Music & Arts news from Southern New Brunswick

Month: September 2013

New Music at Local 107.3fm – September 19 2013

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 (506) 648-5925 when a DJ is taking requests to hear anything from these albums.

Billie Dre and the Poor Bos – Garlic Fingers
Craft Singles – Vol 3&4
Crosss – Obsidian
The Sadies – Internal Sounds
Said The Whale – hawaiii
Scrutineer – Appetite IV Destruction IV
Papermaps – Darker Lights
Galaxius Mons – Galaxius Mons
Chevalier Avant Garde – Resurrection Machine
The Darcys – Warring
Miesha & The Spanks – Girls, Like Wolves
The Deep Dark Woods – Jubilee
The Gertrudes – Neighbourhood
Chairs – The Droning of an Insect Wing
Hermetic – Heartbreakology
The Albertans – Dangerous Anything
Chuck Foster – Make It Right
K-Blitz – Radio Blitz V.1
Sultans of String – Symphony!
Hedgerow – Harley Card
Amanda Tosoff – Live At The Cellar
Esther Grey – The Collected Works of
Amity Beach – Bonfire Etiquette
B’snorkestra – Go To Orange
Various Artists – Farewell 274: Winnipeg’s Jazz Community Celebrates Aqua Books
Mid Atlantic – The Great War
Quincy Davis – Songs In The Key of Q
The Cyrillic Typewriter – Custodian
Teekay – Psyychology
Anion – Without Solace

Music NB Nominations and Voting

The nominees are in and both member and public voting are now open! The Prix MNB Awards which will be handed out during a gala on Sunday, October 20, at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John.

Winners of MNB Awards will be selected by MNB members’ vote (50%), a jury vote (25%), and the general public (25%). Voting began online at on Monday, September 16 and ends on Wednesday, October 16 at midnight.

2013 Showcase Programming

Symphony NB, Pascal Lejeune, Jessica Rhaye, Lina Boudreau, Thom Swift, Clinton Charlton, Jinx the Cat, Danger Cat, Verse the Sun, Danny Boudreau are the latest artists and groups to have been added to the already announced list of performers. The public will also have the chance to see the performances of The Playdates, Adam Washburn, Ryan LeBlanc, Andy Brown, Mike Biggar, Shaun Ferguson, Sissy and the Hobos, Fair Trade Commission, Jonah Haché, Lovestorm, In Dreams, The BackYard Devils, Little You Little Me, The Cauldron Project, Scotty and the Stars, Stephanie Mainville, Shaun LeBlanc, Cédric Vieno, John Boulay Blues Quartet, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Joey Robin Haché, Motherhood, Les Païens, Wooden Wives and Jimmy Lingley.


The public can now purchase tickets for the 4th MNB Awards gala through the Imperial Theatre Box-Office at the price of $25. They may also purchase the FAN Pass ($40) which grants access to: Showcases presented at The Sanctuary Theatre, Pepper’s Pub, Taco Pica, le Faubourg and the Export Buyers Showcase presented at the Delta. This pass also grants access to the Post Awards party. Also available, the FESTIVAL Pass ($80) which grants access to all events during Semaine MNB Week 2013 including the Prix MNB Awards Gala. To reach the box-office:


Music/Musique NB is proud to be partnering up with the following organizations, businesses and other funding parters to ensure this year’s Semaine MNB Week’s success: FACTOR, Musicaction, the Province of New Brunswick, the City of Saint John, Enterprise Saint John, Uptown Saint John, The Imperial, 97.3 The Wave and CHSJ Country 94.1, Molson, The Hardman Group, SOCAN, InterAction School of Performing Arts, Association régionale de la communauté francophone de Saint-Jean (ARCf), Pepper’s Pub, Hemmings House, Backstreet Records, Sounds Specialists Inc., Delta Brunswick, In Color, Bell Aliant, Windward Design, Arts Link, Taco Pica, le Faubourg, Long and McQuade, APEM, la SPACQ, la Maine Arts Commission and Sabian.

