East Coast Music Week 2015 has landed in St. John’s, Newfoundland with much anticipation and celebration! Store fronts are decorated, one-off local shows are popping up, and the city is ready to party (as always) with great musicians. If you’re still working out your #ECMW2015 schedule, we’ve got you covered. See below for our must-see show recommendations.

CBC Radio “On The Go” Live Broadcast – The Secrets, Mo Kenney
Friday, 10 April – 4:30pm – 6:30pm @ LSPU Hall
On The Go has been a long-serving supporter of the local music scene, with host Ted Blades using his air-time to give audiences a chance to hear some of Newfoundland and Labrador’s best upcoming talent. This broadcast will continue that tradition, while also including some great Maritime talent.

UPS Showcase – The Trews. SoHo Ghetto
Friday April 10 8-midnight @ Rockhouse
With a new album out in April 2014, The Trews have a new catalogue of music to pull from for their upbeat, energetic shows. Juxtaposed with SoHo Ghettos’ more pop sounds, the showcase looks to be a great chance to get your dance on to strong guitar riffs and captivating lyrics.

Warner Canada Roots Room – Catherine MacLellan, Ameila Curran
Saturday April 11 7:30 – 1 @ Avalon Ballroom, Delta Hotel
Don’t miss the chance to see two of Canada’s most talented folk artists in one space. Catherine MacLellan and Amelia Curran bring their own take to Canadian folk traditions, but both deliver on stellar live performances complete with charming anecdotes and witty banter.

RBC Breakout Stage – Kat McLevey
Saturday, 11 April – 8:00pm – 1:00am @ The Ship
Kat McLevey has been causing a ruckus in her hometown of St. John’s over the last year, issuing a well-received debut EP, playing hyped solo shows and taking on bass duties in local up-and-comer band City on the Coast. This show will allow her, and other talented upstarts, to take one on of the most legendary stages in town, while giving audiences an opportunity to take in some of the great acts that aren’t up for awards this weekend.

Molson Late Night – Hip-Hop Showcase – Hear/Say
Saturday, 11 April – midnight – 3:00am @ George Street Beer Market
Hear/Say are one of the most interesting bands operating in the St. John’s scene at the moment, injecting a fun, aggressive sound into a city well-known for a folk tradition. This show should give them the audience they deserve, while serving as an unique showcase of sounds many think of as ‘out of the norm’ for Atlanic Canadian music.

Songwriters Circle – Matthew Hornell, Fortunate Ones
Sunday April 12 2 – 4:30 @ Avalon Ballroom, Delta Hotel
To round off the weekend, treat your ears to the dulcet sounds of Matthew Hornell and the Fortunate Ones. Hornell’s voice will stay with you long after ECMW is over, and the well-crafted melodies of the Forunate Ones will round off your weekend on a sweet note. It’s a show sure to please, so bring along some friends for some afternoon listening.

Written by Evan Beazley & Mica McCurdy