The MusicNerd Files Edition #3

As we head into the final two months of 2011, there continues to be no shortage of musical acts making their way to Metro Moncton. Let’s take a look at select events taking place in the month of November:

* Delhi 2 Dublin performs at the Manhattan Bar & Grill on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Tickets are $10, available at the door.

Boasting an eclectic mix of banghra, celtic, dub, reggae and electronica, Canadian band Delhi 2 Dublin returns for a performance in Metro Moncton almost exactly one year since they last performed in the city. The group’s newest release, Planet: Electrified, is a remix effort comprised of songs from their acclaimed 2010 album Planet Electric. Since their formation in 2006, Delhi 2 Dublin has rightfully earned a reputation as a must-see live act. Catch one of Canada’s most truly unique-sounding bands when they perform in Moncton on Nov. 22.

* Nathan Rogers is scheduled to perform at George’s Roadhouse in Sackville on Saturday, Nov. 12. For ticket information, contact George’s Roadhouse at (506) 536-2320.

It is not always easy to follow in your father’s footsteps. And when your father happens to be the late, great folk singer Stan Rogers, expectations can be even heftier. Fortunately for Nathan Rogers though, he has carried on the Rogers’ family legacy with pride. Rogers’ upcoming show at George’s Roadhouse in Sackville, Nathan Sings Stan – The Rogers Legacy Continues, promises to be a special evening of music where he will be performing songs from his father’s storied catalogue of music. As per Rogers’ website, the Atlantic Provinces are currently the only places where said tribute shows to are scheduled to take place. Who better to perform songs from the Stan Rogers catalogue than his own flesh and blood?

* Big Sugar and Wide Mouth Mason are going to be playing Oxygen Nightclub on Westmorland Street on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Tickets are $30 in advance, available online at www.sonicconcerts.com. On the day of the show, tickets are $35.

In addition to a hectic production schedule for other bands, Big Sugar frontman Gordie Johnson is going to be pulling double duty when Big Sugar play Oxygen Nightclub in late November. Johnson is now the bass player for opening act Wide Mouth Mason, the Saskatchewan trio for whom he produced their 2000 album release Stew. Wide Mouth Mason, best known for their driving blues-rock sound hits including Midnight Rain and Why, has a brand new record available called No Bad Days. The album is the group’s first record of new material since 2005’s Shot Down Satellites and is also the first to feature Johnson as a full-time member. Having had the opportunity to see the band on numerous occasions in the past, I can say the group puts on a phenomenal live show. If you are a blues-rock fan, you will not want to miss this show.

Article published in October 28, 2011 edition of the Times & Transcript