Friday, May 29, 2015

Moncton Gig Alerts: Papa Ya / Joel Plaskett / No Funswick Fundraiser May 29/30

Who: Papa Ya
What: Acadian reggae
When: Friday May 29, 2015  8PM
Where: Claude's House
Why: it's free, it's friday
Cost: free!
Link: PAPA YA free show at Claude's House

Who: Joel Plaskett Emergency (Halifax), Mo Kenney (Halifax)
What: Canadian singer-songwriter indie rock/folk
When: Saturday May 30, 2015  9PM
Where: The Tide and Boar Ballroom
Why: Two of the best songwriters on the East Coast today.
Cost: ???
Link: The Joel Plaskett touring with the Emergency and Special guest Mo Kenney

Who: Impulse Items, Dead Broke (Toronto), Dirty Kills, Blotto
What: Punk rock, Fundraiser for upcoming No Funswick Fest
When: Saturday May 30, 2015  10PM
Where: SNAFU Pub
Why: cheap beer, loud music, good cause
Cost: $6

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Moncton Gig Alert: Bloody Diamonds / Costume Party / Savage Young / The Human Comedy @ Plan B

Who: Bloody Diamonds (Halifax/Toronto), Costume Party (Toronto), Savage Young, The Human Comedy
What: loud alternative rock
When: Thursday May 28, 2015  10PM
Where: Plan B
Cost: $7

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Moncton Gig Alert: The Brood / Soaring Sirens May 21, 2015

Who: The Brood (Halifax), Soaring Sirens
What: quirky prog/psych, Lou Reed/Jonathan Richman influenced pop
When: Thursday May 21, 2015  10PM
Where: Plan B Lounge
Why: perhaps you don't have to work tomorrow
Link:The Brood + Soaring Sirens @ Plan B
Cost: $5

Monday, May 18, 2015

Moncton Gig Alert: Bonnie Doon, Thee Requiems, The Virals Monday May 18, 2015

Who: Bonnie Doon (Ottawa), Thee Requiems, The Virals
What: post-punk alternative, indie rock, pop-punk
When: Monday May 18, 2015  9PM
Where: Claude's House
Why: Monday night drinking???
Link: Bonnie Doon//Thee Requiems//the Virals
Cost: $5

Friday, May 15, 2015

Moncton Gig Alert: Sintax Error, Zaum, Jealousy Mountain Duo, Disasterbaters, The Virals etc....

Who: Sintax Error, Zaum, Jealousy Mountain Duo (Germany), Marc Theriault
What: 80's punk, ambient doom rock, free alternative jazz, Indian sitar
When: Friday May 15, 2015  9PM
Where: Aberdeen Cultural Centre (third floor)
Why: an eclectic night of different music, you can observe hipsters and hopefully drink good beer
Cost:  $10
Link: Syntax Error • ZAUM • Jealousy Mountain Duo • Marc Theriault @ Aberdeen Cultural Centre

Who: The Disasterbaters, Power Buddies (Edmonton), Racket (Calgary), The Virals, Creacher
What: Loud rock music of an assorted variety
When: Friday May 15, 2015  10PM
Where: SNAFU Pub
Why: cheap beer, you can observe hipsters
Cost: ????

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

AKG Moncton Rock n' Roll News May 2015

No Funswick Fest, a new 3 day punk festival, promises 6 shows and 25 bands including appearances from groups as far away as Texas, New York, Ontario, Quebec and Gunningsville. The dates are July 10, 11 and 12.

After a lengthy hiatus, Which Witch Is Which, featuring PJ Dunphy (ex-Monoxides) and Dan Cadera (ex- Dead Fucks) seem to be up and rehearsing again with new vocalist Kaity Young.

Moncton's shaggy haired garage rock trio the Disasterbaters have been recording and are planning on a three song 7" record according to drummer Billy LeBlanc. We can't wait to hear the results.

Warsick, Moncton's purveyors of "noise not music" have just released a 3 song 7" flexi of fast pummeling d-beat. They also managed to go on a five day mini-tour. Good work lads.

Following in the footsteps of so many vintage bands, Sintax Error have decided to perform their classic 1986 "cow, shoe, nose, brain" debut cassette in its entirety on Friday May 15 at the Aberdeen Cultural Center. Also on the bill are drone doom rockers Zaum, Jealousy Mountain Duo (from Germany) and a solo sitar set by Marc Thériault.

Kyle and Chris from Zaum
Speaking of Zaum, the boys have been touring relentlessly. After finishing yet another European jaunt, they are now finishing a cross-country Canadian tour. We applaud your work ethic.

After rather dismal attendance and an identity crisis of sorts, last year's city sanctioned Codiac Music Festival, which featured local mainstream musical acts, has re-branded itself as Mud City Meltdown. Organizers have so far booked the legendary Voivod (Montréal) as headliners as well as Zaum, Hard Charger (Fredericton), Back Yard Devils, The Cauldron Project, Fear Agent, The Adhesives and Eastcoast Love Story while promising much more. Festival dates are July 22 until July 26.

After what seems like an eternity, vintage punk/bubblegum/mockers Nerve Button are planning to lay down some tracks next month. Hopefully a vinyl release will be the result of their labour.

The kids from the Claude's House all-ages venue have branched out and are now booking shows at the SNAFU Pub on the east end of St. George Street. From what I hear, it's been hassle-free and the drinks are cheap.

Nathan Sanford, former guitarist/vocalist with the Mean, who gave up guitars for 4x4 Jeep riding for the past few years, has been manufacturing his own guitar pickups as well as jamming with Impulse Items vocalist Daniel Bourque. Could be interesting.

And lastly, we wish Denis Marquette (Bad Luck #13, Room 201 Records) a happy belated 60th birthday. His recent birthday bash at the Chris Rock Tavern was attended by an assorted crew from Moncton's rock and roll underground scene. If one had been an astute observer, one could have spotted members of such acts as Earth AD, Monoxides, Soaring Sirens, Bad Luck #13, Idea of North, Marky and the Mopeds, The Robins and Purple Knight.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Moncton Gig Alert: Savage Young / Cross Dog / Mephistos FRIDAY May 8, 2015

Who: Savage Young, Cross Dog (Peterborough, ON), Mephistos
What: some kinda loud rock music
When: Friday May 8, 2015  10PM
Where: Esquire Tavern
Why: nothing else going on this Friday

Friday, May 1, 2015

Moncton Gig Alert: May 1, 2015 Chris Page (Stand GT, Camp Radio)

Who: Chris Page (Stand GT, Camp Radio)
What: solo indie rock/punk
When: Friday May 1, 2015  7PM
Where: Spin-It Records
Why: It's free, it's good and it's friday...
Link:Chris Page live at Spin-it Records!
Cost: free dammit!