That’s a wrap. Summer is unofficially over. And what better way to celebrate the end of another great season than with one of the most eclectic weekend music lineups of the entire year. It’s not often we get a weekend that includes performances by one of the biggest “buzz” bands on the East Coast (Little You, Little Me), one of the biggest names in 80’s Hip-Hop (DJ Yella) and some fine experimental bedroom rock from The Rock (Fog Lake). Are you with us? Great. Let’s take a closer look.
Saint John’s Little You, Little Me are the shit. Finally, one of Saint John’s several underrated bands are getting some much-deserved attention on a national level. If this was 1992, we’d call that city “the next Seattle”, but it’s 2015 so instead, let’s just say, Saint John is bursting with great bands at the moment. This is your chance to hear one of the best. Muzzle Flash and The Demand round out this night of loud guitars.
Little You, Little Me+Muzzle Flash+The Demand | The Capital Complex | Friday September 4, 2015 | Door at 10 p.m. | Show at 10:30 p.m. | $6
In the 1980’s, NWA came straight out of nowhere and changed popular music forever. Thirty years later, their story is the focus of a blockbuster movie currently at the theaters. And get this – this Friday one member of this hugely influential group will be performing in our fair city. If Harvest was a Hip-Hop festival, Yella would be a headlining act. But we have no Hip-Hop festival, so he’s playing Klub Khrome. THIS IS A BIG DEAL. DJ Yella is a major piece of the Hip-Hip puzzle.
DJ Yella | Klub Khrome | Friday September 4, 2015 | 10 p.m. | Tickets $15, $20 & $40.
Connexion ARC’s Impossible Dinner Party series is something to keep on your radar. The venue is small, the room is white and the energy is like nothing else you’ll experience, especially among this weekend’s performers. Not bound by expectation or driven by the need to sell anything besides a great evening, Saturday’s lineup will leave you refreshed, feeling good and have you home before the witching hour. OR…out in time to explore the rest of the evening.
This weekend’s show promises poetry, electronic happenings, and at least four strings. Plus, Newfoundland’s Fog Lake write some seriously beautiful music. We’re willing to bet it’s going to be great in a live performance setting. Consider this your chance to say, “Yeah. I saw Fog Lake back when they played Connexion ARC”. There may very well come a time when those words will be a badge of honour.
Fog Lake+Beach Body+ Våras+Andrew Gaddess | Connexion ARC | Saturday September 5, 2015 | 8 p.m. | $10
No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. Yes, our little city welcomes two Newfoundland groups for performances this Saturday. If you play your cards right, you may be able to see them both. St. John’s Aley Waterman brings her songs to life with a crack team of musicians under the moniker, GALA. They are joined by Toronto’s Omhouse who also lay down a mean (figuratively) set of experimental pop. The lineup is rounded out by Fredericton’s Tortue. All in all, a fine night out.
GALA+Omhouse+Tortue | The Capital Complex | Saturday September 5, 2015 | Door at 10 p.m. | Show at 10:30 p.m. | $6
For a full list of live music events this weekend, check out Emma Chevarie’s blog, Music Runs Through It.