Alternative, Concerts, Music
by Laura Feeney
Worthwhile Canadian music festivals are not limited to big cities in Ontario or British Columbia.
This weekend I had the opportunity to check out the first night of FredRock – a two-day rock festival held in the often overlooked city of Fredericton, New Brunswick. With performances from Poor Young Things, Walk Off the Earth, Matt Mays, Awolnation, and Matthew Good, I knew I was in for a treat.
After a night of fabulous musical performances, my only regret was not having a ticket for Saturday night’s lineup, featuring the Carleton Stone Band, Elliott Brood, The Sheepdogs, The Trews, and the legendary Steve Earle.
Walk Off the Earth
I arrived just in time to see Walk Off the Earth take the stage. Like most of the audience, I was curious to see whether they could live up to their YouTube fame and had my fingers crossed that they would perform their cover of Goyte’s Somebody that I used to know. I was not disappointed – and the live version was just as spectacular as its YouTube counterpart. After their high-energy set, which included songs from their upcoming album, well-known covers, and their signature instrument tosses, I wondered how the day could get any better. Continue Reading