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Owls and Wolves on stage this week

See some Owls and Wolves en route to Alaska on Friday in Red Deer.

Edmonton’s “whiskey-fuelled” folk/rock band Owls by Nature is performing as part of a triple-bill at The Vat, along with the groups Wool on Wolves and Scenic Route to Alaska.

The energetic Owls have been ruffling their feathers and making audiences take notice since forming in 2010. Owls by Nature ­— who are vocalist/guitarist Ian McIntosh, bassist Sean Hamilton and banjo player Cory D. — have begun working on a second album and are on a cross-Canada tour.

Wool on Wolves was formed by five university friends in 2008.

They released the EP Hate is Poor, as well as the debut full-length album Grey Matter, which earned the band favourable comparisons to Wilco, the Band and Ryan Adams.

The CD also garnered Wool on Wolves two Edmonton Music Awards, and a Western Canadian Music Award nomination for Rock Recording of the Year.

Scenic Route to Alaska is made up of Shea Connor (drums, vocals), Murray Wood (bass) and Trevor Mann (guitar, vocals).

Their folk-rock music is “real, raw, and emotion-filled,” standing out as a unique expression in a crowded sea of indie music.

For more information on the 10 p.m. concert, call 403-346-5636.



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