Thursday, October 29, 2009

Priestess + Trigger Effect + The Motorleague Contest

To win two tickets to the show + priestess cd+trigger effect split +motorleague shirt & CD!!!

send an e-mail to with the answer to the question of "who would win in a wrestling match, Lemmy or God?"

Here is a quick 5 question interview with Mikey Heppner from Priestess

1.  So you are in a band, how is that going for you? 

Pretty fun, we love playing music all the time.

2. What is the longest you've ever gone wearing the same pair of pants?

A year at least.

3. In your dreams, how many strings are on your/your bass players bass?


4a. If you are from the east coast, do you ever see yourself moving further inland?

I'm from Montreal, I think I'll stay here.

4b. If you aren't from the east coast, what is your favourite part about coming out to visit us?

I love real fish&chips.

5. If you were a fighter pilot, what would your call sign be?

Awesome dude and Hunter's Ale House Present:

With Guests: Trigger Effect

Wednesday November 4th @ Hunter's Ale House - 19+
$10 Adv / Doors @ 10PM

Tickets Go On Sale Friday September 18th @ 10am
In Person: Back Alley Music
Phone: 1-888-311-9090

Priestess -
Trigger Effect -

New Priestess CD, "Prior to the Fire", out October 20th

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Immaculate Machine winner....

...the winner (by draw of a random co-worker) is Brenton Ives!......except since Brenton not being from this planet, he will not be able to attend on the real winner is MOE.

She wins two tickets to the show on Friday and a copy of the Immaculate Machine and Smothered in hugs cd's!

Thanks to everyone that entered, there was about twenty people or so, which is great for my first contest!

Priestess is up next!!


ECMA 2010

(Sydney, NS) – The East Coast Music Association announced today at the Capri Cabaret, Sydney, the artists who will perform on the official ECMA showcase stages as part of the 2010 East Coast Music Awards, Festival & Conference set for Cape Breton from March

“The artists announced today represent the premier up-and-coming, export-ready acts in our region,” said Su Hutchinson, executive director of the East Coast Music Association. “The well-earned reputation of our East Coast artists will be on display in a weekend full of exceptional talent here in Cape Breton. The lineup is deep and diverse - there will be something for every musical taste at the biggest party of the year.”

Showcase performers submitted their names to the East Coast Music Association in September, with the selections determined by six separate juries of industry professionals representing the ECMA’s five regions: New Brunswick, mainland Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.

“This event is all about showcasing the best we have to offer,” said Eric Favaro, Event Chair for ECMA 2010 Cape Breton. “We’ve assembled a fantastic range of musicians to entertain both the people of Cape Breton, and visitors and delegates from around the world. From March 4th to 7th, the best in East Coast music come together for one incredible weekend.”

Below are the artists selected for the official Molson Canadian ECMAFest Stages. Please note that the Rising Star Stage will be announced at a later date:

ECMA BLUEBIRD NORTH SHOWCASE (Presented by The Songwriter’s Association of Canada) – Smooth Hermans
Erin Costelo, NS
Tim Chaisson, PE
Kevin Fox, NS
Graeme Walker of the Olympic Symphonium, NB
Chris Kirby, NL

ECMA CONCERT SERIES – Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion
Dr. Zoo, NL
In-Flight Safety, NS
Jessica Rhaye, NB
Joel Plaskett, NS
John Campbelljohn, NS
Jimmy Rankin, NS
Keith Hallett, NB
Matt Andersen, NB
Two Hours Traffic, PE

