Strange Times :: Local Venues and COVID-19

by Chris Bryson

When COVID-19 started taking its hold on a global scale, it was soon enough that festivals and venues would be cancelling their plans and closing their doors. On Monday March 16th, COVID-19’s impact on our long-term lives was further solidified as venue after venue posted to their online followers that they were closing, postponing, cancelling, getting ready for some major changes and challenges.

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Live Music in a Socially Isolated World

by Ryan Haughey

In these ever-uncertain times of isolation, musicians and artists are taking a big hit. Due to the kiboshing of social gathering, live shows and yearly festivals are being cancelled left and right, and we are all itching to experience music as a community once again. From shows at the Handsome Daughter to jam nights at the Times Changed, our community is struggling to feel the togetherness that live music brings to our city. 

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Album Review :: Northern Royals :: Fit For A King

by Ryan Sorensen

It’s been a long road for Northern Royals to get here, but I think their fans are going to agree it was worth the wait.  The band has been part of the local bar rock scene for some time now, originally performing as The Autopilots since 2013.  In 2015 due to a bizarre name copyright claim, they had to rename the band. It was around then that frontman Evan Chandler decided to rebrand the band itself and really start to focus-in on what makes them unique. 

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Interview :: Marlaena Moore

by Isabella Soares

Music has been a tool used time and time again to cope with the stumbles in life and turn the most undermining situations into works of art. To Edmonton born musician, Marlaena Moore, the desire to shelter herself in music comes instinctively and naturally as she expresses the inner workings of love, her urge for mental stability, and personal growth. Stylus had the chance to speak with her about her latest album Pay Attention, Be Amazed, as well as her life on the road and future projects. 

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