Dame Nature (St.John’s NL) with Old Towns (Edmonton)- Saturday June 4th

Jun 2016

Governors Pub hosts touring acts Dame Nature; an indie rock 6-piece from St.John’s NL & Old Towns; an acoustic folk act from Edmonton, AB.

Dame Nature is a six-piece indie rock band from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Formed in 2011 under the name City on the Coast, the group released a self-titled EP in 2012 which was met with provincial success. Over the past four years the band has played extensively in and around St. John’s, having performed at Lawnya Vawnya II (2012), with Said the Whale at the Rock House (2013) and NL Folk Fest (2014). Most recently, they have been booked to perform at Lawnya Vawnya VI in May 2016.

The group delivers a focused upbeat sound, layered with tuneful harmonies and catchy hooks. Strong lyrically, they are influenced by their East Coast identity and the full embrace of nature.

“Old Towns is the moniker of singer-songwriter, Robbie Shirriff. Blending the raw energy and driving force of punk, with the simplistic beauty of folk, Shirriff’s love songs will have you stomping along, and his drinking songs will make your heart smile. In addition to playing this year’s Pouzza Fest in Montreal, he has been featured in Dying Scene, Bucketlist Reviews, and Punknews, who place him to the tradition of such acts as Chuck Ragan, Joey Cape, and Andrew Jackson Jihad. Raised in Saskatoon, SK, Shirriff has three releases to date, including 2014’s Leaving Songs and 2015’s The Northey Sessions. He has a forthcoming split EP with Vancouver musician Bryan Michael, and plans for a full-length release in the future. At 24 years old, his talent as a singer is magnetic, and perfectly accompanied by the warm, robust chords of his acoustic guitar, his harmonica, and his boots on the floor. If folk is said to be ‘3 chords and the truth’, then Old Towns is that with a nosebleed and a three-dollar pint.”
– Cole Mash, Author/Reviewer

10:30pm start | $7 cover | (19+)