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La Scène de la Scène
by Stephan MacLeod

So there are all sorts of shows coming up this month, but instead of putting up a bunch of pictures of bands you've probably heard of, I'm going to use this space to show you kind folks some pics of bands I vaguely remember seeing at the 18th Annual PEI Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Festival. There's a fella dancing from the group Higher Vision (top right). There's three people singing from the group Birch Mountain (below that picture of the fella dancing). And last but certainly not least is a pic of a bunch of guys from Baucom, Bibey & Blueridge playing away (bottom). I'd like to thank the kind folks at the festival for letting me in for free. The bluegrass community is full of the nicest people and most talented musicians I've ever met.

Speaking of bluegrass, Israel Okeafor is planning a night of African food and music at the Basillica Recreation Centre on August 22, 2003. Israel's Lost Tribes will perform with special guests from Toronto. The event will be open to people of all ages.

The reunited Superfriendz will be hitting PEI on Labour Day weekend as a part of the Close to the Coast Festival at Baba's Lounge. Neusieland, Slowcoaster, Matt Mayes, and Skratch Bastid will be returning to the festival. Also look out for Contrived, Mark Bragg & the Black Wedding Band, Gabe Minnikin & his band, The Organizers, Fat Jebus, and DJ Moves with Tai Chi Chi and Cee. Tickets for a huge Sloan concert in Halifax on September 20-21 will also be given away.

The Tuesdays new album, 45 Strings is currently in the works and should be available in the fall.

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