Cape Breton Music Roundup #37 - June 4 2015 - June 6 2015


Hey, Hey! June has arrived and with it, the Island is starting to get jumping with more and more live music every day. Check out Music Guide Cape Breton for our complete daily list of shows.
Our recommendations begin with an early weekend show at Governor's. An intimate acoustic show featuring Michale Dalton with Jonathan Kanary.
Friday kicks off with a 70's pop rock special at the Emera Centre. The Bay City Rollers will be hitting the north side. Opening will be Johnathan MacInnis & Michael Lloyd. Sounds like it should be a great show. Back in Sydney later in the night at Embers we have Newfoundland modern pop rockers RocketRocketShip with The High Tide and The Fallacy.
Our Saturday recommendations begin with the Grand Opening of the Talo Cafebar in Glace Bay. There will be an afternoon matinee with Jonathan Kanary and Collin Appleton followed by our featured evening performance from Steven MacDougall from Slowcoaster. All in all, a great day of music at Talo. Central Cape Breton will celebrating World Oceans Day on Saturday with various events taking place throughout the day and as a part of the party, Saturday night at the Iona Legion will feature Rowdy Dow. Our top recommendation of the weekend is a real east coast treat. The Privateers will be getting the pub moving at the Thistledown Pub in Baddeck. This Celtic rock group is a local favourite and never disappoint. Rounding out the weekend we move back to Governors as Halifax rock quartet Floodland hit town to promote their new EP “It’s The Fire”. They will be joined by John Paul and The Grassfire as well as Colette Deveaux for a great night of tunes.

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Cape Breton Music Roundup #36 - May 28 2015 - May 30 2015

Hey All!

We are back after a couple of weeks off and what a weekend to be back. Some great shows featuring out of town bands and some great locals as well.
We're starting our weekend early with our Thursday recommendation, indie folk rockers Green & Gold with Bleu both from Newfoundland along with Carmen Townsend.
Friday, the after work recommendation is former Next Big Thing winner Lena Murphy at the Black Spoon. This will be their last buffet and entertainment before the summer, so get out and check it out. Later Friday night we have one of our co-top recommendation of the weekend with Slowcoaster tearing up Embers along with Brian Cathcart of Pretty Archie.
Saturday's first recommendation bring us to Mabou and the Red Shoe Pub as their season of live entertainment is getting going, this weekend featuring Eddie Cummings. Ambassadors for Nova Scotia music and good times, McGinty will be providing the tunes at the Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre Saturday night. Local favourites Alter Ego are rocking the Sydney Mines Firemens' Centre as well on Saturday night. The second part of our co-top recommendation for this weekend is Craig Mercer performing a JSB acoustic set, along with a single release party for his band the Will Be Gones along with Jordan Musycsyn, this is going to be a great show to top a great weekend of live music around the Island.
As always, check out Music Guide Cape Breton for our full list of live music.

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Cape Breton Music Roundup #35 - May 8 2015 - May 9 2015

Hey Folks, we've got some great recommendations for this week, so read on and make sure to get out and take in a show or two.
Friday night our recommendations start after work with an after work party at Daniel's featuring local favorite Wills Addiction.  The Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre scores another great event, this time with Newfoundland singer-songwriter Ron Hynes. Back in Sydney at Embers we have coming from Halifax, indie rockers Mauno along with locals John Gill and Victor Tomiczek.
Saturday starts off with a special event. As part of the first Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week, check out Donal MacLennan at Big Spruce Brewing which is running a Craft Beer Event for the day. After that, you can make the quick trip down the road to Baddeck and the Bras d'Or Yacht Club for an afternoon matinee with Cyril MacPhee. Our top recommendation for the weekend is also our final for the week, the 10th Annual Estwood Davidson Memorial Bursary Concert at the Lion's Hall in St. Peter's. This show has a great lineup featuring Howie MacDonald, Patrick Gillis, Hilda Chiasson-Cormier, Donnie Campbell, Robert J Bouchard, Mckayla MacNeil, Myles Davidson, Harold Davidson and Donna Marie DeWolfe. What a show!
As always you can get our full list of shows at Music Guide Cape Breton and check below for links to the shows as well as our weekly YouTube playlist.

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Cape Breton Music Roundup #34 - April 30 2015 - May 2 2015

Greetings once again! The calendar flips again this weekend as we move into May and we are kicking off the month with some great shows around the Island. Thursday night in celebration of an amazing first year, the Highland Arts Theatre presents 1 Year Hat-a-Versary a show with over 100 performers hitting the stage, this is going to be a great show. Friday we begin with an after work recommendation at the Emera Centre in North Sydney, Rob Barrie will be kicking off the after work shows for May. Darryl Keigan will be providing the tunes at the Bras d'Or Yacht Club in Baddeck a bit later in the evening as the Yacht club begins to ramp up their Spring entertainment. Our top recommendation for the weekend takes us back to the Highland Arts Theatre where Old Man Luedecke will take the stage along with Tom Terrell and the Cape Breton trio of Port Cities, this will be a great one, check it out. Signal Hill returns to the Island and our recommendations for the second week in a row on Saturday at the North Sydney Firemen's Club and will be joined by Finney Town. Also on Saturday night, Governor's has John Paul & The Grassfire with Rudy Pace & Brently Campbell along with Yvette Rogers. Closing out our weekend recommendations is local favorites Phantoms at Doryman's Tavern in Cheticamp.

