Gene Browne has advanced The Levee through his supportive mantra; his down-to-earth nature and genuine caring for every band and musician that passes through his doors have combined to help The Levee expand, resulting in the creation of its very own weekend-long celebration of local talent: Leveestock.
Fredericton’s favourite cult festival is back this July as Shifty Bits Circus turns Inf4rno. Ben Burnett caught up with organizer Penelope Stevens of the Shifty Bits Cult to talk conceptual and organizational planning of the Circus, and mindfully challenging the gender disparity in music festival culture.
Kerri Claire analyzes female representation, both working and playing, at this spring’s music festivals in St. John’s. She examines the significance of the numbers and their connection to the bigger industry picture.
In an unfortunate turn of events for the local music scene, The Beer Patrice sadly announced that their show at The Levee on Saturday, January 31st would be their last for the foreseeable future. This, however, does not spell the end of the mayhem. We spoke with the current line-up about the band’s past and their open-ended future.
This weekend Montreal two-piece Solids are paying a routine visit to their Fog Friends with a Saturday night show in St. John’s. Xavier Germain Poitras and Louis Guillemette have toured here twice before but some things have changed since their last stop on the island. I caught up with Xavier and Louis at Halifax Pop Explosion to find out about what’s been going on with the band.
There’s a signature thickness in Pet Vet’s tone and a certain fuzz that finds a comfortable place in a warm creaseless and rich rounded signal, with necessary blanket holes that expose the jagged treads of teething guitars that fight to cut through, but are kept tastefully bedded amongst the deep pocket rhythm.
B.A. Johnston Live @ The Rockhouse in St. John’s, NL – October 10th, 2014
All Photos by Mike Heffernan
Crossed Wires’ eponymous EP could easily take the cake as the best release to come out of Atlantic Canada this past summer season. This debut offering from the Wires is nothing less than infectious and impressive without even considering the fact that it’s the first release of a project that’s only straddling a mere six months of existence. Despite being their earliest effort, the EP carries an audible chemistry that could be mistaken for a band that’s already seen the process a few times over.
Trees Speak Breeze is an alternative indie-rock project hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia. What started as a teenager’s basement solo project has recently transformed into something much greater; a full band, indie-rock anomaly. I sat down with Josh Horner, the backbone of the group to get the scoop on where the project is going.