Pin It

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Off the chain

Your Thursday link pile. BAM!

Posted on Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 1:57 PM

“I just walked back to the hotel room with my hands on my head, defeated. I'm sure tears were brewing. And I had to say, ‘Hey everyone, we just lost $10,000 worth of gear between now and 45 minutes ago.'" That’s Loel Campbell of Wintersleep telling Radio 3’s Jennifer Van Evra about the quintet’s gear-jack in Baton Rouge last week, literally hours before they played the inaugural Pemberton Festival in BC. Most of Campbell’s drums, guitars owned by Tim D’Eon and Paul Murphy and Mike Bigelow’s bass were amongst the pinched. A mere week before the theft, we witnessed Glen Nicholson of In-Flight Safety lamenting the limited availability of Campbell’s kit during Wintersleep’s incredible Summersonic set, so it’s not like he can just go to a Wal-Mart in Vancouver and get a new one. ... The Halifax Pop Explosion has pushed its showcase deadline back five days to August 6. Get your shit together! Details here. ... Buy two envelopes while you’re at it -- applications for showcases at Nova Scotia Music Week are due August 15 through Sonicbids, ici. ... We don’t make the news, we just report it: Jesus takes the wheel and drops Carrie Underwood off at the Metro Centre on October 12, while Chris Issak hits the venue a month prior on September 15. That would probably be cool. (PS: He hot.) We’ve also heard a terrible James Blunt-related rumour, and fear that, like the chupacabra, just mentioning him summons his presence, but the general population must be warned. It’s our civic duty, really. All Metro Centre tix available at Ticket Atlanic, or old-school via rotary phone at 451-1221.

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a voluntary donation using the button below. Thank you for your support!


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Remember, it's entirely possible to disagree without spiralling into a thread of negativity and personal attacks. We have the right to remove (and you have the right to report) any comments that go against our policy.

The Scene

More »

In Print This Week

Vol 28, No 4
December 3, 2020

Cover Gallery »

Real Time Web Analytics

© 2020 Coast Publishing Ltd.