Mike Roy’s Lawnya Vawnya Selections: SE@LV Pt. 1

13130947_1042842265751494_350866380546817657_oThe sixth edition of Lawnya Vawnya: An Exposition of Independent Art and Culture, is ready to kick off tonight in St. John’s, NL. Check out our first rundown from visiting contributor Mike Roy (Sackville, NB) as he jumps in with a few blurbs on some of his most anticipated festival selections.

Shotgun Jimmie

Embodying the landscapes in Canada from his homes in the starry skies of the Yukon, the sprawling plains of the prairies, and the eclectic marshes of the Maritimes, Shotgun Jimmie has continuously redefined the national independent music scene since his days in Shotgun & Jaybird. His friendly demeanour and soulful wisdom have expressed new peaks on his latest record Field of Trampolines, where he celebrates the hard-touring lifestyle that has gained him so many friends and has cemented him as one of our most humble and dearest national treasures.

Shotgun Jimmie will play the Lawnya Vawnya closing party on Sunday, May 8th at The Ship with Sleepy and Pilot to Bombardier.

Scott Royle & the Nightshift Nurses

12640508_212687849083631_6350096310442084426_oBorn in Foxtrot, Newfoundland before spending some time on the mainland, St. John’s Scott Royle and his merry band of Nightshift Nurses will serve you some sweet licks from the same well of CanRock goodness untouched since the days of 90s Halifax. Royle is a young gun able to strike into geysers of lyrical ingenuity, and the Nightshift Nurses (Glen, Len and Noah) steer this ship to soaring new heights.

Scott Royle & the Night Shift Nurses will join Whoop Szo, Jon Mckiel, and Year of Glad at the Rose & Thistle on Saturday, May 7th.

Zachary Lucky

lucky1With a six-string and smoky voice in tow, Saskatoon’s Zachary Lucky croons of heartbreak, longing and the beautiful prairie landscape he calls home. As a solo act or alongside accompanying string instrumentalists and a lapsteel guitarist, Zachary Lucky will make you nostalgic for a simple home life only found in your mildest dreams.

Zachary Lucky will play the Rocket Bakery on Thursday, May 5th with Jennifer Castle, and Peter Willie Youngtree & the Blooms.

Fake Palms

fakepalmsBorn in the bedroom tapes of Michael le Riche, Toronto-based Fake Palms have innovated the post-punk genre since their 2015 self-titled debut. Fusing heavy riffs, drilling percussions and catchy pop sensibilities, Fake Palms are a bottle rocket shaken to its extreme and waiting for you to unleash upon the universe.

Fake Palms will join the St. John’s reunion of Trailer Camp and Roundelay on Saturday, May 7th at the Rockhouse.

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