Having reunited with Gary Lowe and Kelly “Mr. Chil” Hoppe back in 2010, Gordie Johnson and Big Sugar (finally!) made a triumphant return to Halifax on Friday night. The set-list consisted of a heavy quotient from Revolutions Per Minute (“Roads Ahead”, “Little Bit a All Right”), but all the staples (“Diggin’ a Hole”, “All Hell for a Basement”) were on tap as well. Big Sugar closed out the night with a scintillating version of “The Scene” that took a funky detour by way of James Brown’s “Sex Machine”. Hopefully the band won’t take another 6 years to return.
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A proud and over-caffeinated husband, father, runner and writer. I've written for the local weekly The Coast for over a decade and have since taken to creating and writing for HAFILAX for even longer. I hope you enjoy the musings of a guy who has loved music for the better part of 4 decades, and has an album of concert tickets to show for it.