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Not Enough Fest Edmonton 2016! Line-Up Schedule

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Are you as stoked as we are to experience the endless amounts of amazing talent in less than 5 days?
We’ve finalized the line-up! Check out the final schedule for the Fest!!!!! posted to the Facebook event.

20 BRAND NEW bands and projects will be playing their first show this weekend at Not Enough Fest Edmonton 2016!

WOW. It’s finally here!!!

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NEF 2016 Indiegogo Campaign!


Over the past six months, we’ve been working with generous volunteers to provide support for our musicians, such as practice space, instruments, workshops, skillshares, showcase events and more, all leading up to the festival on May 21st and 22nd. We are super excited for the fest and already have about 10 brand new bands signed up to play! (details and line-up to be posted soon!)
We are grateful for all the support we have received from organizations such as APIRG, Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, Ritchie Community League, and Blackbox Studios well as the volunteers who have helped endlessly with providing food, creating amazing posters for events, photographing and filming our events. Without their support, this could not be happening. We are now looking to you to help us continue this important work!
If you can afford to help, we would greatly appreciate a donation to help us with the final festival! We are also looking for volunteers and *shares* to get this campaign off the ground.
Check out our Indiegogo campaign and the short video we filmed starring some of your favorite NEF organizers!



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Scream Workshop Facilitator Profile: Nicole Boychuk


Nicole is the founding member of local Edmonton band, I Hate Sex.
I Hate Sex was formed in December 2014, after being empowered through the existence of NEF. IHS played their first show February 2015, and since then have released 3 tapes, toured western Canada, opened for Pissed Jeans at Sled Island Music Festival, and have their debut EP, Circle Thinking, scheduled for release on vinyl for spring 2016.
Nicole is an advocate for the arts, and is in her last semester of university taking Arts and Cultural Management. She is a fan of horror films, fancy bookstores, and breakfast.

We are so excited to have Nicole lead the Scream Workshop today from 2:20-4pm!! See you there!

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Noise Facilitator Profile: Nicole McDonal



Nicole McDonal

Nicole McDonal started playing music at the tender age of 14 when she was gifted a bass and joined band class halfway through the school year. After being asked by the teacher if nicole knew how to play, she responded with a “HELL YEAH!!!!”. She lied, Nicole didn’t know how to play bass so she secluded herself to her bedroom for the entire night and self taught herself the basics of bass without knowing a single note of theory. The next day in band class, she managed to successfully pluck through Stand by Me, which is probably one of the most recognizable bass riffs in rock ‘n roll history.

Soon after, nicole joined her best friend’s cousin’s band as their bass player. She was the youngest of the band members and once again taught herself the night before their big show at their high school battle of the bands where she blew everyone away with her bass skills! Their band went on to record two albums and went on to play many shows over a period of 2 years.

Fast forward to the summer of 2014, when nicole was gifted a children’s toy and decided to start making noise and taking up space. She found out about not enough fest through friends and that’s when Little Tits was formed. Her love for drum machines and noise reached unproportional heights after finding a Yamaha RX5 on kijiji. Little Tits disbanded after nicole’s instrument sadly bit the electronic dust however, in the silver lining of events, Quantize (, nicole’s current noise project was born.

Nicole has since joined the Not Enough Fest organizers and has been instrumental in helping propel q/t/w musicians to new heights in the edmonton music scene as her promo mom/floret duet encourages the use of the Chart!!!

We are so stoked to have such an amazingly talented and gracious human being and friend co-facilitate the noise workshop on sunday!!!!

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Noise + Scream Workshop on April 3rd!

Have ya’ll RSVP’d to our Noise + Scream Workshop coming up this Sunday April 3rd at Harcourt House?! We have some amazing facilitators lined up to teach you all about making lots of NOISE and learning how to SCREEAAAM!

~Facilitator Profile~

Devon Beggs

Devon Beggs was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1983. Beggs works predominantly with textiles and fibres, but also incorporates sound, video, performance and installation into his practice. Beggs completed an MFA at Concordia University in Montreal in 2011 and currently lives and works in Edmonton. He has exhibited his work in Montreal at Parisian Laundry and Art Mur, in Vancouver at Gallery Atsui, and was recently included in the Future Station: 2015 Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

We are so stoked to have Devon share his knowledge and talents with us on Sunday!


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Save the Date! May 21-22, 2016


Local artist Jill Stanton has created yet another masterpiece for Not Enough Fest! ❤



~Save the date for Not Enough Fest Edmonton 2016!~

Not Enough Fest Edmonton is here for a second year! We have expanded this year’s all ages festival to encompass two days from May 21-22, 2016 and to showcase music and visual art from new bands and upcoming visual artists who are queer, trans and/or women.

Interested in being in a Not Enough Fest band?
Wanna volunteer? Get at us on Facebook or email us at

Stay tuned for updates on this event and check us out on the internet!

May 21 at 12 PM to May 22 at 10 PM

Ritchie Community League
7727-98 Street, Edmonton, AB

Accessibility details to follow. Times are subject to change.


