Slowcoaster to rock The Highlander on Saturday

East Coast reggae rockers and festival mainstays Slowcoaster are shaking up the music industry with a return to form, while ditching traditional mediums. “Track 1” is Slowcoaster’s eighth album and their first since the 2014 release of “The Girls Downtown.” Where most bands get excited about releasing on vinyl and cassettes, Slowcoaster are taking the...

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‘Giant’ of a summer for local band

Andre Pettipas and the Giants have a huge summer ahead of them. During a recent interview, Trenton drummer Mark Cosh spoke about the band’s upcoming single release, their Canadian tour and shows in Sweden. Cosh said he’s feeling excited and overwhelmed about everything the Antigonish-based band has coming up. “We never really gave up,” he...

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JUBILEE: Hillsburn opening Sunday night

Summing up the sound of Hillsburn is a difficult task but it’s not beyond reason to suggest that, had the members of The Band been born 40—50 years later, Music From Big Pink may have sounded a bit more like In the Battle Years. The group’s music—much as The Band’s first two albums — seems...

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JUBILEE: Coyote opening Saturday main stage

A straight-up pop band with an East Coast indie edge, PEI’s five-piece Coyote should get energy levels pumping when they open things up on the mainstage Saturday evening. The group will also be performing at the Late Night Stage Saturday at the Acro Lounge & Eatery. To date, the band has two EPs to their...

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