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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ten picks for a wild weekend.

From artsy afternoons to sweet techno tunes, we have your weekend planned.

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 2:49 PM

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In Conversation With...Tonya Williams
Thursday
The former The Young and the Restless star hits the Alderney Landing Theatre for some real talk. Get the details here.

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Turn The Heat Up: African Dance
Saturday
Brush up your moves at these classes teaching traditional African dance, dancehall and Afrobeats styles. Email admin@mcafricancamps.com to register and get location info.

Get Your Drag On celebrates its success with an all-star evening (see 3). - BRAD JONES PHOTO
  • Get Your Drag On celebrates its success with an all-star evening (see 3).
  • Brad Jones photo

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How Do You Know?
Saturday // Sunday
Three Halifax-based artists snub the idea of science as a superior truth, exploring all the ways we can know something. More info here.

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Bluegrass Brunch
Saturday
Big Country Ramblers offer a bluegrass soundtrack to the best meal of the day as part of the In The Dead Of Winter fest. Get the details here.

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Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday
A fun-filled day of workshops, performances and activities, like Chinese paper-cutting, awaits. More details here.

Artist Sam Kinsley visualizes numbers in How Do You Know (see 8). - COURTESY OF HERMES GALLERY
  • Artist Sam Kinsley visualizes numbers in How Do You Know (see 8).
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Future Winter 2017
Friday
Home Bass and Future Forest have teamed up for this hot night of house featuring The Librarian and Brightside. Read more here.

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The Wooden Sky W/The Barrowdowns, Loveland, Nick Everette
Friday
Toronto indie cool kids The Wooden Sky bring their hippie vibes and latest album, Let's Be Ready, out east for this In The Dead Of Winter show. More details here.

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Get Your Drag On! All Star Edition
Friday
To celebrate this weekly open stage's success, event hosts are devoting an extra night of fantastical fun to their star performers who have clocked over 20 turns at the mic. Get the details here.

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Shaun Majumder
Saturday
Famous for his (often-sweaty) stints on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Majumder's brand of eyebrow-wriggling, potty-mouthed comedy routinely busts guts. Get more info here.

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ArtParty
Friday
The AGNS goes for chic club vibes this Friday night with beats by DJ T-Woo. Read more here.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A live music strategy for Halifax might be on its way

An “industry-led live music working group” would develop the plan.

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 3:16 PM

How can Halifax encourage, "enhance and protect" its sweet tunes? - DYLAN CHEW
  • How can Halifax encourage, "enhance and protect" its sweet tunes?
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Music in Halifax may be going through some changes—hopefully positive ones—if a motion by south end councillor Waye Mason goes ahead.

At Thursday’s meeting of the Community Planning and Economic Development committee, Mason is asking for a live music strategy for HRM. An “industry-led live music working group” would be put together to develop the strategy.

Mason was inspired by a 2015 report from Music Canada and IFPI: The Mastering of a Music City. The report offers a series of recommendations based one what’s worked in music-centric cities such as Austin, Berlin and Melbourne.

“That’s what this advisory group or this working group would be talking about—would be trying to implement the ‘music city’ program that’s already been well fleshed-out,” Mason explains.

A few Canadian cities have implemented strategies too. In particular, Mason says, “Toronto’s been right at the forefront of this.”

The strategy could touch on everything from what venues the city should own and maintain to how to manage noise complaints.

“It’s those kinds of discussions that have to happen: how do you enhance and protect (live music).”

On a smaller scale, there’s something Mason says has been discussed since before he was part of council.

“How expensive and how hard is it to get it so that when you’re on hold at 311…that the hold music is local music instead of muzak?”

He might be on to something, there. Listening to Ria Mae could make being on hold a lot less painful.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

10 totally-cool weekend picks

Coffee houses, circus shows and lots of art for a weekend that's as cool as it is cold.

Posted By on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM

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I Never Want To Grow Up
Thursday // Friday
Powerful, real-looking portraits of adult women layered over pastel backgrounds and paired with classic childhood items (like a stuffed unicorn) are giving us a case of Peter Pan syndrome. See them at the Corridor Gallery.

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Dilly Dally After Hours
Thursday

Shake off the winter blues and enjoy local musical talent paired with craft beer, cider and wine at Quinpool Road's Dilly Dally cafe!

