This time of year isn't just a holiday hullabaloo for The Trouble Shooters, it's their anniversary too. Five years ago on Boxing Day Chris Martin and his then three-piece outfit played their first gig and since then they haven't just been growing older, they're also getting bigger. The now seven-piece band will kick off year five recording their second album, incorporating a more rhythm and blues sound into their straight-up rockabilly roots. "It's a cool moment for the band to make it this far. Living in Halifax with so many bands, they don't all make it to the five year anniversary," says Martin.
Wed Dec 22, The Seahorse Tavern, 1665 Argyle Street, 10pm, $5