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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ten wild weekend picks

From dinosaurs to dachshunds to an old-timey circus, this weekend's a wild one.

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:38 AM

10
Blues Brothers screening
Sunday
Good Robot's spring outdoor screening series ends with a bang as this 1980s comedy starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd gives you some serious road trip vibes.

9
Georgian tea
Saturday
Spend an afternoon on the rolling hills of idyllic Scott Manor while sipping tea in vintage china cups and overdose on the sugary-sweetness of it all.

DJ T-Woo's monthly hip hop night turns 10 this weekend (see 3). - ANDREW DONOVAN/PHOTOTYPE
  • DJ T-Woo's monthly hip hop night turns 10 this weekend (see 3).
  • ANDREW DONOVAN/PHOTOTYPE

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Once Upon a Fairytale: Chapter Two
Saturday // Sunday
A celebration of all things fairy tale, from magical creatures to Harry Potter, awaits at this two-day dreamland at the Forum. Explore a medieval village, have tea with Cheshire cats and visit Nocturne Alley!

7
Open Form: New Hermitage, Cutting The Argus, Sam Wilson
Saturday
Check out two of the artists in this week's epic New Music Issue of The Coast—Sam Wilson and New Hermitage—at what Art Bar calls "A Concert of Improvised and Creative Music for Curious Ears."

6
MAJE's album release show
Friday
Celebrate OBEY Convention king MAJE's album release with two back-to-back release parties: The Calm, a laid-back verse-spitting session at Alteregos Cafe from 6-8pm, and The Storm, a louder, longer party with DJ Uncle Fest on deck at The Company House from 10pm-2am.

One of the 101 artists we cover in our epic New Music issue, Sam Wilson is emotive improvisation. - SUBMITTED
  • One of the 101 artists we cover in our epic New Music issue, Sam Wilson is emotive improvisation.
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The Great Benjamin's Circus
Saturday
Clowns, acrobats, human cannonballs: All the stunts of your circus dreams await at this vintage-tinged evening of family fun. The circus appears to be animal-free, too (except, perhaps, for one fluffy Pomeranian)—meaning you can indulge in the fun without supporting questionable practices.

4
Summer Lovin': Peachy Keen short plays
Friday
A sizzling summer collection of stories featuring tender missed connections, a hipster Blanche DuBois, Eros the Love Clown and a top-notch list of local talent.

3
Ten years of Doin' Damage w/DJ Cosmo
Saturday
DJ T-Woo's regular night of sweaty, steamy hip hop is a north end institution. Come shake a leg and celebrate its 10th year at this show that sees the return of Doin' Damage co-founder DJ Cosmo.

2
Wienerpawlooza 2017
Sunday
This fun, on-theme fundraiser for Atlantic Canadian Dachshund Rescue celebrates all things wiener dog with races, costume prizes and a doggie kissing booth.

1
The Summer Roar!
Saturday
A kid-free, booze-fuelled night at the museum that'll see the Discovery Centre's new dinosaur exhibit come alive! Bask in the Ben Stiller movie spirit.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Premiere: Strongboy's "Then Again"

"A ton of love, and a touch of loneliness," truly the best musical combo there is

Posted By on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 10:16 AM

Strongboy having a laugh - KATE GIFFIN
  • Strongboy having a laugh
  • Kate Giffin


Strongboy's upcoming album, Steady, is some sweet summer riffage. Mellow, twinkly, a little bit sad with a sheen of optimism, it's a tight half hour that will take you from home to the beach this summer. Guitarist and vocalist Brett Jerrett describes the album as inspired by "a ton of love, and a touch of loneliness."

"I worked a back-shift job where I had the freedom to listen to music and work by myself. So when we came up with new songs at jam, I would take bad recordings with my phone and listen to them at work until I was able to sing a melody over it," says Jerrett. "All of the songs on the album were written that way, it was great. I got to dedicate nearly all of my day to creating music with my best friends."

