The Nova Scotia Community College‘s Music Business Program presents The Unplugged Division, a showcase night for bands Fungus, Cal Johnson and Steele Fox at The Carleton on Wednesday, November 7th. Show time is 8 PM and admission is $8 at the door.
Dartmouth’s own Fungus is a gritty melodic rock trio resurrecting a 90s sound crossbred with swing, country and sweet vocal harmonies. Their debut EP D’well (2018) captures their trademark huge swampy riffs and capricious pop compositions. They’ll snag you on their bitter sweet blend of rock ‘n’ roll coined ‘bog rock’.
With folk-pop and jazz influence merged into a rock and roll edge – Cal Johnson is a Music Nova Scotia award-nominated, multi instrumentalist & singer-songwriter. Johnson has a diploma in music arts and has been privileged to attend private songwriting workshops under the instruction of artists such as Matt Anderson, Thom Swift and Christine Campbell. Today Johnson is based in Halifax, N.S, Canada, working on the release of his debut EP Come and Go which is set for a Fall 2018 release.
“Punks don’t grow old, they go country.”
Two members of the Halifax pop rock outfit Matt Steele & The Corvette Sunset, Matt Steele and Devin Fox, have teamed up for a new project: Steele Fox.
The pair is heavily influenced by classic country and the stories from your local dive bar, with songs that could easily soundtrack Mike Judge’s outlaw country documentary series, Tales from the Tour Bus. Their first release is a double A-side single, My Church is at the Bottom of this Bottle/Consequences. As Homer Simpson once toasted: “Here’s to alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all life’s problems!”