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Monthly Roundup: November 2017

It was a damp, drizzly November in our collective souls. Angry mobs took to their social media with pitchforks and torches and memes like an online version of The Purge, and they razed a swath of degradation through whatever was left of our surviving celebrities.

In the meantime, in an arena that has been ceded to the absurd for so long that we no long question it, Kim Jong-un and Donald have switched from hurling insults across Twitter to lobbing ballistics and threatening to wipe the rest of us out.

Back at home, Erin Costelo makes history as the first woman to win the Nova Scotia Music Award for Producer of the Year. It’s a shame we don’t get more excited about the victories that don’t involve bloodshed. 

Here’s everything we covered in November, 217. Continue reading Monthly Roundup: November 2017

Monthly Roundup: October 2017

October was a rough month for Canada as we collectively mourned the loss of Gord Downie. We were lucky to have him. As a songwriter he touched on so many themes and locations that we associate with as Canadians that his songs have become inextricably linked to the very things he was singing about. In the act of celebrating—and sometimes criticizing—Canada, he helped to define our culture, our country, and became part of that definition. The Tragically Hip will long reign as ‘Canada’s Band’.

We also lost someone closer to home with the death of John Dunsworth. The Nova Scotian actor best known for his role as Jim Lahey on Trailer Park Boys passed away this month. For better or worse, he brought a spotlight to the Maritimes as well as a way of life that would sometimes shines through the cracks that appeared between mockumentary and documentary. At least he showed us how we could laugh at ourselves.

Aside from that we saw the tail end of album release season. Let us know what you liked best. We always love hearing your feedback!

News

Exclusive: High Tide Comedy Festival Announce Their Gaggle Of Comedians
October 2, 2017 by Alex Cook

The Originals: Awards Celebrate Arts & Culture In Saint John
October 3, 2017 by Carolyn Radcliffe

Trailer Park Boys Actor John Dunsworth Dies At Age 71
October 16, 2017 by Alex Cook

Art News

Multidimensional Landscapes Call For Conservation – The Paintings of Michael McEwing
October 6, 2017 by Deanna Musgrave

DiscoverSJ: ‘Salmon Run’ Fundraiser For InterAction School Of Performing Arts
October 10, 2017 by Alex Cook

Music News

Halifax Pop Explosion Goes Local With Beer Sponsorship
October 4, 2017 by Alex Cook

Little You Little Me Release Live Videos – Announce Tour
October 12, 2017 by Alex Cook

Songs Of The City: Fredericton Bands Raise Money For Accessible Van For Fredericton Man
October 13, 2017 by Alex Cook

Music/Musique NB: The Results Of The 2017 Prix MNB Awards
October 13, 2017 by Alex Cook

Hey Rosetta! Calling It Quits For ‘Foreseeable Future’
October 13, 2017 by Alex Cook

MusicNL 2017: Janet Cull, The Kubasonica And Steve Maloney Takes Three MusicNL Each
October 17, 201 7 by Alex Cook

Erin Costelo Tours Carole King
October 25, 2017 by Alex Cook

Like A Motorcycle Headed For Gotham Tonight
October 26, 2017 by Alex Cook

Music Releases

New Music: Alert The Medic Release ‘Let Them Have Their Fun’
October 1, 2017 by Johnny James

New Music: FM Berlin Stick The Landing On ‘At Least You’re Having Fun’
October 1, 2017 by Jon MacIsaac

New Music: The Burning Hell’s ‘Revival Beach’ Or ‘Songs Of The Coming Apocalypse’
October 4, 2017 by Alex Cook

New Music: Jessie Brown’s ‘Keeping Appearances’ Delivers a Healthy Dose of Soul
October 12, 2017 by Micaela Cockburn

New Music: Gabrielle Papillon’s Massive New Album ‘Keep The Fire’
October 13, 2017 by Alex Cook

Premiere: Former Two Hours Traffic Frontman Liam Corcoran Releases Single ‘About Time’
October 17, 2017 by Alex Cook

New Music: Stabbing Joy Release Debut Album ‘Love It More Than You Could Ever Know’
October 18, 2017 by Johnny James

New Music: Sleepy Driver Plays It Safe With ‘Sugar Skull’
October 23, 2017 by Alex Cook

New Music: The Brood’s ‘Transistor’ Is Already Some Of Your Favourite Songs
October 27, 2017 by Alex Cook

Video Releases

Music Video: The Town Heroes Get Subversively Political With ‘Tonight’
October 7, 2017 by Alex Cook

Music Video: Jont & The Infinite Possibility Dig Deep With ‘Big Open Heart’
October 11, 2017 by Alex Cook

Scientists Of Sound Announce Double Vinyl Concept Album With New Video
October 19, 2017 by Alex Cook

Music Video: Hillsburn Announce New Album With ‘Strange Clouds’
October 25, 2017 by Alex Cook

Festival Experiences

Flotilla: Charlottetown Art Festival Asks Tough Questions
October 4. 2017 by Vincent Brazil

Staying Local, Youthful and Spontaneous: Halifax Pop Explosion Continues To Invest In Their Roots After 25 Years
October 31, 2017 by Johnny James

Film News

Five Films We’re Excited To See At The 2017 Silver Wave Film Festival
October 28, 2017 by Alex Cook

Theatre Reviews

In Review: NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players bring H.M.S. Pinafore to Imperial
October 6, 2017 by Carolyn Radcliffe

In Review: TNB’s Season Opener ‘Fortune Of Wolves’
October 18, 2017 by Andrew Sketchley

In Review: SJTC Tours Tennessee William’s Classic ‘The Glass Menagerie’
October 20, 2017 by Carolyn Radcliffe

Book News

The Errand: Saint John Writer Gets Publishing Deal For Graphic Novel
October 3, 2017 by Alex Cook

East Coast Writers Shortlisted For Governor General’s 2017 Literary Awards
October 18, 2017 by Alex Cook

Monthly Roundup: September 2017

Welcome to the end of September! Festival season is officially behind us and now we’re wading ear-deep through one of the busiest album-release seasons of the year. This isn’t even all of them, just the albums that we had time to get to. There are, in fact, only so many notes the human ear can hear in the course of an evening.

Here’s everything we’ve managed to write about in the meantime. Continue reading Monthly Roundup: September 2017

Monthly Roundup: August 2017

August is always a crazy month for us. We’re not entirely over festival season, but we are over the hump. It’s a time when we return to our desks and start grinding through the thousands of photos we’ve taken, work through the memories that are nearly coherent thoughts, and finally stop scratching at those mosquito bites we were told wouldn’t happen because somebody made some really amazing essential oils that could do everything from curing the common cold to ending student debt.

Here’s everything we’ve managed to write about in the meantime. Continue reading Monthly Roundup: August 2017