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.

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