The MusicNerd Files Edition #8

Carly Maicher performs at Plan B Lounge, located at 212 St. George Street on Monday, April 2. The show starts at 9:00 p.m. 

Despite the fact she hails fromWinnipeg, acoustic singer-songwriter Carly Maicher found inspiration for her debut record Hiding right here inNew Brunswick. During the more than three years she spent in Grand Manan, she divided her time between managing a restaurant and nurturing her creative side. The songs featured on Hiding reflect the somewhat isolated nature of her surroundings while writing these songs, making for a very intimate feeling yet ultimately compelling record. Maicher’s show inMonctonis a part of an ambitious national tour that began inSaskatoonon March 2 and will wrap up in late May.

Boxer The Horse will be playing at Moncton’s Manhattan Bar & Grill on Friday April 6 as an opening act for Said The Whale. Tickets to the show are $18.99 including taxes and service charges.  

Charlottetown pop quartet Boxer The Horse pushed themselves in new directions for their newest record French Residency. While the group continues to wear the influence of garage rock and pop on their sleeves, the band has also gone outside of their comfort zone, exploring fuzzed out guitars on a few different tracks on their new record. The growth in the band’s songwriting is rather remarkable to hear and their show next Friday evening inMonctonopening for Said The Whale adds to an already impressive lineup of bands including The New Pornographers and Hey Rosetta! for whom the band has already opened. 

Sheezer perform at George’s Roadhouse in Sackville on Saturday April 14 and on Monday April 16 at Plan B Lounge on St. George Street.

There is something you should know: Sheezer are a super group of sorts. Made up of members from bands including By Divine Right and The Hidden Cameras, the group offers amazing renditions of songs from the first two Weezer records. Though the band has been playing around their home base of Southern Ontario for some time now, their upcoming shows in Sackville andMonctonwill be their first shows inSoutheastern New Brunswick. Since the first two Weezer records are held in such high regards, this will be a can’t miss show for all old school Weezer fans.