Lisa Phinny Langeley shares the stage with Jacinte Armstrong for a high-energy dance show (see 3). - SCOTT MUNN
  • Lisa Phinny Langeley shares the stage with Jacinte Armstrong for a high-energy dance show (see 3).
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Flash Tattoos
Friday // Saturday
Both Utility Tattoos (6070 Quinpool Road) and Lyle Street Tattoo Company (66 Lyle Street, Dartmouth) continue the longstanding Tat tradition of offering surprise, discounted ink around Friday the 13 (think $100-$200).

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Fractured Land
Thursday
A documentary following young Dene lawyer Caleb Behn as he balances the need for jobs in his community with protecting sacred ground from fracking.

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Sleepshaker EP Release Party w/Scumgreif, Botfly, Chamber
Saturday
Sleepshaker's signature melodic take on hardcore makes them stand out from the alt-rock pack.

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Beats 'N' Boats
Saturday
The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic has a Cinderella moment for this big party, transforming into a house of thumping beats, circus performance and dancing.

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Kinder Morgan Pipeline Protest
Saturday
A peaceful protest opposing the recently-approved Kinder Morgan pipeline project, complete with petitions and live music.

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Lisa Phinny Langeley w/Jacinte Armstrong
Thursday // Friday // Saturday
Live Art Dance presents three nights of art and spoken word, where "A pair of Halifax favourites shares this double bill."

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Walking With Our Sisters
Saturday // Sunday
A touring installation honouring the 1200-plus missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirit people (MMIWG2S), this exhibit is comprised of over 1800 moccasin tops.

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Wintersleep
Saturday // Sunday
The band dropped its latest album, The Great Detachment, in 2016, a buoying soundtrack of diving deep and getting lost. Now. they're ready to help you detach with a night of dreamy grooving. Saturday is sold out, but Sunday's available with rockers Not You as the opening act.

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SNEAK PEEK: Cryptorips' "Surya"

So much tougher than Yuri on Ice

Posted By on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 4:00 AM

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To celebrate tonight’s “Glenwood G.G./Hau Kea” 7” release (Thursday, January 12, 8pm at The Seahorse Tavern with Unreal Thought and Future Girls with DJ Loukas Stilldrunk, $7), Dartmouth’s own Cryptorips has given us an exclusive, never before heard track off its upcoming full length. “Surya” is a supremely heavy song about complete badass figure skater Surya Bonaly, an extreme talent who was never given her due (watch the video below if you want to be taken on an emotional ride).

Cryptorips’ 14 track album, recorded at the Old Confidence Lodge and Echo Chamber, is slated to be finished in the next month, and the 7” (out on Black Buffalo Records) can be had tonight to tide you over.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Big Sing is the choir of your dreams

Beginners welcome!

Posted By on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 4:21 PM

The Big Sing leaders: Jack Bennet (right) and George Woodhouse (left) - GRAHAM EREAUX
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New year’s resolution 2017: Do more things that scare you. Although, truthfully, with events this low pressure there’s no reason to be scared. So if you’ve resolved to do more totally fun and not at all scary things in 2017 you might want to check out The Big Sing. Launching this Monday, January 9 at 7pm at the Company House, the group wants to ease you off of the couch and into a friendly situation where you can belt out hits to your heart’s content. Here are the crucial details:

WHAT IS IT? “The Big Sing is a bi-weekly, drop-in singing event. Our inspiration is Choir! Choir! Choir! in Toronto. Each session (we hope to go weekly in the coming months) anyone who likes to sing popular songs is welcome to gather at the Company House,” says The Big Sing organizer Seth Levinson. “Jack Bennet and George Woodhouse will spend an hour or so teaching us three-part harmony of the announced song, then a video artist will document/record the song and post it to YouTube.”

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? “The only prep: listen to the song before coming. We'll be posting a link to the song on Thursdays preceding the event. Lyrics to the song will be distributed at the door.”

WHERE AND WHEN? Every second Monday, 7–9pm at The Company House, 2202 Gottingen Street. Admission is $5

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Seven weekend picks that are better than Netflix

No more couch coma! We have comic swaps, improv music and virtual reality art.

Posted By on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 2:23 PM

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Beginner Series: Shelf/Wine Holder Workshop
Sunday
This aimed-at-newbies class teaches you some handy woodworking skills by building a (totally awesome) shelf from start to finish. And if you wanna use your shelf for storing bottles, so much the better. Get all the details here.

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Bahnahnah Dance Party
Friday
DJs Fadzwa, Shyshaya, Fancy Pants and Budi invite you to beat the winter blues with their hot blend of world music! More details here.

