Wednesday, June 5, 2013


The Runnin' On Fumes tour begins Thursday, June 6, in Moncton, NB, featuring two of the East Coast's leading young rock bands.  The Stogies, from Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland's Long Distance Runners are playing through June an July on a tour that takes them across all four Atlantic provinces.  You're looking at a full night of rock riffage here.

LDR are the relative veterans in the package, at this since 2009 with an EP and last year's full-length Tracks album under their belts.  That release saw them hit the national charts, and grab an ECMA nomination for rock recording of the year.  The Stogies put out their first EP last year, signalling the groups' graceful, elegant work (not) with the title No Couth * No Class * No Nothin'.  We step into the Wayback Machine on opener Skeleton Crew, with raw 70's metal chords and vocals just as nasty.  It turns into a slide-led boogie that would scare off early Aerosmith.  Big and loud is the code they live by, with a two guitar attack, huge bass and drums, and real, actual organ filling it out.  The only time they calm down on the EP is for the novelty number, Rock n' Roll's A Zombie (that wants to eat your brain), which takes a swipe at the religious right, country, and folk music, and pretty much anybody else that gets too close.

The tour kicks off at Plan B in Moncton Thursday, then bounces around the Maritimes, before heading off to Newfoundland in July.  Here are the first few dates on the Runnin' On Fumes tour:

June 6 Plan B Moncton, NB w/ Danger Cat
June 7
Pepper's Pub Saint John, NB w/ Verse the Sun
June 8 Fishbones Charlottetown, PEI
June 12 The Legion Sackville, NB w/ The Kavorkas
June 13 Lava Vodka Bar Fredericton, NB w/Brothers
June 14 The Seahorse Tavern Halifax, NS w/ Young River
June 15 The Loft Truro, NS w/Black Rock Road

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