Two days ago Jon Landry of The Stanfields was contacted by the CBC regarding a comment that had been phoned in by a listener. The comment came after the station had aired ‘A Free Country’ – a song from The Stanfields 2013 album ‘For King And Country’ – one the listener deemed offensively xenophobic.
Landry agreed to be interviewed on the subject, during which the original call was also aired. What Landry had not been made aware of prior to the interview was that the complaint came from Gerry Mills, Executive Director for ISANS – the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. Continue reading Immigrant Services Association Of Nova Scotia Causes Uproar Over Stanfields Song
Four of New Brunswick’s music festivals have stepped up their game when it comes to preparedness. When you’ve got hundreds, if not thousands of people at your event, many of which may or may not be in an altered state of mind, it’s best to keep a sharp eye out. While New Brunswick’s festival atmosphere is notoriously friendly, organizers want to ensure that everyone is being mindful of consent.
Continue reading Project Soundcheck: New Brunswick Festivals Tackle Sexual Assault
Earlier this month Halifax’s Like A Motorcycle took home an East Coast Music Award for “Rising Star Recording Of The Year”. It was an exciting night, with the band performing on the Gala Stage at Saint John’s Harbour Station just before receiving the award. It was presumed that, as with all ECMAs the award would be given a position of honour over the fireplace, to be enjoyed by generations of Motorcycles to come. Instead, the band announced that they would be selling off their former future heirloom as soon as they could in support of Phoenix Youth Programs. Continue reading Like A Motorcycle Find Last Minute Top Bidder For ECMA Prize
The people have spoken, and through the powerful processes of modern democracy they have selected the most popular musical talents, supporters, and Adam Kiersteads for Local 107.3fm’s Ninth Annual Best Of Saint John Music Poll. Continue reading The Ninth Annual Best Of Saint John Music Poll Announce Nominees
Future Forest has already had a big year. They’ve begun announcing what might be their most exciting line-up yet. They’ve got a brand new (semi-secret) location to play with. To top it all off, organizer of the EDM music festival Tim Kukula got another year older. He probably wasn’t expecting his birthday surprise to involve having his house broken into and $30k worth of gear and personal belongings being stolen. Continue reading Future Forest: $30k Worth Of Gear Stolen From Organizer’s Home