Liam's hard rock influence and satisfies Adam and Sheila's love of metal. The only weird thing about it is that it works.

It’s that same sense of ambition that has catapulted Common Deer from most-promising status to that of serious contenders. They’ve got talent, smarts, youth, the songs and the sonics to make their story an uncommon success.

Common Deer 
http://commondeermusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/commondeermusic/
https://twitter.com/commondeermusic
https://www.instagram.com/commondeermusic/

Rebecca Lappa
www.rebeccalappa.com
https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaLappaMusic

The Den 
https://wearetheden.com/
https://www.facebook.com/wearetheden/

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The Den, Evergreen, Good Nature, and Kaiya Derkach
Mar
29
to Mar 30

The Den, Evergreen, Good Nature, and Kaiya Derkach

It'll be bittersweet to play at the Mercury Room one last time before they close their doors. As one of our favorite local venues, we're sad to see it go but plan to make our last gig an unforgettable time. 

W/

Evergreen YEG
https://open.spotify.com/artist/1LEZ2w7TG8q9UsihNxgizY?si=Ty_oljMiTbWizR7apSv7Jw
Evergreen is a four piece alternative indie-folk band, formed in 2016. Their first self-titled EP was released in 2017, and has since contributed greatly to their popularity on Spotify, as well as established their presence in the Edmonton music scene. Looking forward, Evergreen is excited to be recording their first full-length album with Royal Studios, which will be released in 2018. 

Good Nature
https://open.spotify.com/artist/2i8clHgbm2T7S838mhHfZr?si=ADyRfqo3RICVQQppcsc_MA
Good Nature, Edmonton based band, formed in the fall of 2013 who met through Macewan University's music program. Everyone in the band comes from various backgrounds musically, and this is one of the reasons for their unique sound. They released their debut EP "Waves" back in August 2016 and toured western Canada in the late spring of 2017.
http://goodnatureband.com/

Kaiya Derkach

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Bedside w/ Wise Child, The Den & Hewson Grey
Jun
1
to Jun 2
San Fermin w/ Low Roar & The Den
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

San Fermin w/ Low Roar & The Den

The Needle Vinyl Tavern
April 18th 2017
18+
$18 adv
$25 at the door

San Fermin (Brooklyn, NY)
http://www.sanferminband.com/

Low Roar (Reykjavík, Iceland)
http://www.lowroarmusic.com/

San Fermin
Brooklyn-based San Fermin, now an eight-piece touring enterprise, did not start that way.

In December of 2012, the initially makeshift project performed a single concert—from sheet music—and signed a record deal. Their self-titled debut was subsequently released worldwide in the fall of 2013 via Downtown Records. Following rave reviews, the band was thrust into the spotlight, performing sold out shows and festivals across the world and opening for the likes of the National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, and The Head and the Heart.

“Suddenly, we were not in a vacuum. We were in the thick of it, which was thrilling but also terrifying,” bandleader Ellis Ludwig-Leone says. “There were all these new possibilities and gray areas. It was a shock to the system—out in the world, barely at home, constantly in a state of semi-crisis.”

Many of the songs on Jackrabbit, San Fermin’s second album, existed only on Ludwig-Leone’s laptop for the better part of a year, as he toured and turned the band into an ensemble operation. When at last he revisited them, he knew that they had to be reborn.

Recorded piecemeal in many sessions under Ludwig-Leone’s watchful eye, Jackrabbit bears the scars of experience admirably. If San Fermin could seem prepared and guarded to the point of being polite, Jackrabbit lines that record’s complicated compositional maneuvers and grandiose pop eruptions with necessary aggression. It is urgent and in your face, like a band sweating and singing in a cramped venue. It is emotionally complicated, too, like a group of strangers who have suddenly had their lives interrupted and linked by unexpected circumstances.