Artist James Hoff creates a virtual walk in the park at Anna Leonowens Gallery (see 1). - JAMES HOFF
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Return To Nova Scotia
Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday
Sift through what's possibly the largest-ever private collection of Canadiana at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Get the details.

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Cape & Cowl Comic Swap
Sunday
Lose yourself—or maybe it's find your secret identity—in a lazy Sunday exploring the stacks of rarities from the 1950s to '90s at this fun meet-up at Cape & Cowl. More info here.

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Piano+
Friday
Composer and pianist Sebastian Lexer performs on his groundbreaking piano/computer/sensor hybrid system at this Open Waters Festival show. Find more info here.

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chik white
Sunday
Nova Scotian sound artist chik white creates ambient, ocean-inspired sound with a jaw harp at this show for the Open Waters fest. Learn more here.

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Contemporary Landscapes
Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday
A virtual landscape to get lost in, James Hoff's art project is inspired by Yosemite national park and Google Street View. See details here.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

10 ways to make merry this week

Naught list, nice list, to do list? Who cares with there's this many parties to hit?

Posted By on Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 3:32 PM

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Kitty and the Katz
Thursday
Swingin' bluesy jazz for you to step to at the coho. Details here.

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Bright Stars at Christmas
Thursday
Learn all about looking at the night sky, and even see where new stars are being born at this Dal lecture. Details here.

DJ T-Woo is Doin' Damage at Lion & Bright (see 3). - ANDREW DONOVAN/PHOTOTYPE
  • DJ T-Woo is Doin' Damage at Lion & Bright (see 3).
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Messiah From Scratch
Tuesday
Why "from scratch"? Because the group of orchestral musicians and singers performs live after only one hour of rehearsing Handel's musical scores. Get details here.

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Hot Boxing Day
Monday
Sweat out those extra sweets to these hot beats on the Seahorse dance floor. Details here.

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Gustomer Appreciation Night
Friday
Gus' Pub says thanks with free cover and karaoke fun. Details here.

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Christmas Dojo Sushi Party
Friday
If it's more nori dancing in your head than sugar plums, this all-you-care-to-eat event will make your fish-loving heart sing. Head to Genji Sushi and don't forget your ugly sweater! Details here.

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Rasta Gumbo Boxing Day Party
Monday
Get out of the house and shake a leg to Rasta Gumbo's fusion-inspired sound. Details here.

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Home For The Holidays w/OK TK, DJ T-Woo
Friday
A wild, hip-hop holiday dance party at Lion & Bright. It's so hot you'll be steaming up that ugly sweater of yours! Details here.

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Sampler: French and Cuisines
Thursday
A space for beginners to practice language skills while exploring the holiday cuisines of various French-speaking cultures. Details here.

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Thunder Selects Holiday Classic
Wednesday
Saint Mary's University's Homburg Centre is about to be overrun with four of Canada's top 10 women's basketball teams! The tournament starts Wednesday, and runs through next Tursday and Friday. Details here.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Matthew Good (minus the band) hits Halifax this March

With his re-do of A Beautiful Midnight in tow, we're curious what's next.

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 2:32 PM

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Matthew Good misses the good ol’ days, it seems, nostalgically naming his upcoming coast-to-coast tour (complete with a Halifax stop) I Miss The New Wave: A Beautiful Midnight Revisited. It’ll be fascinating to see the Vancouver alt-rocker take the Matthew Good Band’s 1999 record and turn it into a one-man show, though his doing so means any last flickering hopes of a MGB reunion are probably dead.

A five-song ep of the same name drops December 2, with a Warner Music press release quoting Good as saying “I’ve waited almost 20 years to reimagine these songs in the studio; I think I may have actually bettered what some consider my best work.”

Load Me Up was one of Beautiful Midnight’s biggest hits, and we’re curious to see how it’ll be stripped down at The Marquee on March 25. In the meantime, let’s vibe out to the original:

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10 cool ways to spend the weekend

As winter creeps in, we've got hot shops, plays and cool ballets!

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 2:26 PM

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The Coast's Doughball
Sunday
A VIP bake sale full of festive treats makes this afternoon a dessert lover's dream.

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Sable Island's Birthday Party
Thursday
The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is throwing a party to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Sable Island becoming a nationally-protected site. The fete is complete with cake and refreshments.

