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So the House of Rock is dead and buried and Greg Boone has left Charlottetown after successfully completing his goal of reviving the local music scene. Now what? Now we relax and calmly enjoy the warm weather, and the new menu item at Formosa House.
by Stephan MacLeod
BUT WAIT A MINUTE FATBOY! Did you not realize that this is the season to shove new music in your earhole??? Well do it up, tubby!
On July 5th you can drag your 200 lb ass to the Cymbria Campground for the Northshore Jam. A mini festival with a mega-line up of jam bands dicking around on their instruments all fricking day!!!! Fat Jebus, Slowcoaster, Jimmy Swift Band are set to play two sets each. Afternoon sessions start at 3:00pm and then the hippies will kick off their sandles for some dancing late into the night. Tickets for the show are $25 in advance (you can buy them at Back Alley Discs) and $30 at the gate. Camp sites are available, and the event is 19+, so leave your kids at home, single parents. Slowcoaster's drummer, Devon Strang, has just returned from India and something tells me he is close to unlocking the secrets of the universe.
If you consider yourself more of a hipster than a hippy, you'll be excited to know that Dischord Records' Q and Not U are coming to the East Royalty Community Center to make everyone feel a little more pretentious. This trio brings all sorts of cool sounds to the table with their dancey post punk brand of math rock. These lads are travelling all the way from Washington to play the kindergarten in East Royalty, so bring them some food, love, etc.
According to PEIlocals.com, there will be a "Super Amazing Rock Show" featuring Church, Gruesome Feast, Singularity, Left on Red with special guests Wes Nile and the Mad Cows at the Cornwall Civic Center on July 4. The show will cost a whopping five bucks at the door, but it is in a curling club. I imagine that the show will be super amazing, like the title suggests, but if it isn't you should really ask for your money back. Or you could give them more money because you are generous like that sometimes.
Also according to PEIlocals.com, Alexisonfire (you know, that shitty band with the shitty video) are coming to PEI on July 22. The show is supposed to feature Singularity, Anna Pilla, Later Daze, The Fullblast and one more band at the East Royalty Community Center. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Keep your eyes on Locals to see if this thing actually pans out.