For a Good Time, Call…
Written by Lauren Miller and Katie Anne Naylon
Directed by Jamie Travis
Starring Lauren Miller, Ari Graynor, Justin Long and James Wolk
Opens Friday, Aug. 31
Trying to follow in the footsteps of successful female-written and R-rated comedy Bridesmaids, For a Good Time Call… forgoes the regular love story plot and dives into the world of female friendship with raunchy comedy. Starring Ari Graynor and Lauren Miller as college foes who end up rooming together in New York City, the story focuses on their attempts to start a phone sex company for some extra cash. While its description and ridiculous movie poster suggest otherwise, the film opened at Sundance to positive critic reviews, with many loving the female-centric plot line and focus on friendship.
Sunday, Sept. 2 at 11:30 a.m.
Northlands Grounds (7515 - 118 Ave.)
$105.25 at ticketmaster.ca
While folkies get their jollies at Folk Fest and country fans seek satisfaction at Big Valley Jamboree, Edmonton’s alternative rock and indie crowd can look forward to the end-of-summer music festival, Sonic Boom. Now in its third year, the festival is hosted by local radio station Sonic 102.9 FM and features a lineup of big name acts with catchy singles: indie darlings Young the Giant, the ever-catchy Fun. and your junior high favourites, Linkin Park. The show is outdoors, rain or shine, and with Edmonton’s recent explosion of mosquitoes and the summer’s ceaseless rainfall, bug spray and umbrellas will be your best friends as you rock out once more before school starts up
Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m.
Edmonton Events Centre (8882 170 St.)
$37.50 at ticketmaster.ca
Spanning decades and genres with sample-based compositions, mash-up artist Gregg Gillis walks the fine line of copyright laws with his musical act Girl Talk. His experimental DJ style focuses on blending top 40 hits with golden oldies and everything in between. The result is catchy tunes that have Ludacris fans rocking out to Black Sabbath riffs and Simon and Garfunkel devotees unknowingly singing along to Lil Jon. With the law trying to find a way to charge his mash-ups with copyright infringement, you better catch the dubious DJ at Edmonton Event Centre while you can.
With Chairlift and Jonti
Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.
Shaw Conference Centre (9797 101 Ave.)
$70 at ticketmaster.ca
One of the biggest new artists of 2012, Wouter De Backer, also known as Gotye, is hitting Edmonton in all his angst-filled glory. The Belgian-Australian musician, who’s probably most recognizable when painted over in multi-colored triangles, is sure to break out his hit song “Somebody That I Used to Know” for all to weep along. While the song has become one of the most overplayed tunes on the radio, there’s no denying its potential for hilarious parodies and enthusiastic singalongs while you take in the performance.
The remnants of chivalry still linger today, especially in the dating world.