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Five Beers We Loved From The Big Axe Craft Beer Festival

Last weekend Big Axe Craft Brewery kicked off the largest outdoor Craft Beer Festival in New Brunswick. The sold-out event in Nackawic brought people out to sample some of the best beer anywhere from brewers around Maritimes and even south of the border. Here’s a list of what appealed to our senses this year, and let us know if there’s anything you feel we should have included! Continue reading Five Beers We Loved From The Big Axe Craft Beer Festival

The Best Music Of 2017 (So Far)

They say that troubled times breeds great art. So instead let’s just say that the times have gotten weird. 2017 has been the year we’ve all been expecting the inevitable Great Collapse – waiting for either one bad tweet to end civilization, or the slow acceptance that we’ve already arrived intact. Has it made a discernible difference in musical trends? Take a listen to what we feel is the best music of 2017 (so far) and you tell us. Continue reading The Best Music Of 2017 (So Far)

Eight Bands We Loved Seeing At ECMA 2017

The East Coast Music Awards are a swarm of talent. They move in, they flood your city with music, and throw a big award show. For a lot of people it’s a great introduction to some fantastic music. For us it was a great chance to catch some live performances from bands we’ve been reviewing to see how they stack up. We didn’t get to see everyone because there were just that many bands, but here’s what we liked best this year. Continue reading Eight Bands We Loved Seeing At ECMA 2017

Flourish Festival Finds Gems After Rocky Start

Flourish, the Fredericton-based festival for arts, culture, and music kicked off for their third consecutive year, from April 20th to 23rd. With over fifty musical acts, as well as short films, art installations, craft and zine expos and more, there was a lot to take in, so The East sent a team of writers and photographers to take in all they could manage. Continue reading Flourish Festival Finds Gems After Rocky Start