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Monday, July 31, 2017

Premiere: Sarah Denim's "We Are Always"

Like a cool breeze

Posted By on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 1:59 PM

Illustration by Julia Hutt @joolsannie, digital by Sarah Denim @_sarahdenim_
  • Illustration by Julia Hutt @joolsannie, digital by Sarah Denim @_sarahdenim_


Ease into the week with Sarah Denim's audio equivalent of an iced mango green tea, brand new single "We Are Always."

Cool, calm and organic-sounding, the track is a preview of Denim's upcoming album, due for release in September, following up 2016's gorgeous Left Side Trilogy EP.

Produced by Sarah Denim, engineered by Evan Cox, and mastered by Galen Conroy, Denim says the song is about "letting go of ideas and thoughts that keep us apart and finding and knowing and going to the place inside where we are always together, in love, with everybody."

Denim's sensual songs are like a cool breeze, with a gentle feeling of optimism. Denim says that writing allows her to "process my experience and feelings ... in a healthy way through creating."

"I believe the part of us that loves music and art, loves each other unconditionally and feels connected to everything."

Listen and enjoy in advance of her SappyFest show this Saturday.



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Review: Joel Plaskett on Georges Island, Saturday, July 29

Joel’s stage banter was on point

Posted By on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 1:25 PM

Joel Plaskett Emergency - GABRIELLE ARCHER
  • Joel Plaskett Emergency
  • Gabrielle Archer


My main motivation for going to the show was to explore Georges Island. However, due to strict fencing and security, exploring was out of the question, and my focus shifted to the afternoon’s concert. The Brood and Port Cities both played good opening sets but it was clear that the crowd was really there to see the Joel Plaskett Emergency. The audience was up on their feet for JPE’s set and Joel’s stage banter was on point, as was the song selection. "Harbour Boys" was particularly appropriate with the lyric "I came here to bring the noise to the island girls and harbour boys." He also playfully changed the name of "Snowed In" to "Fogged In" as you couldn't see anything beyond the island due to the afternoon’s heavy fog. Moments before dedicating "I’m Yours" to his wife and son, Plaskett professed his desire for the province to make changes to the liquor laws so that children, like his son, would be able to attend shows. All in all I’d say it was a successful show, I'm just thankful that I wasn't one of the ones stuck waiting in line for the ferry for a couple of hours afterwards.


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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ten weekend picks to get on board with

With the Tall Ships' arrival, Pride's second weekend and lots of outdoor shows, this weekend will be sweet sailing.

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 9:08 AM

10
Beyoncé brunch
Sunday

Fuel up for the day with all your favourite bey jams, brunch classics and on-theme cocktails (hello, boozy lemonade). 

9
Mi'kmaq: The traditional and spiritual ways 
Saturday 

Trevor Sanipass shares both ancient and modern traditions of the Mi'kmaq, including an honour song and smudge demonstration, before launching into the importance of oral history. 

Joel Plaskett rocks out with a special Tall Ships show on George's Island (see 2). - INGRAM BARSS
  • Joel Plaskett rocks out with a special Tall Ships show on George's Island (see 2).
  • Ingram Barss

8
Connect/Contact
Thursday // Friday // Saturday 

Carrie Allison-Goodfellow charts the roots and routes of her Cree and Métis ancestors, travelling from Edmonton to Grande Prairie, in this art show. 

7
Tall Sips
Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday

The Coast knows the right way to celebrate the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta is by raising an equally tall glass—and invites you to grab your drink passport and discover some of the best bevvies (both alcoholic and non!) in town. 

6
Dykes vs Divas softball game
Sunday
It's the annual Pride softball game that makes our A League of Their Own dreams ring a little truer, played in heels and gowns. 

The annual Pride softball game Dykes vs Divas returns for a (style) league of their own (see 5). - BEACON HEAD STUDIO
  • The annual Pride softball game Dykes vs Divas returns for a (style) league of their own (see 5).
  • Beacon Head Studio

5
Boarding the Tall Ships
Saturday // Sunday
On Friday the participants in the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta start arriving in the harbour, then are open for visitors Saturday and Sunday (and Monday, if your weekend rolls that way) from 11am to 4pm. Head to the waterfront and join the fun.