Available June 30 on Atlanta label Human Sounds Records, the four-piece recorded and mixed the album with bandmate Alex Sheppard and mastered it with Garrett Johnson (Gary's House) in Montreal

Below, listen to a stream of "Then Again," a surprisingly cheery song about loneliness. "Lyrically it reflects my self-doubt and the way my negativity was clouding my perspective of everything/everyone. When I wrote this song, I felt sincerely that I was often too scared to leave the house," says Jerrett. "Usually I try to deal with some of my negative feelings with humour. Musically it's one of the more upbeat songs on the album. I think that's why 'why do I feel so great?' felt funny as a chorus." 



Chase that with a video of their first single, "Steady."




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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Ten totally dreamy weekend picks

Don't sleep on OUTeast's screenings, outdoor shows and accessible opera.

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 3:58 PM

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An Interlude, or, Intelligent Tan art show
Thursday // Friday // Saturday
Prize-winning artist Beth Stuart hosts skeptical tarot card readings and builds plaster shapes onto the gallery walls, exploring the idea of a gallery as a place of experimentation.

9
FUSE flash mob
Sunday
This is your chance to be part of the fun on FUSE's July 1 dance festival with a free, two-hour primer of key steps.

Hi, just a little humble brag here. Our first Food Truck party of the season is also the kick-off for summer (see 4). - MEGHAN TANSEY WHITTON
  • Hi, just a little humble brag here. Our first Food Truck party of the season is also the kick-off for summer (see 4).
  • Meghan Tansey Whitton

8
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion screening
Sunday
Quote along with the blonde leading the blonde as this classic buddy movie turns 10.

7
Rigoletto
Sunday
Giuseppe Verdi's great tragic opera, offered in the original Italian with projected English translations, is stuffed with some of opera's most famous numbers, including "La donna e mobile."

6
Reeny Smith
Friday
Halifax's soul superstar Reeny Smith says hello to summer with a free, outdoor show.

OUTeast roars into its 6th season with the arresting documentary The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (see 1). - SUBMITTED
  • OUTeast roars into its 6th season with the arresting documentary The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (see 1).
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5
Poetry slam w/poet laureate Rebecca Thomas
Friday
Hot coffee and sizzling spoken word await at this slam poetry contest, which also has Halifax's poet laureate Rebecca Thomas on hand to up the artistry.

4
Summer launch food truck party
Thursday
The Coast is kicking off outdoor eating season at the Natural History museum, with a slew of food trucks and a mini craft brewery fest at this night of summertime radness.

3
The Garrison Backlot Bash: Sheepdogs w/Port Cities, Garrett Mason, Royal Volts
Saturday

Garrison celebrates hot city nights with The Sheepdogs' windows-down, highway-driving variety of rock that's perfect with a pint in hand. Straight-up blues from Garrett Mason and the pop-rock of up-and-coming Port Cities rounds out the fun.

2
BA Johnston w/Spew, Outtacontroller, Reaguns Rayguns
Saturday
The sweatpants-wearing everyman who sings the praises of McDonalds coupons and wasting your GST cheque returns for a glorious slice of satire.

1
OUTeast opening night gala and The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
Thursday
As soon as the swish opening gala wraps, OUTeast wastes no time getting down to business: The queer film fest's first flick is an important, arresting documentary investigating the 1992 murder of a trans activist icon who helped spearhead the Stonewall riots.

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LISTEN TO THIS: Vadell Gabriel's new maxi-single

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 3:34 PM

Cover art created by The Yangsta. - VIA BANDCAMP
  • Cover art created by The Yangsta.
  • via bandcamp


If you’re not a fan of the first version of this single, you might like the next. Or the next.

“Rule Five,” a new maxi-single by Seth Glasgow—AKA  Vadell Gabriel—was released earlier last week. It’s currently available to listen to on his bandcamp and for pay-what-you-can download.

Glasgow says he used to be in a toxic relationship which put a lot of strain his ability to make music, and that’s what “Rule Five” is about.

Glasgow was inspired by his friend and fellow rapper The Yangsta and samples a couple lines from Yangsta’s tune “Rules to the Game” on the track.

He stresses that the purpose of the song isn’t to demean anyone.

