5 Shows to Make Your Week (Feb. 13-19)

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This week’s list of picks includes a Valentine’s Day performance at the Fredericton Playhouse, a post-Valentine’s comedy show at The Cap, and an album release party with the Saint John power pop rock trio Doctor Mother Father. All this and more happening this week.

Erin Costelo | Fredericton Playhouse | February 14 | 7:30 p.m. | View Event

On Valentine’s Day, award-winning, Nova Scotia artist and producer, Erin Costelo will present one of the most beloved albums in history, Carole King’s Tapestry. In addition to this album, Erin will showcase her album We Can Get Over in an opening set celebrating the album’s 10th anniversary.

Jens Jeppesen+The Double D’s | Broken Record Bar & Music Room | February 16 | 8:30 p.m. | View Event 

Jens Jeppesen is a heavy handed bluegrass folk artist with some of the fastest hands you will see. If you dig lightning fast pickin’ and grinin’, and larger than life folk songs delivered with the strength of a locomotive, this show is for you. Local troubadours Derek Gullison and Derek Brown open the night.

Dead Serious Improv presents ‘LOVE IT or SHOVE IT’ | The Cap | February 16 | 6:30 p.m. | View Event

If you haven’t yet caught a Dead Serious performance, you are (dead) seriously missing out on one of the city’s funniest and completely unpredictable performance ensembles. These totally charming weirdos set the bar higher with every show. Get in on the ground floor while you still can. 

Peter Hicks | Tipsy Muse Café | February 18 | 7 p.m. | View Event

Peter Hicks has been sleepy driving his black ram around town for decades now. A storied performer, gifted songwriter, and all around nice guy, Hicks’ take on Americana, roots, and indie rock is, in a word, exceptional. Often fronting a band, here’s your chance to hear Hicks playing a rare solo show. Top shelf stuff!

Doctor Mother Father album release party w/ The Merci-Buckets + Nate Murchison | The Cap | February 18 | 8:30 p.m. | View Event

What began as a solo project by Saint John indie scene pillar Corey Bonnevie has grown into one of the most exciting rock trios on the east coast. Introspective lyricism and undeniable rock and roll hookage are just two reasons you need to hear this band perform. Their new album dropped last week. Be among the first to hear these songs live and grab a copy of the record while you’re there! Everybody wins.

As always, for a comprehensive look at performance happening throughout the city this week, check out the event calendar managed by our friends at Music Runs Through It.  

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