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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Melissa Etheridge in Halifax September 25

At Casino Nova Scotia's Schooner Showroom

Posted By on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM

VIA MELISSAETHERIDGE.COM
  • via melissaetheridge.com

She of the warm voice, Melissa Etheridge makes a stop in Halifax September 25 at the Schooner Showroom (8pm) as part of her This is M.E. Tour. Etheridge's solo tour features stories about her "remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most beloved songs." And also, one would hope, "Come to My Window."

Tickets on sale June 19 at 11am, $70 regular, $80 premium, HST and service charges apply. Ticket pre-sale available for Player’s Club Members on June 17 at the Guest Services Desk
. Tickets available by phone at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office, (902) 451-1221; in person at all participating Superstores and Casino Nova Scotia; or on-line at www.ticketatlantic.com

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Fat Wrecked For 25 Years Tour comes to Halifax

NOFX, Lagwagon, Strung Out and more August 10 at the Cunard Centre

Posted By on Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 10:11 AM

NOFX - BEN GARCIA
  • NOFX
  • Ben Garcia

Making their way back to Halifax after four years (and just a few days shy of NOFX Day, if you celebrate) is NOFX, with the Fat Wrecked For 25 Years Tour. It's going to be quite a scene: NOFX, Lagwagon, Strung Out, Swingin' Utters, The Flatliners, Masked Intruder and Toy Guitar at the Cunard Centre on Monday, August 10. A Monday!

The tour is in honour of record label Fat Wreck Chords' 25th. So haul out those samplers and refresh your memory. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 12 at 11am.

A very limited quantity of early bird tickets are $41. Regular tickets are $46 in advance and $51 day of show (including tax and service charge). Tickets will be available at the Ticket Atlantic box office in Scotiabank Centre, all participating Atlantic Superstores, by phone at (902) 451-1221 and online at www.sonicconcerts.com. Additional fees may apply.

This show is open to all ages with a licensed area for those 19+ with valid ID. All tickets are general admission, standing room only. Doors open at 5pm.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Snootie Wild and O.T. Genasis in Halifax July 18

At the Halifax Forum

Posted By on Wed, May 27, 2015 at 2:08 PM

Hey Snootie Wild, are you from Tennessee? Because you're the only ten I see!
  • Hey Snootie Wild, are you from Tennessee? Because you're the only ten I see!

Belwiz Entertainment is throwing an event charmingly called Summer Bling with Memphis, Tennessee's Snootie Wild and Long Beach, California's O.T. Genasis and a DJ battle. Here's what we know: It's all ages, July 18 at 8pm at the Halifax Forum and tickets will be available soon. Tickets range from $35-$49 with VIP tickets going for $80.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Whitehorse in Halifax October 8

At the Rebecca Cohn

Posted By on Tue, May 26, 2015 at 2:14 PM

Whitehorse - PHOTO VIA SONICCONCERTS.COM
  • Whitehorse
  • photo via sonicconcerts.com

I can't even believe I'm even typing the word "October" right now, but apparently it's a real month that exists (lalalalala), and it's coming. To soothe the thought of October's brisk winds before we've even felt June's balmy breezes is the prolific husband and wife duo of Whitehorse, riding in to town on a white horse to play at the Rebecca Cohn, Thursday, October 8. Supporting their latest album, Leave No Bridge Unburned, Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland will perform new, more lush tracks while you relax in some soft ass seats, y'all.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 29 at 12pm. $31.50 in advance and $36.50 day of show (including tax and CIF), available at the Dalhousie Arts Centre box office, by phone at (902) 494-3820 and www.sonicconcerts.com. Additional fees may apply.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A$AP Ferg in Halifax July 3

At the Cunard Centre

Posted By on Wed, May 20, 2015 at 1:55 PM

ASAP Ferg
  • ASAP Ferg

Summer rap fun continues! East Coast Lifestyle, Second World Collective, Sure Fire Entertainment and thisisafterdark.com (it takes a village, y'all) are bringing the inimitable A$AP Ferg to town July 3, at the Cunard Centre (doors at 8pm, show at 9pm). Tickets available May 28 at 10am, prices vary from $39.50 to $59.50 at Ticket Atlantic Box Offices, participating Atlantic Superstores, online at www.ticketatlantic.com, by phone (902) 451-1221 or toll Free 1-877-451-1221. FB event, click here!

My dinner suggestion while ASAP Ferg is in town: ASAP Rocky's kebabs.

