A walk in the Park, Volume 40
JOIN ME AT O2'S ON WHYTE … Today through next Sunday, August 26th (Fringe Festival), I'll be broadcasting from O2's Taphouse & Grill on 104th street, just north of Whyte avenue. Drop by, say hello, and enter to win a $25 Gift Card for O2's – we're giving away one each day. Our street team will be here giving away a ton of prizes on the rooftop patio every day too – it's the best rooftop in the Whyte ave district! Visit www.O2s.ca
METALLICA HAS LEFT THE BUILDING ... I'm still feeling the pangs of jealousy over the fact that I was not witness to the spectacle of METALLICA this weekend. While they were here, they were shooting video for their upcoming documentary, and later this week in Vancouver, they’ll be recording their shows for an upcoming live DVD. Both are expected to be released next year, along with a new album! Now it’s time to get ready for The CULT this Friday, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS on September 12th, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS in November and many more. The Paul Brown Show will have another major concert announcement tomorrow morning too!
FESTIVALS & FUN … International Fringe Festival, August 16-26, Old Strathcona: www.FringeTheatre.ca. Rock Music Fest, August 17-18, Hawrelak Park: www.EdRocks.ca. Blues Fest, August 24-26, Hawrelak Park: www.BluesInternationalLtd.com. Movies On The Square, August 31-September 2, Churchill Square: www.Edmonton.ca
SHIA LABEOUF TO HAVE REAL SEX IN FILM … I’ve never been a fan of actor, Shia LaBeouf (Transformers), but I definitely have to give him some respect and cred for his dedication. LaBeouf is in a relationship, so you’d have to think this could put a strain on things. I wonder who the chick will be that he’s going to “get it on” with; she better be worth it! The down and dirty is here: www.LFPress.com/entertainment/movies/2012/08/18/20115196.html
OLD MAN KILLS ROOMMATE … We’ve all had that shitty roommate who had one or two bad habits that drove us crazy, but we lived through it and laughed about it later, right? This story gives a whole new meaning to “grumpy old man,” so make sure you know your roommate before unleashing your vocals in the shower: www.NYDailynews.com/news/national/elderly-man-94-beaten-death-roommate-83-singing-article-1.1139133
NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK … KISS – “Destroyer – Resurrected,” LYNYRD SKYNYRD – “Last Of A Dyin’ Breed,” The DARKNESS – “Hot Cakes,” The HEAVY – “Glorious Dead,” The PRODIGY – “More Music For The Jilted Generation (Re-Issue),” FUEL – “Sunburn,” CYPRESS HILL feat. RUSKO – “X [EP].”
CAMPING THIS WEEKEND … Check this before you go, or anytime: www.AlbertaFireBans.ca
Edmonton ESKIMOS Football … The Eskimos’ next game is in Toronto against the Argonauts on Monday, August 27th. Their next home game is Friday, September 7th, against the Calgary Stampeders for the second half of the “Labor Day Classic.” Kickoff will be at 7:00pm, Mountain time; go Esks, Argos & Stamps suck: www.Esks.com
FC Edmonton … FC Edmonton dropped 3-2 decision to the Carolina Railhawks yesterday. What the hell is a “Railhawk” anyway?! Next Saturday they’re back in action against the Stars FC in Minnesota. Game time is 6:30pm, Mountain time. Kick your mouse here to find out more: www.FCEdmonton.com
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