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DIEMONDS at Pub Down Under July 19th

DIEMONDS band I hate to tout a hard rock band simply because they have a female front woman, but frankly it’s what caused me to give Diemonds a second look. Equally tempting is to write Diemonds off as a throwback to a late 80s arena rock vibe. There might be a bit of cheese and sleeze offered up by Toronto’s Diemonds, but that’s part of the fun.

The band has opened for Slash, Sebastian Bach, and KISS, yet they’re gracing your favourite bar-in-a-parking-garage, the PUB DOWN UNDER. While having clear influences from bands like Skid Row and Guns & Roses, a certain horror show element keeps things interesting.

Diemonds is singer Priya Panda, C.C. Diemond on guitar, Daniel Dekay on lead guitar, Adam Zlotnik on bass, and Aiden Tranquada on drums. Their second full-length album “Never Wanna Die” arrives August 14th.

DIEMONDS performs Sunday July 19th at 9 PM at the Pub Down Under, with support from Pictou’s PUNK ROCK RENEGADES and Saint John’s HUMANS AMONG US .

Cover 10$.

Check out the delightfully weird video for GET THE F&$K OUTTA HERE from 2012’s “The Bad Pack”

BABY EAGLE returns to Saint John Thursday

Baby Eagle and the Proud Mothers, Toronto, November 2011.

Baby Eagle and the Proud Mothers, Toronto, 2011.

You might know Steve Lambke as vocalist and guitarist for the indie rock band, Constantines. This Sackville singer-songwriter has also been releasing solo material as Baby Eagle since 2006. Lambke has worked with a number of lauded Canadian artists on his first three recordings including Jon K Sampson, Christine Fellows, Julie Doiron, Shotgun & Jaybird, Daniel Romano, and Construction and Destruction.

His fourth album, Bone Soldiers, released 2012 by Lambke and Daniel Romano’s You’ve Changed Records, is a punk influenced departure from previous releases. This wonderful noise was recorded by Baby Eagle and The Proud Mothers, who are Lambke’s fellow Constantines Will Kidman, Ian Kehoe, Spencer Burton and Nick Ferrio.

Baby Eagle will be joined by my favourite Nova Scotia power couple, Construction and Destruction, and Saint John’s The Wooden Wives. Construction and Destruction are self described “Spook Rock” duo Colleen Collins and David Trenaman.

Showtime is 10PM at the Pub Down Under.

My Heart, My Heart from Construction & Destruction on Vimeo.