• East Coast Music: January 2014
    The Return Of Moncton's Mel & Tina
    The Return Of Moncton's Mel & Tina
    Jan 30, 4:23 PM

    Back at the dawn of the new millenium, we were all freaked out as the new year approached, worried our computers would crash thanks to Y2K. That wasn't on the minds of Moncton duo Mel & Tina though. That New... more »

    Music Review:  Matt Andersen - Weightless
    Music Review: Matt Andersen - Weightless
    Jan 29, 3:22 PM

    The excitement has been building over the new Matt Andersen album. It's called Weightless, and comes out Tuesday, Feb. 4, although some of the songs and some video has been appearing on-line over the past few weeks. Plus, Matt did... more »

    Plain Dirty Blues Band Up For Music PEI Award
    Plain Dirty Blues Band Up For Music PEI Award
    Jan 28, 3:14 PM

    Hey, it's Music PEI Week, which means our eastern neighbours are spending each night this week in full concert mode, capped off by the gala awards show Saturday night. Having attended in the past, I know it's a fun-filled event,... more »

    Northcote, Dave Hause Sharing Tour Space
    Northcote, Dave Hause Sharing Tour Space
    Jan 27, 3:10 PM

    A cool tour featuring two similarly-minded singer-songwriters comes to N.B. this week. On stage will be Northcote (AKA Matt Goud), with his first East Coast shows since the release of his latest, self-titled album. Opening for him is a friend,... more »

    Sexsmith, Edwards Among Headliners For Shivering Songs
    Sexsmith, Edwards Among Headliners For Shivering Songs
    Jan 22, 3:24 PM

    When you think music festivals, usually it involves a big outdoor stage, standing or sitting in a field, or maybe in a tent, and lots of different groups coming up through the day and evening. You don't think of bundling... more »

    Luedecke, Costelo Headline St. Andrews' Winter Warmer Fest
    Luedecke, Costelo Headline St. Andrews' Winter Warmer Fest
    Jan 20, 3:05 PM

    Plans are now complete for the third edition of the Winter Warmer festival coming up in St. Andrews the weekend of Jan. 31 - Feb. 1. Launched to give folks something to do in the depths of winter, the festival... more »

    Toby Keith, Trace Adkins Among Country Stars Heading To N.B.
    Toby Keith, Trace Adkins Among Country Stars Heading To N.B.
    Jan 17, 2:51 PM

    It's been a big week for country music fans in the area, with several major shows announced featuring some of the top names today. Harbour Station in Saint John has sent out word Friday that it has landed a date... more »

    Music Review:  Nudie - Remember This
    Music Review: Nudie - Remember This
    Jan 15, 3:27 PM

    Being, you know, a bit older than the current crop of young musicians I listen to, it always fascinates me that so many of them are into country music. The alternative country scene is one of the biggest around in... more »

    Doiron Teams Up With Heavy Band For NB Shows This Week
    Doiron Teams Up With Heavy Band For NB Shows This Week
    Jan 14, 3:18 PM

    Over the years, I've often been surprised where New Brunswick's Julie Doiron is when she phones. I've talked to her from Europe on tour, and lost track of where she's calling home at the time, be it Toronto, Montreal, Moncton... more »

    Matt Andersen Launching New Album, Weightless
    Matt Andersen Launching New Album, Weightless
    Jan 9, 1:47 PM

    Big doings for New Brunswick's favourite blues man Matt Andersen tonight. The pride of Perth-Andover (okay, Bairdsville) is about to release a new album, coming February 4, called Weightless. There's quite a big push for this one. Andersen has a... more »

    Stephen Fearing Returns With Pals In Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
    Stephen Fearing Returns With Pals In Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
    Jan 8, 3:43 PM

    In the liner notes to the new Blackie & the Rodeo Kings album, called South, member Stephen Fearing says in his personal section, thanks to "all my pals in Halifax, for welcoming me into the fold." That alone tells you... more »

    Christina Martin Launches Free Series Of Songs For Alzheimer Awareness
    Christina Martin Launches Free Series Of Songs For Alzheimer Awareness
    Jan 6, 3:14 PM

    Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Christina Martin has begun releasing a series of new songs for a special project, and quite a different one from most albums or E.P.s All this month, she's putting out a new song a week on her... more »

    Blue Rodeo Brings In Our Nature Tour To N.B.
    Blue Rodeo Brings In Our Nature Tour To N.B.
    Jan 3, 3:26 PM

    It's become a pretty predictable cycle over the last few years and last few albums for Blue Rodeo. They release a new album in the fall, and then go on tour in the new year. Their new one, In Our... 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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