About Music NB

Music/Musique NB (MNB) is a provincial music industry association that provides a support network for musicians, managers, and businesses that are involved in the creation of music within the province of New Brunswick. MNB is a non-profit bilingual association with ties on regional, provincial, and national levels with government agencies and departments who enable us to lobby, promote our industry, and our artists whenever possible. MNB’s primary responsibility is to represent the interests of its members and foster the New Brunswick music industry. More details at


Directors’ Lifetime Achievement Award – Ken Tobias

Recognizing lifetime achievements with an award is something that was long overdue, according to MNB chairman of the Board of Directors, Richard Hornsby: “New Brunswick has a history of successful composers and musicians that have gone unrecognized. People that have made significant contributions to their art and the development of the industry need to be celebrated and rewarded for their dedication and contributions. It is with this award, we are changing that.”

The first Directors’ Lifetime Achievement Award, Ken Tobias, was born and raised in Saint John, NB, and is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer songwriters with a career that has spanned over four decades. Ken reached national prominence in the 1960’s as a cast performer on the Canadian television series Music Hop and on Singalong Jubilee. Early in his career Ken moved to Los Angeles where his first record, “You’re Not Even Going to the Fair”, was produced by Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers. Everyday throughout North America and Asia the songs of Ken Tobias are heard on Classic Radio. His credits include: nine award winning songs, ten charted songs, five songs documented by SOCAN for over 100,000 radio airplays in Canada and one song with 2-million worldwide sales by various artists in several languages. Now based in his hometown of Saint John, New Brunswick he is also an accomplished visual artist with hundreds of his paintings now hanging in homes in Canada and the United States.

Mr Tobias will receive his lifetime achievement award during the Prix MNB Awards Gala to take place on Sunday, October 20, starting at 8 PM at the Imperial Theatre. Tickets are currently on sale through the Imperial Theatre Box-Office. The evening performers and host will be announced in a future date.


Harvesting the Arts Festival Tenth Anniversary




The tenth anniversary of the festival is being celebrated Saturday, October 19th, 2013. , and welcomes artists from a host of backgrounds and interests to participate in this milestone occasion that brings the city’s arts&culture scene to the forefront.

There are several new aspects to this free festival, expanding upon its annual celebration of art in action and the spectacular harvest season experienced in the region.

A key new element to the festival is the DOORS OPEN concept: welcoming the community and its visitors to witness art in action in a variety of venues and mediums. This allows for the shops and businesses that operate all year round within the BIA to become a part of the vibrancy infused into the Uptown core with the open-air markets.

The OPEN-AIR MARKETS are the roots of the festival. This year, both King’s Square and Loyalist Plaza will be operating in tandem for Harvesting the Arts Festival, featuring artisans and craftspeople from a host of passions and genres.

Further presence at King’s Square is being coordinated as well, for organizations to host a WORKSHOP, DEMONSTRATION, or PERFORMANCE for the public.

The most innovative addition to the heart of the city is with the establishment of FREE WALKING TOURS, being launched Uptown throughout the day’s festivities. Each focuses on a different aspect of the highlights within the City’s Arts&Culture Policy: shop, eat, work, play, live, and create. Various locations will become a feature stop on the tour, and give a taste of the services and flavour of our community’s rich Arts&Culture scene.

Each participating location will receive a pumpkin and poster to put on display, which will signal to the public which venues to visit. “Look for the pumpkins!” directs the public to explore Uptown and step within and bring to the forefront those spaces that form the architectural splendour that is the backdrop of the city. An online map that denotes various locations and schedule of activities will be provided, and an info booth hosted by Fusion Saint John will direct people to the various festivities that can be enjoyed throughout the day.

As the icing on the cake, the event is likewise collaborating with the Music New Brunswick Awards that are being hosted in the city during that period; bringing musicians from across the province to join with the Harvesting the Arts performance roster that features acts from as far away as Winnipeg.

To register as an artisan, food vendor, Doors Open location, workshop or demonstration host, free walking tour stop, or to volunteer for this free event, please complete the online registration form:

Keep your ear to the ground for all the event details to share at,, or contact

Media Inquiries:
Stephany Peterson
Harvesting the Arts; Tenth Anniversary Festival Director
Fusion Arts&Culture Director

Bandwich 2013 – Draw

What do you get when you take a roomful of musicians, put their names in a hat, randomly put them in bands together, and give them 7 days to create music to be performed at the Pub Down Under on October 5th?


This battle of the bands style competition is given a twist with the bands being assembled by random selection. The draw will be held at Callahan’s Pub (2 Princess St.) on Friday, September 27 at 7pm.

We welcome musicians of skill and variety of all levels. Can you clap your hands and make noise? You can take part!