The MusicNerd Potpourri – Week of October 31, 2011

The Sheepdogs Dec 2 show in Moncton has a new venue!

Due to overwhelming demand, the first unsigned band to land the cover of Rolling Stone, The Sheepdogs, is moving the Moncton show originally scheduled at the Tide and Boar to Oxygen Nightclub on Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m.  Special guest is Monster Truck.

All tickets for the sold out Tide and Boar show will be honoured at Oxygen Nightclub.  Additional tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of show (including tax) PLUS service charge. Tickets are posted for sale exclusively at

This show is restricted to ages 19+ with valid ID and doors open at 9 p.m.Get your tickets now before it’s too late!

The Melanie Morgan Band is Top 3 on CBC’s Cover Me Canada, baby!

In a competition that started with more than 10,000 entries from across the country, Moncton’s own Melanie Morgan Band handily survived being eliminated last night on the CBC program Cover Me Canada.

She can’t stay alive in the competition without your help though. Wanna make sure that she stays in the contest? Simple to do…

If you’re on Twitter, follow her Cover Me Canada handle @CMC_Melanie while over on Facebook, go ahead and “like” her page here. Also, be sure to visit the CBC Cover Me Canada website and view Melanie’s performance each week. By doing this, you will help Melanie ensure that she stays alive in the competition. Full details on participation for Cover Me Canada can be found here. Cover Me Canada airs on CBC television on Sunday nights.

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Superchunk cover The Misfits

And finally, Chapel Hill indie-rockers Superchunk want to share a spooky Halloween treat with you.  The group has covered The Misfits’ Where Eagles Dare and have posted the track on their website for streaming or download. Their take of the song is pretty kick ass. Check it out.