Home Scene: “The world will be a better place when…”

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In our series Home Scene, Grid City asks music fans to share what they love most about the city’s music culture. This time we check in with veteran musician, vinyl collector and music scene father figure, Nick Cobham.

10898322_10155020055985034_7268585383167099784_nWhat have you been listening too lately?

I can’t stop listening to Mikie Feuerstack’s newest album. The guy just keeps getting better with every release he puts out. The Forgettable Truth is such a strong album that everyone should be listening to right now and forever. I think it’s impossible for him to write a bad song. Other than that, the last five records I bought were Tom Waits – Frank’s Wild Years, ZZ Top – Tres Hombres, Syrinx – Long Lost Relatives, Gram Parsons – GP and Queen – Jazz. So I’ve listened to those lately.

Most anticipated local release of 2015?

I would love to get my hands on a Nuages release. I think that band is pretty damn great and I’m excited to see/hear where they’re going to go with their music. I really dig what they do.  And Mayors should put out a double LP this year. That would be awesome. GET ON IT SKINNER!!!

Name the one Fredericton band you believe more people should know about.

The world will be a better place when the entire human race knows the name Marc Bragdon.

Live music culture is an important part of Fredericton’s identity. If you could improve one aspect of the city’s music scene, what would it be?

As an aging dad with a day job, I think I can speak for many others when I say more early shows would be ideal. I know personally I would go out to more shows if they didn’t end at two in the morning. But maybe that’s just me.

Looking back at the past year, what would you consider to be an important highlight for the city arts scene? 

I know it’s been said before, but…Grid City!!!  This city and the arts scene here has needed something like Grid City for a long time. It’s so great to have a news source for what’s happening all around us. I’m excited to see what kind of content will be popping up on this site in the future. Keep up the good work. It is MUCH appreciated.

Nick Cobham is a member of The Olympic Symphonium and has been playing music for nearly two decades. His voice and his music continue to play an important role in shaping our province’s sonic identity. 
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