The List: New Music Edmonton showcases Edmonton’s most unique projects

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The organization’s first showcase of the new year features ambient trio G. Dix and multimedia artist eryn tempeste Sunday afternoon at at Co*Lab

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New Music Edmonton has been presenting and promoting some of Edmonton’s most unique music and sound art for nearly four decades. First founded in 1985 as a concert series, NMW has endured and evolved through the years and is kicking off 2023 with two groups that align beautifully with its purpose, to advocate and support the always-intriguing and ever-evolving categories of sound-inclusive art production.” 

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Queer, non-binary multimedia artist, dancer and performer eryn tempeste explores intangible elements such as movement, imagination and emotion, interpreting the meaning and translating it using texture, tone and technology. Their latest project, Blushing Phantom, is partly inspired by their parents who also appreciate unusual objects and materials.

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Also on the bill is the band G. Dix. The local trio — Jared Epp, Alena Manera, and Jacqueline Ohm — morphs musings on the sometimes dull, quirky and industrial life in Edmonton into ambient, experimental sounds. The band will play a half-hour set mixing rehearsed and spontaneous material, synchronized with a video projecting some of Edmonton’s most iconic sites and cultural moments.

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The New Music Edmonton showcase happens Sunday afternoon at Co*Lab (9641 102A Ave.) and is also being live-streamed. It’s an early show with a 2 p.m. start at general tickets are $15 while a live-stream ticket is $10, available at


Thru 1/14: Give Me Tomorrow (Mitchell Art Gallery)

Thru 1/14: Heather Shillinglaw: miyotamon nananis (Strathcona County Hall)

1/17-2/10: Jill Miller; Alcuin Society Awards (FAB)

Thru 1/19: Mosaic (AGA)

1/27-2/25: D.N.E. (Collins Studio Gallery)

Thru 1/31: David Shkolny (Metro)

Thru 2/1: group exhibition (Peter Robertson)

2/2: Maigan van der Giessen (Aviary)

Thru 2/17: Tammy Salzl’s Emerald Queendom and Breanna Barrington’s Shorthand Forest (Harcourt House)

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2/21-3/18: Know Thyself as a Virtual Reality (FAB)

Thru 2/26: Conjured Images: Spirit Photography; BEHOLD|EN (AGA)

3/28-4/8: BDes Graduation Show (FAB)

Thru 3/31: Ancestors (Bruce Peel Special Collections)

Thru 4/16: Dean Drever: Pass the Hat (AGA)

4/18-29: BFA Graduation Show (FAB)

6/16-6/10: KIAS 15th Anniversary (FAB)

Thru 11/26: ᐋᐧᐸᑲᐧᓃᐊᐧᐣ Wâpakwanîwin (To bloom, it has many flowers) (AGA)

Thru 12/31: Damian Moppett (AGA)


1/14: Jessica Johns’s Bad Cree (Glass)

4/11: Elizabeth Gilbert (Winspear)


1/13-14: Jim Gaffigan (Winspear)

1/19-21: K Trevor Wilson (Comic Strip)

1/31: Brian Regan (Winspear)

4/11: Kevin Hart (Rogers)

5/20: Gerry Dee (Winspear)


1/12: Secrets of the Sea director meet-and-greet (Telus World of Science)

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Thru 3/1: (De)Coded: Deciphering the Dialectics of Dress (U of A)

Thru 4/10 Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story (Telus World of Science)


1/21-22: Deep Freeze (Alberta Avenue)

1/23-29: WinterruptionYEG (various venues)

1/24-29: Ice On Whyte (Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park)

2/1-4: Flying Canoe Volant Festival (various venues)

2/10-20: Silver Skate (Hawrelak)

2/10-27: Canadian Birkie Ski Festival (Ukrainian Village)

2/25: Afro x Latin Festival (Starlite)

3/2-12: SkirtsAfire (various Old Strathcona venues)

3/13: The 2023 JUNO Awards (Rogers Place)


1/12: Counted Among Saints (Starlite)

1/14: Ellen Doty (Arden)

