WARDEN TRACKS... When Foo Fighters rolled through Edmonton on their "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace" tour about five or six years ago, they brought a band with them called Against Me! That's the band who gets today's spotlight. They've released half-a-dozen albums and were riding the crest of their "mainstream" attention with their disc, "New Wave," when they visited Edmonton with the Foo. This tune was pretty damn big for them and I always dug it, click right for "THRASH UNREAL," and get ready for their brand new album in January!
SKIING / SNOWBOARDING SEASON IS ON... Hook up with all the info you need for Rocky Mountain fun with the following links for Jasper's MARMOT BASIN, Banff's SUNSHINE VILLAGE, LAKE LOUISE, and the rest of WESTERN CANADA. And every Saturday & Sunday between 10am & 4pm Mountain time, WIN FREE LIFT PASSES FOR MARMOT BASIN! Celebrate Marmot Basin's 50th birthday season with all the events, parties, and Jasper fun here.
TOPIC OF THE DAY... Your BEST and/or WORST of 2013. Call 780-451-8666, or click our Facebook, Twitter and Text (SMS) links at the top of this page.
SOME WICKED NSFW STUFF... Isn't the holiday break great? You can sit at home, in your underwear, with some Bear Beer, watch some ridiculous NSFW material, and not worry about a co-worker interrupting you! SPIN has put together a nice list here.
PUSSY RIOT RELEASED FROM JAIL... Russian punk chicks, Pussy Riot, have been released from jail after serving time for anti-Putin foolery, but the girls say their early release is just a public relations stunt to help Russia's image as the nation gets ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Get the latest on Pussy Riot here.
ANOTHER YEAR-END LIST... According to Stereogum.com, the 50 Best Albums Of 2013 are here. What were your favourites of the past year?
NO HURRY FOR MUSE... Brit rockers, MUSE, say they're in no rush to pump out their next album. They just released the "Live At Rome Olympic Stadium" CD / DVD / Blu-Ray set, and want to "get back to the basics" for their next studio effort. Read the full story here.
From yesterday: AntiQuiet.com's 20 Best Albums Of 2013 & Nirvana Day, details here.
Earlier this week: METALLICA gave fans a Christmas gift by releasing the set list and FULL HD VIDEO of their history-making gig in Antarctica, which they played on December 8th. Click here.
FUN, FESTIVALS, ETC... Deep Freeze Fest (January 11 & 12), Ice On Whyte (January 24 - February 2), Canadian Birkebeiner (February 7 & 8).
EPIC TUESDAYS AT EDEN... Ladies, if you need a few extra bucks for that January snowboarding trip, then join me every Tuesday at Eden Exotic Entertainment. I give away $IX HUNDRED DOLLAR$ CA$H with the Rockstar Energy Wet T-shirt Contest! The weekly foolishness returns in 2014. Click here for this week's entertainers, upcoming events, & more.
WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP... Canada lost 5-4 in a shootout to the Czech Republic today! I think they took the Czechs too lightly and weren't ready. Next up: Monday vs. Slovakia, watch all the action on TSN, and Go Canada Go!
EDMONTON OILERS... Dubnyk posted a shutout and Smyth scored a deuce in the Oilers 2-0 win over the Flames last night in Calgary. The Philadelphia Flyers are in the Capital City this evening, and the Oil are hoping to make it three wins-in-a-row. Faceoff from Rexall Place is at 7:05pm Mountain time, watch it on CBC's "Hockey Night In Canada."
EDMONTON OIL KINGS... Back in action tonight when they visit the Calgary Hitmen. Faceoff from the Saddledome is at 7:05pm Mountain time, catch every game live on our brother station, TSN 1260.
EDMONTON RUSH... Kicks off the 2014 National Lacrosse League season tonight with a trip to the U-S Rockies, for an opening night tilt against the Colorado Mammoth. Faceoff from Denver, CO, is at 7:05pm Mountain time, and the Mammoth will be back here for the Rush's next game on January 11th at Rexall.
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