Fri, Jun 15, 2012.
Hey, I'm mad at The Novaks. What gives, guys? It's been three years since your second album, Things Fall Apart came out, and since then all we've got is a 3-song E.P., and that was only available digitally (I'm a hands-on kind of collector). Certainly it's not from a lack of love. Critic's darlings, the fan's choice, Newfoundland's pride and joy rock trio continue to rip it up live coast-to-coast. Why? Because they make rock music the way it's supposed to be made, with great hooks and loud guitars and drums and in-your-face lyrics, old-school smarts plus new-fangled attitude. I'm mad, because I want more.
We shall, however, be content with the live experience. That's where you Moncton-area folks come in, because the band is at The Tide and Boar Saturday night, and you, yes you, have a chance to win a pair of tickets to that very show. Saturday night? Novaks? Main Street Moncton? This is all good.
Of course, there's a catch. You have to answer a trivia question correctly, and then your name gets dumped unceremoniously into a coffee cup I have on my desk. Then, I swirl them around (without coffee, I drank that). And then I ask Jeremy here to my right to fish out a name. Whoever he picks wins. More fun than 6/49, and better odds.
Oh yeah, my new favourite group Les Hay Babies opens, so I might just keep the tickets myself.
Here's your question: Which member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group The Faces appeared on the band's Things Fall Apart album? It's true! Look it up.
Email those answers in quick. I'm at: email@example.com
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Bob Mersereau has been covering music, and the East Coast Music Scene since 1985 for CBC. He's a veteran scene-maker at the ECMA's, knows where the best shows and right parties are happening, and more importantly, has survived to tell the tales. His weekly East Coast music column is heard on Shift on Radio 1 in New Brunswick each Wednesday at 4'45. He's also the author of two national best-selling books, The Top 100 Canadian Albums (2007) and The Top 100 Canadian Singles (2010).