What, of the following three items, is best to bring to a Martin Tielli show at The Attic, allowing for the fastest possible downhill velocity on Prince Street so as not to miss a k-os show at Tribeca beginning mere moments after Tielli exits the stage? a) roller skates b) a greased-up inflatable dinghy c) skis If you’ve ever spent a weekend at the Halifax Pop Explosion enjoying locals and come-from-aways like Crooked Fingers, Cat Power, Windom Earle, The Plan and Hot Hot Heat, you too have pondered the same question. Better keep working on it. The 2003 Halifax Pop Explosion is firing up for the weekend of October 23, 24 and 25. Check halifaxpopexplosion.com for the never-up-soon-enough details. And start greasing up that dinghy, dude.
Runner-up: Evolve Festival