The MusicNerd Files Edition #13

With visions of Bruce Springsteen still dancing in the heads of Metro Monctonians, there is still much to look forward to in terms of shows this coming fall. Here is a quick look at some highlights heading our way over the course of the next month.

■ Shevil perform at Plan B Lounge on Saturday Sept. 8, starting at 10 p.m. Their special guests for the show are Rockville Warriors.

No guitars? That’s no problem for one of Moncton’s arguably heaviest combos.

Shevil, comprised of Kyle McDonald, PJ Dunphy, and Shaun Crawford plus drummer Errol Girvan, has been kicking around the Hub City for a couple of years. When they take the stage at Moncton’s Plan B Lounge next Saturday night, it will make the group’s first Metro show since this past April.

Shevil’s self-titled debut EP is now approaching the one year-old mark (available online at however Shevil’s Kyle McDonald shares that the band is putting the finishing touches on their next release. They hope to have their new slab of heaviness ready for release in the spring. And although spring seems like an eternity away, the group is hoping to have their next release on vinyl which helps explain the lengthy wait time leading up to release.

“There is an approximate three-month wait to press vinyl. In addition to that, winter isn’t the best time of year to travel,” McDonald laughs.

■ John Fogerty performs at the Moncton Coliseum on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $20 through $64.50. Advance tickets are available at the Coliseum Box Office (377 Killam Drive, Moncton), by phone at (506) 857-4100 and online at

In the span of a little more than six years, John Fogerty left an indelible mark upon rock music history. From 1968 through 1972, Fogerty was the voice behind Creedence Clearwater Revivial and tracks like Down On The Corner and Travelin’ Band. As Fogerty’s site proclaims of the band: “Between late 1968 and 1970, CCR virtually owned the U.S. Billboard Top 40, and in 1969, they officially displaced The Beatles as the biggest band on the planet, selling more records over those 12 months than any other act around.”

In the time following the unceremonious dissolution of CCR, Fogerty has kept moderately active, having released a handful of solo albums including his “comeback” effort, 1985’s Centerfield. When Fogerty takes the stage at the Moncton Coliseum on Sept. 11, expect to hear a mix of those CCR songs that rightfully earned endless radio airplay as well as much-loved solo songs like The Old Man Down The Road.

■ The Doc MacLean Steel Blues Tour hits Parkindale Hall on Friday, Sept. 21. Showtime is set for 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, available at the door or by e-mailing

As the son of a civil rights lawyer and a fiddle player, Doc MacLean gained his exposure to country, blues and its associated folklore at an early age. By the time he was a teen, he was performing in coffeehouses and festivals and then set out to discover to America. MacLean traversed the country seeking out every living old time blues player that he could come into contact with. MacLean would eventually meet and become friends with blues legends including Son House and Canadian Colin Linden. Those attending MacLean’s show on Sept. 21 can expect a healthy dose of bottleneck blues to fill the intimate surroundings of Parkindale Hall.