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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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).