THE MEN OF THE DEEPS – Tuesday, June 10 @ Savoy Theatre THE MEN OF THE DEEPS is a choir of working and retired coal miners from Cape Breton. Organized in 1966 as part of Cape Breton’s contribution to Canada’s Centennial Year (1967), the group’s inception was an effort by the people of Cape Breton to preserve in song some of the rich folklore of the island’s coal mining communities. No stranger to anyone in Cape Breton, they are a welcome site no matter when they perform. See them LIVE at the Savoy Theatre. www.savoytheatre.com
OPEN MIC with Dougie Johnson – Wednesday, June 11 @ Chandler’s Lounge After well over a year hosting OPEN MIC WEDNESDAYS at Chandler’s, MIKEY LELIEVRE missed last week’s session as he is on the road in Ontario and Quebec with his band SLOWCOASTER. Taking his place was DOUGIE JOHNSON who hosted the session with style and grace. Along with a variety of audience members turned performers, JOHNSON was joined at times by ADAM DAYE and MOON MACINNIS on drums, KELLEY EDWARDS and CHELLE SMITH of ASHEGO, BILL APPLEBY on guitar, and DAVE MAHALIK on bass. Drop by this week to see what OPEN MIC WEDNESDAY brings.
COLLEEN POWER – Thursday, June 12 @ Chandler’s * cancelled * Unfortunately, award-winning St. John’s singer-songwriter COLLEEN POWER has had to cancel upcoming mainland dates as she is in the studio recording some new material and some unreleased favourites. She promises she’ll be back once the Argentia ferry starts running and that she’ll have a new recording available when she does. Let’s hope that ferry starts running sooner than later.
DUSTY SORBET AND THE RUSTY WHEELS – Friday, June 13 @ the Maple Leaf Lounge DUSTY SORBET AND THE RUSTY WHEELS hit the road on Friday the 13th of June to play at the Maple Leaf Lounge in Sydney and the Cafe B2G in Antigonish on the way back home on Saturday June 14th. THE RUSTY WHEELS are MARY BETH CARTY on bass, DEAN GALLANT on pedal steel and mandolin, CHRIS LUEDECKE on banjo and clarinet and DAVE EWENSON on Drums. Special guests VALERIE AND ADAM. $5 www.cblocals.com
HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER – Saturday, June 14 @ Chandler’s Lounge HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER is an acid-jazz / world-beat / funk group whose dynamic live performances are captivating audiences across Atlantic Canada. Like imagery evoked by the mysterious quality of a travelling vagabond, HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER is a mysterious collective of musicians travelling town to town bringing the energy of celebration to audiences. Leaning towards original jazz, funk, house and world music HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER is a groove force that keeps dance halls packed and bodies in constant motion. Comprised of young veteran musicians who met while studying Jazz at St.F.X., the band (JAY CLEARY, ASHLEY CHALMERS, JAMES DALZELL, NICK FISHER, CARL LAUDADIO) draws inspiration from artists as diverse as THE FUNKY METERS, APRLIAMENT and DJ SHADOW. The live show is very danceable, representing the evolution of Jazz expanded into today’s youth culture.
BOMBS OVER PROVIDENCE / DREAMS AMONG STARS – Saturday, June 14 @ Steelworker’s Hall 7pm $7 advance / $10 door www.locl.ca
SCOTT MACMILLAN AND BRIAN DOYLE – Saturday, June 14 @ Red Shoe Pub Two smoking guitarists, one smoke-free pub. 9:30-12:30 www.redshoepub.com
BITTERSWEET / AIRPORT / and more – Sunday, June 15 @ Sydney Boardwalk No cover. 2-4:30pm All Ages. www.undertheunderground.tk
KINNON AND BETTY LOU BEATON – Sunday, June 15 @ Red Shoe Pub 4-8pm $6 www.redshoepub.com
DR. HOOK FEATURING RAY SAWYER – Sunday, June 15 @ Savoy Theatre Long before the term “guerilla marketing” weaseled its way into pop culture’s lexicon, Dr. Hook were masters of the technique. Although the group, led by its eyepatched charismatic singer, Ray Sawyer, are best known for syrupy ballads like “Sylvia’s Mother” and their cover of “Only Sixteen,” their more outrageous material is often overlooked. Accumulating 40 gold records worldwide with Dr. Hook, Ray Sawyer has gained the confidence of a seasoned entertainer. With an abundance of stage energy, a prankish sense of humor, an unmistakeable voice and image, and a unique ability to reflect his reflect his good times in good music, Ray Sawyer is a song stylist of the first order, and never was it more evident. Too bad the show’s been sold out for weeks. www.savoytheatre.com
THE RISE & FOLLIES OF CB, THE SECOND COMING – June 16-17 @ Savoy Theatre Here’s one outta left field. Featuring HOWIE MACDONALD, J.P. CORMIER. LAUREL MARTELL, MARILYN MACKINNON, TRACEY DARES, MAC MORIN, JACK COLUMBUS, AARON LEWIS, KENZIE MACNEIL and ALLIE BENNETT. www.savoytheatre.com