New Brunswick Musicians Performing Online This Week

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Les Fireflies, Pallmer, CA Jackson, Kill Chicago and others will take to their own stages for live streamed performances this week. 

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Pallmer will be performing on Facebook this Saturday at 4 p.m. AT, presented by Nova Scotia’s Full Circle Festival. Photo: pallmermusic.com

We’re living in an online world. Now more than ever. With few bars, clubs or theatres hosting live music these days, streaming performances have become the new norm, for better or for worse.

While watching performances from the comfort of our homes doesn’t quite come close to experiencing music live and in person, streaming performances are a great way to stay connected with the musicians we enjoy. The convenience of having a show beamed onto our devices also makes it easier to check out bands and artists we might not otherwise take a chance on. So there’s that.

Here are five events happening this week involving eight artists from New Brunswick.

June 17

Les Fireflies are a fiddling trio from Moncton. Samantha Robichaud, Louise Vautour and Christine Melanson have performed all over the world in their solo careers, and have now come together to create an all-female fiddle super group playing old time, Acadian and Celtic music. Catch their streaming performance this Wednesday on Facebook beginning at 7 p.m. AT. This performance is presented by Music NB as part of its NB at Home series.

June 18

Saint John’s Brent Mason was one of the first artists to break the COVID-19 bubble and hit the stage this past weekend as part of the Tipsy Muse Café’s Mellow Yellow Concert Series. Mason has been making music for decades and in that time, has grown to become one of the province’s premiere folk musicians.

Brent Mason will perform on Thursday night starting at 7 p.m. AT on Facebook. This performance is presented by Music NB as part of its NB at Home series.

June 19

Fredericton’s Kill Chicago have remained busy through the recent lockdown, delivering their own records door-to-door in support of staff at The Cap who were temporarily laid off due to COVID-19 closures. The band’s latest record, The Fix, is easily one of the strongest Fredericton albums in years.  If you haven’t heard it yet, you best get on that.

You can expect to hear music from the band’s entire catalog this Friday when they take to Facebook to deliver a live show as part of Music NB’s NB at Home series. The fun begins at 7 p.m. AT.

June 20

Neo-classical duo Pallmer walk the line between classical and indie music circles mixing looped melodies and delicate vocal arrangements performed on cello and viola. The have played most regional stages of the past couple of years including a showcase performance at the 2019 Festival (506) and recently released their first video in support of their new single, Allude to What.

Pallmer will be performing on Facebook this Saturday at 4 p.m. AT, presented by Nova Scotia’s Full Circle Festival.

June 21

Roots & Soul Sunday’s Online. This Sunday, Roots & Soul will bring you four acts playing 40-45 minutes each. The evening’s lineup includes Ian MacDonald, Beige Shelter, CA Jackson and Lynn Hanson. For more information, visit HERE. They will be collecting donations that will be split between the artists to help offset their financial losses due to COVID-19.

If you have a live stream performance in the works, let us know. We’ll do our best to add it to our next Streaming Guide.

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