5 shows to see this week in Fredericton

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Here it is. Your weekly rundown of live performance picks and recommendations. Go forth and enjoy.

Goat Mountain, on an urban mountain.

Been a while since our last 5 Shows post. Please pardon our absence. But we’re back at it, and what a week to return. There’s crushing metal, swinging bluegrass, jazz, and a healthy dose of indie rock goodness.  Pick a show. Any show…or two.

Absolute Losers + Prism Shores + Brookside Mall | Thursday May 23 | The Cap | View Event

Prince Edward Island post-punks Absolute Losers will stop in Fredericton this week for a show Thursday night at The Cap. The band will be joined by Montreal dream-pop outfit Prism Shores and the recently reinvigorated Brookside Mall, who are celebrating the release of latest album, No More Fragrant Thoughts, released earlier this month.

Wound Up + Scorn + Donum Dei | Thursday May 23 | Broken Record Bar & Music Room | View Event

The Broken Record Bar & Music Room gets loud this Thursday night with a trio of loud acts guaranteed to damage your hearing in the most fun way possible. North Shore heavies Wound Up and Fredericton’s own Scorn kick off a five date tour of the province with local sludge trio Donum Dei starting things off. Beware of tinnitus. Wear your ear plugs.

Gin + Jazz w/ Karine + Garry Hansen and Chad Ball | Friday May 24 | Southside Shake | View Event

Jazz is back at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Fredericton. Southside Shake, the hotel’s street level gin bar has been hosting jazz performances for the past few years animating Queen Street’s east end with the smoothes of sounds. it wouldn’t be summer without live jazz on the patio. 

Timothy Stevenson | Friday May 24 | York County Cider | View Event 

York County Cider will host a performance by local musician Timothy Stevenson this Friday. Stevenson’s repertoire includes a mix of popular chart toppers and more than a few timeless classics helping to craft the perfect atmosphere for your Friday post-work wind down. 

Goat Mountain | Saturday May 25 | Wilser’s Room (The Cap) | View Event 

Don’t stop me if you’ve heard this one: A jazz saxophonist, a bluegrass guitar player, and the most in-demand bass player in town walk into a bar…. No, seriously. It’s not a joke. Juno Award winning Canadian sax great Joel Miller, bluegrass phenom Al Jeffries and the five foot master of the four strings, Jason Flores, are Goat Mountain, a new Fredericton trio that needs to be seen (and heard) to be believed. 

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

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