1/14: Cikwes (POSTPONED)

1/17: Junior Boys (Starlite)

1/17: Gordie Tentrees Trio (Arden)

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1/19, 21: ESO’s Brahm’s First Piano Concerto (Winspear)

1/20: ESO’s Tchaikovsky & Shakespeare (Winspear)

1/20: Mbira Renaissance (Allard Hall)

1/21: John Wort Hannam (Parkview Community)

1/21: Hacked Apart (Starlite)

1/21: Marauda (Union Hall)

1/24: Garneau String Quartet, Philip Chiu (Muttart Hall)

1/25: Beppie (City Arts Space, St. Albert)

1/25: Tony Yayo (Starlite)

1/26: Streetheart (River Cree)

1/26: Tenille Townes (Winspear)

1/27: Kat Danser and the Tall Tales (St. Basil’s)

1/27: Graffiti (Winspear)

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1/28: Pierre Kwenders (9910)

1/28: Open Eyes, Lacorator (Aviary)

1/29: Aaron Goodvin, Hailey Benedict (Arden)

1/29: ESO’s Heavenly Mozart (Winspear)

2/2,4: Michael Kaeshammer (Winspear)

2/3: Lights (Midway)

2/8: Bruce Cockburn (Winspear)

2/10: Diyet and the Love Soldiers (St. Basil’s)

2/10: Gord Bamford (River Cree)

2/10: Kid Koala (Starlite)

2/11: Cassie and Maggie w/ John Hewitt (Parkview Community)

2/11: Thomas Rhett (Rogers Place)

2/11: Spring w/ Copland & Schumann (Winspear)

2/12: EdMetro Chamber Choir: Happy Together… Men make Music (Trinity Lutheran)

2/15: Dune Rats (Starlite)

2/17: Lúnasa (Arden)

2/18: Alternative Symphony: Dr. Dre (Starlite)

2/18: Beethoven Lives Upstairs (Winspear)

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2/18: Sickick (Union Hall)

2/22: Mad Caddies (Starlite)

2/23-25: Elgar w/ Brett Mitchell (Winspear)

2/24: Alex Cuba (Arden)

2/24: Dub FX (Starlite)

2/24: Rosier (St. Basil’s)

22/25: The Don Berner Big Band, Lina Allemano (Ottewell United)

2/25: Mod Sun (Union Hall)

2/25: Old Man Luedecke (Parkview Community)

2/25: Honeymoon Suite and Headpins (River Cree)

2/26: Loud Tournée Aucun (Temple)

2/26: Loud (Starlite)

2/26: Tenille Townes (WInspear)

2/27: Papa Roach (EEC)

2/27-28: Vance Joy (Winspear)

3/2: Wayne Newton (River Cree)

3/3: Field Guide (Aviary)

3/3: 54-40 (Midway)

3/3: Rare Americans (Starlite)

3/3: Simon Doty (Chvrch of John)

3/3-4: Organ Symphony of Saint-Saëns (Winspear)

3/4: The Flatliners (Starlite)

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23/7: Born of Osiris (Starlite)

3/8: Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble (Westend Christian Reformed)

3/9-11: The Power of the Orchestra (Winspear)

3/10: JP Cormier and Dave Gunning (Arden)

3/10: Alvvays (Midway)

3/10: Kacy & Clayton (St. Basil’s)

3/10: Martin Kerr (Union Hall)

3/11: Sloan (Station)

3/11: Women of Folkways (Parkview Community)

3/11: Andy Shauf (Winspear)

3/16-18: Shostakovich (Winspear)

3/17: Kyle Watson (Chvrch of John)

3/21: Songs from Nashville (Winspear)

3/22: The Valencia Baryton Project (Westend Christian Reformed)

3/24: The Slocan Ramblers (Arden)

3/24: DVSN: (Union Hall)

3/24: Ben Sures; Over the Moon (St. Basil’s)

3/24-25: Bugs Bunny at the Symphony (Winspear)

3/25: The Travelling Mabels (Parkview Community)