4
Broadway Our Way
Saturday 
See the stars of the Halifax Summer Opera Festival riff on their favourite Broadway bits and cabaret repertoires at this fabulous evening of informal musical theatre. 

3
BIPOCalypse II
Saturday

The stage celebration of local Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) who are queer, trans or two-spirit returns! Performers of all levels of experience share sets that range from stand-up to plays. 

2
Joel Plaskett Emergency w/Port Cities on Georges Island
Saturday 
One reason Joel Plaskett loves this town is probably that it allows him to do cool things like play to thousands on a little snake-infested island in the middle of the harbour. This uber-summery, 19+ showcase of east coast sweethearts starts at 11am, with ferries crossing all day. 

1
Bastid's BBQ
Sunday
The lineup of shenanigan-starters (AKA super legit DJs) for Skratch Bastid's seventh annual summer bash/homecoming features the likes of Lord Finesse, Russell Peters, Jorun Bombay and more.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Halifax Pop Explosion announces more headliners and keynotes

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Charlotte Day Wilson, Clairmont The Second, Cloud Nothings and more

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:11 PM

Wyatt Cenac
  • Wyatt Cenac


Halifax Pop Explosion Music Festival & Conference celebrates a whopping 25 years this October 18-21 with headlining acts like Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Charlotte Day Wilson, Clairmont The Second, Cloud Nothings, Patrick Watson, Tasha The Amazon, Weaves and comedy headliner Wyatt Cenac, in addition to the previously announced Japandroids and Ria Mae.

This year, the fest is leaning harder on the conference side of things with a radically different format. The XPAND Music Conference is free and open to the public, and keynote speakers Lido Pimienta, Malcolm London and Laina Dawes will be laying down the truth, "exploring socially-focused topics such as activism and community building." Even if you aren't involved in any aspect of the music industry whatsoever, the insight of Pimienta (Toronto-based, Colombian-born interdisciplinary musician, artist-curator and Polaris Prize shortlister), London (Chicago poet, activist, educator, and musician) and Dawes (author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal) is guaranteed to be enthralling.

Early bird festival wristbands are on sale now for $99.00 (plus taxes & fees) and are available here.

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Premiere: Municipality's "Miles Away"

Woozy cocktail alert

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 8:56 AM

COVER ART BY ADAM LE BLANC
  • cover art by Adam Le Blanc


Basically un-Googleable band Municipality premieres a shining new track from upcoming debut album Any Word, out September 1 on Atlanta, Georgia's Human Sounds Records. "It's pretty poppy. We have a lot of our friends involved in some way or other, so to me it has a communal feel," says Peter Fordham, who along with twin brother William and Peter Gillis and Daniel Crowther, make up the band. "Human Sounds Records has an interesting connection to Halifax in that it shouldn't have any connection to Halifax. It's based in Atlanta, Georgia and on the surface it's strange that they've released so much Halifax music. [including Strongboy's latest album]. But I think once they got introduced to the scene here there was a lot to absorb. Halifax is quite an untapped resource with so many fantastic bands."

Taking a few pleasant turns with a goddamned rock solid throwback sound, it's the details make "Miles Away" extra delightful. Interesting touches of percussion and restrained harmonies create an overall woozy cocktail of mellow grooves. "Lyrically, it basically me just trying to capture constant repetition of my inner monologue. Mostly things about communication, solitude and ways in which I try to fill my time," says Fordham. "And of course, it's very much inspired by other songs and bands that we love."



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Monday, July 24, 2017

Review: TWRP at The Seahorse Tavern, Friday, July 21

Intergalactic planetary

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 3:14 PM

TWRP, out of this world - STEPHEN WENTZELL
  • TWRP, out of this world
  • Stephen Wentzell


Spectators squeezed into a sold-out show late Friday night at the Seahorse Tavern, ready to jam to futuristic rock group TWRP. Originally from Halifax, the group is a self-proclaimed band from the ‘80s, the future and outer space.

The magnetic performance gave off a simultaneous nostalgic and cutting edge vibe that captivated the crowd throughout the set, guaranteeing nobody in the Seahorse was standing still.

One guitarist sported a jet pack, while the other played across the stage in a lion mask. The lead’s robotic vocals sold the out-of-this-world experience, a cherry-on-top to his intergalactic costume.

TWRP dedicated one song from its new EP Ladyworld, titled "Body Image"—a song promoting body positivity—to the crowd.

