Music & Arts news from Southern New Brunswick

Month: April 2012

Saint John Music Poll Winners Announced!

Music Poll PosterCongratulations to the winners of the fifth annual Best of Music Saint John Poll:

Best Female Artist
Babette Hayward

Best Male Artist
Adam Mowery

Best Group
Penny Blacks

Best New Artist/Group
Little You, Little Me

Best Album
Penny Blacks – Harbour

Best Song
Adam Washburn – Dead Of Winter

Artist Most Likely To Make It Big
December Fall Out

Best DJ
Jud Crandall

Best Musician
Adam Kierstead

Best Venue
Peppers Pub

Best Show
Penny Blacks CD Release – Water Street Dinner Theatre, November 10

Best Radio Program
Smashed! Blocked! (Local 107.3FM)

Best Video
Adam Washburn – Dead of Winter

Best Fan
Dave Snyder

Best Album Artwork
Penny Blacks – Harbour

Best Record Store
Backstreet Records

Big thanks to Picaroon’s Traditional Ales, Printing Plus, Local 107.3FM, and for sponsoring the event, and a special shout out to the Water Street Dinner Theatre for hosting the awards.

I would also like to thank Anthony Enman, Jud Crandall, Sean Boyer, Dave Boyer, Adam Kierstead, Clinton Charlton, Little You, Little Me, Adam Washburn, December Fall Out, Reagan’s Rayguns, and everyone that presented awards last night. You helped make the show a huge success, and I can’t wait to do it again next year!





This Weekend: Rose Cousins & the SJMPA

Head over to Backstreet Records to pick up your advanced ticket for Rose Cousins at the Interaction School of Performing Arts tomorrow evening. This ECMA honored folk-pop solo artist will play following local beauty Babette Hayward in support of the new album “We Have Made a Spark”. The album was released February 28th following an intimate recording in a tiny island cabin off the coast of New Hampshire. Showtime is 8:00 PM with doors at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary Theatre. Advanced tickets are 25$ and 30$ at the door.

You can also catch MC Fraction & the Juno nominated Fresh Kils with Napz Meka, and Something Good at Peppers Pub on Friday night. MC Fraction appeared on CBC’s “Dragon’s Den” to promote an educational LP. Music begins approximately 11:00 PM and cover is 6$.

Last but not least: just a reminder that Saturday evening is the 5th annual Saint John Music Poll Awards gala. This event is hosted by GC’s own Chuck “Redheads Do So Have a Soul” Teed and CFMH’s Anthony “Nick Cameron Is Not My Girlfriend” Enman. The gala will feature performances by December Fall Out, Little You, Little Me, Adam Washburn, Reagan’s Rayguns, and more. Be there or be square at the Water Street Dinner Theatre, 9:00 PM. Space is limited so arrive on time to celebrate the Saint John indie music scene’s best and brightest. Sponsored by Picaroons Traditional Ales, Printing Plus, Local 107.3FM, BBQ Records, and as always,

Mark's Review Corner

A Quick Greeting
By Mark Carpenter
April 24,  2012


Hello everyone; ok, apologies again in order. I’ve become much busier with my day job(s) then I expected in recent weeks, so another huge delay on the latest column. I hope to churn ’em out a little more quickly going forward. Next week, Part 1 of 2 on Penny Blacks. The week after, Part 2. The week after that, a review of a new CD by a certain elderly Canadian legend. Again, Please send me your music, or music you think I’ll find interesting. Here’s my contact info: Cheers!

Saint John Music Poll Updates

Music Poll Poster We’re a mere two weeks away from the fifth annual Saint John Music Poll Gala, so I figured I should share a few more details.

What: Saint John Music Poll Gala

Where: Water Street Dinner Theatre

When: April 28, 9PM (show starts at 10PM sharp)

Who: Performances by December Fall Out, Little You, Little Me, Adam Washburn, Reagan’s Rayguns, and more! Hosted by Chuck Teed and Anthony Enman.

Why: For fun, that’s why!

We’re going to be rolling out more information as we get closer to the event, so please check back next week for addditional details! It’s going to be a lot of fun!

Special thanks to our sponsors and partners: Picaroons Traditional Ales,, Printing Plus, Local 107.3FM, and BBQ Records



Top 15 Records (January – March 2012) on Local 107.3fm

Here are the top 15 records receiving airplay on Local 107.3fm in the first quarter of 2012 as influenced by your requests and the plays of our fantastic volunteer DJs. We hope you’ve been enjoying these excellent new releases by some amazing Canadian artists.

1. Adam Mowery – St. Joseph’s Mechanical Penthouse
2. Rae Spoon – I Can’t Keep All Of Our Secrets
3. Mike O’Neill – Wild Lines
4. Cousins – The Palm At The End Of The Mind
5. Penny Blacks – Harbour
6. Baby Eagle & The Proud Mothers – Bone Soldiers
7. Honheehonhee – Shouts
8. Cannon. Bros – Firecracker/Cloudglow
9. Girls Would Kill – Bloodshed
10. Owen Gilbride – Trax
11. B.A. Johnston – Hi Dudes
12. Bad Vibrations – Black Train
13. Sandro Perri – Impossible Spaces
14. Miesha & The Spanks / The Sphinxs – Split
15. Long Weekends – Don’t Reach Out