Jean Sébastien Denis' Edgy Canvases are a study of depth (see 5). - JEAN-SÉBASTIEN DENIS
  • Jean Sébastien Denis' Edgy Canvases are a study of depth (see 5).
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Have Yourself a Gothic Little Christmas
Saturday // Sunday
Not your typical holiday market, this event specialized in niche items from steampunk to anime to fairy tale.

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Dyscontrol Record Release Show
Saturday
A night of raw, frayed, get-ready-to-be-swayed punk sound.

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TU Processed
Friday // Saturday // Sunday
A new, modern-style circus show crafted by vets of the biz!

The dancers in B-SIDE break out their B-Girl moves (see 1). - RACHEL CHISHOLM
  • The dancers in B-SIDE break out their B-Girl moves (see 1).
  • Rachel Chisholm

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Jean-Sébastien Denis: New Works
Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday
These edgy mylar works start with rough, geometric shapes before diving into emotionally-frayed sketches underneath.

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Shaun Majumder & Friends—New Material Only
Sunday
The only rule at this comedy show is in the name: All new laughs.

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Animation With Love
Friday // Saturday // Sunday
A celebration of independent animated works, this film fest screens shorts with a focus on emotional connection with the audience.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Thursday // Friday // Saturday
The classic Shakespearian summertime tale is being dished up as winter settles in, warming audiences with themes of love and wildness.

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B-Side
Friday // Saturday
Edgy, urban choreography is on offer at this hip-hop-steeped dance show.

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Wintersleep get ready to rock The Marquee

January 14 and 15 in support of The Great Detachment

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 1:34 PM

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It’s been a good year to be in Wintersleep. The band members spent 2016 headlining Gridlock festival, dropping an album that was also totally jaw-dropping (more on that in a second) and, now, will be celebrating all those wins with a big show at The Marquee.

Hitting the stage January 14 and 15 with their sweeping, folky-but-still-hard-hitting latest effort The Great Detachment, we’re sure the Marquee will be packed with chants of poetry-inspired lyrics like "I can't survive on my Amerika/ If the worst is true/ Is it just a waste of time?” Oh, and the fact that the newest songs harken back to the vibe of 2007’s breakout hit single Weighty Ghost? Even better.

Speaking of time-wasting, the Jan 14 show has already sold out (the worst! It’s true!) so fans better bust a move to tickethalifax.com to snatch up Jan 15 seats.

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T.I. brings politically-charged EP to Halifax.

The Dead And Gone rapper changes his name and sound

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 1:23 PM

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Though it might have been a while since you’ve grooved to a dirty-south-style jam by T.I., the wait for shimmying, shaking, or Whatever You Like is officially over: The Atlanta-born-and-based emcee is heading north of the border to party it up in Halifax on January 31. Hitting the Exhibition Park Stage, fans are about $50 away from screaming "stacks on deck!" all night long.

Best known as one of the rappers who popularized trap music (and Iggy Azalea, acting as the Aussie’s mentor a few years ago), the artist’s efforts of late have moved beyond simple club bangerz: Sparked by a wish to support #BlackLivesMatter, T.I. (who now prefers TIP, thankyouverymuch) is hitting Hali to support his new, racially-minded EP titled Us or Else.

The new EP, available for streaming on TIDAL (which TIP is reported to be a partial owner of), tackles deaths of the likes of Alton Sterling, saying it all with the first single’s title: We Will Not.

While we’re sure (or at least surely hoping!) the new TI-with-a-P hasn’t lost his party-beat sensibility that made jams like Live Your Life (feat. Rhianna) so fun, we’re always ready to party with an emcee with a message. Grab your tickets here, and in the meantime, check out We Will Not's Video:

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Quiet Parade's holiday playlist

You can find them carolling almost every night

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 3:39 PM

Quiet Parade (minus Connor Booth, who is probably off delivering presents) - DEAN CASAVECHIA
  • Quiet Parade (minus Connor Booth, who is probably off delivering presents)
  • Dean Casavechia

The industrious elves in Quiet Parade are putting out a Christmas EP, Christmas Through the Fog, on December 2, and celebrating this fact with a release show December 3 (7:30pm doors, 8pm start at the Timber Lounge, 2712 Agricola Street. $7. With guest Norma MacDonald). You may be only three advent doors in, but the holiday feeling is in full swing, so go with it. To honour this event, we've asked the band to list their favourite holiday songs to listen on repeat for a whole month (month and a half depending on how intense you are).

