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.
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
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
Who played there? Exene Cervenka, Disciples of Power, Dream Warriors, Nirvana, NoMeansNo, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Shonen Knife, Upchuck
Who played there? Geoff Berner, Headstones, Greg Keelor, Carolyn Mark, Margo & the Nuclear So & So's, The Pursuit of Happiness, The Sheepdogs, The Uncas
Who played there? Art Bergman, Gob, Hookahman, Maximum RNR, Molly's Reach, Nickelback, Propagandhi, UK Subs, Wednesday Night Heroes, The Wolfnote
Who played there? Bad Brains, The Mahones, Murder By Death, James T Kirks, Pointed Sticks, Michael Rault, The Supersuckers, Whitey Houston, The Von Zippers
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