After "Body Image", came their nostalgic reflection of '90s Saturday morning cartoons, and the rock-and-roll invoking feeling of time-travelling to the past and the future all at once—consider me a fan.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ten colourful weekend picks

From the Africa Festival of Arts & Culture to the kickoff of Pride week (including the parade!), here's the picks you can't miss. 

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 4:00 AM

10
Craft Nova Scotia's annual designer show
Friday // Saturday // Sunday
Everything from ceramics to textiles to some handmade bling await at this sprawling outdoor craft show full of expert makers. 

9
Dîner en Blanc
Saturday 
This super-secret fancy-pants international community picnic didn’t happen last summer, but it’s back. Conceived in France, Diner en Blanc is a chic mass picnic, meant to celebrate public spaces, where you dress in all white, bring your own food and are ushered to a mystery location to eat with hundreds of other Haligonians. 

The Africa Festival of Arts and Culture brings good times to the waterfront (see 3). - LENNOX YOUNG
  • The Africa Festival of Arts and Culture brings good times to the waterfront (see 3).
  • Lennox Young

8
CKDU beer and vinyl party
Sunday
CKDU radio is throwing a party and you're invited! Sip some suds and request your favourite vinyl for a chill end to your weekend. 

7
Opera Backwards: A very queer show
Thursday
Halifax Summer Opera Festival and Pride come together for the annual musical theatre show with a twist: Gay and lesbian stories told through the great arias and duets of opera. 

6
Ghettosock's big birthday bash
Saturday 
A totally-stacked bill of local rappers and DJs gather to send a birthday salute to one of Hali's biggest names in hip hop. 

TWRP keep it weird at The Seahorse with their costume-fuelled rock (see 4). - NATHAN BOONE
  • TWRP keep it weird at The Seahorse with their costume-fuelled rock (see 4).
  • Nathan Boone

5
Konyon Cash x KinG WiiZ
Saturday 
Liberia has gifted this city Konyon Cash and KinG WiiZ, the rapping, dancing, beat making duo who have performed all over the world but call Haliwood home. Catch their hotter-than-fire sound at this all-ages show, and wear you dancing shoes. 

4
TWRP w/The Brood
Friday 
TWRP was from here and now the futuristic quartet tours the world in suitably bizarre outfits. It's comedy, it's a dance party, it's a spectacle. 

3
Africa Festival of arts and culture
Friday // Saturday // Sunday
The annual festival of visual, performance and musical arts returns! Daily drumming workshops, art exhibits and authentic eats await. >>

2
The Bump
Friday 
An epic drag celebration and dance party helmed by Katya from RuPaul's Drag Race makes for a marquee moment at Halifax Pride. 

1
Halifax Pride Parade
Saturday
Cutting a rainbow-bright swath through downtown, this year's parade will be even bigger because of a certain Cool Dad From Ottawa joining the walk. Get there early for prime selfie positioning. Not into Trudeau (or boycotting Pride)? South House has a 2SLGBTQ+ closed-space full of crafts and board games instead.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

David R. Elliott launches new, "rootsy-punk" album

Strawberry Grass is largely focused on the theme of family.

Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 3:23 PM

PATRICK WAFER
  • Patrick Wafer


David R. Elliott w/Becky Siamon, Thomas Stajcer
Thurs. July 20, 9pm-1am
The Local, 2037 Gottingen Street
davidrelliott.bandcamp.com

David R. Elliott digs into the topics of love, divorce, abuse, and family funerals in his new album, Strawberry Grass.

The New Brunswick-born musician’s latest release is a compilation of material he’s written in the last several years that didn’t find a place on previous albums or EPs.

“I’ve been trying to find the right place for these songs,” says Elliott. “A lot of them, I wrote on tour at different times.” He calls the album a “family record,” featuring songs about how his parents grew up and how that later effected how Elliott grew up.

“It was interesting, ‘cause there really is quite a time leap in terms of when stuff was written.”

Elliott guesses he penned “Golden Ring” when he was 19 or 20. “Empty Rain,” which reflects on the funerals of both his grandmothers, is the only newly-written song on the record.

“‘Empty Rain’ is like a preview to me of what the next piece of my career is gonna be like in terms of writing.”

Once Elliott realized he had a theme, it was just a matter of choosing which songs fit and putting them together. Strawberry Grass was recorded at Mike Trask’s Memramcook Recording Company. Trask produced, engineered and mixed the tracks.

“It’s completely analog, so it’s basically—you’re stepping into like a time machine,” explains Elliott. “We didn’t use any computers at any point when we were making it, so it’s very old school in that way.”

The album also resists being crisp and clean by “letting room noise exist” on the tracks.

Elliott says for some songs, Trask “wanted me to sit on the stool, play the fucking song and move on,” and that simple, acoustic feel is reflected on the track. Pieces such as “I’m Not Him” or “Letter To My Son” became something totally different.

“By the time we’re mixing it, it’s like this super fucking weird—this weird punk take on roots material,” says Elliott. “That’s what I think is the strength of the album, is that it’s very roots-based but it has sort of a punk sensibility.”


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High 5: DJ Fadzwa's party starters

Hear plenty more at Halifax Pride's The Grind this Saturday

Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 9:18 AM

DJ Fadzwa - DYLAN CHEW, DESIGN TARA ANDREWS
  • DJ Fadzwa
  • Dylan Chew, design Tara Andrews


DJ Fadzwa, who’s been rocking dance floors since 2013, knows a great party song. The local DJ selects a diverse collection of Afro-house, dance, moohmbaton, dancehall and more that transcends borders and just provide a good time for those who just want to sweat it out. Performing at Halifax Pride’s outdoor DJ dance spectacle The Grind, Saturday, July 22, $5, 8pm at Garrison Grounds with LAL, PlaysW/Music and Jules Bangsworth, Fadzwa says: “A song is party worthy when it crosses language barriers and allows for the people to just dance and feel the music.” For more DJ Fadzwa, check out Storm Chips, July 21 at the Khyber with High Fantasy, every Friday morning at Alteregos Cafe on Gottingen, Death Beach at the Khyber on August 21 and Sackville, NB’s SappyFest, Upper Economy, NS’s White Rabbit Arts Festival where Fadzwa DJs with DJ collective BAH NAH NAH.

Here’s a bite-sized playlist from DJ Fadzwa to get your body moving.

Toofan, “TERÉ TERÉ”


Athi, “Pretty Bum (feat. Patoranking)”


Yemi Alade, “Johnny”


Vybz Kartel, “Fever”


Cynthia Morgan, “I’m Taken”


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Monday, July 17, 2017

Prismatic Arts Festival announces 2017 lineup

Cure the love that ails you and practice your English at the multicultural fest.

Posted By on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 3:05 PM

Santee Smith's Re-Quickening explores the intersection of Indigenous and new dance performance. - DAVID HOU
  • Santee Smith's Re-Quickening explores the intersection of Indigenous and new dance performance.
  • David Hou

Prismatic Arts Festival, the annual celebration of culturally-diverse art in all mediums, dropped its first lineup announcement for the 2017 festival today. Running September 14 to 23 in a slew of venues across the city, the event boasts plays, dance performances, panel discussions and more.

Tickets for the fest go on sale July 25 and range from $5-$250 (including single tickets, festival packages, conference tickets).

While full details for events have yet to be announced, here’s a peek at some shows we’re marking on our calendars:

The Raft
A classic scene from Homer’s Odyssey—windswept, away from home and clinging to a dilapidated sea raft—gets updated with this play following desperate refugees attempting to outwit a temptress and make it to shore.

Orchestral Powwow
Cris Derksen marries traditional Indigenous Powwow music and dance with classic symphonic stylings for this, the ultimate cultural mash-up.

Broken English Karaoke
Stephanie Yee’s party-starting karaoke night has been a fan favourite at past festivals. This year’s Prismatic sees it return once again to push participants to navigate the boundaries between familiar and unfamiliar.

Asheq: Ritual Music to Cure a Lover
If you've ever felt literally lovesick, Shahin Sayadi’s workshop-stage musical play will ring a special chord: The story is set in a fishing village in Southern Iran where zar exorcism ceremonies, brought to the region by escaped East African slaves, are used to cure illness (and love.)

Re-Quickening
Santee Smith's beautiful, arresting show explores the intersection of Indigenous and new dance performance. Prismatic Festival adds this isn't your typical dance show: "Created through a process unique to Smith's culture, Re-Quickening is a spiritual resurgence, a piecing together of shards of knowledge that tips colonialism on its head."

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Review: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals at the Halifax Jazz Fest

Pure joy and enthusiasm

Posted By on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 9:47 AM

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals breaking hearts in Halifax
  • Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals breaking hearts in Halifax


Hot damn Halifax–that was some sexy night. Reeny Smith’s impassioned opening performance was a perfect match for the high dose of sex and swagger that followed when Anderson .Paak and his band The Free Nationals launched into the opening pulsations of “Milk & Honey” in front of a rapturous audience eager and willing to be seduced. No one doubted that .Paak would deliver: he brought the funk, the hip-hop, the R&B and disco. But .Paak and the Free Nationals ALSO brought deep soul and a heightened exuberation to a fog-threatened Jazz Fest main stage. It was infectious. His joy and enthusiasm for being in our city was obvious from the smiles and sweat that was reflected back tenfold by a crowd that hung on his every word and gyration right up to the final drum fill that extended “Luh You” into a mutual call and response love exchange of “ I think I love you? NO, Fuck that—I know I do”. Hot damn .Paak–that was some sexy night. Our hearts didn’t stand a chance.
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Watch: Jenn Grant's "Sorry Doesn't Know"

Summery fever dreams

Posted By on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Glittery Grant - SCREENCAP FROM YOUTUBE
  • Glittery Grant
  • screencap from YouTube


Jenn Grant channels a disco goddess/Earth, Wind and Fire fever dream in her latest video, "Sorry Doesn't Know," directed by producer Daniel Ledwell in Lake Echo. From the 2017 album Paradise, three Grants really aren't nearly enough in my opinion, but I suppose I will live.

You probably have heard this glittery track on CBC Radio 2 where it was on the top 20 charts, and now you have a handy visual to inspire your summer party fashion inspiration. If I was smart I'd include a list of local stores where you can find flowy white jumpsuits, but right now I'm too stunned by Grant's talent and extremely good face.



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Meet Red Opera, the local rapper who ran for the Communist Party of Canada

"The truth is we are a settler colonial state that refuses to have a nation to nation relationship with the Indigenous peoples."

Posted By on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 1:53 PM

Ryan Barry, AKA Red Opera - SUBMITTED
  • Ryan Barry, AKA Red Opera
  • submitted


Released on Canada Day, Ryan Barry's (AKA Red Opera) Lifestyles of the Bourgeoisie was meant to make a political statement. The rapper, who has been performing on and off in Halifax since 1998 including releasing group albums under the name Tranz Ill, dipped his toes back into the music world with this collection. When not writing about the uneven political climate, Barry remains politically involved, running in the 2015 federal election in the South Shore St. Margaret's riding for the Communist Party of Canada. Listen to his latest offering and let Red Opera put a bug in your ear.

With this new album, do you expect to get back into performing locally?

I'm not opposed to the idea of performing again. It's been a decade since I've been on a stage but I'd like to take a pause and see if this EP catches any steam. I might stick to benefit shows for the most part.

Will you ever run as a candidate for the Communist Party of Canada again? What sort of traction did you get the first time?

I most definitely will run for the Communist Party of Canada again. When I ran in the last federal election there was a lot about the nature of the electoral process that was new to me. I also felt somewhat overwhelmed and in unfamiliar territory so I felt as if I held back somewhat when dealing with the other candidates. Now that I'm more comfortable and more politically versed it would be a great opportunity to critique the other parties and really expose the carnage of the economic system (capitalism) that they have sworn allegiance to. The first time running was like nod and wave to the public. People who didn't even know we existed are now aware. Our party has clubs throughout Canada but the Halifax club hasn't been active for quite some time. Now we have a growing club in Halifax and other cities that we previously didn't have clubs in. Socialism is starting to lose its dirty word status for many people and capitalism is sharpening global conflict and environmental destruction to frightful new heights. This is reflected in our membership increase.

What would you like the listener to take away from this record?

