Ruby Jean & The Thoughtful Bees on Youth Club

A quick look at The Pitchfork Guide to Upcoming Releases: Winter 2009 tells us that on January 13th, the following album will be available from the 1st runner-up Best local band to dance to and Best dressed local artist according to the The Coast’s Best of Music Reader’s Poll:

  • Ruby Jean & The Thoughtful Bees: Ruby Jean & The Thoughtful Bees [Youth Club]
  • The actual CD Release party is scheduled for January 16th at The Marquee Club and features Woodhands and Tomcat Combat.


    Unhappy New Year

    2009 didn’t start off so great for the attendees of New Years Eve at the Cunard Center last night.

    The Facebook page for the event has several pages of complaints from people demanding their money back or searching for missing jackets. Apparently the organizers were unable to handle the high volume of people attending the event which cost $40 for regular tickets and $100 for VIP tickets. Long lineups for the mandatory coat check and at the bars as well as a “riot” at the coat check at the end of the night have resulted in many attendees to claim this was one of the worst New Years Eve events they attended.

    The organizer, Brad Steeves of East Coast Dynamics and East Coast Pubcrawls has blamed the Cunard Center and Source Security for any problems in a post to Facebook that has been removed.

    I’m the owner the East Coast Dynamics and I organized this event. I made sure that The Cunard Centre and Source Security knew how many people would be attending. They did not staff properly. As for the Coat Check, when people riot it and try to find their own coat, shit gets out of hand. So the staff did their best to get everyone’s coat back to the right person. If you still don’t have your coat, I suggest you call RCR Hospitality (who own the Cunard). I’m sure they’ll do there best to help you out. I’m going to leave this wall open so that people can still express their opinions, cause everyone’s intitled to one. Sorry for all the mass confusion..

    For anyone still missing a coat, there will be a “coat exchange” at noon on January 2 at the Cunard Center. According to a message Steeves sent out to members of the Facebook event:

    If you took a coat in error when you left, please bring it back and we will endeavor to locate your own coat if you left without a coat, we have a number of coats at the facility. Please be prepared to give a complete description of the coat and any contents. If you are unable to attend in person, please email with a complete description of your coat.