Weird Canada is a volunteer powered Canadian Non-Profit dedicated to encouraging, documenting, and connecting creative expression across Canada, with a focus on marginalized, do-it-yourself and do-it-together arts communities.
Weird Canada has started a distribution network for Canadian independent artists with monies from FACTOR. To celebrate, Weird is hosting free kickoff parties, simultaneously, Canada Wide. In Saint John, the event takes place at Backstreet Recods at 1:30PM. Local artists will have the opportunity to give organizers up to 5 copies of your album to submit to the distro. Please contact organizer Barb Crawford for details. You’ll have a chance to chat with the Exec Director of Weird Canada over a live feed during the event.
AND THERE’S CAKE
The charming Chris Luedecke returns to the Sanctuary Theatre this Friday, February 7th. Old Man Luedecke is a two-time Juno Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and banjo player hailing from Chester, Nova Scotia. His 2012 release, “Tender is the Night” was Juno nominated and selected for “Folk Album of the Year” from Music Nova Scotia. Luedecke has also been part of The Pan-Canadian New Folk Ensemble with Kim Barlow and Christine Fellows.
Tickets are available through e-tix. I would NOT wait for tickets at the door or you may find yourself alone on a cold Germain Street sidewalk, regretting your poor decision making skills.
Doors open at 7PM and showtime is 8PM.