TREVOR MURPHY (lead vocals, guitar):


“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by Darlene Love


I’m a huge sucker for any Phil Spector Wall of Sound-era tracks, so it’s no surprise that this is my favourite Christmas song of all time. Darlene Love’s voice is so powerful throughout, and, at its core, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” is a really sad song. The music—full of bells, saxophones, hope, and back-up vocals for days—masks the wistfulness of the lyrics in such a magical way. The version we recorded for our new EP sort of digs beneath the joy to expose some of that sadness. Seems right up our alley! Also, did you know this song plays during the opening credits of Gremlins? Awesome.

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey


Aside from being a bona fide Christmas banger, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is a fascinating cultural phenomenon. Not only is it the eleventh best selling single of all time, it's the only holiday song produced in our generation considered by many critics to be a Christmas standard. And why not? Much like “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” it has all the hallmarks of a great Christmas song: sleigh bells, church bells, references to Santa, killer back-up vocals and inherently melancholy lyrics packaged in bouncy, cheerful and bright wrapping paper.


CONNOR BOOTH (drums):

“Skating” by the Vince Guaraldi Trio
A deeper cut from the A Charlie Brown Christmas album, this track evokes some super nostalgic feelings for me. The piano drives the song and is instantly recognizable. Jerry Granelli on the drums is a Halifax legend, and adds an irreplaceable touch to this song—and he is still playing just as well to this day.


“Christmas Time Is Here” by Linda Carol
Many people associate Christmas music and jazz closely—but smooth funk music? This version of another track original from A Charlie Brown Christmas has all the makings of a great Christmas song. The wonderful drumming by Dave Burton compliments the smooth and delicate sounds that make up rest of the instrumental. Linda Carol's voice sits beautifully on top and rounds out this amazing track.

JULIA WEIR (keys, vocals)

“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Coldplay


I remember the first time I heard Chris Martin's rendition of this song. There was something magical about the way he played it on the piano that stuck with me. As a piano player, this is my go to version of the track.



Twas' In The Moon Of Wintertime (Huron Carol)


I always gravitate towards Christmas hymns during the holiday season. I directed a children’s choir for more than ten years and we sang this song. We'd have long instrumentals where the kids all played a variety of instruments pretending to be woodland animals scurrying through the forest. It was a song of imagination for all of us. 


JASON METHOT (lead guitar)

“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” from How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Growing up, it wasn't Christmas until we watched the Grinch (the 1966 cartoon, not that Jim Carrey abomination) so this song always brings me back to those years.

“Little Drummer Boy” by The O’ By Gollies
This is one of my favourites not just because I was in this group, but I always thought this was a great version of the song. It was nice to be in a Christmas band with your best friends.

ANTHONY PHILLIPS (bass)

“There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays” by Perry Como
This is just a classic crooner Christmas song, that—in my experience—isn’t quite overplayed. The solid vocals and semi-predictably of the whole thing is comforting like a cup of cocoa made by your mom after a cold night in the snow. The warm hug you need sometimes.

“The Gift” by Garth Brooks
"The Gift" is just an old school country song with a strong narrative that just happens to coincide with the Christmas story. You get a great picture in your mind about the scenario playing out, and I like Garth Brooks’ version because his music was really my first exposure to music. We’d listen to his albums in my Mom’s car, so, in a very Christmas way, his music takes me "home."

Have a listen to the whole Quiet Parade playlist, here:

And check out their nostalgia-dripping cover of Darlene Love's classic here:

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SEE IT: Photos from the Gord Downie's Secret Path concert

"I felt so lucky to be in that room. Friggin' magic happened in that venue tonight."

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 9:46 AM

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If you were one of the lucky people at the Rebecca Cohn at last night's Gord Downie concert then you know how powerful it was. The Tragically Hip frontperson performed a special concert in Halifax of his album Secret Path, a 10-song album based on the story of Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old Indigenous child who died of exposure and starvation while fleeing a residential school. The concert and album are benefitting the Gord Downie Secret Path Fund for Truth and Reconciliation, dedicated to finding missing Indigenous children.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

10 Ways to make your weekend a masterpiece

Screen printing, soup sipping and nordic folk tales await!

Posted By on Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 5:06 PM

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Shoebox Packing Party
Thursday
Do some good while having a good time, packing shoeboxes with gifts for women in Nova Scotia shelters. Bring clean, unopened and unused personal care items from toothpaste to tampons (and things like lipstick, socks, non-alcoholic chocolate and gift cards) to top off your box.

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Kazan Co-op Truck Sale
Friday // Saturday
A cash-only treasure hunt awaits with many items (from books to clothes) under $20.

