Music & Arts news from Southern New Brunswick

Month: April 2013

Better catch those Justin Rutlege tickets quick!

This show is coming up quickly. What better way to spend a Friday evening than inside the beautiful Sanctuary Theatre?

Toronto’s alt country singer, Justin Rutledge, is renowned across Canada for poetic lyricism and a style accessible to folk and country fans alike. Rutledge has toured North America, Europe and the United Kingdom, sharing the stage with artists like Jim Cuddy, Blue Rodeo, and Dolly Parton. Until the 2013 release of Valleyheart, he was signed with Six Shooter Records, known for releases by Canadian staples Jenn Grant, Amelia Curran, Elliott Brood, Luke Doucet, and more.

Fredericton’s the Olympic Symphonium will kick off the evening. The Olympic Symphonium is the brain child of Grand Theft Bus’s Graeme Walker, who rotates both instrumental and songwriting duties with Nick Cobham and Kyle Cunjak. The annual Shivering Songs festival first began as a way to mark the release of their 2011 album “The City Won’t Have Time to Fight”.

Shivering Songs presents:

Justin Rutledge
The Olympic Symphonium

Friday, April 26th
at The Sanctuary Theatre
Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

$24.99 (including taxes/surcharges) tickets now on sale here.

Local 107.3fm Open Training & Orientation Session

Sunday, May 12 from 12-2pm, Local 107.3fm will be holding an open Orientation & Training Session for new members, and we want to invite YOU to sit in!

This is your opportunity to get the actual lowdown on best practices, community broadcasting policy, using our equipment, and essentially take the very training Local-fm DJs take when starting their own show, taking
place in our facilities in room 235 of the Thomas J Condon Student Centre on the UNBSJ campus.

You learn about Local-fm and how we work, and take a Programming Application home to put pen to paper and brainstorm your own radio program if you are interested in staying on.

And if you like in the meantime, you can even download and play with one of our Programming Applications beforehand and bring it in – you can find it here:

You can also find our current Programming Schedule here, to get a look at the landscape of community radio in Saint John:

So please join us, Sunday, May 12 from 12-2pm, for an open orientation session and your ground floor entrance to community broadcasting!

Best of Saint John Music Poll Now Open!

It’s time for the sixth annual Best of Saint John Music Poll!

From now until May 12 you will be able to vote in up to 14 categories (you must fill out at least eight for the ballot to count). Once the poll closes, we will tabulate the votes and announce the nominees in each category. The winners will be announced this spring at our annual awards show (date and venue TBA)

A couple of other things to keep in mind:

1) Your votes should reflect what happened locally in 2012 (see poll for details). Bottom line – if your favourite artist didn’t do too much in 2012, please consider voting for someone else.

2) You must vote in eight categories for your vote to count. Your vote will not count if:

– You vote in one category and fill the rest of the categories with nonsense.

– You vote for the same band or artist in every category. For example, if I see a band name the in best record store, best fan, or best radio station category, you didn.t properly fill out the ballot. If you don.t have an answer, do a little research. You might discover some new music.

– You vote in less than eight categories.

– You do not click on the confirmation link that will be emailed to you when you click the submit button

3) NO BALLOT STUFFING – one vote per person, not email address!

4) Don’t take this too seriously. This is about having a little fun, and celebrating our wonderful music community.

You can find the poll at Please spread the word!

(Special thanks to the folks at Giraffecycle and Local 107.3FM for their continued support.)