Music & Arts news from Southern New Brunswick

Month: September 2011

Giraffecycle Picks of the Week – September 29

Kelly Marino’s Pick – Third Space Gallery presents “Signals”
Le Faubourg – September 29, 7PM

Update: I had mistakenly identified “Signals” as the title of Sophie’s performance. It is in fact a series of works presented by Third Space throughout this fall and winter.

Third Space has moved on from their temporary home in Market Square. As part of Third Space’s “Signals”, Sophie Castonguay will perform at Le Faubourg, 125 Prince William Street between 7 and 8 PM this evening. Castonguay will present two performance pieces : « Je te donne ma parole » and « Tu m’enlèves les mots de la bouche ». The latter will ask the audience to read aloud sections of text in coordination with Sophie’s performance.

From Third Space’s website: “Sophie Castonguay has exhibited across Quebec and Ontario, as well as in Europe. Her work forms a commentary the nature of the audience and its role in performances, and often involves technology and new media.”

This is a bilingual performance by the Montreal based artist. An artist talk will take place Saturday October 1st at the Saint John Free Public Library from 2 to 3 PM.

Tiers-Espace présente « Signals »

Tiers-Espace a demenagé de leur espace temporaire à Market Square. La série « Signals » de Tiers-Espace commence avec une performance par Sophie Castonguay au Faubourg, 125 rue Prince William, le 19h à 20h ce soir. Castonguay présentera deux presentations, soit « Je te donne ma parole » et « Tu m’enlèves les mots de la bouche ». Ce dernier demandera aux spectateurs de faire la lecture d’extraits de textes dictant ainsi la présentation de Sophie.

Du site-web de Tiers-Espace : « Sophie Castonguay a exposé son travail à travers le Québec et l’Ontario ainsi qu’en Europe. Elle utilise fréquemment les nouveaux médias et nouvelles technologies et remet en perspective le rôle et la nature de l’audience dans le médium de la performance. »

Cette présentation par l’artiste montréalaise sera bilingue. L’artiste donnera une conférence le samedi 1er octobre, de 14h à 15h, à la Saint John Free Public Library.


Chuck Teed’s Pick – Rocky Horror Picture Show
Imperial Theatre – September 29 & 30, 8PM
October 1, 2PM and 8PM


I’ve yet to be disappointed with a Saint John Theatre Company performance, so I’m setting my sets high for this one. Best known as a 1975 classic cult film starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon (and let’s not forget Meat Loaf’s brilliant performance), director Stephen Tobias brings it back to stage for a four night run in Saint John. If this comes close to capturing the spirit of the film, audiences should be in for a treat. Of course, audience participation will play a large role in the show’s fun factor, and with this in mind, awards will be given out each night for best costume.

Local 107.3fm Top 30 For the Week Ending: Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Here are the latest Local 107.3fm charts for the week ending Tuesday, September 27, 2011. Tune in next week to the Local 107.3fm Top 30 live on Tuesday mornings from 8-10am to hear selections from this week’s charts.

1 The Pack A.D. Unpersons
2 Dog Day Deformer
3 Slim Moore & The Mar-Kays Introducing
4 One Hundred Dollars Songs of Man
5 Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks Mirror Traffic
6 The Sweet Lowdown The Sweet Lowdown
7 Male Bonding Endless Now
8 Matthew Barber Matthew Barber
9 Horrible Crowes Elsie
10 Led Bib Bring Your Own
11 Cousins Secret Weapon 7-inch
12 The Weather Station All Of It Was Mine
13 Rebekah Higgs Odd Fellowship
14 St. Vincent Strange Mercy
15 Metronomy The English Riviera
16 Whitehorse Whitehorse
17 Elements of Jazz Elements of Jazz
18 Joe Silva Uncorrected EP
19 Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost
20 Cymbals Eat Guitars Lenses Alien
21 Black Lips Arabia Mountain
22 The You Are Minez Having Your Heart Broken Means Once Having Had Somebody To Love
23 Northcote Gather No Dust
24 Purple Hill Bring On The Macho
25 Dom Family Of Love
26 Extra Happy Ghost !!! Modern Horses
27 The Horrors Skying
28 Deep Dark Woods The Place I Left Behind
29 Unknown Mortal Orchestra Unknown Mortal Orchestra
30 Shooting Guns Born To Deal In Magic 1952-1976

New Music at Local 107.3fm – Sept 27 2011

Wondering what new tunes our DJs readily have their hands on? Below is a list of the latest selections added into rotation at Local 107.3fm. Call 648-5925 when a DJ is taking requests to hear anything from these albums.

Ria Mae – Under Your Skin
Gabrielle Papillon – The Currency of Poetry
Purple Hill – Bring On The Macho
Dan Mangan – Oh Fortune
Nordic Nomadic – Worldwide Skyline
Deloro – Deloro
The Horrible Crowes – Elsie
Boogie Patrol – I Try And I Try And I Don’t Know What To Do…The Plan Was Set Some Time Ago, And We Must Follow Through
St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
Jesse Dee & Jacquie B – Our Ghosts Will Fill These Walls
Danielle Duval – Of The Valley
Flight Distance – Bad Information
Omar Linx – City of Ommz

Giraffecycle Picks Of The Week!

Kelly Marino’s Pick – Like A Motorcycle, Tune In Tokyo, The Real Great Scott
Fish & Brew Pub, September 23

The much anticipated return of ex-Johner Jillian Comeau happens this Friday at the Fish & Brew. I kid, but her band Like A Motorcycle will be playing along with Tune in Tokyo, and the Real Great Scott. Although the lower west side is foreign to many local music supporters, this venue has so far been a successful host to your grittier friends. Halifax’s Like A Motorcycle is on a mini N.B tour including Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John.  Showtime is 9PM, 10$ at the door.


Chuck Teed’s Pick – Harvesting The Arts
King Square, September 24

Seems like most of the Saint John music community will be in King’s Square this Saturday for Harvesting The Arts. I cannot find an official music line up, but I can confirm that Karen Palmer, Clinton Charlton, James Blanchard, Chris Fudge, December Fall Out, Jason Ogden, Mike Biggar, and Jason Robertson will perform over the course of the day. The day starts at 10AM, so go to bed early and catch a full day of great music!

Saint John Music New Brunswick Nominees Announced!

Giraffecycle would like to congratulate the Saint John based Music New Brunswick Award Nominees:

Babette Hayward

Babette Hayward - Nominated for Four Music NB Awards

The Playdates – Anglophone Recording, Emerging Artist, Pop Recording

Dann Downes – Male Recording, Folk Recording

Babette Hayward – Female Recording, SOCAN Songwriter, Emerging Artist, Pop Recording

Mike Biggar – SOCAN Songwriter, Spiritual Recording

Tradition – Enregistrement Country

Chuck Teed – Industry Professional, Educator

Jessica Rhaye – Visual Artist

Saint John Music Poll – Event/Venue/Festival

Vintage Bistro – Event/Venue/Festival

A complete list of nominees can be found here. To vote for your favourite artist and industry professionals, please click here. Winners will be announced at the Music NB Award Ceremony October 16. Best of luck to our nominees!