There’s More Than Meets the Eye

These are just some of the comments left on our local news site following a recent concert announcement.  I’m disappointed by the negativity, but this is precisely why I want to use this blog as a platform to showcase all of the amazing bands and talent that tend to get overlooked or under-promoted here.

What strikes me the most is that people are requesting other styles of music and different bands, when in reality, we have a LOT of artists passing through, usually at least weekly.  Maybe they’re not quite as well known as the musicians headlining our larger venues, but they’re still taking the time to stop and play for the people in this city, even if they end up only playing for a handful of listeners.

Often, it’s musicians who are on the brink of really getting somewhere in their career, and those are the ones that people find out about years later, exclaiming ‘I can’t believe they played here and I missed them!’  I know, because on more than several occasions, I’ve been that person.  My suggestion is simple:  stop bitching, and if you don’t recognize the name of a band that’s been announced here, Google them!  Check out their music on a streaming platform, like Spotify or Apple Music.  I’ve come across some amazing bands and artists just by doing that, bands that have now become some of my favourites.

Make sure you check out the Calendar tab in the menu above, I’m updating it constantly with new shows as they get announced.  You can really see just how many musical acts we’re actually getting here that you may not be hearing about.  Remember, just because you didn’t hear them on 99.5, it doesn’t mean they aren’t worth your time.  A lot of these shows are free or low cost to attend, so check them out!

Hope to see you all at a show real soon 🙂

~Ash

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New Directions

Hi Everyone!

If you’ve visited this site in the past, you’ll notice that it’s looking a little different. I originally started this blog just to share what I loved about music – my favourite bands, singers, concerts etc. I still intend to do that, but with a more focused direction on the city I live in.

I’ll admit that for a while, I wasn’t going to as many shows locally as were available. Now that I’ve been making the effort to take in a few more, I’ve noticed how low the turnouts are for GREAT bands, and it’s for this reason that I’ve decided to switch my focus. One of the things I hear a lot is that people didn’t even know these shows were going on! I’m hoping to change that by putting everything in one place so people can actually see what’s happening here.

Keep an eye on the Calendar tab for scheduled shows, and watch for some shows and bands to be given the spotlight on the Features tab.

Get stoked and get out there!

~Ash