Our good rockin’ friends Scrapes,along with opener Almasy, make their way into town from Antigonish for an all-too-rare appearance at The Carleton on Friday, March 16th. Live music gets underway at 10 PM and admission is $8.
Scrapes have been working diligently away on a new album at Joel Plaskett’s New Scotland Yard studios and expect to have that ready for consumption in the summer this year. For this Carleton show, they’ll be testing out the new tunes live, as well as playing plenty of previously released faves. The band can play folks, they’re well worth your time and attention!
Singer/guitarist Michael Dalton and songwriter Almasy (Al-Mah-She) have teamed up for a new musical adventure under the latter’s name. After growing a reputation as the front person and songwriter of the Transatlantic Zodiac Ensemble, and touring the county extensively as a solo artist, Michael felt the collaboration was unavoidable. His love of arranging music and performing with various instrumentation is perfectly paired with Almasy’s love for life in the shadows with ink stained hands, chipping away at compositions. The duo oscillates between writing infectious, groove heavy anthems and intricate, thought provoking ballads, avoiding genre descriptions like the plague. On the walls of their office amid maps and old photographs Almasy has written the words Versatility and Depth in a black sharpie marker. Ambitious in scope and tender with detail, Almasy’s music is sure to move you.