I recently had the chance to sit down and chat with The City Streets, a Canadian band from Edmonton, Alberta, on the night they played Montreal’s Le Barfly. When I called them in the afternoon to confirm our pre-show interview, they happily offered to pick me up in their van, which instantly gave me a pretty good feeling about them. The three members – Rick, Matt and Mark (who I quickly learnt are all vegetarians) – grew up together in Edmonton, but now call Montreal home. Here’s what they had to say about inspiration, cheese, and their latest release, “The Jazz Age.”
Q: How was the music scene in Edmonton when you were growing up?
A: Growing up in Edmonton, we were lucky as there were many different bands to listen to. In Alberta, everyone plays music, so it was very inspirational.