Wentworth Perk made a big splash this week by announcing more than a dozen shows over the next six weeks. Thursday May 6 has Mike LeLievre of Slowcoaster from 6-8pm at the coffeehouse, while in the coming weeks you’ll see the likes of Ian MacDougall (Tom Fun Orchestra), Shaun Robson (The Easy Bleeders), Carleton Stone, Terry Edmunds, Carmel Mikol, and a host of others.
Governors Pub has a full lineup this week, starting Thursday with Ian MacDougall and Victor Tomicek of the Tom Fun Orchestra. Friday night they continue with traveling bands The Bad Ideas (ex-The Fully Down/Seconds to Go) and The Gentlemen Husbands accompanied by The Roots and Rhythm Remain and John Gill. Northside meets the North End on Saturday night when The Pranks and Buck & Kinch hit the little room with new band The Ladyslippers opening up.
On Wednesday May 12, Maxwell’s Lounge is hosting Fredericton thrash metallers Rusted Dawn. Part of the Diminished 5th Records consortium that is taking over the east coast, Rusted Dawn has been traveling throughout Canada with their new album The Black Tides of War. It’s not often we get a band of their style and proficiency in the area, don’t miss the chance to take it all in.
Lately I have been following the adventures of Sydney garage rock band Mess Folk. Embracing a lo-fi recording style and an avant garde approach to live performances, the Philip Tarr fronted project is making a name for themselves through relentless internet promotion. Hooking up with US based label HoZac records and numerous other foreign connections, Mess Folk will soon be releasing music on 7″ record, cd, and cassette tape for your consumption. They will also be heading to Halifax for the Obey Convention, an experimental music festival that is in its fourth year, but not before hitting Maxwell’s Lounge on Saturday May 22 with The Liquid Vapours and The Outbred Inlaws.
Greg MacPherson ticket and lineup details have been released for his June appearances. On June 6th, MacPherson will take the stage at St Patrick’s Museum, 87 Esplanade, in an early evening event. Opening the show will be The Roots and Rhythm Remain and Steve Fifield, with one more act to be announced. June 9th sees MacPherson headed to The Upstairs Club, on Ferry St, for a 19+ event accompanied by And Here We Go and Alicia Penney, with one more to be announced on this one as well. Early bird tickets for the St Patrick’s Museum show on June 6 will go on sale for $10 at Time Machine Candy Works and http://gregmacpherson.eventbrite.com starting Friday May 7.