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City landscapes are littered with fallen music venues of every shape and size. Some old buildings still stand tall, bricks cracking, paint peeling more with every year, while others are marked only by the condos that cover their graves. Dead Venues explores the history of several of Edmonton’s shuttered venues and the communities that grew and evolved around them.

Dead Venues was produced by NTT Films, a production company founded by Mike Siek and Eden Munro. With a background in multimedia journalism, Mike and Eden are focused on documenting culture and providing context on various topics using film, photography and sound.

INTRO
AMBO
The Ambassador Hotel was located just off Jasper Avenue, with the bar located at the bottom of the stairwell leading into the hotel's basement. Once a blues club, the Ambo shifted towards punk and metal in the '80s.

Who played there? Annihilator, Dayglo Abortions, Doughboys, DRI, The Forgotten Rebels, Idyl Tea, Jawbreaker, Jr Gone Wild, The Melvins, The Smalls, SNFU, Upchuck, Urge Overkill
SIDETRACK
The Sidetrack Café built a reputation as one of Canada's premiere live-music venues. For much of its life the club was known as a place for folk and roots, but it also saw many rock and punk shows within its walls.

Who played there? Elliott Brood, Emm Gryner, The Frosted Tipz, Heavy Trash, Corb Lund, Mad Bomber Society, The Rheostatics, The Sadies, Chad VanGaalen, The Weakerthans
BRONX & THE REV
The Salvation Army Citadel downtown later became the original home of Edmonton's Citadel Theatre before the founding of the Bronx. The club later shifted from a dark underground vibe to rock and dance and was rechristened the Rev. Today the Starlite Room and Brixx Bar & Grill remain in that space.

Who played there? Exene Cervenka, Disciples of Power, Dream Warriors, Nirvana, NoMeansNo, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Shonen Knife, Upchuck
POWER PLANT
The Power Plant was appropriately located in the old power plant on the University of Alberta campus.

Who played there? Geoff Berner, Headstones, Greg Keelor, Carolyn Mark, Margo & the Nuclear So & So's, The Pursuit of Happiness, The Sheepdogs, The Uncas
REBAR & STARS
Rebar was a fixture on Whyte Ave in the '90s, later becoming Stars in the next decade. The Pawn Shop kept that space alive as a live music venue until it was also closed not long after Dead Venues was completed.

Who played there? Art Bergman, Gob, Hookahman, Maximum RNR, Molly's Reach, Nickelback, Propagandhi, UK Subs, Wednesday Night Heroes, The Wolfnote
NEW CITY
New City was a family-owned club that was much loved in three very different locations, travelling from the edge of downtown to a larger space on Jasper Avenue and finally back to a smaller location just off Whyte Avenue.

Who played there? Bad Brains, The Mahones, Murder By Death, James T Kirks, Pointed Sticks, Michael Rault, The Supersuckers, Whitey Houston, The Von Zippers
OUTRO

The Northern Sessions is a live performance video series based in Edmonton, AB. The project was started in winter 2015 by Nathan Beck, Daelan Wood, and Pablo Herrera, in an effort to provide professional, meaningful content and a platform for Edmonton based musicians to help promote their music.
See the entire Northern Sessions collection at nothernsessions.com

