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For the loners and the lovers

New Work by Pamela Marie Pierce and Don Higgins

Southern NB is jumping for lovers and loners alike this weekend.
 
 

UNLUCKY IN LOVE: Free All-Ages Show

Hard Times magazine and the Teen Resource Center want you to forget about the commercial crapfest that is Valentine’s Day and get onto the dance floor with Reagan’s Rayguns and Learning. This is a DRY event, so you can drown your sorrows in noise only.

Friday February 13th
7PM
Teen Resource Center
28 Richmond St

 
 

HEART EXHIBIT: Three Day Open Studio

In honor of St. Valentine, the Prince William Street studio collective opens its doors and hearts from February 13th-15th. Featuring new work by Pamela Marie and Don Higgins, 5% of all sales will go to the buyer’s choice of CARMA (Cat Rescue Maritimes), or the Saint John Animal Rescue League

Hours:
Friday February 13th 5-8 PM
Saturday February 14th 11:30 AM – 7 PM
Sunday February 15th 12 PM – 4:30 PM

All works 5×7 framed and 125$

 
 
SWEETEST LITTLE THING: 16th Annual Fundraiser

Sweetest Little Thing is THE most important annual fundraising event for The Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre. The funds raised go directly to programming at both galleries. Presented annually on Valentine’s Day, Sackville’s beloved event combines a contemporary art auction with a fun cake walk. The event is a seasonal highlight for the community, featuring artists, friends and supporters from across the country and beyond.

Absentee Maximum Bids will be accepted until 5 pm AST, 14 February, 2015. See http://www.sweetestlittlething.ca/home/

Saturday, Feb 14th
7:30 PM
Owens Art Gallery
61 York St., Sackville

Tickets $5
Available at Owens, Struts, and Thunder & Lightning, or at the door

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 107.3FM 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.