• East Coast Music: June 2013
    NB's Gary Sappier Nominated For North American First Nations Award
    NB's Gary Sappier Nominated For North American First Nations Award
    Jun 28, 2:04 PM

    There's big news for New Brunswick First Nations artist Gary Sappier. He's just been selected as a nominee in the upcoming Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards. Sappier was selected by industry voters as one of the five finalists in the... more »

    Synth-pop With An Edge From St. John's Group Repartee
    Synth-pop With An Edge From St. John's Group Repartee
    Jun 27, 2:56 PM

    The hottest band from Newfoundland right now has no folk influences. Nor do they know any sea shanties. They don't play trad jam sessions. Sometimes the cliches are so strong in regional music, we forget there are other scenes going... more »

    David Myles Headlines Folly Fest This Weekend
    David Myles Headlines Folly Fest This Weekend
    Jun 26, 2:59 PM

    There has been a lot of grumbling this year about the lack of a major concert in the province this summer. Magnetic Hill, the site that's presented The Rolling Stones, U2, Bruce Springsteen and several others over the years, is... more »

    Music Review:  Al Tuck - Stranger At The Wake
    Music Review: Al Tuck - Stranger At The Wake
    Jun 25, 3:45 PM

    Tuck might not be the most obvious person to record a gospel opus in a church, one that exclaims without a doubt the existence of the almighty, but Al does admit to his sins and shortcomings in There Is A... more »

    Hullabaloo Bringing Back Matt, Harvest Adds Wilcox
    Hullabaloo Bringing Back Matt, Harvest Adds Wilcox
    Jun 24, 2:52 PM

    The final lineups and late additions are being announced for this year's festival season in the province. Harvest Jazz and Blues filled the last whole in its schedule Monday by naming veteran Canadian bluesman David Wilcox as headliner for the... more »

    Latest New Event, Codiac Music Festival, Announces Luedecke, Swift And More
    Latest New Event, Codiac Music Festival, Announces Luedecke, Swift And More
    Jun 19, 3:10 PM

    What's this? Another music festival? Another East Coast music festival? Another New Brunswick music festival? It seems all I've written the last few weeks are articles about the latest lineup announcement for the raft of festivals this summer. Think I'm... more »

    Matt Epp Brings New Learning To Lose Control To N.B. For Shows
    Matt Epp Brings New Learning To Lose Control To N.B. For Shows
    Jun 18, 1:33 PM

    I love having a network of pals across the country who tell me about great music they've heard of late. For instance, just last week a former Frederictonian sent me a quick note to tell me about Matt Epp, who's... more »

    Les Paiens, Divorcees, Grand Theft Bus Set For Messtival In August
    Les Paiens, Divorcees, Grand Theft Bus Set For Messtival In August
    Jun 17, 1:54 PM

    The full line-up for the upcoming Messtival has been announced. One of the Moncton area's favourite summer events, Messtival happens in nearby Anagance, a three-day outdoor concert running from August 9-11 this year. It's the sixth year for the... more »

    The Motorleague Launches New Album - Acknowledge, Acknowledge
    The Motorleague Launches New Album - Acknowledge, Acknowledge
    Jun 15, 4:27 PM

    It's been awhile for The Motorleague, but they return with guns a-blazing. Their first album since, 2009's debut Black Noise sees the Moncton band big on riffs, heavy on guitars and pounding drums, but tighter. The songs are full of... more »

    Saint John Musicians Pay Tribute To Larry Wayne Clark Sunday
    Saint John Musicians Pay Tribute To Larry Wayne Clark Sunday
    Jun 14, 3:10 PM

    Larry Wayne Clark was a successful country music songwriter, producer and journalist, one of the rare few Canadians who managed to break into the Nashville scene. Born in Montreal, his early breakthrough happened in Vancouver, eventually leading him to Nashville... more »

    Sherry Ryan Starts Maritime Tour Tonight In Fredericton
    Sherry Ryan Starts Maritime Tour Tonight In Fredericton
    Jun 13, 1:22 PM

    St. Johns' Sherry Ryan is getting ready for an intense couple of weeks on the road as she begins a series of shows tonight in Fredericton. As any Newfoundlander will tell you, touring is extra-tough for those from the Rock.... more »

    Music Review:  Lovestorm - Free To Love
    Music Review: Lovestorm - Free To Love
    Jun 12, 6:16 PM

    It's always interesting to watch the development of a group which is full of ideas and ready to follow the muse where it takes them. That's certainly the story of Albert County's Lovestorm, as unique a duo that's ever... more »

    Matt Mays, Tea Party, Wildlife Added To FredRock Lineup
    Matt Mays, Tea Party, Wildlife Added To FredRock Lineup
    Jun 11, 12:52 PM

    Fredericton's major summer rock festival, FredRock, has released the names of three more major acts coming to the August event. Now in its fifth year, the festival has been expanded to three days, happening August 9 - 11 at the... more »

    Scarlett Jane Bring Tour Back To N.B.
    Scarlett Jane Bring Tour Back To N.B.
    Jun 6, 3:30 PM

    It's been an interesting year for Scarlett Jane, since the Toronto duo's first album came out last May. Called Stranger, the release caused an immediate impact on the roots music scene in the country. Backed by a demanding tour schedule,... more »

    Music Review:  Heat and Lights - Where In The World
    Music Review: Heat and Lights - Where In The World
    Jun 5, 3:33 PM

    Sometimes the best results come from happy accidents, not big plans. Certainly Fredericton's Tim Walker didn't expect to have a brand-new band, doing a debut album concert this Friday. After all, he already has another popular group with important shows... more »

    Colin James Confirmed For Canada Day In Moncton
    Colin James Confirmed For Canada Day In Moncton
    Jun 4, 2:12 PM

    Call it a birthday combo. Colin James is celebrating his 25 years in the music business this year, and Canada is turning 146 July 1, and the city of Moncton is having a party for both of them. Oh, and... more »

    Music Review:  Dan Doiron - From Deep Inside
    Music Review: Dan Doiron - From Deep Inside
    Jun 3, 2:40 PM

    Cape Breton bluesman Doiron stepped out as a solo recording artist in 2011, and immediately joined the top tier of regional blues players, gaining an ECMA nod for this debut, Even My Guitar Is In Love With You. The... more »


About Bob Mersereau

Rockin' BobBob 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).

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