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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Photos: 35mm and Polaroids from Flourish Festival

Photographer Kate Giffin's amazing shots of the Fredericton music freakout

Posted By and on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 10:02 AM

Last weekend, the second Flourish Festival went down in Fredericton, NB for three whole days of music in the city's bars, vintage boutiques and record stores. The lineup featured a killer mix of bands, including a bunch from Halifax: The Everywheres, Walrus, Gianna Lauren, Beauts, Klarka Weinwurm, No Problem, The Age and many others. Local photographer Kate Giffin took sweet candid shots in both 35mm and Polaroid. Check out these beauties now. 

Halifax's No Problem - KATE GIFFIN
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Cleary from No Problem - KATE GIFFIN
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The Age - KATE GIFFIN
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The Age/self-portrait - KATE GIFFIN
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The Age - KATE GIFFIN
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Fredericton's Motherhood - KATE GIFFIN
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Motherhood - KATE GIFFIN
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Penelope Stevens (Motherhood) - KATE GIFFIN
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WHOOP-Szo from London/Guelph - KATE GIFFIN
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WHOOP-Szo - KATE GIFFIN
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WHOOP again - KATE GIFFIN
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No Problem shares a hug - KATE GIFFIN
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Rilla Word and Nick Hanlon (The Everywheres); Justin Murphy (Walrus) - KATE GIFFIN
  • Rilla Word and Nick Hanlon (The Everywheres); Justin Murphy (Walrus)
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Set list, The Everywheres - KATE GIFFIN
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Sam Hill (The Everywheres) - KATE GIFFIN
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No Problem and friends - KATE GIFFIN
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Kurt Inder watches The Everywheres - KATE GIFFIN
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Amy Vinnedge (Vulva Culture) joins The Everywheres - KATE GIFFIN
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The Everywheres - KATE GIFFIN
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Jane Blanchard (Fredericton's David in the Dark) - KATE GIFFIN
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David in the Dark - KATE GIFFIN
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Sam Hill & co - KATE GIFFIN
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Justin Murphy (Walrus) - KATE GIFFIN
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Justin McGrath & Keith Doiron (Walrus) - KATE GIFFIN
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Walrus - KATE GIFFIN
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Hats off, b'ys - KATE GIFFIN
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Jordan Murphy (Walrus) - KATE GIFFIN
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"Party 1" - KATE GIFFIN
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"Party 2" - KATE GIFFIN
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"Party 3" - KATE GIFFIN
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Friday, April 8, 2016

PHOTOS: The Sheepdogs barking at The Marquee on March 16

Andrew Donovan caught one of the two sold-out Halifax shows by Saskatoon classic rockers

Posted By on Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 3:58 PM

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On Wednesday, March 16, Saskatoon classic-style rock band The Sheepdogs played one of two sold-out shows at The Marquee Ballroom, and Coast photographer Andrew Donovan (Phototype) was there in the jam-packed crowd to snap pics of canines howling at the moon. 

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Photos from Osheaga 2015

Ashley LeBlanc snapped Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, St. Vincent & more

Posted By and on Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Last year, Montreal's huge music festival Osheaga had a pretty incredible bill, as usual, which included the king of Compton Kendrick Lamar, the most definite Yasiin Bey, South Central's Schoolboy Q, the enlightened Nas, Toronto's Alvvays, the cartoonish Tyler, The Creator and many more. As a #Throwback Thursday, and since Osheaga 2016's lineup looks super great, we're posting Ashley LeBlanc's photos from last year's festivities. She'll be attending this year and taking more photos. Look for them right here at The Coast in August. 

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PHOTOS: Catch Arkells w/Adam Baldwin live at the Forum

See how a hot rock show can heat up a cold Halifax night.

Posted By and on Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 12:13 PM

Two Saturday ago, that cold January 23 night, Hamilton rock band and multiple Juno Award winners Arkells played the Halifax Forum, and it rocked. The sold-out audience was warmed up with the jams of Halifax's Adam Baldwin (the rockin' roller who plays with Matt Mays) before Arkells got the place lit. Coast photographer Andrew Donovan (who runs photo company Phototype with his partner, photographer Crissie Brenton) caught all the fire.


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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

PHOTOS: Matthew Good live at The Marquee

Coast photographer Andrew Donovan snapped a few of that Good music

Posted By on Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 4:16 PM


Mr. "Hello Time Bomb" Matthew Good played The Marquee on his Chaotic Neutral tour this past December 9th. According to Coast photographer Andrew Donovan, the venue was jam-packed and "loaded up" like an "avalanche." Great show with all the hits, we're told. Nice.  

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Order this photobook of seven years at Evolve

Halifax photographer Chris Smith has made a beautiful compilation

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 2:13 PM

Feel the Evolve love - CHRIS SMITH
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What do you get for the special raver in your life that has everything? Just in time for the holidays, Halifax photographer Chris Smith has put together seven years of his favourite Evolve photos. The beautiful photobook is available for pre-order in both hardcover and softcover editions, and you can look through a glorious full preview on the sale site. 

An Evolve veteran, "The book is a collection of fun, friendship and creative expression! I’ve been in the music business for over 20 years and there’s nothing else I’ve experienced quite like this festival," says Smith, "What's special about Evolve is how it has developed its own culture. I see Evolve-related posts all year long from those who regularly attend. So, that's why I made the book. It's pretty much a mid-year burst of nostalgia for those who can't wait to get back on the hill." 

Check it out online and put in an order! You might even be in it. 

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Photos: STEEL PANTHER AT THE FORUM

Phototype's Andrew Donovan shot the LA 'glam metal' band Thursday night

Posted By on Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 3:09 PM

Travis Haley (Steel Panther) - ANDREW DONOVAN
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Ralph Saenz (Steel Panther) - ANDREW DONOVAN
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Feel the Steel - ANDREW DONOVAN
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Balls Out - ANDREW DONOVAN
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All You Can Eat - ANDREW DONOVAN
  • All You Can Eat
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Russ Parish (Steel Panther) - ANDREW DONOVAN
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All Hail the Steel - ANDREW DONOVAN
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Photos: JUDAS PRIEST

Legendary metal gods rocked the Scotiabank Centre last night

Posted By on Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 1:08 PM

Last night, at the Scotiabank Centre, legendary metal gods Judas Priest were as hard as British steel. Thousands of people shouted "Priest! Priest!" as a giant banner shielded the stage until suddenly it dropped into smoke, and Rob 'METAL GOD' Halford, Glenn Tipton, Richie Faulkner, Ian Hill and Scott Travis hammered into the Redeemer of Souls Tour.

The first half of the show featured a number of Redeemer songs and more recent releases; the second half featured fucking classics like "Screaming for Vengeance," "Electric Eye," "Breaking the Law," and "You Got Another Thing Coming." Faulkner (K.K. Downing's replacement) shred for his life. Halford drove onto the stage on a motorcycle, which remained onstage as he sang operatic melodies with the audience, thanked Halifax for forty years of fandom and blew my fucking mind.


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JUDAS FUCKING PRIEST - ADRIA YOUNG
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Metal God Rob Halford - ADRIA YOUNG
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Glenn Tipton - ADRIA YOUNG
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Richie Faulkner & Glenn Tipton - ADRIA YOUNG
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Photo Gallery: Halifax Pop Explosion in 35mm

Coast photographer Kate Giffin takes on local bands at HPX in film and Polaroid

Posted By and on Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 12:13 PM

Vogue Dots at Olympic Hall - KATE GIFFIN
  • Vogue Dots at Olympic Hall
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The Everywheres at Gus' Pub - KATE GIFFIN
  • The Everywheres at Gus' Pub
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Rilla Word (The Everywheres) at Gus' Pub - KATE GIFFIN
  • Rilla Word (The Everywheres) at Gus' Pub
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The Everywheres - KATE GIFFIN
  • The Everywheres
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The Everywheres - KATE GIFFIN
  • The Everywheres
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Josh Salter (Monomyth) at Gus' Pub - KATE GIFFIN
  • Josh Salter (Monomyth) at Gus' Pub
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Monomyth at Gus' Pub - KATE GIFFIN
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Monomyth at Gus' Pub - KATE GIFFIN
  • Monomyth at Gus' Pub
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Sam Hill, Kat Shubaly, Alison Higgins, Danika Vandersteen at Monomyth - KATE GIFFIN
  • Sam Hill, Kat Shubaly, Alison Higgins, Danika Vandersteen at Monomyth
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Walrus (Justin Murphy) at Gus' Pub - KATE GIFFIN
  • Walrus (Justin Murphy) at Gus' Pub
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Walrus at Gus' Pub - KATE GIFFIN
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Mauno at St. Matthew's Church - KATE GIFFIN
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Eliza Niemi (Mauno) at St. Matthew's Church - KATE GIFFIN
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Heaven for Real at Gus' Pub - KATE GIFFIN
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Each Other (Mike Wright) at Gus' Pub - KATE GIFFIN
  • Each Other (Mike Wright) at Gus' Pub
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Best Fiends - KATE GIFFIN
  • Best Fiends
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Crosss (Andy March) at The Seahorse Tavern - KATE GIFFIN
  • Crosss (Andy March) at The Seahorse Tavern
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Crosss (Scarlett Rose) at The Seahorse Tavern - KATE GIFFIN
  • Crosss (Scarlett Rose) at The Seahorse Tavern
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Nap Eyes (Nigel Chapman) at St. Matthew's Church - KATE GIFFIN
  • Nap Eyes (Nigel Chapman) at St. Matthew's Church
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Nap Eyes at St. Matthews Church - KATE GIFFIN
  • Nap Eyes at St. Matthews Church
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Nap Eyes (Brad Loughead) at St. Matthews Church - KATE GIFFIN
  • Nap Eyes (Brad Loughead) at St. Matthews Church
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Harley Alexander & The Universal Lovers at Gus' Pub - KATE GIFFIN
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Sheer Agony (Jackson MacIntosh) at The Company House - KATE GIFFIN
  • Sheer Agony (Jackson MacIntosh) at The Company House
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Cactus Flower (Jess Lewis) at The Stubborn Goat - KATE GIFFIN
  • Cactus Flower (Jess Lewis) at The Stubborn Goat
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Moon at The Forum MPC - KATE GIFFIN
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Moon at The Forum MPC - KATE GIFFIN
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Robert Loveless and the Loveland Band at The Carleton - KATE GIFFIN
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Robert Loveless and the Loveland Band at The Carleton - KATE GIFFIN
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Monday, October 26, 2015

Photos: Day Five, Halifax Pop Explosion

Coast photographer Lenny Mullins captures Saturday, the last night of HPX

Posted By and on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 12:43 PM

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Andrew Neville (Moon) - LENNY MULLINS
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BRAIDS - LENNY MULLINS
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DOLDRUMS - LENNY MULLINS
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PURITY RING - LENNY MULLINS
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Megan James (Purity Ring) - LENNY MULLINS
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Corin Roddick (Purity Ring) - LENNY MULLINS
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Alvvays - LENNY MULLINS
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Cape Breton's Molly Rankin (Alvvays) - LENNY MULLINS
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Friday, October 23, 2015

Photos: Day Three, Halifax Pop Explosion

Coast photographer Lenny Mullins captures the third night of HPX

Posted By on Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 3:38 PM

Vulva Culture (Amy V) at CKDU 88.1 FM - LENNY MULLINS
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Vulva Culture's Bianca Palmer - LENNY MULLINS
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Hannah Guinan - LENNY MULLINS
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Joyfultalk at St. Matthew's Church - LENNY MULLINS
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Jay Crocker (Joyfultalk) - LENNY MULLINS
  • Jay Crocker (Joyfultalk)
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Majical Cloudz at St. Matthew's Church - LENNY MULLINS
  • Majical Cloudz at St. Matthew's Church
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Majical Cloudz - LENNY MULLINS
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Cancer Bats at Olympic Hall - LENNY MULLINS
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The Dillinger Escape Plan at Olympic Hall - LENNY MULLINS
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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Photos: Saturday night's NHL Preseason Game

New York Islanders VS Carolina Hurricanes at the Scotiabank Centre

Posted By on Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 7:23 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes won 5-3 against the New York Islanders last night at a special NHL Preseason Game in the recently renovated Scotiabank Centre. Over 4,000 people turned up to check out Eastern Conference stars like Islanders captain John Tavares, Canes captain Eric Staal (and assistant captain Jordan Staal), new Hurricanes Kris Versteeg (just copped from the Chicago Blackhawks with Joakim Nordstrom), returning Cane Jay McClement and more. New additions to the Hurricanes might make for an exciting 2015 season; Islanders seem far from playoffs but who knows. The two teams meet four times during the 2015-2016 season. Neither team is a division leader but it was cool to see them. I took some pictures. 

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Islanders fans swagged TF out - ADRIA YOUNG
  • Islanders fans swagged TF out
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One of the Canes dropped a helmet during the anthem - ADRIA YOUNG
  • One of the Canes dropped a helmet during the anthem
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McClement and Tavares - ADRIA YOUNG
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4th from left: Hurricanes assistant captain Jordan Staal in the press booth, one of the four Staal bros in the NHL, a farmboy with a 60 million dollar contract - ADRIA YOUNG
  • 4th from left: Hurricanes assistant captain Jordan Staal in the press booth, one of the four Staal bros in the NHL, a farmboy with a 60 million dollar contract
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Views from The Pat Connolly Press Booth - ADRIA YOUNG
  • Views from The Pat Connolly Press Booth
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Monday, September 21, 2015

AFF Review: Sloan at The Marquee

Halifax homedogs celebrated with free donairs, the Marquee and the moon

Posted By on Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 3:22 PM

 
Sloan's 2014 release Commonwealth - SLOAN
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On Saturday night, Toronto-Halifax's Sloan returned home to celebrate the 35th Atlantic Film Festival at a pass-holders special event at The Marquee Ballroom. There were also performances by The Brood, Rose Cousins and Buck 65 but I only made it for my Sloan dogs. 

Just after midnight, Sloan appeared and jumped right into "If It Feels Good Do It." I suspect they played the hit from 2001's Pretty Together because it was featured on the soundtrack of How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town, which premiered at the AFF earlier that day. They dig movies. Like, *Sloan-nerd alert* Sloan's "Everything You've Done Wrong" was featured in The Virgin Suicides and "Money City Maniacs" was on the Goon soundtrack. So that was cool. 

The whole set was a mixed bag, with cuts from Commonwealth between the classics: "C'Mon C'Mon" (Navy Blues) into "Carried Away" (Commonwealth) then back into the oldies, "Good in Everyone," "Snowsuit Sound," "The Other Man," which I sang pretty loud. Patrick Pentland seemed kinda stiff. Chris Murphy gave out high-fives and was kinda goofy. Jay Ferguson seemed very chill. Sometimes Andrew Scott, probably one of the best Canadian drummers, just becomes the drum kit. They jammed another Commonwealth track ("Keep Swinging") before "Who Taught You to Live Like That?" (Never Hear the End of It), which gave way to the night's most impressive song (and my new favourite from the album): Andrew Scott's "Forty-Eight Portraits."  

Last fall, Sloan released the double-LP, Commonwealth, and unlike any other release, the band made a distinction by grouping the songs by songwriter rather than mixing the tracks as usual. It was a significant stylistic change that demonstrates each member's individuality, with a pun, as well, on the band's financial and administrative policies — Commonwealth implies the band's practice of splitting everything four ways. It's probably one reason they've been able to continue working together for over 20 years. Because, and here's another *Sloan-nerd alert* moment — Sloan has always produced hits, but not everyone is writing them. And by hits, I mean radio hits; some of the most cherished Sloan songs never hit the airwaves. But airwaves = money and so the idea of 'commonwealth' works to reduce an egoistic tension in the band, and anyway, everyone is playing those songs together. But it's always been said that some Sloan songs have incredible merit and yet rarely achieve 'hit' status or whatever. I think "Forty-Eight Portraits" is one of them. 


A few years ago, I interviewed Andrew for a music magazine. When he's not drumming in Sloan, he's painting in his west-end Toronto studio garage. He's an incredible visual artist, and back when he was a student at NSCAD, his grad show "48 Portraits" at the Anna Leonowens Gallery featured the installation of 48 Richter-esque dog portraits, all of which blended photorealism and monochromism that are still features of his work. In our interview, Andrew went into great detail about his creative process, about his time at NSCAD, about the influence of Richter's own "48 Portraits" and how all of his artistic practices have the same motivations. 

Is it a coincidence that I got Andrew talking about his art and then a little while later, he named his epic 17-minute song on Commonwealth "Forty-Eight Portraits," as well? Maybe but I don't actually know. The timing works out, and that'd be pretty cool. But either way, *Sloan-nerd alert*

Mostly, "Forty-Eight Portraits" is a killer track and I'm glad they played (most of it) live. It starts off with a dog barking, presumably Andrew's own dog, with some noise interludes and odd piano scales, which appear all over Sloan's catalogue. Then it veers into that particular Andrew quality, which is always retained in his songwriting. Andrew's songs are always the darkest, the most experimental and the least "Sloan," even though this one has some pop-melody moments, as well, but more classic pop like ELO or the last bars of "I Want You," and then a choral ending. "There's a tunnel I can't see through," he sings. What a fucking sick and multifaceted track. It was great. 

They switched it all back up and hammered out "Losing California," "The Rest of My Life," "The Lines You Amend," "Penpals," and then "Money City Maniacs," before a "Coax Me" encore. Every time I see Sloan I feel a little bit older, maybe because they look a little bit older, and we're all getting old here, but it doesn't seem to matter how many times I hear some of these songs, I still get flashbacks of moments in my life to which these songs belong. Seems appropriate that Sloan songs are on movie soundtracks when so many of the albums are life soundtracks. 
 
At the end, I realized that the hundreds of free donairs weren't being eaten so I took home as many donairs as I could carry, which means there were about 30 donairs in my fridge all weekend and I've eaten so much fucking donair, I never want to see one again. But this donair jackpot led to some great puns made by me, including: Slonair, Twice Donaired, Donair Blues, Donair Pact, 4 Nights at the Donair Royale, and many, many more. Hopefully we get to see Sloan again soon. 

The Lines You Donair
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Friday, September 4, 2015

Photos: Rebecca West at Pro Skates

You'd never know that 20 years have passed for 90s Halifax band

Posted By on Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 2:45 PM

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Last night at Pro Skateboards & Surfboards, 90s-era Halifax band Rebecca West reunited for a sick set in anticipation of the band's performance at Pop Montreal later this month.

Fronted by Allison Outhit, with Lukas Pearse on bass and Dale Hussey on drums, Rebecca West played from both Cinnamon Toast Records albums, including the amazing jam "State of Grace," as well as some "new old songs," Outhit joked. Over 20 years have passed since these songs were written but they've aged incredibly well. With Sloan-esque pop melodies, punk rock interludes and Outhit's haunting spoken vocals and clever wordplay, Rebecca West could pass for a contemporary rock band. In essence, they are one. The band all hugged at the end and Outhit mentioned they'll be reissuing tracks soon. Keep your ears peeled for more upcoming shows. 

Photos by Chris Sweet. 

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Allison Outhit (Rebecca West) - CHRIS SWEET
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Monday, August 24, 2015

Rock Show: Photos from bands at Polly's Cove Trail

An outdoor show on Saturday plus a new Surveillance video

Posted By on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 1:24 PM

Nigel Chapman (Nap Eyes) solo set - ADRIA YOUNG
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This past humid Saturday afternoon, a bunch of Halifax bands carried gear, a generator and sweet summer snacks to the old lookout on the Polly's Cove Trail, a rugged path with a beautiful view of Peggy's Cove. Organized by Matt Peters, the Polly's Cove Summer Show featured eight sets of folk, rock, sludge and electronica on rock beds. Real rock and roll. This reporter (me) slept in until 3:30pm, so I missed Escape Tapes and Sledge, but after grilling hot dogs and drinking coffee, I snapped a few photos as the day moved between light and grey. It was a pretty sick show.

Matt Peters (organizer) kept things rolling - ADRIA YOUNG
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Cactus Flower (Jess Lewis) solo set - ADRIA YOUNG
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Bad Vibrations (sometimes "Bad Vibes") - ADRIA YOUNG
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Evan Cardwell (Bad Vibes) - ADRIA YOUNG
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Bloodhouse - ADRIA YOUNG
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Bloodhouse - ADRIA YOUNG
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The sun came out, Nick Dourado says peace - ADRIA YOUNG
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Dave Burns (Surveillance) - ADRIA YOUNG
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Rachel Fry and Tri Le (Surveillance) - ADRIA YOUNG
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Josh Salter and Evan Cardwell: "For the homies" - ADRIA YOUNG
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Surveillance - ADRIA YOUNG
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Gift From God (Kira Daube, Lindsay Dobbin, Liz Johnson) - ADRIA YOUNG
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Liz Johnson (Gift From God) - ADRIA YOUNG
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Nigel Chapman and Danika Vandersteen - ADRIA YOUNG
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Check out all of these bands online or at an upcoming show (I'll let you know). And this just in: Surveillance released a new video today in anticipation of their upcoming seven-inch (check out Dave Burns' label Various Records, you distortion-loving freaks). Memories of the rock. 

Surveillance- Surveillance from julienwb on Vimeo.


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