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David R. Elliott releases a bit of Sunshine

David R Elliot Taking a Chance on love single

You can’t take the fog city out of the boy. Taking a Chance on Love is the new David R. Elliott single from his forthcoming album Sunshine.

The Halifax-based, Saint John born singer/songwriter’s new single is a 50s dance throwback in his usual under-produced and under-appreciated grunge style. Fellow lo-fi Saint John ex-pat Adam Mowery contributes vocals and bass.

The B side sobers us up with Every Moment . The line, “There are worse things than being alone,” is shouted over anguished riffs, reminiscent of early ought’s indie rock unsuitable for a campus coffeehouse. I love it.
 
 
David hopes to release Sunshine in June with heavy touring Canada wide.
 
 

03/20/2015 – Peppers Pub, Saint John, NB w/ Sun K, Josh Bravener
03/21/2015 – Red Herring, St. Andrews, NB
06/04/2015 – Gus’ Pub, Halifax, NS
06/05/2015 – Taco Pica, Saint John, NB
06/06/2015 – The Capital Complex, Fredericton, NB
06/08/2015 – Plan B Lounge, Moncton, NB
06/09/2015 – TBA, Quebec City, QC
06/11/2015 – TBA, Montreal, QC

 
 

The 7th Annual Keggnog

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Hold the date for the always excellent holiday shindig tradition, Keggnog!

Local 107.3fm holds our 7th Annual Live-Broadcast Holiday Special, KEGGNOG ’14 on Thursday, December 4, 2014! Join your campus & community radio family for 2 fun-filled hours of music, stories, gift-swaps, shenanigans and, of course, delicious eggnog.

This year we feature musical entertainment from local artists David Mudge, Jerry-Faye Flatt and Tooth & the Fang , keyboard maestro extraordinaire Peter MacDonald, antics from Improvisation Corporation and welcome our host for the evening, Tim Turnell!

Join us in UNBSJ’s Whitebone Lounge to actually take part in the live broadcast event, or tune in via the web at www.localfm.ca or on the airwaves at 107.3fm. Members, volunteers, listeners and all folks of all ages who wish to attend are welcome!

This event also features a potluck and Secret Santa swap. Bring a food item to share and a $5-15 gift to take part.

Mark your calendars for the grandest tradition of them all, Keggnog ’14!

Local 107.3 FM Fundrive 2014 Continues Strong!

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Local 107.3’s annual Fall Fundrive is in full swing. Tune in to Local 107.3 FM for special Fundrive programming continuing all week. If you haven’t donated on the airwaves, they have TWO great musical events this week where you have the opportunity to donate to the station.

END OF REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX I: THE GREAT DEPRESSION
Wednesday, October 29th
Cover charge + optional donation drop-off

Little You Little Me
Pastel Skeleton
Worm

Callahan’s Pub
Doors 9PM, Music 10PM

LOCAL 107.3 PRESENTS: FUNDRIVE HORRORSHOW 2014
Friday, October 31st

Right Shitty
Plaster Lungs
The Taste of Piss
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Join host Jon Forward of No Jokes Barred for a spooky evening of punk ass weirdos, sangria, and support for your local campus, community, and multicultural voice.

I will be dressed as either a kitty or zombie. Possibly a zombie kitty.

Taco Pica
Doors 9PM Music 10PM

Local 107.3FM Summer Fundraiser & Silent Auction

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Local 107.3 FM is hosting a Summer Fundraiser and Silent Auction on July 26th, 2014 at Bourbon Quarter (112 Prince William St). The event serves as a fundraiser for our radio station to host the National Campus & Community Radio Conference in June 2015.

The event kicks off at 7pm with musical talents/ poetry by:

Wayne Hansen
Jeff McGrath
Gavin Downes
John Belyea
Megan James
Adam Smith
Emily Fox
Lydia Mainville
Drake Adams
Brandon Kingston
Jenna Albert
…..AND MORE!

Poetry and spoken word will also be featured at the evenings event by local Saint John students, poets and more!

The event will be by donation of $2 or more. Door Prizes and 50/50 will be done as well as a silent auction with items from businesses across the city including:

Nails by Abby
Relish Saint John
Danny’s Mowing
Moosehead
UNB-SRC
Jeff McLennan
Famous Barbershop
Thrive Healing Centre
Courtney Gallery Photography
Theresa Buck – Scentsy Consultant
Bourbon Quarter
Arcade Box
Villa Madonna Retreat House

For more information or if you wish to make a donation or perform for the event please contact jess@cfmh.ca !

Local 107.3FM Music Review: Little You Little Me

Frankie Cankles is back with his thoughts on Little You Little Me’s debut, “What Have You Been Doing With Yer Time?”

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LITTLE YOU LITTLE ME – WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOIN’ WITH YER TIME? (http://lylm.bandcamp.com/)

I admit, the first time I heard this album I was confused. Having seen this band live a few times, I thought of them as fairly heavy. They’re younger than me, so my mind placed them in the “*-core” scene. This record isn’t that. (“What are they doing? The sounds are all wrong..?”)….. Now that it’s sunny out and we’ve both had some time, this record makes perfect sense. The guitars are more fuzzy than crunchy, the drums more roomy than gated/compressed, the fi is on the lo end. For me, the whole thing harkens back to the 1990s glory days when indie still meant rock. There’s a breadth of styles here at the point which we’ll call “where ‘punk’ meets ‘alternative.'” Some fast, some slow, some atmospheric darkness, some concise pop-rock writing of exactly the type for which I am a total sucker. A hint of country, a soupçon of surf. Distorted picking, sick shredding, double-kick. What more do you want? Not all of it works, but most of it does. My reference points for this kind of music are all fairly dated (caught myself thinking “Salmonblaster” at one point), but that’s exactly what I love about it. Braid? Husker Du? Starkicker? I’m sure there’s a ton of ’em I’m missing. It fits so neatly into my mental continuum that I don’t need a comparison. Is there still a market for this stuff? Somebody sign these guys and get it back on Much. I’m begging you.