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Issue: 2019-05-15, PHOTO: courtesy of Girls Rock Camp

In a society where girls are socialized to be quiet and not take up too much space, permission to be loud can be an important tool when it comes to raising a generation of youth who are empowered to speak up for themselves and others. Lana... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-03-13, PHOTO: Manus Hopkins

Take a listen to Antarticus’ album—you almost won’t believe it was released this year. The prog-rock record is packed with extended solos, synthesizers and sci-fi/fantasy themes. As if that’s not old-school enough, it’s also being released on... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-11-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Darius at Shakat Art & Photography

There hardly seems to be a local show these days without the presence of singer, musician, songwriter and enthusiast of all things tack, Paris Pick. In her six years of living in Whitehorse, Pick has gone from being the new kid in town to one of... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin’s life has been blessed with music and he’s had the chance to explore it with long-time The Tea Party bandmates Jeff Burrows and Stuart Chatwood. Martin’s solo concert on October 20 will be the first time that his unique music has been... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: courtesy of 54-40

My first 54-40 flash was when the band’s career was burning hot. That is symptomatic of a life lived in rock. Memories are short, what remains is vivid like ayahuasca. The past, present and future sear like a brand, like a Tinder cocktail in a... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Frostbite Music Festival Society

The Frostbite Music Festival returns in 2018 after going on hiatus in 2014, 2015 and 2017. The 2016 Frostbite Music Festival was a scaled down event, with only local musicians participating. This year, on a new date, the festival has embraced the... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: Don Schmid

If he hadn’t been so exhausted from a 23-hour train ride, Kevin Kane might have joined forces with fellow singer/guitarist Bryan Potvin 30 years sooner than he did. Back in 1984 (or possibly ’85), The Grapes of Wrath, a pop-rock group Kane fronted... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of The Trews

When Barry Bellchambers acquired the Whitehorse Lions Pool in 2004, filled it, and created the Yukon Convention Centre, he had a vision of bringing live music to the Yukon. Classic rock bands like April Wine, Nazareth, Randy Bachman, Steve Earle... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Harry Kern

Passion, energy and positivity. Those emotions resonate across the table when you sit down with Gary Bailie, the main architect behind the Blue Feather Music Festival. The festival is entering its 17th year and Bailie says the festival is still... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Aaron Woroniuk

The Dawson City Music Festival (DCMF) is a major draw for audience and performers. It takes place this year between July 22 and 24. Emily Farrell was a venue stage manager for 13 years, and is now in her second year as executive director of the... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Southeast Alaska State Fair

It’s a gathering where you may sip the tingly bitterness of a pale ale, sample salty snacks from the “bacon booth” and lock eyes magically with your future spouse. No wonder tickets to the Haines Beer Fest have sold out faster than ever this year... Read more

Alaska

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: kozzi.com

The Folk Society of Whitehorse has been hosting the famous Yukon-Alaska Coffee House for more than 25 years. This event features two coffee house evenings, back-to-back, in Skagway and Whitehorse. The Yukon evening of talent, which takes place on... Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: Promotional

Whitehorse-resident Selina Heyligers-Hare, or as she’s billed in the upcoming Blue Feather Music Festival, Selina H., is only 18 years old. She just graduated from high school. However, she has 13 years of experience making music and can hold her... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-07-16 PHOTO: Patrick Jacobson

A recent arrival in Whitehorse, Patrick Jacobson is already making waves. Having moved from Vancouver just a couple of months ago, Jacobson has released his self-titled debut solo EP of melodic indie guitar rock. Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-07-09 PHOTO: Alistair Maitland Photography

Type Thing — available on the Bandcamp website — is a full length, home-recorded, independent rock n’ roll record by the artist known as Kitten Puppy, who I believe to be Whitehorse mailman Tom Pritchard. Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: by courtesy of Flatt Lonesome

June 12, the Yukon’s annual bluegrass bash is heading back to Kluane Country, where it all began. After a three-year sojourn in Whitehorse, the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival will celebrate its 12th anniversary next week in what artistic... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: pinkfloyd.com

When “The Pink Floyd” released their 1967 experimental psychedelic classic, Piper At the Gates of Dawn, the term “Swinging London” had just been coined by Time magazine. Art school dropouts and all manner of urban Anglos were exploring music and... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Maxwell Sims

The closest I’ve come to being in a band was brought about through my love of the Spice Girls. When I was eleven, my friends and I entered a big impersonation contest at the mall, practicing our dance moves and lip-syncing for weeks beforehand. Read more

Yukon Music

Special Deluxe, A Memoir of Life & Cars, by Neil Young

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If there is anyone left in Canada still interested in figuring out how Neil Young's brain functions, his second memoir Special Deluxe, A Memoir of Life & Cars, is not likely to clear up the fog. Young, 69, is just not wired like the rest of us. Read more

Literature

I remember where I was when I first heard Frank Zappa. It was 1980 and I was at C.F.B. Borden; Joe's Garage Act I was blasting out of a buddy's tent. I drew near, sat down and listened right to the end. Read more

Yukon Music