Here’s a look at what’s happening today under the Shivering Songs banner.
It’s Saturday and you have a full day of Shivering to do so let’s look at what you could be doing between 10:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. Yup, a full day of things to do and sounds to hear. Double up on the caffeine.
Herman and the Calithumpians
Fredericton-born monster Herman has teamed up with his friends in the Calithumpians to create a family friendly show to help you start your Saturday off with a smile. It’s not every day this guy crawls out from under the bed. Bring the kids.
Fredericton Public Library | 10:30 a.m
Painters, illustrators, potters, knitters, zinesters and other creative types will have their work available for purchase. Come see what’s being made by people in your community.
Wilmot United Church | 10 – 3 p.m. | free
Graystone Snow Dome & Beer Garden
This is a first for Shivering Songs. A snow dome. Enjoy eight hours of music with performances by FM Berlin, Tomato/Tomato, Easley Quartet, Capital 6, Kylie Fox, My Black Ram and Jerry Faye….outdoors, sort of.
Officer’s Square | 1-9 p.m. | By donation (passes accepted)
Songwriters and Storytellers
Always a festival highlight. Join Pallmer, Rebecca Salazar Leon, Natalie Sappier-Samaqani Cocahq, Citizen Bravo, Alan Jeffries and others for an afternoon of songs and humorous banter.
Wilmot United Church | 2 p.m. | Buy Tickets
A slightly heavier twist on the Shivering Songs theme, Zaum and WHOOP-Szo meet Stone Masons and Cedric Noel for a night of contrast and mutual appreciation. Old friends, new stages.
Charlotte Street Arts Centre | 7 p.m.
FM Berlin are back at The Muse for an intimate show as part of this year’s festival.
The Tipsy Muse Cafe | 7:30 p.m. | $10
Saint John’s folk duo darlings bring all their charm and energy to the Fredericton Public Library for an evening performance to set you on the course for a huge evening of New Brunswick music.
Fredericton Public Library | 8 p.m. | Sold Out (passes accepted)
Mount Eerie and Julie Doiron
Washington’s Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie) and Moncton’s Julie Doiron made a record together in 2008. People loved it. Beautiful voices. Honesty. Last year they released their second collaboration. Again, people loved it. Beautiful voices. Honesty. Michael Feuerstack opens the show. Prepare to have your emotions moved.
Wilmot United Church | 8 p.m. | Buy Tickets
The Easley Quartet
Jazz, played by a group of supreme musicians. Tom Easley is no stranger to Fredericton music fans. Neither is guitarist Geordie Haley. Neither is drummer Mark Adam for that matter. That’s a lot of pressure for Kevin Brunkhorst. Or is it? Probably not. Don’t miss this show. Their album is amazing. The show will be better.
Wilser’s Room | 8 p.m. | Buy Tickets
A Really Big Show
How big will this show be? Well, for starters, the evening begins with a set by The Belle Comedians. Maybe you’ve heard of them? Their first show at the festival sold out, right quick. Add Les Hay Babies and The Hypochondriacs to the mix and boy oh boy, will this be a night to remember.
Boyce Farmer’s Market | 9 p.m. | Buy Tickets
Spoutnique are from Edmundston. Yeah. Way up there. They play incredibly fun, danceable rock music like no one else. Joining them will be Siding (Charles Harding) and New Brunswick’s own unstoppable creative force, Mike Trask. What a night this will be.
Wilser’s Room | 10:30 p.m.
LAPS will always be welcome on any Fredericton stage. Their dizzying mix of indie pop and charming obscurity make every LAPS show a lesson in music and what brilliance can be found when the unconventional in embraced. Throw Mable Wheeler, Tooth & The Fang and chillteens into the mix and BAM, this show will go through the roof. Wear a helmet.
The Capital | 10 p.m. | Buy Tickets
Full festival details can be found at shiveringsongs.com