Demi Marriner - Cold Coffee
Demi Marriner - Gone
The Hearts - Sunshine
The Hearts - Gold
Ayla Brook and The Sound Men - Breakup Song
Ayla Brook & The Sound Men
Ayla Brook and The Sound Men - Wasting Time
Ayla Brook & The Sound Men
Nature Of - Bottom Line
Nature Of - Almost There
Josh Sahunta - Take All I Am
Josh Sahunta - Dissonance
Written & Performed by Josh Sahunta, accompanied by Amanda Gendron
Sister Ray - 3:10
Sister Ray - 3:52
USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) - Who's With Me
USS
USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) - Yin Yang
USS
Jonathan Roy - Good Things
Performed by Jonathan Roy
Jonathan Roy - Loving You (Paolo Nutini Cover)
Performed by Jonathan Roy
Jesse and the Dandelions - Give Up The Gold
Written & Performed by Jesse & The Dandelions
Jesse and the Dandelions - Thunder And Rain
Written & Performed by Jesse & The Dandelions
Conor Coughlan - The Affair
Conor Coughlan - Please Don't Go
Arlo Maverick - Holdin' Me Down
Written by Arlo Maverick
Carter & the Capitals - Take You For a Ride
Carter & the Capitals - Get Down
Luca Fogale - Gloria
Luca Fogale - Always Going to Want You
Rosalind - Dancing With Calamity
Rosalind - Makers Flaws
100 Mile House - Against The Grain
100 Mile House - Go Take Me
Benjamin Longman - Grass
Benjamin Longman - Uncountable
Mariel Buckley - Driving in the Dark
Billie Zizi - Face In Her Hands
Billie Zizi - Your Heart
Tanner James - Quit fucking around and be a Christian
Tanner James - Sweet Charlotte
The Silkstones - Better Half
The Silkstones - Her (Blue Dress)
Folk Road Show - Fernando
Folk Road Show - Tourist Eyes
Sam Weber - Anybodys'
Sam Weber - What's the Matter
Vissia - Mountaineer
Vissia - Whiskey Walk
Lusitania Lights - Statues
Lusitania Lights - Jenny
Kirsten Ludwig - Cinnamon
Kirsten Ludwig - We Get It Now
Brother Octopus - Cheetah On Drugs
Brother Octopus - Stick Up
Layten Kramer - Time is Here to Stay
Layten Kramer - Sea of Glass
Ariana Brophy - Sweet Things
Written & Performed by Ariana Brophy, Accompanied by Eva Foote
Ariana Brophy - Say Goodbye
Ariana Brophy - Interview
Jordan Norman & The Wisdom Teeth - Lip Bomb
Jordan Norman & The Wisdom Teeth - Tim Burton
Jordan Norman & The Wisdom Teeth - Interview
Labradoodle - Space Vampires
Labradoodle - Earnest Borgnine
Joe Nolan & The Dogs - Penny Lane
Joe Nolan & The Dogs - Loose Change
The Northbank Stranglers - Lonely's Only Prayer
The Northbank Stranglers - I Am The Breeze
The Velveteins - The Velveteins - Monica Louise
The Velveteins - The Velveteins - Daydreams
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald - I Wanna Make It With You
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald - This Isn't It
Kimberley MacGregor - Go
Kimberley MacGregor - Be There
Kimberley MacGregor - Interview
Altameda - Queen of The Street
Altameda - Borrowed Suit Second Hand Dress
Ken Stead - I'm Gonna Love You Anyway
Ken Stead - Born To Be Free
KEVLA - Disclosure
Towers and Trees - West Coast Man
Towers and Trees - Alberta Bound
Post Script - Lay Low
Post Script - If Not For You
Lucas Chaisson - I Will Always Be With You
Written by Lucas Chaisson
Performed by Lucas Chaisson and Andrea Vissia
Lucas Chaisson - Stories
Written by Lucas Chaisson
Performed by Lucas Chaisson and Andrea Vissia
Abra King - Honky Tonk Angel
Abra King - Little Italy
Krystle Dos Santos - Cry Me A River (Justin Timberlake Cover)
Written by Timbaland, Scott Storch & Justin Timberlake
Performed by Krystal Dos Santos
Accompanied by Kevin Brereton & Alieda Sekulich
Krystle Dos Santos - Feed My Soul
Written & Performed by Krystal Dos Santos
Accompanied by Kevin Brereton & Alieda Sekulich
Jenie Thai - Dreamers and Lovers
Written & Performed by Jenie Thai
Accompanied by Justine Vandergrift and Alex Vissia
Jenie Thai - Who's That Girl
Written & Performed by Jenie Thai
Accompanied by Justine Vandergrift and Alex Vissia
Waves Upon Us - Black Widow
Waves Upon Us - Blue Moon
Sierra Jamerson - Back to Body
Written & Performed by Sierra Jamerson and Medge Mathurin.
Accompanied by Aretha Tillotson
Tropic Harbour - Colour
Tropic Harbour - Stay Awake
North of Here - Don't Look Above
North of Here - Ashen Canyon
Trevor McNeely - If You Don't Sleep Tonight
Written & Performed by Trevor McNeely
Accompanied by Aleisha Vissia & Smokey Fennell
Trevor McNeely - Your Voice
Written & Performed by Trevor McNeely
Accompanied by Aleisha Vissia & Smokey Fennell
Our Good Wolf - Like The Sea
Our Good Wolf - New Years Eve
Men of Motown - I Want Some More
Written by Colin Brereton
Performed by Men of Motown
Men of Motown - What's Going On/Mercy Mercy Me
Written by Marvin Gaye
Performed by Men of Motown
You Are An Explorer - Acquiescence, Pt. I
You Are An Explorer - Acquiescence, Pt. II
Owls By Nature - Light Little Sleeper
Owls By Nature - Brother
Lindsey Walker - Falling Tree
Written & Performed by Lindsey Walker
Accompanied by: Matt King
Lindsey Walker - Falling in Your Light
Written & Performed by Lindsey Walker
Accompanied by: Matt King
Justine Vandergrift - Sailor
Written & Performed by Justine Vandergrift
Accompanied by: Stefan Kijek, Geoffrey O'Brien, Harry Gregg, Smokey Fennel, Eva Foote, Celeigh Cardinal, Erin Kay, Laurel-Lee MacLure, Jay Gilday, Mohsin Zaman, Lucas Chaisson.
Justine Vandergrift - Nothing Like The Rain
Written & Performed by Justine Vandergrift
Accompanied by: Stefan Kijek, Geoffrey O'Brien, Harry Gregg, Smokey Fennel
Justine Vandergrift - Demons Of Desire
Written & Performed by Justine Vandergrift
Accompanied by: Smokey Fennel
Braden Gates - It Was Dark When We First Kissed
Braden Gates - My Sister Fell In Love
Mohsin Zaman - Life is a Journey
Written & Performed by Mohsin Zaman
Accompanied by Eva Foote and Tanner Onciul
Mohsin Zaman - Oh Muddy Water
Written & Performed by Mohsin Zaman
Accompanied by Eva Foote and Tanner Onciul
Erin Kay - You are the Moon
Written & Performed by Erin Kay
Accompanied by Eva Foote and Ken Stead
Erin Kay - The Right Direction
Written & Performed by Erin Kay
Accompanied by Ken Stead
Mayday and the BeatCreeps - Rock Bottom
Mayday and the BeatCreeps - Keep your cool
Nature Of - Lucy
Nature Of - Winter Winter
Ella Coyes + Jasper Smith - Sweet Grass
Written & Performed by Ella Coyes Featuring Jasper Smith
Ella Coyes + Jasper Smith - Cold Coffee Song
Written & Performed by Ella Coyes Featuring Jasper Smith
Tyler Butler - Bury Me In the Garden
Tyler Butler - Sparrow
Eva Foote - Passing Through
Written & Performed by Eva Foote
Featuring Justine Vandergrift & Sydney Leard
Eva Foote - Angel From Montgomery (by John Prine)
Written John Prine
Performed by Eva Foote
Featuring Justine Vandergrift & Sydney Leard
Eva Foote - Something I Know
Colin Close - Three In The Morning
Colin Close - Honky Tonk Man
Colin Close - Her 1960s Dress