Corb Lund, Ian Tyson and the ESO: One of the most memorable shows of ’18 was this pair of thoughtful country troubadours at the Jube, and here they advance the formula of cowboy-poet mentor and mentee with the addition of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Amid stories, indie-country hits and old favourites, Tyson and Lund bring a legitimate friendship and mutual love to the Winspear, which is at its absolute sonic best for this type of woody acoustic performance. Outsider politicians may claim Alberta is all about the oil, but the true soul of this province lies in its agrarian beauty, and Tyson and Lund are two of our most successful poetic myth shapers.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at Winspear Centre (4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.), sold out — but check outside the doors
Trace Italian, Bridal Party, Pleasurecraft: Edmonton psych-pop band Trace Italian blends experiments with noise, instrumentation, and form with classic ’60s hooks and song craft. Led by songwriter and producer Sean Newton, the band features a rotating cast of musicians that contribute to recordings and live shows. The resulting music is a kaleidoscopic melding of ’60s baroque-pop, ’70s power-pop, and ’90s indie-rock. Bridal Party, from Victoria, meanwhile, marries soul with indie-pop, adding an extra touch of sweetness to this super-awesome Whyte Avenue venue full of secret Garfield drawings.
Details: 8 p.m. at The Sewing Machine Factory (9562 82 Ave.), $15 at the alley door
Aquarela (2019): Captured at a rare 96 frames per second, filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky made a film that’s a visceral wake-up call that humans are no match for the sheer force and capricious will of Earth’s most precious element. From the precarious frozen waters of Russia’s Lake Baikal to Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma to Venezuela’s mighty Angel Falls, water is Aquarela’s main character. Bring a towel, and be afraid.
Details: 7 p.m. at Metro Cinema (8712 109 St.), $13 at metrocinema.org