The Edmonton Music Awards were handed out on April 28 at a very entertaining and fast-paced show at the Royal Alberta Museum. Sandra Sperounes has a recap, and Gig City has one, too. Here’s a Storify collecting some of the tweets from the night.
YEG Live was one of the sponsors, and employed its new seat-assignment system on the event. Incredibly, this was my first experience with YEG Live e-ticketing — I don't get out much — and it was easy-peasy. I also liked, or at least admired, all five of the live performances and the five videos we saw during the course of the night.
My favourite discoveries were The Collective West and 100 mile house, both of which, I learned later, have members who played the open stage at Hulbert's, where the YEG Live story began. Small world, full circle, and all that.
One more connection: Both bands have shows in May at the Elevation Room at Transcend Coffee, one of Edmonton’s newest venues and a terrific addition to Jasper Avenue. Be sure to check it out!
Here's the Storify I mentioned: