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7 Records I Hope To Find At Moncton Record Expo

It's October ya'll, and you know what that means: Fall Moncton Record Expo! For those that have been following Strange Grooves for a while, you know this event, which happens...

Area 506: Top Five Performances

Josh Bravener of The Hypochondriacs. (Image: Alec Martin) Area 506 had me out of my comfort zone. I went into this festival having checked out less than half of the...

Some special albums!

Since Strange Grooves started, lots of people ask me what some of my special records might be. I decided to put together a post about a dozen or so. Before...

The Deep Dark Woods Live at Paddlefest 2019!

The Victoria Day weekend brought us one of the first festivals of the season with Paddlefest in beautiful St. Andrews, New Brunswick. I didn't see many shows, however, I did...

Dead Quiet: When the power goes out 3 times, you know it’s heavy!

I gotta say, I love a good rockin, and heavy band. I actually grin a bit funny when I find a new band I like. I caught Dead Quiet on...

Julie Doiron – Quality Block Party 2019!

https://www.mixcloud.com/maritimetapers/julie-doiron-quality-block-party-2019-04-20-sj-tool-library-saint-john-nb/ Over the Easter weekend, we were treated to many great shows courtesy of the Quality Block Party. As always Julie Doiron was one of the featured acts and gave...

McKinley Morrison & Williams Live at Backstreet Records!

Notes For more information about this recording be sure to check out Colin's other page! Record Store Day free performance in Backstreet Records.Lineup: Josh McKinley - guitarJohn Morrison - drumsDarrell Williams...

The Musical Escape at Dannemora

Music is one of the last parts of the memory that leaves the brain. It has the power to break the mental barriers brought on by addiction, abuse, Alzheimer’s and...

The Stampeders in Saint John

You listened to them in the '70s and here they are in their 70's...THE STAMPEDERS! No, we didn't listen to them in the 70's, because we didn't exist. But just...

Midnight Ramblers Review

February 16, 2019, in the sleepy town of Riverview NB I walked into The Fox N Hound Bar located in the old Riverview Mall and was forever changed. I’ll be...

Snarky Puppy Review!

Jazz Fusion Groove Masters Snarky Puppy released their first single the 9:31 minute track Xavi on January 18th and if its any indication of the album (Immigrance) to come we...

Why Has Sarah Harmer Forgotten About the East Coast?

18 years ago in a tiny bar in the downtown of Fredericton, NB the soon to be the voice of an era sang out softly yet powerful as if a...

Playlist: The Artists You Should Check Out At Shivering Songs

Feature Image: Jeremy Dutcher (Photo by: Matt Barnes) When I was attending university in Fredericton, winters were a drag. It was cold. It was snowy. Going outside and interacting with...

Listening to 2018 albums in 2018!

Here's the post that no one's been waiting for! This year I listened to exactly 2018 albums that were released in 2018 which is a great accomplishment in and of...

Mckinley Morrison & Williams Uptown JazzBall Live Recording!

Recorded live by Maritime Tapers for the Saint John Fall Uptown Jazz Ball at the Saint John Arts Centre on November 30 2018.  Set I 01. intro 02. A...

Grand Theft Bus Live At Peppers!!

Another Christmas Miracle from grand theft bus!!!! Great annual Christmas show last night 2018-12-18 at Peppers Pub featuring a fun setlist, Christmas song teases, a packed house, Brutus The Barber Beefcake, and Dennis...

Halifax Pop 2019: The Hypochondriacs

Halifax Pop 2019: Japanese Breakfast

Music In 4 Parts: Pete Burns

Harvest Jazz & Blues 2019: Larkin Poe

Music In 4 Parts: GG Allin’s Funeral

Harvest Jazz & Blues 2019: CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band

Harvest Jazz & Blues 2019: Dawn Tyler Watson

Harvest Jazz & Blues 2019: Nathaniel Rateliff

Harvest Jazz & Blues 2019: Lucinda Williams

Harvest Jazz & Blues 2019: Five Alarm Funk

Harvest Jazz & Blues 2019: Larkin Poe

Music In 4 Parts: Bessie Smith

Music In 4 Parts (Legacies): Hank Williams

Tim Baker at Halifax Jazz Festival 2019

Music In 4 Parts: Hildegarde of Bingen

Music in 4 Parts (Legacies): Paul Simon