Archive for the ‘Concerts’ Category

A great new festival started in the province in 2016 and this year I made sure that I was there for some of it’s second season. The Area 506 Music Festival that takes place on the New Brunswick Day long weekend was designed to be a celebration of New Brunswick community, culture, music, and goods. The idea […]

The Trews – Casino NB – 12/15/16

Posted: 18th December 2016 by refrainmusic in Concerts

As a mass of arctic air ominously bears down on the area and plunging us into sub -30C temps is not enough to stop us from checking out one of the favorite Canadian rockers of the last decade or so. The Trews are always a good show and tonight at Casino NB they will surely […]

Marianas Trench – Casino NB – 11/20/16

Posted: 22nd November 2016 by refrainmusic in Concerts

The final night of a busy week at Casino NB that saw four great shows in five nights grace the Molson Canadian Centre stage. It’s an early 7:00pm start that brings us three Canadian acts tonight from opposite ends of the country with Newfoundland electric-pop band “Repartee”, and British Columbia based Shawn Hook and headliner Marianas Trench. […]

Theory of A Deadman – Casino NB – 11/19/16

Posted: 20th November 2016 by refrainmusic in Concerts

Saturday night brought a unique show to Casino NB with Canadian rockers Theory of A Deadman bringing in their stripped down acoustic show to the stage. A packed house welcomed them to the stage, for a more intimate view of the band that has had us enjoying their music since 2001. I wasn’t sure how […]

X Ambassadors – Casino NB – 11/18/16

Posted: 19th November 2016 by refrainmusic in Concerts

Up tonight at Casino NB was a band I didn’t know much about going in, really only having heard a single song, but by the look of the parking lot and the very full Molson Canadian Centre I was alone in that unfamiliarity. A decidedly younger crowd was in attendance this evening, lots of youngsters […]

Sam Roberts – Casino NB – 11/16/16

Posted: 17th November 2016 by refrainmusic in Concerts

Tonight at Casino NB the crowd gathered to see Montreal rocker Sam Roberts and his band. Roberts has been a fixture on the Canadian music scene since the early 2000’s when his hit “Don’t Walk Away Eileen” was in heavy rotation on Canadian radio and has had a smattering of hits over the last decade. […]

Our Lady Peace & I Mother Earth – Casino NB – 11/04/16

Posted: 17th November 2016 by refrainmusic in Concerts

A sold out show during the middle of the week doesn’t happen often but when it’s two great Canadian bands of the 90’s, one reunited with it’s original singer. There was a diverse age group for this show as I walked through the crowd, parents that were fans 20 years ago bringing their young ones […]

Natalie McMaster & Donnell Leahy – Casino NB – 10/19/2016

Posted: 20th October 2016 by refrainmusic in Concerts

Tonight award winning Cape Breton fiddling sensation Natalie McMaster and her husband Donnell Leahy are here to get the toes tapping and the hands clapping at Casino NB. From the hills of Cape Breton to the outskirts of Ontario, two fiddling traditions, creating a new fiddling sound. The ferocious fiddling duo of Natalie MacMaster and […]

Loverboy – Casino NB – 08/27/16

Posted: 28th August 2016 by refrainmusic in Concerts

Casino NB welcome 80’s rock staple Loverboy to the stage tonight and to say that there is a bit of nostalgia is an understatement.  The Canadian quintet from the hairdays of the ’80s are now pushing there 60’s, but they all play with the joy of doing something they love, relishing the retro spotlight that brings out […]

The Wallflowers – Casino NB – 08/23/16

Posted: 23rd August 2016 by refrainmusic in Concerts

Tonight at Casino NB, The Wallflowers delivered a set of quality songwriting and rock and roll. The Wallflowers’ inception came in 1988/1989 when singer-guitarist Jakob Dylan called his childhood friend Tobi Miller and they started forming the group ‘The Apples’, which eventually morphed into “The Wallflowers”. Around 1000 people showed up to see the band, that […]