Variety reigns supreme this week as the city hosts a touring classical concert series, visiting metal heads from Vancouver, soothing soul from Halifax, a big-stage tribute show packed with homegrown talent, and a debut release show from an emerging hip hop artist. Who said nothing ever happens here?
Jeunesses Musicales presents Virtuosic Sensibilities | Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne | April 5 | 7 p.m. | View Event
A classical concert series featuring Chloé Chabanole on violin, Cameron Crozman on cello, and Philip Chiu on piano. With a natural synergy and communicative ease, anchored by a shared artistic vision, the artists have imagined an audacious program of virtuosity, nuance, and poise that explores the piano trio in all of its forms. Discover everything from the nobility and playfulness of Haydn, to the dark and dramatic sounds of Brahms, as well as the colourful, energetic music of Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy.
Kerr EP Launch Party | The Nest at The Cap | April 7 | Doors at 9 p.m. | View Event
Fredericton rapper Kerr releases his debut EP, You Don’t Have To Like Me, I Do, this Friday at The Cap. Having spent the better part of a decade honing his craft as a writer and the past few years finding his voice in the studio, local rapper Kerr will make his live debut in celebration of his debut release. The show will take place at The Nest (formerly The Phoenix) upstairs at The Cap. He will be joined by P Cons and Lenny Lisgar with Frank Mack on turntables. Tickets are $10. Doors at 9. Show at 9:30 p.m.
Roxy & the Underground Soul Sound | The Cap | April 7 | 8 p.m. | View Event
It feels like forever since Halifax soul ensemble Roxy and the Underground Soul Sound last visited Fredericton. This impressive live band combines the undeniable groove of Motown, the heart wrenching emotion of soul, and all the slick attitude of funk and RnB. Horns. The whole deal. A definite standout on any lineup, Roxy & the Underground Soul Sound are one of a kind. At least ‘round these parts.
The Last Waltz NB | The Playhouse | April 7 | 7:30 p.m. | View Event
47 years ago a who’s who of rock and roll came together to honour The Band in what was billed as their farewell concert appearance. With a lineup of legendary guests far too long to name, the show went on to be recognized as one of the most important moments in rock music history. To mark this moment, and to celebrate some of our own music royalty, more than a dozen musicians from Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Halifax, and other points east will take the Playhouse stage to recreate this iconic moment in time.
Wormwitch + Ancient Thrones + Painsaw | The Cap | April 9 | View Event
Nothing says Easter like an extreme black metal show. This Sunday Fredericton welcomes Vancouver’s premiere black metal/crust outfit, Wormwitch, who, together with Halifax-based Ancient Thrones and our own speedmetal champs Painsaw, will break up this long weekend with more than a few fist pounding anthems. Last week, Wormwitch announced a forthcoming split EP with Sadistic Ritual and shared a video for their latest single, Weapons Against Dispair. Hear them live this Sunday.
As always, for a comprehensive look at performances happening throughout the city this week, check out the event calendar managed by our friends at Music Runs Through It.