It’s the month of Celtic Colours, but Cape Breton never fails to successfully fit in more live music shows than any geographical area should reasonably be able to handle. There will be plenty of time for getting to bed at a reasonable hour in November, so enjoy the crazy ride that is Cape Breton while October lasts. Just don’t forget to fit in one or two of these more under-the-radar rock shows.
If you like your bands a little rough around the edges and more than capable of delivering the musical goods, then check out Black Tooth Grinn, performing Friday, October 1 at Governor’s Pub. If you haven’t caught this five-piece group yet, give their tunes a listen at http://www.myspace.com/blacktoothgrinncb. Showtime is 10:30pm.
If you missed him the first time around, Douglas September will be back in Sydney and ready to accept your apology onSaturday, October 2, 9:00pm at The Upstairs. Once you catch the gritty, atmospheric experience of his live performance, you’ll wonder what kept you away from his August 20 show in the first place. Attending a show of his at The Upstairs probably about as close as once can get to the earthy, nostalgic feel of a chilled-out old pub before anti-smoking laws–minus of course the nasty second hand smoke. To set the stage, the artwork of Onni Nordman – – will be on display during the performance.
A little later on in the month, one of the local scene’s favourite capers-in-exile Greg MacPherson will be holding his second 2010 show at The Upstairs. Whether you can sing along with the lyrics to his entire discography or just the chorus to Company Store, Greg is worth seeing no matter how many times you may have attended his shows. It’ll provide the perfect rockin’ cool-down after all the excitement of Celtic Colours. October 17th at 8:00pm.