Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas , Happy Holidays to all .

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Joel Plaskett Emergency has made it through 2 nights and only this night remains for the relentless rock down to go into the books . No opener tonight , after a entertaining Shotgun Jimmy set last night , so 2 sets . New fave opener Lightening Bolt may start things for the 3 rd straight night . Get there early ; plush red curtains pull at 9 :45 .

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's about 48 hours and the EMERGENCY load IN The Seahorse Tavern in Halifax for 3 nights of rocking the well hung stockings with care , just for the holidays . Up to 7 new Plaskett numbers may make a debut , but don't worry , you'll hear a lot of your favourites in the shortlist of 35 songs up for instant consideration . Also , we have great operners ; Carey Beck on Thursday and Shotgun Jimmie on Friday , so get there early , if you have a ticket , the shows are sold out . Happy Holidays !

Saturday, December 04, 2010

The Emergency is hard at it in the New Scotland Yard ; working up new tunes for the 3 SOLD OUT Seahorse Tavern shows , Dec. 16 , 17 , 18 ( we'll try and scour up some video ) . JOEL has been busy , when not crossing the Atlantic ( or maybe even then come to think of it ) and has every intention of returning to the the fountain of rock whence he sprung . In the meantime Emergency Dave is here with a new one from the forthcoming album , ' The Cause of Many Troubles ' .

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Joel Plaskett Emergency ; live at the Seahorse Tavern , Halifax , Nova Scotia , December 16 , 17 , 18 , 2010 .

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Joel joins Dave Marsh and The True Love Rules for artist Mike Lewis' Nocturne event at the Hydrostone Gallery .

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The EMERGENCY wheels have turned a milestone . The ol' Suburban hayride rolled 500,000 kms on our way down the highway between Stewiacke and Brookfield at Shortts Road no.2 ,( just past the Alton Loop ) . We pulled over , took a picture , peed next to the scarecrow , and loaded back in for the gig in Moncton . Classic EMERGENCY lore . Here's a little Hank Snow to celebrate . Rock on .

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

While JOEL resuscitates the UK single -handedly , Emergency Dave and Chris remain in Halifax to see destiny semi -fulfilled with a stellar show at the Carleton with a guy that Springsteen invites on stage , NYC's Willie Nile , that defied the mortality of rock and roll . Video link on main page .

Friday, August 27, 2010

Holy Hippie Heaven ; if you're ever in Chance Harbour , NB , mid August , be sure to drive down a dirt road to the lake and the full on -ness of The Sunseekers Ball . Thanks to everyone for the good time .
JOEL is returning to the UK and Ireland for a series of shows the month of September and will be back in the Dominion on Sept .23 for a possible show in a beautiful east coast city , possibly named ST .JOHN's .
DAVE and CHRIS will be playing their own shows the next month

including putting a band together for great NY songwriter WILLIE NILE , Sunday , Sept .5 at the Carleton in Halifax , NS , that will include JAY SMITH and ROB CROWELL .

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

See everyone for the JOEL PLASKETT EMERGEMCY rock show at Granville Green , Port Hawkesbury , Sunday , August 15 .

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

CANADA DAY ! The Joel Plaskett Emergency ... Live at Alderney Landing , Dartmouth .
and to start the party right , join Dave , Chris and Pete , Wednesday night at the Seahorse Tavern for a night of music celebrating the Centenary of The Royal Canadian Navy .
100 Years of the Navy: Dave Marsh and the True Love Rules, Rolly the Navy Brat, The Long Branch Boys, Sailor Tommy Smith, MC Semaphore Don and guests
When: Wed., June 30, 9 p.m.
Price: $7
It's where the navy drank when the doors first opened, and they're back for the week. We'll drink to that.
Seahorse Tavern
Downtown 1665 Argyle Street

Thursday, June 24, 2010

PEI friends ! This is your luckier than usual weekend . There are TWO shows by THE JOEL PLASKETT EMERGENCY , and Emergency members bands , on your fair Isle . First ;

Dave Marsh & The True Love Rules with the Jay Smith Band and Arrows in the Air
Location:Hunter's Ale House , Charlottetown , featuring Emergency drummer Dave Marsh , and Emergency bass player Chris Pennell ( Jay Smith Band ) . $5
Time:10:00PM Friday, June 25th

Then , THE JOEL PLASKETT EMERGENCY , Sat, Jun. 26th , Outdoor Amphitheatre/Credit Union Place Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Friday, May 14, 2010

Hand Made clothes and the Montreal Canadians

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The Joel Plaskett Emergency play a rare show July 1 , CANADA DAY , at Alderney Landing , Dartmouth , Nova Scotia
rock on , occasionally .

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sunday night saw the end of the Bare Naked Ladies tour with Joel and Pete opening the shows . After the show Mike Campbell's Carleton was the place to be .
Joel next heads to Britain and Ireland for a series of gigs . The Emergency reconvene for the Alderney Landing Canada Day show on July 1.
Meanwhile Emergency bassist Chris Pennell is keeping busy and has joined up with Jay Smith ,!/JamesJosephSmith , for gigs in Halifax with the Novaks and a show in PEI .
This Friday Emergency member Dave Marsh and The True Love Rules play the Seahorse with Air Traffic Control , Wheeler and the Nancies .

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Joel Plaskett won his first Juno tonight and we are all very proud of him . It's safe to say , the first of many .

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Tailor Wendy Rofihe created this westernware suit for Joel Plaskett Emergency drummer DAVE MARSH in the style of Hank Williams' famous NUDIE creation . Contact her for info re; shirts , jackets , suits and all yr westernware needs.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Thrush Hermit reunion show at The Paragon in Halifax was the biz and a regular old home coming week . Great to see so many friends out and on the scene . Many of us direct from Super Friendz' Drew Yamada's birthday partay . Opener Dave Marsh and The True Love Rules rocked it , complete with baritone saxophonist Dawn Hatfield , for the timely tune The New Laura Stein ( which name checks Laura Stein , bassist for mid 90's Halifax band and Hermit contemporaries , Jale ) . Also two back up singers in Dawn Negus Jr and Kelly Sloan for the Hermit -requested Steve Miller cover , Fly Like A Beagle .
The Hermit themselves were loud and proud , just like Nazareth , and clearly still riding a natural high when they all joined us at 3am .
And everybody had a goodyear and pursued many laffs deeeep into the night down at Tribeca .

Any reviews of any of the recent Hermit gigs ?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Joel Plaskett Emergency , UPCOMING GIGS ;
Mile One Centre , St. John's , NL. A CTV Olympic Celebration , Feb. 26 , 2010

Cape Breton University , Sydney , N.S. , Thur. March 4 , 2010
CBC Atlantic Airwaves , sat. afternoon
Plus ; Dave Marsh and The True Love Rules , Govenor's Pub , Sydney , Sat. March 6 , 9:30 -10:40 pm .
AND THE JPE will be performing on the ECMA Gala Awards Show , Sunday March 7

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

In anticipation of Thrush Hermit's much anticipated reunion tour . Here is a blast of genuine chutzpah from the day .

Thursday, January 14, 2010

If you can't make the TRUE LOVE RULES gig at TRIBECA in Halifax every Friday this month , 8pm . Check out the Godfather of the Electro Funk Sound , AFIKA BAMBAATAA at the Paragon ( formerly The Marquee ) .