“I’m just talking from my experience and it can happen to anyone else just like it happened to me,” says Glasgow.

The maxi-single also includes a song from Glasgow’s 2015 album Timbits, remixed by Chudi Harris.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

B.A. Johnston's Top 5 Spots for Grub

Sniff in the pepperoni air

Posted By on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 11:16 AM

BA and his beloved snacks - LAURA LAFLESHE
  • BA and his beloved snacks
  • Laura Lafleshe


Coming back to Halifax for his yearly visit to sprinkle Jager on the city, and also to tour his latest album Gremlins 3, BA Johnston flies in on a snot rocket to Gus' Pub June 17 with Spew, Outtacontroller and Reaguns Rayguns 9pm, $6, $3 with Weedeater ticket stub, $10 with Moncton ID (lollll). 

In January, Johnston professed his love for donair sauce—primarily King of Donair’s—with “I Love Donair Sauce”.

Following in the theme, BA shares his 5 must eat locations when he’s in town. Wash these picks down with his new malt liquor because of course that's a thing that he has now.

B.A. Johnston's Top 5 Spots for Grub

For the record, I'm a bit out of the loop on ol' Halifax dining. It's been a while and I'm sure there's some stupid new hotspot selling sushi nachos or some crap I don't know about. But when I'm in town, this is what I scarf:

1) John's Lunch: You know what you can't get in Hamilton? Clams. You can sometimes get clam strips but I'd rather eat a raccoon's foot. John's Lunch has those whole belly clams - the ones I think about when I'm at home wishing I was eating clams.

2) Salvatore's Pizzaiolo Trattoria: This is what I get when I'm too sober to order Kit Kat. My friends say stuff like "You should try Mother's Pizza up the street" and I'm just like "Hahahah, no" and then we just go to Salvatore's again. It's pretty much perfect. I've eaten pizza coast to coast and this is top five in the country. Plus, I dig their hard line on toppings.

3) Kitsune Food Co.: I'm a cheap dude, but you know what I will spend money on? Sushi. Because this isn't like a hotdog. It's raw fish and stuff. Kitsune is awesome. It's cute and the owners are the best. Honourable mention, however, to the sushi in that Spring Garden mall food court. Ko-Doraku. Also dope.

4) Cosy Snack Bar: Halifax has a ton of rad breakfast joints - better than Toronto and miles ahead of the barren wasteland that is breakfast dining in the Hammer. Mary's and The Ardmore are both dope, but there's something about Cosy's. I wish this place was near my basement apartment in my Mom's house.

5) Brothers Meats & Delicatessen: Yeah, it's not a restaurant and I'm not even sure how much I like it. But I can tell you straight up: the odds of me stopping in, breathing in that sweet pepperoni air, and then driving around in my minivan eating it are like 110%.





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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ten fiery-hot weekend picks

HIFF, hip hop and halva await.

Posted By on Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 10:49 AM

10
Halifax Greek Festival
Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday
One of the things we're most excited about is chowing down on the fest's delicious, authentic eats—from savoury souvlaki to sweet halva.

9
Marine protected areas: For whom?
Thursday
This Oceans Week lecture includes whale songs, live streaming from the first UN Oceans Conference in New York and a panel discussion on the implications of marine protection.

Miesha & The Spanks bring garage-rock to Gus' (see 7). - SEBASTIAN BUZZALINO
  • Miesha & The Spanks bring garage-rock to Gus' (see 7).
  • SEBASTIAN BUZZALINO

8
Alton Gas resistance show with Juice Girls, Fake News, Cursed Fortune and more
Saturday
A hard-hitting punk lineup taking aim at the Alton Gas project, this show will donate all proceeds to support the resistance movement.

7
Meisha & The Spanks
Sunday
Calgary garage-rockers come out east for a night of head-banging fun, with a new album in tow.

6
Bike Week scavenger hunt
Saturday
The Dal/King's Bike Society presents a Bike Week scavenger hunt that will let you explore downtown Halifax on two wheels.

