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Local 107.3FM Summer Fundraiser & Silent Auction

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Local 107.3 FM is hosting a Summer Fundraiser and Silent Auction on July 26th, 2014 at Bourbon Quarter (112 Prince William St). The event serves as a fundraiser for our radio station to host the National Campus & Community Radio Conference in June 2015.

The event kicks off at 7pm with musical talents/ poetry by:

Wayne Hansen
Jeff McGrath
Gavin Downes
John Belyea
Megan James
Adam Smith
Emily Fox
Lydia Mainville
Drake Adams
Brandon Kingston
Jenna Albert
…..AND MORE!

Poetry and spoken word will also be featured at the evenings event by local Saint John students, poets and more!

The event will be by donation of $2 or more. Door Prizes and 50/50 will be done as well as a silent auction with items from businesses across the city including:

Nails by Abby
Relish Saint John
Danny’s Mowing
Moosehead
UNB-SRC
Jeff McLennan
Famous Barbershop
Thrive Healing Centre
Courtney Gallery Photography
Theresa Buck – Scentsy Consultant
Bourbon Quarter
Arcade Box
Villa Madonna Retreat House

For more information or if you wish to make a donation or perform for the event please contact jess@cfmh.ca !

Local 107.3FM Music Review: Little You Little Me

Frankie Cankles is back with his thoughts on Little You Little Me’s debut, “What Have You Been Doing With Yer Time?”

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LITTLE YOU LITTLE ME – WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOIN’ WITH YER TIME? (http://lylm.bandcamp.com/)

I admit, the first time I heard this album I was confused. Having seen this band live a few times, I thought of them as fairly heavy. They’re younger than me, so my mind placed them in the “*-core” scene. This record isn’t that. (“What are they doing? The sounds are all wrong..?”)….. Now that it’s sunny out and we’ve both had some time, this record makes perfect sense. The guitars are more fuzzy than crunchy, the drums more roomy than gated/compressed, the fi is on the lo end. For me, the whole thing harkens back to the 1990s glory days when indie still meant rock. There’s a breadth of styles here at the point which we’ll call “where ‘punk’ meets ‘alternative.’” Some fast, some slow, some atmospheric darkness, some concise pop-rock writing of exactly the type for which I am a total sucker. A hint of country, a soupçon of surf. Distorted picking, sick shredding, double-kick. What more do you want? Not all of it works, but most of it does. My reference points for this kind of music are all fairly dated (caught myself thinking “Salmonblaster” at one point), but that’s exactly what I love about it. Braid? Husker Du? Starkicker? I’m sure there’s a ton of ‘em I’m missing. It fits so neatly into my mental continuum that I don’t need a comparison. Is there still a market for this stuff? Somebody sign these guys and get it back on Much. I’m begging you.

 

REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: Your new Wednesday night

Hey babe, your hair's alright Hey babe, let's go out tonight You like me, and I like it all We like dancing and we look divine - David Bowie "Rebel Rebel"

Those songs that first came out
Is the scene, had dropped out
Made music for itself
Made music for itself

DJ Bobby Babylon and friends take over Callahan’s pub in Saint John from 9PM-12AM every wednesday night, alternating live bands with DJ’ed underground music to create the Rebellious Jukebox. Watch the sun go down on a an uptown patio before drifting into Callahan’s at 2 Princess Street to kick up your heels.

This fine Wednesday you can get a bit spun while DJ Bobby spins. Watch the Rebellious Jukebox facebook page for the schedule and special nights celebrating contemporary art, community radio, film, and more. The DJ nights are FREE with drink specials from 9-11 PM.

Ash & Bloom hit the East Coast

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Toronto’s acoustic duo Ash & Bloom will be taking their new album titled Let the Storm Come to an East Coast city near you. The duo comprised of Matt McKenna and James Bloemendal will give your heart a flutter with their acoustic tunes. Reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel and The Shins mashed together, Ash & Bloom will sweep you away with their incredible songwriting and vocal harmonies.

You can preview Let the Storm Come here: http://www.ashandbloom.com/#!music/c1n0f

You can catch Ash & Boom on tour starting Monday June 9th in Fredericton at Roxstone Café -6:00pm, Tuesday, June 10 in Truro @ Champion’s – 8pm, Wednesday, June 11 in Pictou @ Pictou United Church – 7:30, Thursday, June 12 in Halifax @TAZ Records, In-store Appearance, Saturday, June 14 in Moncton @Cafe c’est la Vie – 5:00pm

http://www.ashandbloom.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ashandbloom