Fans of the Hand Drawn Dracula label can rejoice! On the heels of the awesome upcoming Postdata show, we've learned that Contrived will be coming this direction for a few Maritime dates. They're due in Halifax on Friday, March 12 at 10pm at the Paragon Theatre. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door, and you can get your hands on 'em through ticketpro.ca. They'll be joined by the always-lovely Heavy Meadows and the Total Camble Experience.
This is a little old news, but whatever: Billy Talent is coming here with Alexisonfire on April 15, playing the Cunard Centre. Initially there was some speculation that their tourmates Against Me! and the crazy awesome Cancer Bats were coming out for this leg too, but the Against Me! Myspace reveals that they seem to be playing everywhere on this tour except the Maritimes. Oh, you guys. Where did your love go? Anyway, fans can get tickets at sonicconcerts.ca.
“Enter the kingdom,” instructs the main page of Jeff Martin’s website. If you choose—or dare?!—- to cross the threshold, you will learn that the former Tea Party frontman has been keeping busy in recent years, moving to Australia, delving deeper into Eastern-inspired music with his solo project and forming a new band called The Armada. He will bring his tabla jams (and a few Tea Party covers, we hear) to the Carleton on March 15 and 16. Each show is $30 and starts at 9pm. We hope against hope that someone will ask for an acoustic rendition of “Temptation"—because it will be kind of funny. Have you seen that video recently? Jeff Martin wrestles a water snake!