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3/27: Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus: Allan Bevan’s Nou Goth (Winspear)

4/2: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Jubilee)

4/2: Koo Koo Kanga Roo (Starlite)

4/4: July Talk (Winspear)

4/4: Sonreal (Union Hall)

4/6: Samantha Carpenter (Union Hall)

4/8: Bentall Taylor Ulrich (Parkview Community)

4/8: Suzie Vinnick, Lloyd Spiegel and Charlie A’Court (Arden)

4/11: Garneau String Quartet, Rosebud String Quartet (Muttart Hall)

4/14: Mom Jeans, Bearings (Union Hall)

4/14: John Reischman and the Jaybirds (St. Basil’s)

4/15-16: Thrill of a Lifetime (Winspear)

4/20: Love is a Battlefield (Winspear)

4/21-22: The Mambo Kings (Winspear)

4/26: The Interrupters, Frank Turner (MacEwan Hall)

4/28-29: Sara Daravis Buechner plays Rachmaninoff (Winspear)

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5/4: George Thorogood (River Cree)

5/4-6: Beethoven & Joy (Winspear)

5/5-6, 11/12: Shania Twain (Rogers Place)

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5/8: Chris de Burgh (Jubilee)

5/11: The Stampeders (Winspear)

5/13: Charlot & Mlle Cello (Winspear)

5/14: EdMetro Chamber Choir: Broadway Our Way (Strathearn United)

5/19: Dark Patterns (Winspear)

5/27: The Don Berner Big Band: The Music of the Super Heroes (Ottewell United)

6/2-4: Great Hollywood Adventures (Winspear)

6/3: Luke Combs, Riley Green (Commonwealth)

6/5: Garneau String Quartet, Roman Rabinovich, Diana Cohen (Muttart Hall)

6/9-11: Tchaikovsky & Brunch (Winspear)

6/11: Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus: Ibero-Americano (First Presbyterian)

6/14: Thorgy and the Thorchestra II: The Regal Sequal (Winspear)

6/18: Raffi (Jubilee)

6/18: Murray MacLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas (Winspear)

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6/29: Blink 182 (Rogers)

8/15: Rod Stewart (Rogers)

10/31: Ne Obliviscaris (Starlite)


Thru 1/22: Freaky Green Eyes (Backstage)

1/21-2/5: Deafy (Citadel)

2/4: Ivo Dimchev: Selfie Concert (MZD Society)

2/4-19: The Royale (Citadel)

2/9: A Dinosaur Tale (Arden)

2/10-11: Alberta Ballet’s Love Rocks (Jubilee)

2/11-3/12: Jersey Boys (Citadel)

2/17-3/5: The Exquisite Hour and Love is for Poor People (Varscona)

2/21-26: Anastasia (Jubilee)

2/24-25: Creo (Triffo Theatre)

3/7-26: Joni Mitchell’s Songs of a Prairie Girl (Roxy)

3/9-11: Alberta Ballet’s Giselle (Jubilee)

3/11-4/2: Pride and Prejudice (Citadel)

3/16-18: Jen Mesch Dance Company (MZD Society)

3/23-4/16: Trouble In Mind (Citadel)

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3/30-4/1: Going Solo (Citadel)

4/11-16: Pretty Woman: The Musical (Jubilee)

4/13-15: eryn tempest: Parallax (MZD Society)

4/22-5/14: First Métis Man of Odesa (Citadel)

4/25-5/14: Sexual Misconduct of the Middles Classes (Roxy)

5/5-6: Consentus (Triffo Theatre)

5/5-6: Alberta Ballet’s Botero (Jubilee)

5/6-28: Prison Dancer (Citadel)

5/11-13: Shadow of a Doubt (MZD Society)

5/16-27: Boy Trouble (Backstage)

5/26-6/11: Listen, Listen (Varscona)

5/27: Magic Men — Australia (Starlite)

7/14-30: Everybody Goes to Mitzi’s (Varscona)

7/18-30: Reeling: Dance on Screen (MZD Society)

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