Scenic Route to Alaska w/ AVA WILD
- September 13, 2018 - Doors at: 7:00pm / Showtime: 8:00pm
The Artesian Presents our first show of the 2018-2019 concert series, Edmonton indie-rock power trio Scenic Route to Alaska and Regina folk trailblazer AVA WILD.
Doors at 7, music at 8
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door
About the Scenic Route to Alaska:
Substance and accessibility. They’re often considered opposing forces when it comes to pop music, making it all the more impressive when a band like Scenic Route to Alaska so effortlessly delivers ample doses of both.
Since dropping their acclaimed third LP, Long Walk Home, in 2016, the prairie indie outfit has amassed an impressive pile of achievements and accolades at home and abroad. The album, which finds the trio effortlessly weaving catchy vocals and memorable melodies through rich arrangements, led to label signings and swelling success across Europe and Australia. It also spawned number ones on CBC Radio 2 and 3, two Western Canadian Music Award nods, and numerous TV placements on major networks. Now, the band is ready to build on that success with their upcoming fourth studio album, Tough Luck.
As they did for Long Walk Home, Scenic Route to Alaska once again entered the studio with famed producer Howard Redekopp (Tegan & Sara, The New Pornographers) to cut the 10 tracks comprising Tough Luck. The album picks up where its heralded predecessor left off, capturing their tight and dynamic live sound with an organic and honest production that’s instantly engaging but begging to be heard again and again.
Admirably, the album stays true to the band’s exciting live performances, where the energy is palpable and the fun contagious. Always locked in with a syncopation that can only stem from a long collective history, the boys bounce from ballads to bangers with ease, leaving a lasting impression on any kind of audience in front of
The band is perhaps best defined through dichotomy: young but mature, curious but collected, accessible but substantial. Such balance is all too rare in this scene, but thankfully, Scenic Route to Alaska strikes it with a style all their own.
About AVA WILD:
From the skies of Saskatchewan, Ava Wild began to collect inspiration and translate her world through music. Dwelling primarily in the genres of folk roots and acoustic pop, her writing style is spiced up with embellishments of jazz and old-country (as being influenced by Tom Waits and Norah Jones). Within her lyrics are original ideas about land, love, and life. There are drinking songs without alcohol; fairytales wrapped in leather; and an admiration for humanity. With a honey-sweet voice laced in a red shoe attitude, Ava Wild dances with crowns and grasps her audience’s attention with her authentic storytelling. In 2016 Ava released her debut EP Bare as a representation of some of her best work to date. Recording it live-off-floor the listener is introduced to her reckless perfection and truths that speak to where she has come from, where she is, and where she plans on going.
About the Artesian:
The Artesian on 13th is an intimate performance venue in Regina's Cathedral Neighbourhood and the home of Artesian Presents, a not-for-profit organization that presents concerts, theatre productions, lectures, and more as well as hosting weddings, meetings, and other private events.
We are wheelchair accessible, all-ages, and a proud supporter of safe spaces initiatives with a zero-tolerance policy towards hate, harassment, and/or discrimination. The accessible entrance is available via a lift, Please ask staff for help if necessary.
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