Music Video: Hillsburn Get Political With ‘Bad Behaviours’

In this horrendous year of our lord, 2017, ‘Bad Behaviours’ might refer to any number of vile sins and degradations. Our once-heroes are being summarily chopped down, the President of the United States is a tantrum-prone man-baby, and the rest of us are all probably guilty of crimes we haven’t yet begun to define. Hillsburn’s new video for ‘Bad Behaviours,’ however, is a reminder that there’s still hope. Continue reading Music Video: Hillsburn Get Political With ‘Bad Behaviours’

East Coast Musicians Bring Home Four Canadian Folk Music Awards

The East Coast was well represented at the 2017 Canadian Folk  Music Awards with fifteen bands receiving twenty-one nominations across nineteen different categories. With the talent we threw at them this year, some of those were bound to make it back to the Atlantic Provinces. Continue reading East Coast Musicians Bring Home Four Canadian Folk Music Awards

Hemmings House Celebrates 10 Years With Port City Impact Film Festival

Hemmings House is celebrating their tenth year, and the Saint John-based film production company are looking to celebrate exactly as you might expect: with a film screening.  They’re partnering with Saint John’s Social Enterprise Hub, who are also celebrating their first birthday, to screen twenty-nine films from around the province. Continue reading Hemmings House Celebrates 10 Years With Port City Impact Film Festival

Music Video: The Mike Bochoff Band Find ‘Glory’ In A Showcase Showdown

It used to be that any upstanding citizens could find glory for themselves, whether by vanquishing their enemies at the end of their blade or vice versa. Basically if you can manage bloodshed without crying, you can be guaranteed a 1:1 trade-in on some glory. Those opportunities don’t come around all that often these days. Modern generations have had to find their own sources of glory. As The Mike Bochoff Band point out in their new video, the most surefire way to attain greatness is still to face down your enemies in honourable combat, but rather than meeting them on the field of battle, we must defeat them in a Showcase Showdown. Continue reading Music Video: The Mike Bochoff Band Find ‘Glory’ In A Showcase Showdown

New Music: Brent Mason’s ‘High Water Mark’ Might Be His Best And Most Controversial Album

The painterly and textural artwork of Brent Mason’s new album High Water Mark looks like it could be the cover of a modal jazz re-release or the opening image to the latest cello suites by Yo-Yo Ma. However, it is inarguably a grassroots work of Maritime folk. The elegant and abstract wash of deep blues and greens sets the emotional queue for the album and the colour and feel of the music itself. It is a laid back and mellowed effort that genre hops with a gentle effortlessness, subtly bridging east coast fiddle music, country, bluegrass, rock, blues and, of course, folk sensibilities. Moving between upbeat head-shakers, ballads and slow-movers with ease, the tracks flow in and out between themselves almost seamlessly. It is clearly the thoughtful and intentional work of a musician who has matured in their efforts. With ten albums behind Brent Mason, one would hope to find nothing less. Continue reading New Music: Brent Mason’s ‘High Water Mark’ Might Be His Best And Most Controversial Album

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