Sa-Roc rocks Reflections (see 2). - ROB MAYER
  • Sa-Roc rocks Reflections (see 2).
  • ROB MAYER

5
The Aileen Meagher International Track Classic
Saturday
Thrill to this year's edition of the longrunning—ha!—track and field event, which sees athletes from around the globe run and jump to glory at Saint Mary's Huskies Stadium.

4
Staying Underground feat. MAJE
Thursday
Alfalfa Brown and Mistah Rapsey team up their killer remixes with OBEY Convention headliner MAJE for a night of fierce, flexing hip hop.

3
Bitter Rose
Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday
Catherine Banks' intimate play follows Rose, a wife and mother who re-evaluates her life after reading the morning obituaries, as she tugs the loose threads of her seemingly-perfect world.

2
Sa-Roc The MC
Friday
Slaying rhymes from DC, MC Sa-Roc calls her sound "God Hop," melding golden-era hip hop with a conscious feel. If that's not enough for you to get your butt to Reflections for this show, maybe the fact she's rapped with the likes of Talib Kweli, Common and Jay Electronica will?

1
Mike Hoolboom retrospective: In This Body at HIFF
Saturday // Sunday
The Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival is on now through Sunday, and these screenings are at the top of the must-see list. Hailed by HIFF as "one of the most prolific and influential experimental/avant-garde filmmakers of our time," director Mike Hoolboom presents a collection of his shorts that explore the human form.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Teaching the technical side of music and media

This female-led technology workshop is open to all women and femmes.

Posted By on Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 1:53 PM

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Electro Femmes: A Technology Focused Workshop Series

July 29, 10am to 3pm
CKDU, Dalhousie University Student Union Building


Three local women are looking to support artists who want to work in digital media—specifically, women and non-binary folks.

Grace Stratton, Francella Fiallos and Danielle Jakubiak are putting together Electro Femmes: A Technology Focused Workshop Series coming up in July.

“Our goal is really creating a comfortable environment where everyone is gonna feel welcome and included,” says Stratton, a musician currently studying to become an electronic technician.

“It can be intimidating to start working with this media and it can be difficult to find other people around you who can kind of guide you.”

The workshop itself is free, although those attending may make donations to CKDU. Participants will learn about recording audio, using music software and how to troubleshoot problems with instrument circuits.

In Stratton’s experience, the electronic music community is very male-dominated. “While they’re often really accommodating and lovely people,” she explains, it can be challenging to find a space with other women. On top of that, digital media can be tough to break into if one isn’t already familiar with software and techniques.

“We wanted to host this series so people could build their individual skills and learn things, but we could also meet other women and femmes who are interested in working with this media and hopefully strengthen our community.”

They’re encouraging people of any skill level take part.

“Everyone is welcome who self-identifies as female or non-binary,” says Stratton. “We’re just really excited to hold this.”


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Thursday, June 1, 2017

A look back at OBEY X

A hefty slideshow of the most fun and inspiring weekend

Posted By on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 12:33 PM

Photographer Meg Yoshida was in OBEY Convention mode all weekend long, and we get to reap the benefits. Take a detailed trip down memory lane at the fun, wonderful and varied events that OBEY Convention's 10th year provided.

all photos by Meg Yoshida.
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Ten ways to have a wheely great weekend

Bike Week celebrations, Doors Open returns and the Scotia Festival of Music takes a bow.

Posted By on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 11:07 AM

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My Week On Welfare screening
Thursday
Filmmaker (and former welfare recipient) Jackie Torrens chronicles the stories of several welfare recipients and their struggles in this powerful documentary.

9
PACO ride
Sunday
A leisurely five kilometre bike ride around downtown Dartmouth followed by a BYOT (bring your own toppings) pizza party at the Park Avenue Community Oven.

Amelia Curran brings a new album to The Marquee (see 1). - VIA AMELIACURRAN.COM
  • Amelia Curran brings a new album to The Marquee (see 1).
  • via ameliacurran.com

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SWITCH Dartmouth
Sunday
Two kilometres between Portland Street and Price Albert Road in Dartmouth forgo cars and buses for bikes, music and fun at this summer-welcoming block party.