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Upcoming Not Enough Fest Fundraiser Shows!

Recently the promotion crew of NEF (Nicole and Tanisha) asked Edmonton promoters to throw some fundraising shows for us so we can make NEF 2016 happen for you all.

You will all see a few of these fundraisers popping up in the next few weeks! We have asked these shows avoid booking W/Q/T/NB bands, here a little quote we sent out:

“the possibility of help from promoters like yourselves aiding NEF in fundraising efforts. The ways in which we’ve been discussing amongst our organizers pertain mostly to the idea of having shows put on as fundraisers for our events. An important point that has been brought up is that if any of these shows were to be put on, we would like non-w/q/t bands to be on the bills. We have noticed over the past year that w/q/t bands, many from NEF, have a tendency to be tokenized by largely only being booked for fundraising/benefit shows, therefore often going unpaid. That problem does not arise nearly as frequently for non-w/q/t bands.”

Two fundraisers are coming up next week packed with some incredible artists! We are super excited and thank everyone involved for showing tremendous support for NEF!



Not Enough Fest Fundraiser w/ Jon Mick, Cham, N3K

Jon Mick,
very funny stand-up

proto-punk quartet featuring members from Shukov, More Wine, Maude and Quantize

space cadets

Accent Lounge, 8223 104st

9PM. $10. All proceeds go to Not Enough Fest.



NOT ENOUGH FEST FUNDRAISER w/ Diamond Mind, Gender Poutine, Shukov

diamond mind
melody & melancholy in every bite

gender poutine
effervescent garage pop singalongs

sensual, jangly odes for broken hearts

the almanac (10351 82 Ave)
$10 ~ all proceeds will be donated to not enough fest

doors at 9
music at 10

the almanac is not fully wheelchair accessible but please contact us and we can make arrangements


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Weekend Update! W/Q/T artists performing March 4&5

Weeeeeeekeeeeend update! Here is a list of all the W/T/Q bands/artist playing Edmonton this weekend!

Amy van Keeken is performing dark, atmospheric psych folk tonight at The Almanac.

Jenie Thai, Alex Vissia, and Colleen Brown are playing at The Blue Chair, if a sit-n-chill is your way to unwind on a Friday.

ALL AGES EARLY SHOWWW! New garage punk band Middle School will be playing at The Mercury Room. Doors at 3, bands at 4, so get there early! ($10 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

Another early show? And its free?? Yesssss. Karimah is the soulful R&B infused alter-ego of Ashanti Marshall, who will be playing at 4 PM at Filthy’s.

Garage rock/psych locals The Betrayers are playing at The Almanac, along with the Vancouver power pop band, Low Levels.

NEF’s own Labour is playing a fundraiser for The Aviary at Studio 96, along with funk/R&B band Mercy Funk.

ImagiNation Miscellany is a music, spoken word, visual art, and dance showcase that aims to protect the integrity of Edmonton’s artistic community, build respectful relationships with all, and to foster the creative in all of us. They’re having an all ages showcase and open mic at Naked Cyber Cafe.

If we’ve missed any shows this weekend, let us know! We’d love to help you promote ’em. See you this weekend!

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NEF Presents: Meet Your Band Mixer Part II + Confidence Building!


HEY! We’re hosting another mixer!!! Do you wanna start a band and play NEF 2016 but haven’t figured it out just yet?! Come to this so we can help you!

Have you ever wanted to make music or be in a band but felt excluded or unable to?
Not Enough Fest Edmonton will be an all-ages festival in the Spring of 2016 of all-new bands, to support more queer people, trans folks and women getting involved in music. Do you think you might be interested in getting involved?

Come join us next Saturday afternoon at Harcourt House and meet some new pals and potential band mates! We also have a few fun-filled activities planned to get your confidence boosted and build up your excitement to play NEF in May!

This is a free, all-ages event in a physically accessible venue.

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NEF has started a Weekend Update of events comprised of women/queer/trans bands/artists playing around Edmonton! If you know of any shows that you want us to promote, please email prior to Noon every Thursday and we’ll add it to the Weekend Update!

Now let’s get on with the show(s)!


not enough fests own Labour will be playing at bohemia!

head over to Filthys for the SAMU music showcase, this is a totally stacked bill full of seriously skilled musicians from MacEwan!!

check out Weird Year and Demise at The Local Omnivore Inc., this hardcore show is all ages!! and oooo we LOVE all ages


The Mercury Room is hosting an All Ages Matinee show! Nicole from I Hate Sex will be filling in for Cold Lung’s Justin on vocals. First band is on at 4:20pm don’t be late!

This amazingly stacked bill of artistic perfect humans is exactly what you’ll need on a sat night! Cayley Thomas Billie Zizi and the multi-talented Jill Pollock who will be playing AND selling art ❤

also on sat you can chek out Thick Lines first performance at the Almanac with Kylie on bass!

Saturday afternoon Empress will have a Free Show! with Carolyn Mark!

check out Hood Joplin DJing at brittanys Lounge and stick around for a night of hip hop!

That’s all for now everyone! Have a great weekend! ❤ NEF