Five Shows to See This Weekend

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Here’s a look at five upcoming shows happening this weekend in Fredericton. As usual, there’s a little something for everyone. Go see a show and support live music in Fredericton.

Dresser + Sasha Cay + Chillteens at The Cap | Friday August 5 | 9 p.m. | View Event

Could there be a more summer themed lineup than this? Touring musicians from Montreal playing a mix of laid back indie rock with a bossa nova twist? That sounds ideal. Throw Fredericton’s own indie/bossa songsmith Oscar Tecu and his band Chillteens into the mix and you instantly take things over the top.  Get your weekend off on a “chill” note with this three band lineup. 

Dillon Ryan at The Tipsy Muse Café | Friday August 5 | 7 p.m. | View Event 

Dillon Ryan does his own thing and he does it well. Channeling the likes of The Cure and Echo & the Bunnymen, Ryan writes and performs music that gives a nod to this amazing era of pop while injecting new life into what may feel like a deliberate throwback. It’s post-punk 2.0 done in such a way that reflects the timelessness of love songs no matter what shape they take. One of so many New Brunswick musicians crafting beautiful songs, Ryan’s show this week at The Muse has the makings of a perfect date night. 

Jens Jeppesen + Carlin Fraser at Grimross Brewing Co. | Saturday August 6 | 8 p.m. | View Event

Acoustic pickin’ at lightning speed. Songs that will hold your attention until the last note fades. That’s what you can expect from these two musicians when they take the Grimross stage on Saturday. Jeppesen is one of those truly gifted players who can win over even the most casual listener with his voice and jaw dropping axe skills. Carlin Fraser is right there with him with songwriting skills that bring all the feels.

Not Now + Dad Patrol at Broken Record Bar & Music Room | Saturday August 6 | 10 p.m. | View Event

The sound of both Not Now (Sussex) and Dad Patrol (Fredericton by way of Quispamsis) sits somewhere between the vague categories of pop punk and indie rock. There are catchy riffs, lots of guitars, harmonies, aggressive high register singing, and stage diving energy. What more could you want on a Saturday night?

Steven Peacock at Southside Shake | Saturday August 6 | 7 p.m. | View Event 

Fredericton’s high priest of classical guitar, Steven Peacock will give an outdoor performance at one of the city’s most inconspicuous downtown patios this Saturday. Typically reserved for jazz, Southside Shake’s street side patio will play host to Peacock as part of this year’s classical music fair, the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival. Chill vibes.

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