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  • Mar 17-23, 2011
  • Vol. 18, No. 42
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Food + Drink

Love the way we bitch

Music

  • Southern Shores yearn for warmer climes
  • The Scene
  • Southern Shores yearn for warmer climes

    Climb the steps of his Halifax home to the third floor and find yourself in Jamie Townsend’s cozy attic bedroom. Primary red and blue colourblocks the walls and slanted ceiling. Scuffed album covers depicting lush coasts and young love hinder sunlight from entering the window. Stuffed monkeys perch on the speakers that bookend Townsend’s desk. On the blue carpet sits a beige futon in sofa mode, an antique globe — which spins to yield song names — and two chairs facing each other. One chair squeaks as Townsend leans back. Ben Dalton sits facing him, tapping a bongo. A couple
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  • Out Like a MUSKOX
  • The Scene
  • Out Like a MUSKOX

    Back in 2002 when composer and self-described band-boss Mike Smith began dreaming of an instrumental jazz group, he was fascinated by nature films featuring the mighty muskox. Attracted to the idea of a band as a “giant hairy and stinking mass,” Smith named a few pieces after the beast. When the band formed in 2006, the name “Muskox” surfaced and stuck. Five years later the six-piece band (on tour now as a quintet) is scheduled to play the Out Like a LION Festival Saturday, March 26. Though Muskox has changed members and instruments many times over the years, the

News + Opinion

  • Cycle Sea Change
  • Environment
  • Cycle Sea Change

    Halifax universities and hospitals want their workers riding bikes, and are trying to make it easier to do so.
  • No time for customers
  • Editorial
  • No time for customers

    Metro Transit misses the bus again: Real-time schedule information is available to managers, but sharing it with riders has no arrival time.
  • Boosting bikeways
  • Environment
  • Boosting bikeways

    Halifax universities and hospitals want their workers riding bikes---and are trying to make it safer and easier to do so.

City Guides

  • Take it to the limited
  • Beer Guide
  • Take it to the limited

    With limited-edition brews all the rage, Craig Pinhey talks to Halifax’s biggest microbreweries about surprising their fans, and Amber Young compiles a list of get-it-while-it-lasts beer in town right now.
  • The gassy truth
  • Beer Guide
  • The gassy truth

    Drinking beer doesn’t have to lead to a night of burps and farts. Allison Saunders tells us how to be a dainty, respectable drinker.

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