From teaching workshops to festival shows across the continent, Colin Grant has a busy summer ahead of him. On Saturday night, Grant and his band will hit Governor’s Pub supported by the Danny MacNeil Band for his last scheduled hometown show before rockin’ the dock with Matt Andersen and Signal Hill.
I had the chance to catch the Colin Grant Band at the Upstairs Club a while back and was impressed. This is not your grandparents’ square dance at the community hall. The band rocks hard with a sound that both defies and embraces the traditional celtic roots of our area. With much of the band also moonlighting in the Tom Fun Orchestra, they bring their own intensity to the stage and have people dancing all night long.
The show is a two floor event starting at 1030pm, admission is $8 advance or $10 at the door.
Wentworth Perk is continuing with their new “Fresh Ground” open mic, inviting new and experienced songwriters to test new material at the coffeehouse. Alicia Penney takes over as host this week and is sure to play much of her delightful folky set, while performers such as Ken Chisholm, Breagh MacKinnon, Brett Jerrett, and a host of others will also appear. Show is 6-8pm with free admission, so pick up a coffee and a snack and hear some great tunes.
Track of the Week: “Good Men” by The Motorleague. Moncton’s The Motorleague just released this song as a single supporting Cystic Fibrosis Canada, trying to raise $5000. Hitting Sydney for two shows on Saturday, July 16, the band is a high impact rock spectacle combining elements of hardcore punk with smooth and catchy rock hooks.