Non-conventional workplace friendly video by former Haligonian Andrew Hines below (man, why would you serve A$AP Ferg broken yolks though?):

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Concert announcements: Fat Joe, Bow Wow

Fat Joe: May 29, Bow Wow: June 6

Posted By on Mon, May 4, 2015 at 3:38 PM

They call him Bow Wow
  • They call him Bow Wow

Two back to back weekends of seasoned players performing rap music, both at the Marquee. What cool thing did you do to deserve this? May 29 brings Fat Joe and June 6 brings Bow Wow with JRDN and R$ $mooth. Click the dates for ticket info and prepare yourself with some videos.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Dipset reunion tour in Halifax June 20

Cam'ron! Juelz Santana! Jim Jones! AND YOU

Posted By on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 9:13 AM

Outfit game 100
  • Outfit game 100

My weekend was absorbed with Dipset (AKA The Diplomats) after Saturday's announcement that the gd DIPSET REUNION SHOW is making a stop in Halifax on June 20 at the Halifax Forum. I'll be the seven month pregnant woman wearing a pink fur coat and winking at Cam'ron, you'll be sydh at me, prob.

NOW THAT'S POWERFUL MUSIC, MAN.

Ticket info:
19+, valid ID required, doors open 8pm, show finished at midnight (AW HELL YES), after party to follow.

Tickets on sale April 24 at All Ticketpro locations, $34.50 earlybirds, $39.50 regular, $44.50 week of, $50.00 at door, $60 VIP (very limited). Ticket price includes HST, plus a service charge.

VIP DETAILS
1. Front of line entry
2. Front Stage Access
3. Separate Drink Area.
4. Tables and Chairs to sit back and relax.
5. Photo Opportunities for our VIP Guests.

Click here for outfit ideas.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Propagandhi in Halifax June 22

At the Marquee Ballroom

Posted By on Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 3:59 PM

Propagandhi photo via smallmanrecords.com - MANDY MALAZDREWICH
  • Propagandhi photo via smallmanrecords.com
  • Mandy Malazdrewich

Good guys Morbid Entertainment and Red Tentacle are bringing Propagandhi to town on June 22 at the Marquee Ballroom (with Like a Motorcycle and Scumgrief, 8pm) so you can live your punk fantasies.

As Propagandhi posted in a charming announcement on its website today:

HALIFAX! ST. JOHN’S! US! YOU! TOGETHER! AT LAST!

I’s the b’y that builds the boat!
and I’s the b’y that sails her!
I’s the b’y that criticizes the industrial slaughter of sea life
and brings them home to Liza!

haha. ok, so it’s true though: we are coming back to Halifax and *finally* — after a full quarter of a century of playing shows — are *finally* getting out to Da Rock to show you what we’re made of (might smell). Very excited to see your legendary homeland St. John’s!

Click here for details, scant as they may be!

Until we meet my friends, keep yer ferks and starn clean and long may your jib draw!"

Advance tickets on sale Friday, April 17, $22 advance (+$2.49/service fee), $28 day of show. Advance tickets are limited.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sad update: Ma$e didn't make it in the country

But the party will go on!

Posted By on Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 2:56 PM

Artist's rendering of Ma$e
  • Artist's rendering of Ma$e

Sad news from the crew at thisisafterdark.com, as posted on the event page for the Ma$e/SisQo/Choclair/Party Boots Throwback show tonight:

"Dear Halifax,

We have been informed that MA$E has had passport issues and regretfully, will not be joining the party tonight. To ensure our ticket holders are kept in the loop and get the best value possible, there will be options to ensure we still can celebrate the Throwback properly.

1. GENERAL ADMISSION HOLDERS - We are setting all GA tickets back to the original early bird price of $25 + fees and will refund you the difference. 2. VIP TICKET HOLDERS - We will be offering every VIP Tickets for $40 + fees and will refund the difference. Sisqo and Choclair are here and pumped to see all of you and will be doing photo ops with all our VIPs!

3. You decide not to attend the throwback party - We will issue you a full refund. We will work with Ticketpro online or your point of sale contact (store location, street seller, pre sale location, etc) to ensure we get this done as soon as possible, but please all be patient, we have well over a thousand tickets sold to this special night so it will take time.

We’ve also secured FREE Entrance to Pacifico for World Famous DJ Honey Dijon Tonight for VIP Ticket holders. Old School Dance Music all night long. $5 Tickets for General Admission ticket holders as well. TMG Entertainment provided this to us all so we really thank them for that opportunity. Just hold on to your tickets for entry. Choclair has already confirmed he will be at the After Party and we’ll be inviting Sisqo tonight as well!

