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Back To The Bottom [Lyric Video]


After our first ever Port Cities concert in Berlin, we took to the streets for a beer and a wander. We stumbled upon a Teledisco, an old phone booth which has been repurposed as “the world’s smallest discotheque”.
The music for Teledisco is provided by Spotify, so on a whim we searched for and found our first single, “Back to the Bottom”. We excitedly paid the two euros and decided to have a dance party to our own song; this is how it turned out. -PC

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Hi Everyone, the day is here: our album is available for preorder! The official release date is February 10th, but if you order the digital copy now via iTunes, you’ll instantly receive three tracks in advance. We put every ounce of ourselves into this and really hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it!

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Can’t wait to start sharing these songs with you on stages across the country. Thanks so much for your support. See you soon!-PC

PS. If you missed our Facebook Live Christmas party featuring our friends Reeny & Mahalia Smith, Dave Sampson, and Quake Matthews last night, you can watch it here today!

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bio-picThe spellbinding chemistry of Port Cities is built on masterful songwriting, skillfully crafted arrangements, and the powerful electricity between the three voices at its helm. The band surfaced as a result of genuine connection and a profound shared belief in the music they make together; it’s soulful and vibrant — commanding, organic pop melodies buoyed by stunning three-part harmonies. Coupled with their engaging camaraderie onstage and off, Port Cities have become a not-to-be-missed live experience.

The trio—Carleton Stone, Breagh Mackinnon, and Dylan Guthro—began writing together in 2011 amidst the breathtaking edge-of-the-world landscapes of Cape Breton Island. They formed a strong musical connection as each of them were releasing award-winning albums and touring solo careers, but soon their creative success started to demand more ongoing collaboration.

Each of the three songwriters brings distinct strengths to Port Cities, creating heart-wrenching songs reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac and Crosby Stills & Nash. The quality of their music should come as no shock: between them, they’ve recorded six solo albums and have collaborated with the likes of JUNO award-winning duo Classified and David Myles, Hawksley Workman (Tegan and Sara, Serena Ryder), Howie Beck (Feist, Hayden), and acclaimed singer-songwriter/Broken Social Scene alum Jason Collett.

The band worked with mentor and friend Gordie Sampson (Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rhymes, Rascal Flatts), writing and recording their staggering debut—a multi-layered pop opus dense with biting guitar, swells of synth, and irresistible beats. While the production is spirited and contemporary, it’s easy to hear the long-standing tradition of songcraft and folk music behind each radiant chorus, dazzling hook, and driving instrumentation.

Throughout the entire record and at every show —whether it be in a raw crash of rock n’ roll or a devastating, gentle acoustic number—the strength of Port Cities lies clearly in the riveting force of Stone, Mackinnon, and Guthro’s passionate voices.

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Tuesday
February 14th, 2017
Dominion Telegraph Event Centre
Paris, ON
Special Guest to Rose Cousins
7:00 PM
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Wednesday
February 15th, 2017
Centre In The Square
Kitchener, Ontario
Special Guest to Rose Cousins
8:00 PM
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Thursday
February 16th, 2017
The Great Hall
Toronto, Ontario
Special Guest to Rose Cousins
7:00 PM
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Friday
February 17th, 2017
National Arts Centre-The Studio
Ottawa, ON
(Sold Out Show) Special Guest to Rose Cousins
8:00 PM
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Saturday
February 18th, 2017
La Sala Rossa
Montreal, PQ
Special Guest to Rose Cousins
7:30 PM
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Thursday
March 2nd, 2017
Al Whittle Theatre
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Port Cities CD Release - Deep Roots
7:30 PM
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Saturday
March 4th, 2017
Marigold Cultural Centre
Truro, NS
Port Cities Trio - Record Launch
7:30 PM
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Monday
March 6th, 2017
Club One New Releases
Port of Spain
Trio Only
Sunday
March 12th, 2017
Club One New Releases
Port of Spain
Trio Only
Thursday
March 16th, 2017
Ironwood Stage & Grill
Calgary, AB
Special Guest to Rose Cousins
8:00 PM
Friday
March 17th, 2017
The Arden Theatre
St. Albert, AB
Special Guest to Rose Cousins
7:30 PM
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Saturday
March 18th, 2017
St. Ann's Auditorium
Victoria, BC
Special Guest to Rose Cousins
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Sunday
March 19th, 2017
Wise Hall
Vancouver, BC
Special Guest to Rose Cousins
8:00 PM
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Friday
March 24th, 2017
The Mack Theatre
Charlottetown, PEI
Record Release Full Band
7:30 PM
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Monday
April 3rd, 2017
Club One New Releases NL
St. John's, NL
Trio Only
Tuesday
April 4th, 2017
Club One New Releases NL
St. John's, NL
Trio Only
12:00 AM
Wednesday
April 5th, 2017
Club One New Releases NL
St. John's, NL
Trio Only
12:00 AM
Thursday
April 6th, 2017
Club One New Releases NL
St. John's, NL
Trio Only
12:00 AM
Friday
April 7th, 2017
Club One New Releases NL
St. John's, NL
Trio Only
12:00 AM
Saturday
April 8th, 2017
Club One New Releases NL
St. John's, NL
Trio Only
12:00 AM
Sunday
April 9th, 2017
Club One New Releases NL
St. John's, NL
Trio Only
12:00 AM
Monday
April 10th, 2017
Club One New Releases NL
St. John's, NL
Trio Only
12:00 AM
Thursday
April 13th, 2017
Casino Nova Scotia
Halifax, NS
Full Band - CD Launch
8:00 PM
Saturday
April 15th, 2017
Evergreen Theatre
Margaretsville, Nova Scotia
Trio Only
8:00 PM
Sunday
April 16th, 2017
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Membertou, NS
Cape Breton Record Release Full Band
9:00 PM
Saturday
May 27th, 2017
Lunenburg Opera House
Lunenburg, NS
Lunenburg Folk Harbour Spring Concert Series
7:30 PM
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