We couldn’t, in good conscience, celebrate an anniversary as important as our 10th, without including one of our favourite local bands, so we are thrilled to finally be able to announce that Hillsburn, with PEI’s Jenni & The Hummingbird, will be playing The Carleton on Friday, June 1st! Show time is 8 PM and we’ll dispense with advanced tickets for a simple $15 at the door.
If you didn’t manage to make it out to see Hillsburn at The Marquee Ballroom on Saturday night (or even if you did), don’t miss this opportunity to catch one of the city’s – or any city’s, for that matter – best live bands in the intimate confines of region’s Best Live Venue (winner of the 2018 East Coast Music Award). We’re doubly excited because the band has just released the latest recording, The Wilder Beyond, and it is a stunning achievement.
It’s been a joy to watch how quickly this band has gone from newly-formed to national prominence and we couldn’t be happier that they’ve found time, at the end of a globetrotting tour, to squeeze in a show for us, and on a Friday night no less!
Jenni & the Hummingbird is a vibrant light, shaped by the darkness. Surrendering to her music, she expresses from within it and uses her ethereal voice to chant poetic lyrics that dance through layers of simple melody. Her music hums with the earth and draws listeners into the sonic spaces she creates from above. Her sound launches itself from the summit of a mountain into the mists of the unknown below. Each phrase comes from nothing, swells into feeling, and dissipates back into the mist.