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Month: June 2012

2012 Canada Day Week Celebrations

145 hours of festivities in celebration of our nation’s 145th!

What better way to launch into summer than with a balls to the wall celebration of our country!?  Join us for daily activities running June 20 – July 1; kicking off the regular summer programming on the Boardwalk, infused with Canadian flavours (mmm…. maple bacon fishmeal Boardwalk….)

See the full calendar and details:

www.sjcanadaday.ca

www.facebook.com/sjcanadaday

Market Square Boardwalk

FREEEEE; rain or shine

A could (and have!) talk for days about everything happening on the Boardwalk to celebrate Canada Day Week; here are some music-focused highlights that I think y’all might fancy.

Highlights for the gc’er:

June 22 WTFunk @8pm

June 24 St Jean de Baptiste Open Mic

June 27 Todd’s Musical Petting Zoo – over 50 instruments from around the world wagging for your affection!  You can pick ’em up and play, pluck, strum, bang, smash, blow ’til your heart’s content!  Such fun!

June 29 Community Engagement & Volunteerism Night ft. Little You Little Me, The Migrant Workers, and The Names and Faces

June 30 CANADA DAY COUNTDOWN!!

ft. Mother Mother, Hawksley Workman, Three Sheet, Naked Baron, Tim Chaisson, Christina Martin, Reagan’s Rayguns, Young River, Tupper Ware Remix Party, and DJ Hawk spinning from his nest in the sky!

July 1 HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Fireworks 10:15, ft. Meaghan Smith, Loaded Dice, Liam Titcomb, Katie & I, Green Bank Trio, and more!

Skatepark Competition ft. DJ John Saint

There’s oodles more on the go, jamming the 145 to the rafters!

Looking forward to celebrating Canada Day and welcoming summer!

Cheers,

Steph

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Monday Musings

Just a couple of notes for a sunny Monday morning:

The Somerset Pub is mostly known for its songwriter and jazz nights, but is quickly becoming the place to hear good local music. Tonight they’re playing host to Astral Gunk, Noise Hounds, and Little You, Little Me. Not sure if the small room will be able to handle such big sounds, but I am sure everyone will manage just fine. Cover is six dollars and show starts at 9PM.

 

The East Coast Music Association is looking for a Marketing and Communications Manager. The job is located in Charlottetown, and is responsible for all marketing and communication areas for the association. If you like music, islands, and Anne of Green Gables, this might be the job for you. Click here for more details.

 

Preview from an Expat

Former Happy Medium frontman Alex Thorne no longer lives in Saint John, but he’s still busy making music with local friends. Now living in British Columbia, Thorne spent last summer working on an EPs with former Butterfly Effect/Edge On Spiral frontman Chris Fudge, and plans on releasing the album at some point before the end of the year. You can preview a teaser track from the album below.

 

CD Release Friday!

Two new Saint John CDs hit stores and online today. Here’s the short and skinny and both discs:

David R. Elliot – Sam Hill

Prolific alt. folk songwriter David R. Elliot launches Sam Hill today at noon online, so expect to see a lot of shares on various social media sites over the next few days. He’s celebrating the release live this Saturday with a show at Gallery Connexion, so be sure to check it out. You can preview and purchase the disc at www.davidrelliott.ca, and physical copies will be available at local record stores shortly.

 

 

Chasing Dragons

A hard rockin’ quintet of local stage veterans, Chasing Dragons recently dropped their debut album in local stores. They’re celebrating the release with a concert at the Three Mile tonight (June 8), with special guests Bigg Medicine and Chris Calvin. Doors open at 9:30PM. For a preview of the disc, visit www.chasingdragons.ca.