Chris Picco, NL
Aislin House, NL
Molly Rankin, CB
The Hupman Brothers, NS
Telfer, NS
Anna Ludlow, NS
Andrew Doyle, CB
Mike Wadden, CB
Kelly Sloan
The Danks PE
Marc Boudreau, CB
Sharona Clarke, NL
Matthew Hornell and the Diamond Mines, NL
Thor Kristinsson, NS
Ladybird, PE
Chapter Four, NB
Twin Bridges, NS
Andrew James O’Brien, NL
Carmel Mikol, NS
Bay Town Connection, NL
JD Clarke, NS
Milks & Rectangles, PE
The Grass, NS
The Subtitles, NL
David Bradshaw, NS
Big Game Hunt, NS
Pat Watson, NS
Dawn and Margie Beaton, CB
Mike Biggar, NB;
Anchor Heist, NS
Chad Tetford, NS
Crowdis Bridge, CB
Roundelay, NL
Sheist, NL
Andy Brown, NB
Babette Hayward, NB
Andy Stevens, NB
Buck and Kinch, CB
Jimmy Lee Howard, NL
Darrell Myers, NS

Amelia Curran, NL
Catherine MacLellan, PE
In-Flight Safety, NS
Jenn Grant, NS
Joel Plaskett, NS
Jimmy Rankin, NS
Lennie Gallant, PE
Ron Hynes, NL
Rose Cousins, NS
The Novaks, NL
Tom Fun Orchestra, CB
Two Hours Traffic, PE

ECMA ROCK STAGE Smooth Hermans
Alert the Medic, NS
Carleton Stone Drives the Big Wheel, CB
Dwight Deon, NS
Jon McKiel, NS
Paper Lions, PE
Sleepy Driver, NB
The Easy Bleeders, CB
The Evelyn Room, NL
The Sidewalks, PE
Weak Size Fish, NB

ECMA ROOTS ROOM Membertou Trade and Convention Centre
David Myles, NS
Colette Cheverie, PE
Duane Andrews, NL
The Once, NL
Steven Bowers, NS
Meaghan Blanchard, PE
The Keats, NL
Ryan LeBlanc, NB
Pascal Lejeune, NB
Andrea Beaton, CB

SOCAN SONGWRITER’S CIRCLE – Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion
Amelia Curran, NL
Catherine MacLellan, PE
Coco Love Alcorn, NS
Melanie Morgan, NB
and SOCAN Special Guest, TBA

SOUNDWAVES Membertou Trade and Convention Centre
Alert the Medic, NS
Bette & Wallet, NS
Carmen Townsend, CB
Dawn and Margie Beaton, CB
Mardeen, CB
Pink Thunder, CB
Telfer, NS
Tim Chaisson & Morning Fold, PE
The Keats, NL
The Olympic Symphonium, NB

The complete list of ECMA 2010 showcase performers is included in the attached schedule. For photos and bios of these artists, please visit

The 2010 East Coast Music Awards, Festival & Conference will take place in Sydney, Cape Breton, N.S., from March 4th to 7th. It is an annual event organized by the East Coast Music Association, whose mandate it is to foster, promote and celebrate East Coast music locally and globally.

Monday, October 26, 2009

I have no will power anymore.

I am still sucking back soda like there is no tomorrow.

Two more days for the Immaculate Machine contest!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Soda Pop Odyssey

So for more times than I care to remember, I have tried to give up or at least cut down on the amount of soda's I drink in the run of day/week/month.

So I thought maybe if I write about it, I might have more of a reason to not fall off the wagon(or on the wagon? Seinfeld anyone?).

So far today I have had two glasses of water and a bottle of chocolate milk.
Now, I have a problem. I have a half a bottle of Coke sitting next to me at work, left over from last night. Tempting!

I thought that since Root Beer doesn't have as much caffeine, at least advertised as having less that it would be better, but thanks to a tip from Andrew Sisk, I did some checking.

According to
250ml of coke vs Barq's root beer.
The coke has 26mg of caffeine and 30g of sugar, the Barq's has 15mg of caffeine but a whopping 31mg of sugar!!

Pepsi has even more sugar!
355ml of Pepsi has 41g of sugar and 38mg of caffeine.

Mug's root beer does have zero caffeine, but still has over 20g's of sugar.

