SADIE HAWKINS / ONE DAY LATE / EVIL EYEBALL – Wednesday, June 18th @ Maple Leaf Lounge Montreal’s SADIE HAWKINS will make their first Cape Breton appearance, with locals ONE DAY LATE and EVIL EYEBALL opening the show. Sadie Hawkins write energetic, non-linear power-pop songs that are both lyrically and instumentally engaging. Musical comparsions range from Braid, Built To Spill, Burdocks, and North Of America. SADIE HAWKINS are known for their live show, which they have honed through touring with some of Canada’s best live acts including The Weakerthans and Hot Hot Heat. The show is from 10pm-2am at Sydney’s Maple Leaf Lounge. Cover is $5 and the show is open to those 19 years of age and over.
OPEN MIC WEDNESDAYS – Chandlers DOUGIE JOHNSON rocked the house the last two weeks. Now mister MIKEY LELIEVRE has returned from “the road” and is looking for his old spot back. But is MISTER J ready to give it up? And with the first day of Summer fast approaching, who knows who else might show up for a tune or two. Tune in to this week’s OPEN MIC battle, Wednesday at Chandler’s.
KEN CHISHOLM – Wednesday, June 18th @ Black Diamond No cover.
RHEOSTATICS / MARK BRAGG & THE BLACK WEDDING BAND – Thursday, June 19th @ Chandlers Chances are you’ve heard of THE RHEOSTATICS. If not, there’s not much else can be said. One can say they’re Canadian icons, one could describe the impact they’ve had on Canadian music, one could go so far as to say that they have some of the most dedicated fans in the country. But if you don’t know THE RHEOSTATICS, do yourself a favour and get on out to the show Thursday night. And the big bonus is that Newfoundland’s MARK BRAGG is opening the show with his BLACK WEDDING BAND.
OPEN MIC WITH VALERIE & ADAM – Thursday, June19th @ Bunkers
AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH RITA MACNEIL – Friday, June 20th @ Savoy Theatre Rita! Canadians who enjoy and cherish her music require only a first name. An exceptional songwriter with an unforgettable voice, Rita MacNeil’s continuing presence in their musical experience offers a melodious connection that ranges from life’s high and lows, to joys and challenges, and often to spiritual awakening.
NASTY ON / ROCK RANGER – Friday, June 20th @ Chandlers Does it really matter who ROCK RANGER is playing a show with? They don’t play nearly enough around here. And ‘specially with a new album out. Take this chance to see the band in action. In this case, though, stick around for the headliner, NASTY ON. They’re sorta like ROCK RANGER, only from the West Coast.
ALL-AGES EAST MEETS WEST – Friday, June 20th @ Steelworkers Hall The actions starts at Steelworker’s Hall in Sydney with an all-ages show featuring Vancouver’s NASTY ON with Cape Breton’s own ROCK RANGER, …AND THEN THEY FALL, ANOTHER GAME PLAYED and THE TEENAGE HURRICANES. The show is from 7pm-11pm. The all-ages show is $7 (or $6 with food bank donation).
SOMEHOW HOLLOW / SILVERSTEIN – Saturday, June 21st @ Cedar’s Club LoCL presents Victory Recording artists SOMEHOW HOLLOW with SILVERSTEIN, 52 MINUTES, and WEST AVENUE. Doors open at 6pm; show starts at 7pm. Tickets are available at the NASTY ON all-ages show for $7.50, at Mary Janes on Charlotte Street for $8.50, and $10 at the door.
FUCK THE FACTS / BURIED INSIDE – Sunday, June 22nd @ Steelworkers Hall Under the Underground presents FUCK THE FACTS (grindcore) and BURIED INSIDE (hardcore), from Ottawa, Ontario at Steelworkers Hall with local guests DISFIGURED THOUGHT and EVIL EYEBALL. Show starts at 6pm. $8 at the door, $7 with a food donation.
IAN MACDOUGALL & MAC MORIN – Sunday, June 22nd @ Red Shoe Pub 4:00 – 8:00pm, $6
TROOPER – Monday, June 23rd @ Savoy Theatre It goes like this: two million records, a couple dozen hits, sold-out coliseums across Canada, a Juno Award (Canada’s Grammy) for Band of the Year. The Vancouver Sun called them “Canadian rock heroes of the first order … the best performing band in Canada.” If you need reminding, this was TROOPER a decade or so ago. And what made them what they were then is still there now: great performances and great pop songwriting. As TROOPER continue to sell out shows, large and small, across the country, they often finding fans from three different generations in the audience, proving that the band remains ageless. TROOPER has become a Canadian legend – “Canada’s number one party band”. They perform their huge collection of hits with the vitality and sense of humor that has served them well on their steady march through the hills and valleys of Rock and Roll.