This news is unfortunate but we want to make the best out of a bad situation. We have a long weekend to celebrate and international artists in town that want to host a GREAT Night. Hope to see you on the Dance Floor.

PARTIAL VS FULL REFUND DESCRIPTION

Option 1. A full refund on your ticket purchase.

A full refund is only applicable to those who do not attend the concert and whose ticket has not been scanned at entry. The refunds will be available at the point of purchase. Full refunds are available as of now. The deadline for full refunds is Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM AST.

Option 2. A partial refund on your ticket purchase.

Those who attend the concert are still eligible for a partial refund. General Admission tickets will be priced at $25.00 + fees and the VIP tickets will be priced at $40.00 + fees. The difference will be refunded at the point of purchase. Partial refunds will become available as of Friday, April 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM AST. The deadline for the partial refunds is Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM AST.

Thanks Again Halifax for the Incredible Support! We wanted to ensure we provided multiple options to our customers.

PLEASE SHARE THIS POST TO ENSURE YOUR FRIENDS KNOW WHATS GOING ON! We will also be letting people know at the door so no one feels like they didn't know. We always want to ensure our audience knows first!"

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Friday, March 27, 2015

OBEY Convention VIII second announcement

Omar Souleyman! Bing & Ruth! Lubomyr Melnyk!

Posted By on Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 10:36 AM

Omar Souleyman
  • Omar Souleyman

Now it's really spring! Here's OBEY's latest announcement of artists for the May 21-24 festival, passes available now, FYI. From a press release yesterday:

"The OBEY Convention, Atlantic Canada’s festival of contemporary music and art, is ecstatic to announce Syrian wedding singer turned international techno sensation, Omar Souleyman. He comes to us from a string of festival headlining spots around the globe and collaborations with the likes of Bjork and Four Tet for a dance party unlike anything Halifax has ever experienced. Also in keeping with this year’s emphasis on progressive electronic stylings, we looked in our backyard to discover Rebecca Baxter, sound machine builder and sonic adventurer. Baxter is currently working with The Flaming Lips to score a screening of the unparalleled experimental masterpiece Eraserhead for a private David Lynch party, and her noise boxes are now in the hands of everyone from Miley Cyrus to Moby.

A few weeks back we announced one of the most important figures in experimental jazz—German saxophone legend Peter Brotzmann. So to round out the serious business of OBEY Convention VIII, we are now pleased to bring you Winnipeg’s new age pianist Lubomyr Melnyk. His transformative compositions and lightning-speed performances have made him one of the most intriguing figures of contemporary classical music, but it took his recent signing with UK label Erased Tapes to finally bring worldwide recognition for a lifetime dedicated to the metaphysical realms of piano. Also coming to us from the classical sphere: New York chamber-drone ensemble Bing & Ruth, whose 2014 LP Tomorrow Was The Golden Age garnered mass acclaim everywhere from Pitchfork to The New York Times. The album was even famously listed by Thom Yorke as his second favorite of 2014.

Burnt-mind punkers, psych-poppers, and other guitar cult brainwormers—what would OBEY Convention be without them? How about Buck Gooter all the way from Virginia? A screwed-up industrial, performance art, blooze punk duo that a friend of the festival warned us about a few years back. Their live show is frightening and notorious. They join us off a stint of dates through the USA with Lightning Bolt. We bring you Toronto’s golden boy Thomas Gill and his new band Love Thy Will Be Done for a dance floor mix-‘n-mingle of the highest order. And again, one of the best things we have going comes from right here at home—we offer you krautpop Halirawk purveyors, Moon.

There’s so much more to tell you about—Montreal’s Moss Lime, Ottawa’s Bonnie Doon, N213’s Group Vision from Vancouver, JFM, Ali Zhang, Hey Mother Death, JOYFULTALK, Not The Wind Not The Flag, Gift from God, Life Chain, Vulva Culture, more, more, more. And don’t forget the artists we’ve already announced—Peter Brotzmann, Noveller, Last Lizard, Homeshake, Absolutely Free, Container, Ramzi, You’ll Never Get To Heaven, and Gashrat.

We may announce another artist or two in the coming weeks. We have a list of local DJs in store for you as well. We’ll get you all that, and then on April 7th we will reveal our full schedule, including main events, workshops by Weird Canada, a community noisemaking initiative, and free pop-up concerts. And finally, before April is through, we’ll come to you with our standalone art programme for Art In Fest 2015."