Stupid sugar.

While writing this I have polished off that bottle of Coke, it was more like a 1/4 of a bottle, not a half.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Update to the Priestess contest!

So in addition to winning two tickets, a priestess cd, a motorleague cd & t-shirt, you now will also get a copy of the new Trigger Effect split!!!

what a deal!!

People who already e-mailed in qualify for the whole package.

White Cowbell Oklahoma + Iron Giant + Death Valley Driver

This Monday, October 26th @ Baba's Lounge.

WCO are coming through supporting their new record.

if you haven't got a chance to see this band live, just take a look at this picture for an example of what they are like....

Rumour has it that PJ from Iron Giant was set on fire at a recent show.

Also, DVD have a new guitar player, come out and throw stuff at him.

White Cowbell Oklahoma Myspace
Iron Giant Myspace
Death Valley Driver Myspace

5 Quick questions.

First off, who are you and what band are you in?

Ryan Crane. Lead singer of Smothered In Hugs. I also play guitar in a new Charlottetown freak-pop band, The Death Avengers.

1. So you are in a band, how is that going for you?

Two bands. It's going double well.

2. What is the longest you've ever gone wearing the same pair of pants?

I'll let you know when I take them off. Hehe Haha.

3. In your dreams, how many strings are on your bass players bass?

I don't know if I've ever dreamt about this, but if I did, Josh would be playing a harp. So maybe 46 strings? He'd also be wearing a Hulk Hogan bandana and have one foot in a bucket of gravy.

4. If you are from the east coast, do you ever see yourself moving further inland?

I need to see ocean. Lot's of ocean. Or else!! Plus I like it here. But who knows.

5. If you were a fighter pilot, what would your call sign be?

Either "Rosebud" or "Skull Fucker"

Remember, if you want to win two tickets to the Immaculate Machine & Smothered in Hugs show+Immaculate Machine CD+Smothered in Hugs CD.
All you have to do is send an e-mail to skinnyfatdiaries @, subject "immaculate machine contest", and answer this skill testing question. Do you want to win this contest?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Priestess + The Motorleague Contest

For you metalheads out there, here is your chance to win some rock and roll merch

The prize?
- Two "tickets" (aka guest list) for this show featuring three heavy rock and roll Canadian bands
- The latest Priestess CD
- The latest Motorleague CD and a Motorleague T-Shirt!

All you have to do is send an e-mail to skinnyfatdiaries @, subject "Priestess contest", and answer this skill testing question.
Who'd win in a wrestling match, Lemmy or God?

I'll announce the winner on Monday, Nov 2nd.

Immaculate Machine+Smothered in Hugs Contest!

Hello faithful readers(all maybe two or three of you), here is my first contest!

The prize?
Two "tickets" (aka guest list) for this show featuring two awesome Canadian bands!
A copy of High on jackson Hill, Immaculate Machine's latest record. AND a copy of The Healing Power of Injury, Smothered in Hugs latest record!

Two tickets+Immaculate Machine CD+Smothered in Hugs CD.
All you have to do is send an e-mail to skinnyfatdiaries @, subject "immaculate machine contest", and answer this skill testing question. Do you want to win this contest?

I'll announce the winner on Wednesday the 28th.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Immaculate Machine Poster!


Halifax Pop Explosion

So the Halifax Pop Explosion starts this week.
Now, with me living in PEI now, this means I will not be able to check out any of the shows other than the one that Sleepless Nights are playing.
That show is on Saturday, Oct 24th.
The line up starts out with,
Oh no forest fires, from Toronto

Olenka and the Autumn Lovers, from London. On

The Great Bloomers, from Toronto

Sleepless Nights, we're from Halifax

And the show ends with a personal favourite of mine, Snailhouse from Montreal.

