Music & Arts news from Southern New Brunswick

Month: May 2013

Music NB Week Showcases and Award Nominations Now Open

If you are a member in good standing of MNB and you want to present a showcase at the Music NB Week 2013 to be held from October 16 to 20, 2013 in Saint John, now is the time to do it!

A SMNBW2013 showcase gives you the opportunity to perform in front of delegates, presenters and promoters from all over Atlantic Canada and the East Coast of the United States.

To register, simply fill out the form and carefully follow the directions. You have until Thursday, June 27 at midnight to apply.

For the past three years, MNB has highlighted the best of what the NB music industry has to offer with the Prix MNB Awards! Chosen by MNB members as well as a jury and the general public the awards will be presented during a gala event at Saint John’s Imperial Theatre, on Sunday, October 20.

To apply for an award or to nominate someone else, you may click on the link fill out the application form. Only MNB members are eligible for the MNB Awards.

Student Hiring: Marketing Assistant

$10/hr, 8 weeks, 30 hrs/wk
Job Placement: Flexible (Starting between 6/24-7/8)
Application Closing Date: June 17, 2013

Local 107.3fm (CFMH-FM) is seeking a student to work as our MARKETING ASSISTANT for the summer term. Job details would include, but are not limited to, such tasks and responsibilities as:

– Developing marketing and promotional materials using radio, print, online and social media to increase awareness of Local-FM;
– Work with Station Manager and Events Coordinator to assist in revenue generation through advertising & sponsorship campaign development;
– and, develop and promote existing Local-FM events (Community BBQ, Funding Drive, etc.)


– Excellent communicator with strong organizational skills;
– Self-starter and finisher of projects;
– Strong written and verbal communication skills;
– Strong understanding of the role of C/C radio in the community.

This job is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program through Service Canada which aims to provide work experiences for students. All applicants must be young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

All applications should be sent to the attention of Station Manager, Brian Cleveland, at with a resume and cover letter.

Slack Sabbath Vol. 1: 2008-2011 Now Available As "Name Your Price"

Slack Sabbath Vol. 1 features 18 live cuts from the Local 107.3fm vaults, 2009-2011. Slack Sabbath aired Friday afternoons weekly over a three year span, broadcasting bands from all over Southern New Brunswick and even one very special guest from Japan. Initially conceived and executed by Local-fm Programming Director Jud Crandall with a crew of volunteers, Swagger Studios’ Adam Dincorn became involved halfway through Season 2, taking over (and improving upon) production with support of staff and volunteers. Hosted initially by Amanda Ryall and later by Anthony Enman, the compilation includes a track from Ryall’s own show, Port City Talent, a live recording of Adam Mowery (who’s own Slack Sabbath performances never recorded well due to human and technical difficulty).

Now available for as little as $0!

Leo LaFleur Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Saint John songwriter Leo LaFleur is working on his first full-length album Manic Courtly Love (inspired by The Canterbury Tales), and recently launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise funds for the disc. It’s one of the first projects of its kind launched in Saint John – I can’t think of another music related Kickstarter campaign in this region – and pledges currently hover around the 80% mark. That being said, Leo won’t receive a cent unless he reaches his $2500.00 goal, so go take a listen and offer up your support. Your donations will get you anything from a download of the album to a kiss on the lips, so choose your pledge wisely!