Thursday, March 31, 2016

Moncton Gig Alert: April Fool's Day 2016 Edition

Who: Chainsaw Boogie (Sussex), Tasty Wangs (Saint-John), The Adhesives
What: Release show for a Chainsaw Boogie / Tasty Wangs split cassette
When: Friday April 1, 2016  8PM
Where: Claude's House
Why: It's the start of the weekend
Cost: $5

Who: Barba Trik, Kilmore, Natalie Lynn, Soaring Sirens
What: an eclectic evening to say the least
When: Friday April 1, 2016
Where: Phaze III
Why: looking for adventure in the East End?
Cost: $10

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Moncton Gig Alert: Easter Weekend 2016

Who: Lost Jonny, Phone Jerks, Chainsaw Boogie (Sussex), The Adhesives, Fear Agent, Alex Madsen, Tasty Wangs (Saint-John) and Warsick
What: A tribute to Lemmy
When: Friday March 25, 2016  10PM
Where: Esquire Tavern
Why: Guaranteed loud rock and roll music played by a bunch of punks, headbangers and burnouts! Special on Jack Daniels all night.
Cost: $8
Link: MOTORHEAD COVER PARTY : A Moncton Celebration for LEMMY!

Who: TV Freaks (Hamilton), Impulse Items, Phone Jerks, Reagan's Rayguns (Saint-John) and Dan Hayward
What: Punk rock show on a Saturday night
When: Saturday March 26, 2016  10PM
Where: Esquire Tavern
Why: Phenomenal live band
Cost: $7
Link: TV Freaks live at the Esquire! with Impulse Items, Phone Jerks, Reagans Rayguns and Dan Hayward

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Moncton Gig Alert: Nerve Button Cassette Release Party, Saturday March 19, 2016 @ Claude's House

Who: Nerve Button, City Bus Hand Jobs, St. Elsewhere
What: Cassette release party for Nerve Button. Lots of sing-a-long, drunk, dancing, rock n' roll debauchery!
When: Saturday March 19, 2016  8PM
Where: Claude's House
Why: DIY punk rock show
Cost: $5
Link: Nerve Button's Limited Edition Cassette Release Party! With Special Guests City Bus Hand Jobs and St

Moncton Gig Alert: Misfits Tribute Night Thursday March 17, 2016

Who: Old Bastards From Mars, The Riverviews
What: A fun night of cover tunes: the Misfits, the Riverdales, the Cheats and the Vapids.
When: Thursday Match 17, 2016  9PM  Show over by midnight.
Where: Esquire Tavern
Why: It's St. Patrick's Day if you really need a reason
Cost: $8
Link: St. Patrick's Day Bash /w MISFITS Tribute + The Riverdales/Cheats Tribute!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Moncton Gig Alert: Rock And Roll Weekend March 11 & 12, 2016

Who: East Coast Love Story, Soaring Sirens
What: rootsy indie rock meets Lou Reed worship
When: Friday March 11, 2016  11PM
Where: Esquire Tavern
Why: Why not? It's a beautiful night.
Cost: ???
Link: Eastcoast Love Story /w Soaring Sirens - TONIGHT at ESQUIRE!

Who: Les Paiens
What: jazz fusion meets prog rock
When: Friday March 1, 2016  10PM
Where: Plan B Lounge
Why: Two full sets by this Moncton institution
Cost: $10 advance / $13 door
Link: acadie power

Who: Dischord, Anomaly, Awakening
What: Dischord CD release show
When: Saturday Match 12, 2016   5PM
Where: Spin-It Records
Why: Free all-ages downtown metal show
Cost: free, but donations are welcome
Link: Dischord all ages show w/Anomaly and Awakening at Spin It

Who: Deamons, Blotto, Radium Doxy, Last Museum
What: 4 band indie punk noise bill!
When: Saturday March 12, 2016  10PM
Where: Esquire Tavern
Why: Why not?
Cost: $6
Link: Deamons//Blotto//Radium Doxy//Last Museum

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

AKG Moncton Rock n' Roll News: Winter 2016 Edition

Time for another round of news, dirt and hearsay from Moncton's rock and roll underground....

First up, the hardworking DIY punks in the Dirty Kills have much to celebrate as they have just released their first vinyl release. It's a 7" entitled Dead End Shithole and it's out on Tour Van Records....

The Phone Jerks, that lovable lo-fi garage noise quartet have recently laid down some tracks. Not sure what will become of them, but hopefully we'll see some sort of physical release in the near future. Recommended for fans of the Crypt, Estrus, Empty and Rip Off labels of the 1990's....
Phone Jerks doing the jerk at the Esquire Tavern!
Nerve Button, veterans of the party anthem, have just released a self-titled 10 song cassette via Shake Records from Victoria BC. This same album will see a vinyl release by Wanda Records from Germany later this year. Expect them to crash your party real soon...

The ramshackle shag-haired garage trio known as the Disasterbaters recently managed a long trek to play Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. By all accounts, they were well received and hope to return soon...

Richie Bourbon of the Disasterbaters!
For those of you wondering what Eric Neurotic (Fear of Lipstick / Feral Trash) has been up to since he's left town for Ottawa, we can happily report that he hasn't been sitting idly on his sofa. He' got two news bands on the go. The first is called Cheap Whine and features members of the Steve Adamyk Band and the Creeps. The second band is called Chiller and features his love interest Ilisha French and a member of Mother's Children plus someone named Erin whose pedigree we don't know...

Perhaps this city's newest band is called Life of Crime. Featuring Jesse LeBlanc (Last Musueum / Fear Trash) plus Terry and James from Halifax's Outtacontroller. This long distance trio promises high energy dark and foreboding tunes. Playing out very soon...

Former Fear of Lipstick / Beaten Hearts guitarist Derek Lounder has assembled a new quartet after a few years of laying low. The new group is called St. Elsewhere and are playing at Nerve Button's cassette release show on March 19, 2016...

Another new act soon to be making the rounds is Radium Doxy. This is a trio consisting of Tracy (ex-Kamalas), Kate (ex-Mephistos) and Christine formerly of the Fucking Gummi Bears. Catch them this Saturday night at the Esquire...

After a long inexplicable delay, local record stores are now finally stocking the vinyl version of the Motorleague's Holding Patterns album. They've been getting a fair amount of radio play by the local hard rock station C103 and have been tapped to open for a number of major label artists so we wish them well. Can't wait to hear it...

And finally, there have been new recordings done by Deamons and Leather Jackyl. We cannot believe all this activity.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Moncton Gig Alert: Petunia @ Plan B Tuesday March 8, 2016

Who: Petunia
What: "supposed" early show from this much-loved traveling troubadour
When: Tuesday March 8, 2016  8:30PM
Where: Plan B Lounge
Why: Highly entertaining singer-songwriter/interpreter of pre-rock and roll american music. Folk, blues, country, western, swing, jazz, blues and hillbilly. Recommended.
Cost: ???
Link: Moncton early show plan b