Mike Fuerstack, the man behind Snailhouse has been a favourite of mine ever since first hearing The Wooden Stars on my first road trip. Tim Deon had Outlaws on a mix tape.
Since then I have had a chance to see him play many times and once opening for The Wooden Stars! This will be my first time playing with Snailhouse, so colour me excited!
I have not seen Olenka & the Autumn Lovers or Oh No Forest fires live yet, so I am looking forward to that as well. We opened for The Great Bloomers this year at NXNE in Toronto and they were great.

For anyone who is able to go to more PopEx shows than I, here is the full schedule of awesomeness.

Now there is a lot going on this week, so how will you ever manage to keep everything organized?
Simple. My buddy Trevor over at Halifax is Burning has made up this handy little calendar to keep things in order.
You can download it by clicking here!

Dinosaur Bones

Dinosaur Bones - MySpace

This band opened our show on Saturday at the Capital in Fredericton. Sadly they aren't stopping in PEI this trip, but they are playing tonight in Moncton and tomorrow in Halifax.
I recommend checking them out for sure!

Tuesday, Oct 19th, Paramount(Moncton) opening for Iron Giant and White Cowbell Oklahoma.
Wednesday, Oct 20th, Paragon(Halifax) w/ A History Of, Red Mass and Crystal Antlers.

here is some links for some music.

Back to work.

Well, my little week long jaunt to Ontario with Sleepless Nights is over and I am back to work, so hopefully this thing should start to see some action.

I got a list of the upcoming shows for Hunter's Ale House for November, there is some bangers coming up. So I'll have some info on those shows soon.

First big show in November is with rock and rollers Priestess!

More on that to come work is happening and I am still a little tired from Fredericton.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Immaculate Machine + Smothered in Hugs @ Hunter's Ale House

Friday, October 30th is going to be a good day. West coast indie pop rockers Immaculate Machine will be bringing their brand of pop music to Hunter’s Ale House, for which I believe is the first time they will play there.

I was fortunate enough to have played a couple shows with them about a year or two ago. Back then they were a simple little power trio. Brooke Gallupe on guitar and vocals. Kathryn Calder, vocals and keyboards and Luke Kozlowski on drums and vocals. The touring band now features only Brooke from the original line up. Luke, I think just called it quits. Kathryn is busy playing with some band called The New Pornographers, ever hear of them?

I have not yet witnessed a live incarnation of this new band, which boosts the head count from 3 to 5 people, but I am much looking forward to hearing it. I am a little sad to not see Luke and Kathryn this time around. Luke is just a really fun guy to hang out with, he let us crash on his floor one time in Victoria. Secret, his internet password is “pussyfang.” Watching Kathryn play keyboard is amazing. She often splits her keyboard so she can play bass and lead melodies, just one on each hand.

All that aside, like I said before I am really looking forward to see this new full band.

Website :

Myspace :

Opening up the night will be Smothered in Hugs. What a great line up. These guys are noisy pop craftsmen. I’ve witnessed them live probably 10-15 times, if not more. Each time they are great. They’ve changed a lot and maintained a consistent sound and energy each show. They’ve added Andrew Murray to their line up on guitar, which is great because it free Ryan up to not play guitar all the time and just sing. He’s a great front man and it’s not often these days you see just a singer in a band.

Make sure you are out early to catch these guys, I know I don’t have to even say, cause the following that these guys have is religious.

Here is a great video of the guys at this years ECMA’s in Cornerbrook, NFLD. It’s a new song called Kanye. Can’t wait to hear a recorded version.

Webiste :

Myspace :

Historic first post.

So this begins my simple little blog.
I am going to use this blog to mainly just talk about upcoming shows happening in Charlottetown or news about bands from PEI. I am sure there will be posts about other stuff as well, but 99% it's going to be about music, maybe some movies or tv shows I've watched.

It's nothing fancy and I'll try and keep it up date as possible, which shouldn't be a problem as I have far too much free time and most of it is based around being on the internet.

This isn't exclusive to one bar or to bar shows and not all ages shows.