Tales Of The Old North proves you don't need a Price Charming (see 2). - ANOMALY PRODUCTIONS
  • Tales Of The Old North proves you don't need a Price Charming (see 2).
  • Anomaly Productions

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NATION
Friday // Saturday

Electronic sound and music artist Chandelier (aka Aaron Collier of The Jimmy Swift Band, Scientists of Sound) takes you on a neon-coated sonic spaceship with this immersive visual and musical performance.

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Art Ache
Friday

A no-excuses, materials-provided evening of art-making for those who never have time to create.

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Introduction to Screen Printing
Saturday

Learn the basics of print making, from coating the screen to prepping your image in Photoshop, at this all-levels workshop.

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Like A Motorcyle Record Release Show
Saturday
The totally-tough punks behind Like A Motorcycle are out for a good time to celebrate their latest effort, High Hopes.

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Zuppa Soupa Gala Soup Dinner
Thursday
Zuppa Theatre Co is launching a brand-new, soup-themed cookbook, filled with warming recipes by family, friends and fans. To celebrate, they're throwing a souper douper gala dinner, featuring soups and breads from some of Halifax’s best chefs and bakers.

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The Gender Fuck Pageant
Saturday
Bust open the binary!

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Tales of The Old North
Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday

A magic spell sweeps three princesses away to a far-off land. A brave young female soldier steps up to rescue them, and along the way proves that being kind matters more than wealth or riches. Because really, sometimes Prince Charming just doesn't cut it.

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NSCAD holiday Pop-Up
Friday // Saturday

A pop-up craft show by the art school's best and brightest offers a way to check artsy offerings off your list.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

10 picks for a super weekend

Inuit rock'n'roll, fresh local fashion and queer book launches make for a more-super-than-the-supermoon weekend!

Posted By on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 2:11 PM

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Silent Reading at the Imbibery
Thursday
Two hours with just your book, your beer and your thoughts—and no phone—at Good Robot.

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Re-imaging The Short Film
Friday
Challenge your idea of what a short can be at this screening of quick flicks by three boundary-pushing directors at NSCAD's Bell Theatre.

Artist and author Vivek Shraya brings her book of poetry to Halifax (see 1). - EMMET TRACE
  • Artist and author Vivek Shraya brings her book of poetry to Halifax (see 1).
  • Emmet Trace

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Atlantic Fashion Week Showcases
Friday // Saturday
Dartmouth Crossing is rolling out the runway for new works by local designers, including names like Veronica MacIssac and Xander Rory.

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King of the Hill screening
Friday
The first screening from the Central Library's newly-acquired Video Difference vault? Steven Soderbergh's first Hollywood studio production, King of the Hill, a faithful adaptation of the A. E. Hotchner memoir of the same title.

6
Chris Locke and Friends
Thursday // Friday
Chris Locke's got laughs—and a number-one album on the Canadian iTunes comedy chart to prove it. Catch bits from the effort, Demons Are Eating My Head, at The Company House.

5
Tashi Dorji w/Special Costello, Kira Dube
Saturday
Born in Bhutan and based in America, Tashi Dorji has been making improvisational, swelling records since 2000. Now he's bringing his tradition-steeped, unique guitar stylings to the Khyber stage.

4
The Jerry Cans w/The Barrowdowns
Friday
Arctic Canada's coolest band fuses Inuit throat singing, Celtic music, hints of reggae and punk energy into a free-wheeling sound that heats up cold nights.

3
Sam Roberts Band w/Adam Baldwin
Friday
A double dose of Canadiana, the pop-rock Sam Roberts Band will be delivering its mellow, sing-able tunes while sharing the stage with hometown favourite Adam Baldwin.

2
Burnwater: Alchemy
Friday // Saturday//Sunday
It's a whole new type of installation/performance show: "With the seats pushed back, an immersive set and sound design evocative of the outdoors will invite an intimate audience on a journey of the imagination."

1
Ask & Answer
Thursday
Multidisciplinary artists Chase Joynt and Vivek Shraya present their latest books: Joynt’s transition memoir You Only Live Twice, and Shraya’s poetry, even this page is white.

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Sure Thing Events

  • Double Anniversary Party @ Art Bar + Projects

    • Fri., Jan. 27, 7 p.m. $5
  • Mellotones @ Bearly's House of Blues and Ribs

    • Thursdays, 10 p.m. $7/$9
  • Chris Lorenzo @ Pacifico

    • Thu., Feb. 9, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

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