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bahamas in Halifax July 21

Headphone music, but live.

Posted By on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 10:34 AM

Bahamas
  • Bahamas

Still soaring on the high of Bahamas is Afie and two 2015 JUNO Awards for adult alternative album of the year and songwriter of the year, Bahamas (AKA Afie Jurvanen) makes another Halifax appearance on Tuesday, July 21 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium.

Tickets are on sale Friday, March 27 at 12pm, $26.50 in advance and $31.50 day of show (including tax and CIF), available at the Dalhousie Arts Centre box office, by phone at (902) 494-3820 and online at www.sonicconcerts.com. Additional fees may apply. Doors at 7:30pm.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Symphony NS launches 2015/16 season with a free show

UPDATE: Season info below!

Posted By on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 4:03 PM

Rich Aucoin - SCOTT MUNN
  • Rich Aucoin
  • Scott Munn

Symphony Nova Scotia is putting on one of the best concerts of all the concert types. A free one. At LUNCHTIME.

Wednesday, March 4 at 12:30pm at the Rebecca Cohn, Symphony NS will launch its 2015/16 season with a free lunch, door prizes, an hour long preview of the classical-packed season and a special appearance by Rich Aucoin. Order your season tickets in a package, take a look at the new season lineup and make your own music with a musical instrument fun zone. Who knows, maybe you'll be so great they'll recruit you. It's possible.

If you missed today's lunch launch, CLICK HERE for the season highlights! Buck 65, Rich Aucoin, Sci Fi Symphony, LOLMusic, Dan Mangan, the music of Queen and lots lots more.

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2015 Halifax Jazz Festival first announcement!

Boy, what a doozy: Sharon Jones, tUnE-yArDs, Afro Cuban Allstars and more

Posted By on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 12:59 PM

Sharon Jones
  • Sharon Jones

Though we might have to wait until April for the full line up, The Halifax Jazz Festival (July 8-12) sure knows how to tease.

Today's first artists announced are a diverse and rad bunch. 2014 Grammy nominee Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will kick off the festival on the main stage at the Halifax waterfront on Wednesday July 8 with The Chronos Band.

tUnE-yArDs follow it up on Thursday, July 9 with their beautiful and bizarre sounds.

Juan de Marcos and The Afro Cuban Allstars perform Friday, July 10 with Adonis Puentes & the Voice of Cuba Orchestra featuring Pancho Amat.

Kenny Werner rounds out the festival with two concerts at the Peggy Corkum Music Room on Sunday, July 12.

Festival passes start at $95 and are on sale now at www.halifaxjazzfestival.ca/passes. Early bird tickets will be for sale to the public at 12pm March 6, Halifax Jazz Festival members may purchase tickets starting today online at www.halifaxjazzfestival.ca.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Ma$e in Halifax April 2

At the Forum UPDATE: With Sisqo and Choclair!

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 3:25 PM

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Rapper-minister Ma$e will perform in Halifax April 2 at the Halifax Forum in a '90s throwback bonanza. Tickets on sale soon via ticketpro.ca, see event page for details.

Will he play the hits? One would hope. Presented by AFTRDRK and Surefire Entertainment, expect "BBoys, Hip Hop Dancers, DJ Showcase Strictly 90s: Vinyl Encouraged, Wild Outfits, Air Jordans (The Back of The Collection) and one night to remember the Classics."

Could you live with yourself if you missed that? Tickets are $35, door: $40, VIP: $60.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Counting Crows in Halifax May 21

At the Scotiabank Centre

Posted By on Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 10:41 AM

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WHAT WE KNOW:

Counting Crows haven't toured across Canada in 15 years.
Counting Crows will be, though. This spring.
Counting Crows is touring 2014's Somewhere Under Wonderland.
Counting Crows has a reasonable expectation of selling a good number of tickets at the Scotiabank Centre, for the evening of May 21—doors at 7, show at 8.
Folk-rock Twin Forks will open.
It's possible that Counting Crows has had "touring Canada" on its dream board for some time. “It’s about time we’re getting back to Canada. After requesting it for years, we are finally getting a legit chance to play across the country. I can’t wait,” says Adam Duritz.
Tickets for the Halifax show go on sale this Friday, February 6 at 10am. Tickets range from $59.50 – $89.50 (including tax and applicable surcharge) and will be available at the Scotiabank Centre box office, at participating Atlantic Superstore outlets, by calling (902) 451-1221 and online at ticketatlantic.com, evenko.ca and livenation.com.

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