• East Coast Music: November 2013
    Sexsmith, Cousins Confirmed For January's Shivering Songs
    Sexsmith, Cousins Confirmed For January's Shivering Songs
    Nov 29, 11:15 AM

    Lots of big big news for the Shivering Songs Festival, Fredericton's mid-winter blast of fresh music happening late January. It's starts with the addition of more performers; including one Ron Sexsmith, Canada's beloved bard of pop. Big Ron (nobody calls... more »

    Courage My Love All About The Message
    Courage My Love All About The Message
    Nov 28, 3:12 PM

    Take a look at the radio top ten most weeks, and you won't find a lot of heavy thinking going on. Chart singles these days seem to be more about bragging and fashion than any major statement. Such as it... more »

    Music Review:  Earthbound Trio - Lettuce Turnip The Beat
    Music Review: Earthbound Trio - Lettuce Turnip The Beat
    Nov 27, 6:34 PM

    Saint John group Earthbound Trio has been around a couple of years now, gigging regularly, and posting some tracks for your listening pleasure for free on their website. But up until now, the group had never released anything for sale,... more »

    Les Paiens Celebrate 20 With New Carte Blanche Album
    Les Paiens Celebrate 20 With New Carte Blanche Album
    Nov 22, 7:24 PM

    Moncton's les Pa├»ens is coming up on their 20th anniversary as a band next year, and wanted to make a brand-new album that celebrates that, and one that proves they are stronger than ever at the same time. The instrumental... more »

    Jimmy Rankin Starts The Holiday Season With Festive Tour
    Jimmy Rankin Starts The Holiday Season With Festive Tour
    Nov 21, 3:04 PM

    It must be Christmas, Santa's back in town. Oh wait, it's not Kris Kringle, it's Jimmy Rankin, I always get those two mixed up. That's because they both show up this time of the year, spreading joy to all... more »

    George Canyon Ready To Help Local Food Banks In Concert
    George Canyon Ready To Help Local Food Banks In Concert
    Nov 19, 3:30 PM

    If there's one thing George Canyon knows these days, it's kids. Each morning on his Alberta ranch, he gets up early, gets breakfast and drives his to school. That's why he checked in at such a ridiculous hour, pre -... more »

    Songwriter David Francey Says Maritimes
    Songwriter David Francey Says Maritimes "Always Get Me"
    Nov 18, 3:31 PM

    David Francey's coming back to play in the province this coming Friday (Nov. 22) in Fredericton, and he's pretty much the best songwriter in the country. Who says? Well, he just won best English Songwriter at the Canadian Folk Music... more »

    Music Review: Don Brownrigg - It Takes All Kinds (To Make This World, I Find)
    Music Review: Don Brownrigg - It Takes All Kinds (To Make This World, I Find)
    Nov 15, 12:54 PM

    Newfoundland-bred, Halifax-based, Don Brownrigg is enjoying lots of praise right now for his new single, Sweet Dream Sleeper, which has been happily holding firm on the Top 20 chart on Radio 2. It's a good example of the pop side... more »

    Music Review:  Zachary Lucky - The Ballad Of Losing Yo
    Music Review: Zachary Lucky - The Ballad Of Losing Yo
    Nov 14, 2:50 PM

    Zachary Lucky is a young folk troubadour from Saskatoon, who has played a lot in these parts. I first caught him at the Summer's End Folk Festival in Grand Manan in 2012, and he's kept in touch with these parts,... more »

    Music Review:  Kim Wempe - Coalition
    Music Review: Kim Wempe - Coalition
    Nov 13, 3:20 PM

    I forget sometimes how much of someone's personality, and their inner values and beliefs, go into making their music. That's not true about every songwriter of course, some just write what they figure you might like. And I suppose some... more »

    Reunited Mavericks Headline Fredericton Playhouse Friday
    Reunited Mavericks Headline Fredericton Playhouse Friday
    Nov 12, 2:47 PM

    One of the most exciting bands on the country charts in the 90's was The Mavericks, originally out of Florida. With hits such as All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down and Here Comes The Rain, for which they... more »

    Stanfields Just As Mighty In Acoustic Mode
    Stanfields Just As Mighty In Acoustic Mode
    Nov 5, 3:04 PM

    The Stanfields can make a mighty noise, no questions. They'll continue to do just that, as one of the country's top touring acts right now, but first they have some old business to attend to. The group started out like... more »

    Ladies Of The Canyon Update Sound For N.B. Dates
    Ladies Of The Canyon Update Sound For N.B. Dates
    Nov 4, 3:00 PM

    Montreal's Ladies of the Canyon are on their way east, with a couple of N.B. dates scheduled for the end of this week, in support of their brand-new, second album, Diamond Heart. The four women who make up the band... more »

    Georgia's Veara Come Way North For N.B. Shows
    Georgia's Veara Come Way North For N.B. Shows
    Nov 1, 3:25 PM

    I never know with these hybrids, should the genre be called pop-punk, or punk-pop? I'd go with punk-pop for Augusta, Georgia's Veara, a four-piece powerhouse coming Sunday and Monday to Moncton and Fredericton. The band has just released its second... 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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