Caitlin Canning joins Me And Mae
Rocking country band heads south to Anaheim and Los Angeles for two performances
Me And Mae have a new singer in Caitlin Canning but is keeping the name. The rocking country band is heading to the U.S. to appear at Anaheim’s NAAM exhibit, Jan. 20, and L.A.’s Real Live Music, Jan. 24.
Said The Whale releases its fifth LP, As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide on March 31. Their tour ends at the Vogue on April 29.
Blues man Wes Mackey is at Club 284 in Steveston on Friday at 7:30 p.m. If successful, the hint is that he will be the first in a series.
Matthew Good has made a lyric video of Suburbia from his I Miss New Wave: Beautiful Midnight Revisited.
Nelly Furtado’s sixth LP, The Ride, pulls up, March 3. First single is Pipe Dreams, which has a pensive vocal and an organ in the background that not only lends the song character but has a churchiness that could be interpreted as retro.
The winner of the Whammy Awards will appear at the Armstrong Metal Festival later this year. Nominated are The Golers, The Mountain Man, Nylithia and Duck Original. They are showcased at the Rickshaw, Feb. 10, but voting is public and has a deadline of Feb. 1.
At the end of the year a new band formed by Bruce Wilson and Stephen Hamm (both with Tankhog once upon a time), Sunday Morning put out its debut album. Sunday Morning follows that with a show at the Cultch, Jan. 27.
Speaking of debut albums, Lion Fox Bear releases his album, Feb. 17. First single is Battle Of Me.
The video of Hawk is Brasstronaut’s homage to Maud Van Breewam’s 1977 film, Pink. It’s an absorbing look at how 20 graphic artists have interpreted the film. The music features a heavy baseline recalling dub.
CD of the week
The sheen of Work Of Heart almost glosses over the sincerity that is at the core of Dani And Lizzy’s first album. Yes, this is a pop album but it is not as fluffy as that might imply. After all, it was kick-started by Dancing In The Sky, an open letter of longing for someone who recently died that, on the original video, was unvarnished, direct and heartfelt. There is nothing as profound on the rest of the album, but it’s intelligence and earnestness still carries over. Throw in a little hip hop and some dance beats and Work Of Heart is modern pop. The Nelson sisters are too smart to be easily pigeonholed, which means Work Of Heart might be sincere, as the title suggests, but it also has a brain.
The Revolving Doors are at Club 240 on Jan. 6.
Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra has a 10th anniversary show on Jan. 12 at the Rickshaw.
Chilliwack makes a post-Doug Edwards appearance on Jan. 26, Cascades Casino.
Tower Of Song — Oliver Swain and Glenna Garromore’s Leonard Cohen’s themed project — hits St. James Hall on Jan. 28. John Reischman And Jay Birds appear Jan. 28 at the Blue Frog.
Sonreal, who has scored platinum with Can I Get A Witness hits the Commodore on Feb. 3.
The Real McKenzies (25 years of mixing punk with porridge) are at the Rickshaw on March 4.
Colin James will be at the Orpheum on March 8. Mother
Mother will perform a whopping four shows at the Commodore on March 25, 26, 28, 29.
Jim Byrnes and Mainstreet Muze sing for the First Impressions Theatre at the Deep Cove Theatre, Jan. 19 and 20.
DOA goes to bat for the Green party in Rock The Vote at the Rickshaw on April 1.
The Super Duper Show is a tribute to guitarist Paul Leahy of No Fun and leader of his own Polly. Local bands rally to help a fellow musician stricken by cancer on July 27 at the Rickshaw.
Shake 2017 will benefit the research into Parkinson’s disease. Spearheaded by Emily Chambers, the goal this year is to raise $25,000. Appearing with Chambers at the Imperial on Jan. 27, are IMUR, Jesse Roper and Dutch Robinson.
The Paperboys is at St. James on Jan. 20 Hall with a goal to raise money for the necessary renovation of the hall.
Nelly Furtado’s sixth album, The Ride, is to be released on March 3. The first single, Pipe Dreams, has a pensive vocal and organ in the background that lends it a churchiness character.