7
Doors Open guided bike ride
Saturday
Just in time for Doors Open 2017, the event that lets you go inside local landmarks, this I Heart Bikes and Halifax Cycling Coalition collab brings you a guided tour of downtown.

6
Africville Gospel Concert
Friday
A toe-tapping, roof-raising concert featuring the sounds of The Sanctified Brothers and the Revival Tabernacle Church Choir, this show commemorates the 50th anniversary of Seaview United Baptist Church's demolition.

Sickboy Podcast records a live episode at Lion & Bright (see 5). - NXN PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Sickboy Podcast records a live episode at Lion & Bright (see 5).
  • NxN Photography

5
Scotia Festival of Music: There Might Be Others
Sunday
Mocean Dance teams up with the Scotia Festival of Music for a one-night showing of this award-winning piece that features 15 dancers paired with 12 percussionists.

4
Sickboy Live
Sunday
It's the latest live taping the the Best of Halifax-winning podcast, which sheds light on life with an illness. A cocktail hour proceeds a frank, funny discussion on life after a brain injury. When the recording wraps, hit the dance floor with beats by Bosby.

3
3rd Annual Halifax Donair Crawl
Saturday
Bring your appetite (and elastic-waist pants) to this Quinpool Road feeding frenzy that re-imagines the classic late-night food in doughnut, cheesecake and pizza forms.

2
Dartmouth Makers Market
Saturday // Sunday
Some of the best and brightest crafters, bakers and makers of all stripes bring their creative heads together for this two-day buying bonanza.

1
Amelia Curran
Friday
The Juno award-winning singer-songwriter returns with her third album Watershed, a directional change that features feminist themes and strokes of soul-inspired sound.

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Premiere: Listen to Valerie's dreamy "Quit"

Some Thursday beauty for your ears

Posted By on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 10:36 AM

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Valerie, a brand new ambient dream pop/shoegaze/reverb concoction from Shawn McNally (guitar), Caleb Schriver (bass), Kayla Stevens (guitar), and Ryan Brown (drums) and Palmer Jamieson (guitar and vocals), came together "out of luck." Our luck, really.

"Caleb joined by a recommendation from our pal Dexter. It took a little to convince her, but Kayla joined in the fall," says Jamieson. "Shawn and I have admired Kayla’s style in both Crossed Wires and Vulva Culture for so long, so we were super stoked that she joined. Ryan came in to the band in February/March. I’ve gotten to play with him a few times and was really into his approach to drums so it was a no brainer to ask him when we had a vacancy on drums."

"Quit" is propulsive, smooth with a side of grit, and has pleasant shades of Kevin Shields. And thankfully, friends that play together stay together. "Our band is quickly becoming a family, which feels super great and is just as important as the music in my eyes," says Jamieson. "Prior to this band, we were all just friends of friends in different corners of the scene. It’s been really easy going."

See Valerie tonight at Gus’ Pub with Mauno (fresh from a tour of the UK!) and Montreal's Inland Island. 10pm, $7.


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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ten unmissable weekend picks

The best of OBEY, campy comedies and awesome art shows await.

Posted By on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 1:05 PM

10
Monster Jam
Saturday // Sunday
The jacked-up celebration of jacked-up trucks turns 25 this year, spending three days rolling around Scotia Speedworld with the biggest names in big trucks—like Grave-Digger, Northern Nightmare and Black Stallion.

9
Zomkeys comic book reading
Saturday
Hot off a debut at Ottawa Comiccon, comic writer Josh Stafford shares snippets of his horror-adventure, B-movie-fuelled comic series.

XO XV XT explores a full palette of feelings with an alt-R&B style (see 2). - OBEYCONVENTION.COM SCREENSHOT
  • XO XV XT explores a full palette of feelings with an alt-R&B style (see 2).
  • obeyconvention.com screenshot

8
Poetry in the Public Gardens
Saturday
Open Heart Forgery poets share snippets from an upcoming collection of food-themed works at this celebration of Spring Garden Road's most manicured patch of grass.

