Alex Stacey

5 Best Venues For Local Acts

5 Best Venues For Local Acts

We all like Aultsville and the bigger venues in town but let’s show some love to the ‘ma and pop’ shops that make this music scene great. In no specific order, here are the best venues in Cornwall for local acts. LA MAISON Let’s talk Thursday jam nights. Starts at nine, anyone can come on […]

 Alex Stacey

In Their Own Words: Don’t Tell Sarah Debuts New Lineup at La Maison

In Their Own Words: Don’t Tell Sarah Debuts New Lineup at La Maison

It was in the second straight hour of generic blues riffs at La Maison, when I knew we had to take the stage. It was jam night and the crowd was comatose. The onstage performers were mechanical, frozen in place, and seemingly less enthused about their music than anyone in the bar. They had talent […]

 Alex Stacey

Review: Mick Martel Trio – The Band Of A 1000 Voices

Review: Mick Martel Trio – The Band Of A 1000 Voices

Last Saturday, Lola’s felt like a musical time machine. From the rich grooves of the Rolling Stones, to the head banging electric energy of Nirvana, the Mick Martel Trio provided a musical smorgasbord of rock hits, and it was right up the alley of fans in attendance. “Johnny B. Goode? I didn’t expect that” chuckled […]

 Alex Stacey

Review: Keaton – The Next Best Thing Out Of Kingston

Review: Keaton – The Next Best Thing Out Of Kingston

Kingston rapper, Keaton, delivered a hard hitting performance at last month’s rap concert at La Maison. 1 a.m. – the crowd at La Maison is electric with Saturday night excitement as the house music turns down, the stage lights come on and Kingston rapper, Keaton, grabs the mic. He’s calm, poised, and battle tested – […]

 Alex Stacey

Review: Bands Make Their Mark in Charitable Show

Review: Bands Make Their Mark in Charitable Show

The Everlongs gave a passionate performance before a packed crowd at Lola’s last weekend. Saturday, June 8 – it’s humid, the crowd is elbow to elbow packed, and going wild as a thumping bass line shakes the ground. The Human Carnival are halfway through their debut set and are in fine form. Head banging and […]