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Quality Block Party 2019

Start date: April 19, 2019 - End date: April 21, 2019

Uptown Jazz Ball!

Date: April 26, 2019

Tim’s Vinyl Confessions Ep. 203: Record Store Day 2019

Matt, John and I had been planning RSD for what seems like months, and just like that, it's done for another year!! We made a very successful trip to Bull...

Jeff Liberty Takes A Vinyl Dive: “The Thin Red Line” by Glass Tiger

“Don’t forget me when I’m gone!” Here is this weeks Vinyl Dive with the 1986 debut album “The Thin Red Line” by 🇨🇦 Pop Superstars Glass Tiger! Come down the musical rabbit hole...

Tim’s Vinyl Confessions Ep.202: Classic Albums Live – Queen/A Night at the Opera

This week on Tim's Vinyl Confessions... Once again, CAL returns to the Fredericton Playhouse and once again, we were treated to another masterful performance. On this video I go through...

Jeff Liberty takes a Vinyl Dive: “Just In Time To Be Late” by Eye Eye

Here is this week's one-take stream of consciousness about the 1986 album “Just In Time To Be Late” by Canadian pop/rock band Eye Eye: https://www.facebook.com/vinyldive/videos/278780483032564/ Check out previous episodes of...

Tim’s Vinyl Confessions Ep. 201: Queensryche / The Verdict (Review)

This week on Tim's Vinyl Confessions... The 3rd Queensryche album with Todd La Torre on vocals has not been without its drama. Drummer Scott Rockenfield does not appear, and of...

Jeff Liberty takes a Vinyl Dive: “Standing In The Dark” by Platinum Blonde

Jeff has just created a weekly Vlog/FB page entitled Vinyl Dive where he talks about the (Mostly Canadian) records that made him and saved him. Are you sitting comfortably, then...

Tackling The Hold Zone: The Sonics |Boom | NW 905

I don’t know about you but I have a lot of records I’ve purchased but have yet to crack open and listen to. I’m glad that I have them in...

Tim’s Vinyl Confessions Ep.200 (!!!!): Dream Theater / Distance Over Time (review)

On this very special episode of Tim's Vinyl Confessions... We have a winner! Thanks to everyone who entered to win my little classic rock prize pack, and for continuing to...

Tackling The Hold Zone: John Grant |Grey Tickles, Black Pressure | BELLA505V

I don’t know about you but I have a lot of records I’ve purchased but have yet to crack open and listen to. I’m glad that I have them in...

Tim’s Vinyl Confessions Ep.199: Van Halen (Cassettes) REBOOT

This week on Tim's Vinyl Confessions... An expanded look through my VH cassettes, including a rare (for me) bootleg concert tape and an early pressing of one of the classic...

Tackling The Hold Zone: Chvrches | Love Is Dead | GLS-0231-01

I don’t know about you but I have a lot of records I’ve purchased but have yet to crack open and listen to. I’m glad that I have them in...

Tim’s Vinyl Confessions EP.192: Bryan Adams Concert Review

This week on Tim's Vinyl Confessions... Sarah and I braved bad driving to see a Canadian rock legend still doing what he does best. Also, I picked up some cool...

The Wizard Spins: Alvvays – Antisocialites

Album: Alvvays, Antisocialites (2017) Original Canadian pressing on pink wax. When this album dropped back on my birthday in 2017, I heard it everywhere! Whether at the radio station I...

Tim’s Vinyl Confessions Ep.191: Dokken (CDs)

Great guitar playing, good vocal harmonies, cool logo and cover art, volatile personalities...that's Dokken, and this is my personal collection of their CDs... Check out previous episodes and stay up...

The Wizard Spins: Revolution – Original Motion Picture Score

Album: Revolution - Original Motion Picture Score - 1968 - Original Pressing. Check that groovy original inner sleeve and label! This is an awesome psychedelic soundtrack to the hippy documentary "Revolution",...

Tim’s Vinyl Confessions Ep. 190: Road Trip Dec 27/18

On this episode of Tim's Vinyl Confessions... My old buddy John and I made a road trip like we did many times before. Check out previous episodes and stay up...

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...

Howling At The Moon!

I remember some time ago when I’d show certain people new music they’d sometimes greet me with a “Look at you ya little hipster!” To be fair, I’ve spent a...

One Week Out: Halifax Pop Explosion in Review

(Image: Washing Machine, by Hayley Frail) Halifax Pop Explosion was 4 days of insanity for Hayley and I. We ate poutine at Willie’s at 2 in the morning more times...

Zola Jesus brings it at Halifax Pop Explosion

(Image: Hayley Frail) Zola Jesus’s red gown shuttered between the lights of her performance at the Marquee Ballroom during the opening night of Halifax Pop Explosion. Skye Wallace’s set made...

Strange Q&A: What You Need To Know About Moncton’s Fall Record Expo

October is now upon us, and for vinyl enthusiasts in New Brunswick, that means Moncton's Fall Record Expo. For those not familiar, Moncton Record Expo is an event that takes...

We Like Janowskii And Think You Will Too

As you know, Strange Grooves was recently at Quality Block Party, a music festival in Saint John that celebrates the best of New Brunswick's local music scene. One of the...

A Strange Q&A: Yer Scene

When the rad folks at Yer Scene reached out to us a few months ago, we knew we had to meet them. Yer Scene is an online zine that covers...

Music In 4 Parts (Bad Concerts): Gaddafi’s Parties

In The Dead Of Winter Festival 2019

Music In 4 Parts (Urban Legend): Connie Converse

Halifax Pop Explosion Part 3

Music In 4 Parts (Gimmicks): Rite of Spring, Paris, 1913

Music In 4 Parts (Gimmicks): The Monkees

Music In 4 Parts (Gimmicks): Doom’s Mask

Music In 4 Parts (Gimmicks): Madonna

Halifax Pop Explosion Part 2

Halifax Pop Explosion 2018 Part 1

Stephen Hero – Quality Block Party 2018

Scatman – Music in 4 Parts

Washington Phillips – Music in 4 Parts

Altramont Free Festival – Music in 4 Parts

Willie Nelson