7
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? outdoor screening
Sunday
It's the 1988 neo-noir tale of a hard-boiled detective taking down animated characters in 1940s Hollywood, screened under the stars at Good Robot.

6
Helena Deland w/Fog Lake, Shuteye
Saturday
Helena Deland's soft songs and haunting voice are beloved by Nylon magazine and will no doubt stop your hipster heart, too.

Comic writer Josh Stafford shows off his b-movie inspired comics at Strange Adventures in Halifax (see 8). - TOM FOWLER
  • Comic writer Josh Stafford shows off his b-movie inspired comics at Strange Adventures in Halifax (see 8).
  • Tom Fowler

5
Jay Crocker's Bibelot
Thursday // Friday // Saturday
Crocker debuts a part-instrument, part-installation piece of 16 ceiling-mounted music boxes at this OBEY Convention event.

4
Blood Work
Thursday // Friday // Saturday
Blurring the line between art and science, Kim Morgan presents this collection of magnified blood samples and cell cross-sections.

3
Heathers: The Musical
Thursday // Friday // Saturday
When the meanest girls in school get their scrunchie-wearing heads together to go up against misfit Veronica, a laugh-out-loud clique competition ensues. This show, which had a sold-out February run, returns for Stages Fest!

2
Uniform w/XO XV XT, The Submissives, DJ Ron Wolf, CEO
Friday
NYC thrash-metal kids Uniform headline this OBEY Convention show that also features the alt-R&B style of XO XV XT, the outsider pop of The Submissives and seamless beats from Toronto tastemaker DJ Ron Wolf, CEO.

1
Moor Mother w/Plasmalab, Twilight Express, gBloo-Bies
Friday
The outre hip hop Moor Mother makes is described as "low fi/chill step/witch rap" on her Soundcloud page, so we're rolling up to this OBEY show in all black and our best dancing shoes.

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Deadmau5 headlines Halifax's FREE Canada Day concert

July 1, 5pm on the Common

Posted By on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 11:03 AM

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After months of waiting (OK, maybe that was just me), the headliner for the year's biggest outdoor birthday party has finally been announced! Today the city confirmed that Deadmau5 will be rocking The Common with what he calls "the world's most transformative DJ stand" his CUBE 2.1.

It'll be the first time the cube sees Canada, so house heads will want to make sure they're within moshing distance to witness it in all its EDM glory. Rounding out the bill is a sonic buffet ranging from North Preston R&B giant Reeny Smith to poet laureate Rebecca Thomas to local rocker Matt Mays.

The party kicks off at 5pm but as this show will probably be the hottest ticket in town, you might wanna make a day of it—or at least arrive early.

While we wait for the fun, practice your moves with mau5's newest mix, stuff i used to do, which dropped earlier in 2017.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wise words from Salt-N-Pepa

Posted By on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 2:47 PM

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  • Pierre Tabbiner


“Women come up to us all the time and give us the most amazing compliments like ‘Salt-N-Pepa was the soundtrack of my life.’ They remind us that we meant so much to them. Sometimes artists don’t really grasp that. But when you talk to fans, you get in touch with your legacy. Fans make you understand it was more than music to them. It was a movement, a voice they felt they didn’t have that we expressed for them.” -Sandra “Pepa” Denton of Salt-N-Pepa (“Salt-N-Pepa on ASCAP 'Women Behind the Music' Salute: 'We Did This Damn Thing’”, by Gail Mitchell, billboard.com). See Salt-N-Pepa (and Rob Base, All 4 One, Color Me Badd, Biz Markie, Young MC and C+C Music Factory) Wednesday, May 24 at the Scotiabank Centre for the the I Love The 90s Tour.

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Twelve ways to make your long weekend lit

International hip hop stars, iPad theatrics and the Bluenose Marathon await.

Posted By on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 10:47 AM

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Seven Bays turns two
Thursday
Rock out at this cafe's celebration that features a special climbing session followed by beers and beats!

11
Blue Nose Marathon 2017
Friday // Saturday // Sunday
Run, cheer or volunteer in the city's biggest cardio session while raising funds for various charities.

10
Maritime Tattoo Festival
Saturday // