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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Where To Play: THE INTERNET

bloggers show your songs

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Jenn Grant's photo outtakes from her Southern Shore video.
  • Johnathan Ely Cass
  • A photo from Jenn Grant's Southern Souls video.

Oh hi! This week’s “Where to Play” focuses on the increasing number of DIY videographers sharing footage of your favorite locals playing tunes and cracking wise.

One of my favorites is Southern Souls, a collaborative site led by videographer Mitch Fillion. Fillion posts Le Blogotechque-style high-def videos of Canadian bands playing their music in interesting places. While the site was originally intended to focus on bands from Ontario, they’ve expanded to include performances from Halifax acts like Jenn Grant, The Olympic Symphonium, Al Tuck and - more recently - Cousins.

Cousins perform "Speech" for Southern Souls. (Video by Mitch Fillion.)

COUSINS - Speech from Mitch Fillion (southernsouls.ca) on Vimeo.


Meanwhile, Moncton musician, sound tech and man-about-town Kyle MacDonald shares videotaped footage of bands from Moncton and Halifax shot at his home with an online series called The McDon’s House.

Bad Vibrations perform during an episode of The McDon's House. (Video by Kyle MacDonald.)

THE MCDONS HOUSE // Season 1 - Episode 10 from Superbob Records on Vimeo.

The people behind the new Halifax-based site bywordofmouthmusic.com share performances by up-and-coming local musicians,including this pretty woodsy video of Handsome and Gretel.

Handsome and Gretel in Point Pleasant Park.

Meanwhile, the team at Noisography has been documenting the Halifax music scene through photos and video for over a year now. Their recent review of Thrashfest is particularly exhaustive. Here's a video of Bike Rodeo from May 2011.

And finally, the ever-delightful frontwoman of Hind Legs Hally Jones posts her endearing and occasionally bizarre interviews with local musicians at Question Time with Jones. Below is my favorite episode - an afternoon with Ben Caplan, cheese, pianos and a cat named Grrfriend.

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