• East Coast Music: December 2013
    Music Review:  T. Buckley - Northern Country Soul
    Music Review: T. Buckley - Northern Country Soul
    Dec 27, 3:38 PM

    T. Buckley has become one of the top names in the roots-country scene out in Calgary, but since his debut album, Roll On in 2011, he's spent some good time on the East Coast, touring the area and falling... more »

    Playdates, Kelly Jay Sing For Harbour Lights Saturday Night
    Playdates, Kelly Jay Sing For Harbour Lights Saturday Night
    Dec 20, 1:54 PM

    A couple of days ago, I wrote about buying local music at Christmas time. You can also support your community this time of year by heading out to a Christmas show. Many of them are done for charity, and there's... more »

    Lullaby Baxter Planning Next Album
    Lullaby Baxter Planning Next Album
    Dec 19, 3:13 PM

    It's been far too long since we've heard from Lullaby Baxter. At least, too long for those waiting for an album. The lucky ones in Moncton have been able to enjoy new songs and old at a series of dining/music... more »

    Saint John's Adam Washburn Great Local Gift Idea
    Saint John's Adam Washburn Great Local Gift Idea
    Dec 18, 3:32 PM

    Well, here it is, the time when we all take great joy in our annual traditions. It might be your family tree-trimming party, or everybody watching that favourite movie, like White Christmas with Bing and Danny Kaye, I did... more »

    Music Review:  Dog Day - Fade Out
    Music Review: Dog Day - Fade Out
    Dec 13, 1:36 PM

    Halifax's premiere alt-couple return with their leanest yet, the duo of Seth Smith and Nancy Ulrich setting out 13 catchy guitar-pop songs. The structures are pretty straight-forward and rockin', until some guitar meltdown occurs, usually one break a song. Nothing's... more »

    Paper Lions, Ashley Condon Lead Way In Music PEI Nominations
    Paper Lions, Ashley Condon Lead Way In Music PEI Nominations
    Dec 12, 4:09 PM

    Congratulations to our next-door neighbours! The Music PEI award nominees have been announced, with the usual solid lineup of Island talent represented. Leading the pack is the rock band Paper Lions, with seven noms, including Album of the Year for... more »

    Granelli Shines On Reissued A Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack
    Granelli Shines On Reissued A Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack
    Dec 11, 3:20 PM

    For many people, it's the only jazz they'll ever listen to in their lives. Not only listen to, but love. It has been a big part of Christmas for almost every family since 1965. All you have to do is... more »

    July Talk Insists On Coming Back East
    July Talk Insists On Coming Back East
    Dec 9, 2:54 PM

    No new Canadian band is on a better roll than July Talk. 2013 has seen them shoot out like a rocket, their debut album and live shows winning them fans right across the country, especially here in the Maritimes. A... more »

    David Myles Hits The Malls Again
    David Myles Hits The Malls Again
    Dec 6, 2:46 PM

    He shows up every year at this time, goes quickly from city to city, is a snappy dresser and gets his picture taken with kids in the mall. Must be... no, not Santa, it's New Brunswick's own David Myles, back... more »

    Linda Brooks Represents N.B. In New Christmas Albums
    Linda Brooks Represents N.B. In New Christmas Albums
    Dec 4, 3:04 PM

    As music stores disappear, and music sections shrink in department stores, you may have noticed there's one type that gets a big display, and seems to get bigger every year. That's Christmas music. Even stores that don't normally have a... more »

    Music Review:  Dean Brody - Crop Circles
    Music Review: Dean Brody - Crop Circles
    Dec 3, 3:59 PM

    Transplanted to, and happy in Nova Scotia, Brody may be the only country star singing about loving the ocean, but as we know in the Maritimes, rural values happen close to the sea, too. Brody's star has been on... more »

    Music Review:  Duane Andrews & Craig Young - Charlie's Boogie
    Music Review: Duane Andrews & Craig Young - Charlie's Boogie
    Dec 2, 2:32 PM

    Two consummate professional guitar pickers, both from Newfoundland, and you can tell this is exactly what they'd like to be doing all day long, playing acoustic guitar. Andrews is the world music-via St. John's master, who has come up with... 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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