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Cape Breton Music Roundup #33 - April 23 2015 - April 25 2015

Greetings Once Again! As we inch ever closer to the Summer months, the live music keeps heating up right along with the weather. We've got another excellent weekend to close out April, starting on Thursday night at Governor's. If you're getting your weekend off to an early start check out this great Songwriters Circle with Carmen Townsend, Jordan Musycsyn and John Paul Bergeron. Kicking off our Friday recommendations is the always excellent live performance of Signal Hill who will be at the Main Event. Sydney has a couple of great rock shows on Friday. Governor's has the hot lineup of The Jaynes, Hash Jesus and Keith Doom and The Wrecking Crew. Meanwhile, over at Embers, we've got Long Island Road along with Blair Lucas and the Apple Corps. Good luck with that choice, although really, you can't go wrong with either. Our Saturday starts off with a Matinee recommendation in Baddeck at the Bras d'Or Yacht Club with Buddy Mac Donald. Right after that you can head on towards West Mabou for our top recommendation of the weekend with the "Thank You West Mabou" show in, of course, West Mabou at the Hall. This is going to be one heck of night with performers including Wendy MacIssac, Tracey Dares MacNeil, Rodney MacDonald, Rachel Davis, Patrick Gillis, Nuallan and more! Check below for our full list of performers. If you're in the Central Cape Breton area or need a reason to visit, check out the final installment in The Songbird Series for the 2014/2015 season. As always this is an intimate show with limited tickets and highly, highly recommended. For "An Evening of Sonic Delights" in Sydney, check out the show with the same name at the Highland Arts Theatre featuring Redshed, Jordan Musycsyn and John Paul and the Grassfire. Whoa! What a way to end April. As always check out Music Guide Cape Breton for the information on live music for the next seven days across the Island.

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Cape Breton Music Roundup #32 - April 16 2015 - April 18 2015


Every so often there is a complete no miss weekend on the Island and this is one of them. Wherever you are this weekend from Port Hawkesbury to Sydney to Ingonish to Cheticamp there is a great show near where you are, here are some of the our top recommendations. Our early weekend Thursday shows start this week with the weekly jam at the Creignish Community Hall with lead Mac Campbell. If your on the other side of the Island on Thursday check out Governor's for a great songwriters circle featuring Danny MacNeil, Andrew Greig and John Karlsson. Moving on to Friday we have our top recommendation of the weekend coming to you from the Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay, Discovery Stage featuring CBRM's best emerging talent. This is going to be an excellent should featuring Gillian Head, Jofo, Black and Grey, Jordan Musycsyn Band, Blair Lucas And The Apple Corps and Pretty Archie, what a lineup! Saturday follows up with another great show for a great cause, this time at the Black Spoon in North Sydney we have A Night at the Nunnery, this show features Dawn and Margie Beaton, The Dubinsky Family and The Boularderie Babes. The show is a fundraiser for Cape Breton Cancer Patient Care Fund by Bouldarderie MammoWarriors. Back to the west of the Island on Saturday night we have the great Elvis tribute act Thane Dane and The Cadillac Kings at the Port Hawkebury Civic Centre, as close to a live Elvis performance as you can get. Rounding out our Saturday and weekend recommendations performing at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre are The Mellotones with their tight harmonies, powerful horns and funky rhythm section, a great cap to the weekend.
Those are our recommendations and highlights for the weekend, but click the links below for each day and check the full list of shows for that day because this is a top notch weekend for live music on the Island. As always check Music Guide Cape Breton for our full list of live music for the next seven days.

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Cape Breton Music Roundup #31 - April 9 2015 - April 12 2015

Hello All!

Well it looks like the big melt is on and it's about time. You can help by getting out hitting the streets and heating up the Island dancing to some great tunes. Our recommendations start early again this week with a couple of great shows on Thursday night. First up we have a great night of music and stories with Canadian Tenor Ken Lavigne and his show The Road to Carnegie Hall at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Hall in Sydney Mines. Hear Ken's story of how he got to Carnegie Hall and some great songs to go along with it, our top recommendation of the week. Later on Thursday if "the rock and roll" is more your speed, check out Governor's for Blair Lucas, Shane O'Handley and Rudy Pace. Baddeck is heating up with some great shows at the Bras d'Or Yacht Club throughout the month, starting Friday with Rob Mac Lean. On Saturday night we have a great Ceilidh for you at the Cedar's Club Hall featuring Dwayne Cote and Hilda Chiasson-Cormier.

We are also going to do a small dive into early next week with a Wednesday recommendation because we usually publish on Thursday. April 15 at Centre 200, check out Classic Albums Live - Pink Floyd's The Wall. We are big fans of the Classic Album shows and they are always worth the night out.

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