La Scène de la Scène
by Stephan MacLeod
You may be asking yourself, "What have those poster boys for emo, Dreams Among Stars been up to lately?" Well, let me fill you in. The group has been working hard with a new album recorded by Sean MacGilvary of The Burdocks, and their first tour. The band's emo sound has slowly grown into a dramatic trance rock experience with keyboards and a guitar played with violin bow. And recently Mark Gaudet, the drummer for the band has traded his sticks for keyboards and organ. The new drummer for the band is Dan Seese.
Fresh new merchandise has emerged from the Charlottetown indie music scene. And what better way to keep warm this winter than with a t shirt from your favourite local band, Dreams Among Stars. Now you can be young and attractive like the boys in the band. Or if you're into active wear, I printed up a batch of Windom Earle baseball t shirts featuring my hairy face, a busted wrist, and a microphone. Dig it?
In case you missed it last year, power-pop legends, Supercar, are reuniting again over Christmas break in order to rock your jingle bells. On New Years Eve at Baba's Lounge, Supercar will make an appearance at Port Citizen's final show before Brodie Read leaves the Island. For the youngsters who don't remember when Supercar dominated Charlottetown's all-ages scene back in the 90's, the band will also be playing an all-ages show on December 28. Check www.peilocals.com for more info on both shows.
What a Bastid
Young Clean Bastid Halifax's DMC champ, Skratch Bastid is returning to Baba's for a night of turntable dynamics that will blow a whole through the dancefloor. At Close to the Coast this year, Bastid's set consisted of clever mixes of Axl Rose, Africa Bambatta, De La Soul, and The Alan Parsons Project all seamlessly layered together with stellar scratches.