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The Ashley Hundred w/ Morewine, Illacuda, and The Den
Mar
10
to Mar 11

The Ashley Hundred w/ Morewine, Illacuda, and The Den

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The Ashley Hundred
The Ashley Hundred is a sonic stew of swirling ambience, soaring harmonies, melodic bass lines, tribal-esque drumming and frenzied banjo picking.
theashleyhundred.bandcamp.com

Morewine
Morewine is a band in Edmonton, Ab. Mathew writes songs. Mathew, Dan, Erik, & Nels Mandosa play them live.
https://morewine.bandcamp.com/

Illacuda
space, pianos, chocolate chip cookies & milkshakes. 
reverb and malt liquor
https://illacuda.bandcamp.com/

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The Den with Lyra Brown (FREE SHOW)
Feb
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Den with Lyra Brown (FREE SHOW)

The Needle Vinyl Tavern
February 27th 2016
18+
FREE

The Den (10pm)
https://wearetheden.com/
Based out of Edmonton, Alberta, The Den is a five piece band that draws influence from artists including Beach House, Daughter, and Bon Iver. In the Fall of 2016 they self released their debut four-track E.P, Animal Manor. Post-release, the band has focused on crafting an intimate and seamless live set. Notable performances include opening for Tokyo Police Club and Born Ruffians (UP+DT 2016), The Elwins, and Nuela Charles.

Lyra Brown (9pm)
http://lyrabrown.com/

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Goodwood Atoms with The Den and The Fig & The Flame @ Almanac
Sep
21
9:00 PM21:00

Goodwood Atoms with The Den and The Fig & The Flame @ Almanac

Double Lunch Presents:

GOODWOOD ATOMS (Vancouver)
http://www.goodwoodatoms.com/

Goodwood Atoms’ blend of ethereal folk, electronic-inflected grooves and heavy-hitting climaxes echoes the complex soundscapes of progressive indie bands like Half Moon Run, Alt-J & Radiohead. Formed in 2014, Goodwood Atoms grew out of the scene at Vancouver’s Juniper Room, an underground studio and performance venue that has been the brainchild of frontman Francis Hooper. What began as an acoustic collaboration between Hooper and bassist Joe Pooley grew into a rich tapestry of sound with the addition of guitarist/violinist Dawson Verboven & Berklee-trained drummer Justin Banmann.

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 Blue Crime (Amsterdam), Tropic Harbour, Symfan, The Den
Jun
29
9:00 PM21:00

Blue Crime (Amsterdam), Tropic Harbour, Symfan, The Den

Blurred Lenz presents
from Amsterdam ::: BLUE CRIME
June 29th 2016
The Almanac. 9PM, 18+

BLUE CRIME (NL)
https://bluecrime.bandcamp.com/

BLUE CRIME was born in an Amsterdam bunker. An experimental four-piece. A trip from the disarming to the wrenching. Did the wolf devour the moon? Stories unabridged and told on their forthcoming EP 'Tyr'. 

Symfan
https://symfan.bandcamp.com/

Tropic Harbour
https://tropicharbour.bandcamp.com/

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 Modern Space w/guests Forester, and The Den
Feb
13
8:00 PM20:00

Modern Space w/guests Forester, and The Den

Saturday February 13th, 2016 -
Modern Space w/Guests Forester, And The Den
Brixx - 10030 102 St NW, Edmonton, AB

$12.00 + Service Charges- advance tickets available through Ticketfly.com
Direct Ticket Link -https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1030677?utm_medium=bks
Doors 9 PM - 18+ No Minors

Starlite Room Is Proud To Present..........

Modern Space is a 5 piece Toronto based band. The group, consisting of members Sean Watson Graham (vocals) Sam Arion (guitar), Alex Laurie (guitar), Cody Steele (bass) and Tay Ewart (drums) formed in 2014. The band brings an explosive bombast to their live shows, and are eager to deliver that kind of intensity across Canada. Graham says, “I’m really into a lot of beatnik poets and writers, and they’re about hitting the road, and then taking a moment to reflect and write about those experiences, and that’s what I want to do.” In creating their yet to be titled debut the group worked with producer Tawgs Salter (Lights, Walk Off the Earth, Scott Helman, USS). Modern Space has recently signed with Warner Music Canada, and will be releasing their debut EP later this year.m is said to be out sometime in September or October and it will be called "Neon Zero".

Modern Space - 
http://modernspaceband.com/

Forester-
https://www.facebook.com/forestermusic/

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