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VOGUE DOTS release new videos

VOGUE DOTSBabette Hayward is a Saint John staple. Her performance at the 2012 Originals took my breath away. Recently she’s been working on the phenomenal experimental pop music duo VOGUE DOTS with the equally praise-worthy Tynan Dunfeld.

They’ve been touring heavily in eastern Canada. I managed to catch them at Peppers Pub recently and was totally blown away the canvas of dark, dreamy sounds. Below are the videos for their new singles:

 
 
SKINNY THING
 

 

MERCY
 

VISIT VOGUE DOTS ON BAND CAMP

READ THE REVIEW OF ‘TOSKA’ BY THE COAST

READ THE EXCLAIM REVIEW

Events Calendar housekeeping note

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Rebellious Jukebox: Sappystyle

sappystyle Hi GC, I know you thought I was no longer among the living. After some time being dragged down by the proverbial Man, I am back to tell you that The Rebellious Jukebox is serving up some delicious shows for you all week long leading up to Sappyfest.

TUESDAY JULY 29TH
CALLAHAN’S PUB 10 PM 5$
Ketamines, Jay Arner, Little You Little Me

WEDNESDAY JULY 30TH
CALLAHAN’S PUB 9 PM FREE
!earshot 20 SappySpundsystem presents secret guest Underwater Dogs!

THURSDAY JULY 31ST
Pub Down Under 10:30 PM 5$
Ought, Freelove Fenner, Learning

SPONSORED BY LOCAL 107.3

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.