I like to think of this record as a debut of my political political thoughts. I'd like the listener to question some of the topics/issues/ideas that I mention. I don't know of many Canadian hip hop artists active right now that are questioning the state or our current economic system. I just want the listener to be exposed to new ideas that they might not have been exposed to yet. A lot of people think that Canada is some kind of friendly neighbour and is enlightened compared to our southern neighbours. The truth is we are a settler colonial state that refuses to have a nation to nation relationship with the Indigenous peoples. The truth is we ravage the global south and destabilize democratically elected governments. America may be the most dangerous country on the planet at the moment but Canada is their junior partner and an imperialist power in its own right as well. I make mild references to communism in this EP just to put a bug in the listener's ear. Just to warm them up to the idea that there is a political ideology that links all struggle together. A communist is a feminist, a champion of Indigenous rights, an advocate for the working class and an environmentalist.


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Ten jazzy weekend picks

This weekend hits all the right notes with Anderson .Paak at Jazz Fest, a psychic cruise and Eric's Trip down memory lane.

Posted By on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 10:13 AM

10
North By Night Market
Friday
The famed north end pop-up market returns to Squiggle Park for a night of summertime radness (and shopping and food trucks).

9
Kirsten Olivia
Thursday
Our local Jazz Fest issue cover star is an R&B powerhouse who cites Jill Scott, Solange and Erykah Badu as influences—something you can hear from her first heartfelt note. Her show at The Carleton is a festival highlight.

Arielle Twist brings sex-positive poetry to Venus Envy (see 6). - SUBMITTED PHOTO
  • Arielle Twist brings sex-positive poetry to Venus Envy (see 6).
  • Submitted photo

8
Hallucinate All Over Me
Thursday // Friday // Saturday
Vanessa Cornell, Heather Murray and Hila Peleg use the female nude as a catalyst to criticize, unpack and examine what it means to play the role of a female artist in 2017.

7
A Distorted Revolution book launch
Saturday
Join author Jason Murray at Taz Records for the Halifax launch of his ‘90s-tinged literary nod to Moncton grunge royalty Eric’s Trip. And see 2 for more Trip memories.

6
Trans Girl Supernova
Saturday
Venus Envy calls this the poetry launch lineup of its dreams, and we have to admit it gives us some serious heart-eyes too: Kai Cheng Thom, Gwen Benaway and Arielle Twist will all be dropping new verses and novel excerpts for our hungry ears.

Anderson .Paak lights up Jazz Fest with hot hits Saturday (see 1). - SUBMITTED PHOTO
  • Anderson .Paak lights up Jazz Fest with hot hits Saturday (see 1).
  • Submitted photo

5
Mystic Adventure Psychic Cruise
Sunday
A two-hour tour around Halifax's harbour on the Tall Ship Silva in the summer sun sounds dreamy enough, but those looking for a sign will love the chance to meet and greet with a psychic, too.

4
JJ Lee's artist talk
Friday
Award-winning artist JJ Lee's edgy, mixed media takes traditional images related to her Chinese ancestry, and shreds them through a pop-culture grater. This talk at Art Bar sees her discuss themes, artistic process and more.

3
Emerging Queer Artists Double-Bill
Friday // Saturday // Sunday
Part of the Queer Acts Theatre Fest, this show sees two stars of our January New Art issue, Raven Davis and Jade Byard Peek, collaborate on Fried, a performance piece that confronts colonialism and femme representation.

2
Julie Dorion w/Construction & Destruction
Friday
This gig will help you get ready for Saturday's Distorted Revolution book launch (see 7), as if you need more reason to see Julie Doiron. The former Eric's Trip guitarist/bassist boasts a spot on Sub Pop's roster and knows how to make folk-rock shred.

1
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals w/Reeny Smith
Saturday
The absolute name-in-lights of this year's Jazz Fest is R&B/hip hop wunderkind Anderson .Paak, a Dr. Dre protege and artist to watch according to hip hop bible XXL.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Watch: Century Egg's "Ki Swi Kya"

Marshmallow drums

Posted By on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 1:02 PM

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  • screencap via YouTube


Premiered yesterday on The Fader and brightening up everyone's lives thereafter, Century Egg's delightful video for "Ki Swi Kya" is a fake food lover's dream. Directed by Chris and Susie Shapones with the inimitable production design of Emily Lawrence and a host of other local talents, this video will have you learning the synchronized moves if you have any sense at all. Then debut your new moves July 28 when Century Egg perform at the Gottingen Street Block Party at the Marquee for Halifax Pride with Rich Aucoin and Hillsburn.


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