GO FOR SODA – Headlining this fundraiser for diabetes research are rockers Kim Mitchell, Kenny Shields and Streetheart, and Prism.
UNDER THEIR THUMB – Kenny Shields and Streetheart also made Canadian rock history with their cover of the Rolling Stones Under My Thumb and never looked back.
SPACESHIP SUPERSTAR – Although Prism also has not released an album since 2008, their pumped up pop rock brought them international fame when their song Spaceship Superstar was chosen as a wakeup call for the Space Shuttle Discovery.
Tickets available for Rock’n August concert
Rock'n August winds up for 2014 with a special rock-out concert on Friday, Aug. 15 at Servus Credit Union Place.
Headlining this fundraiser for diabetes research are rockers Kim Mitchell, Kenny Shields and Streetheart, and Prism.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Akimbo Alogo, Mitchell's first full-length solo recording post Max Webster. The record introduced Mitchell's big, bold guitar driven sounds in Go For Soda and All We Are.
Akimbo Alogo went platinum and launched Mitchell's solo career, one that remains vibrant and vital to many fans.
Kenny Shields and Streetheart also made Canadian rock history with their cover of the Rolling Stones Under My Thumb and never looked back.
Producing a solid catalogue of songs including Action, Hollywood, Teenage Rage and Tin Soldier they released a two-CD anthology of their songs in 2008 and continue to remain a much-in-demand band on the prairie circuit.
Although Prism also has not released an album since 2008, their pumped up pop rock brought them international fame when their song Spaceship Superstar was chosen as a wakeup call for the space shuttle Discovery.
Together these three bands would are performing at the benefit concert to raise financing for two research fellowships targeted at Type 1 diabetes.
If chamber music is your speed, check out the second annual C'mon Festival taking place Aug 19 to 21 at St. Faith and St. Stephen the Martyr Church in the Alberta Avenue neighbourhood.
The showcase presents River Music, a showcase of melodies inspired from moving bodies of water. Spanning more than three centuries, this eclectic program salutes the music of Heinrich Biber, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss Jr., George Gershwin and Duke Ellington.
Returning from last year are Aaron Au (violin-viola), Janice Quinn (bass), John Mahon (clarinet), Matthew Howatt (bassoon), Brian Sand (trumpet), Kathryn Macintosh (trombone) and Brian Thurgood (percussion).
Joining the sextet is Michael Kurschat (baritone), Jeremy Spurgeon (piano), Virginie Gagne (violin) and Julie Amundson (cello).
Single tickets are $20/adults; $15/students, seniors. Passes are $45. Call 780-420-1757 or purchase online at tixonthesquare.ca.
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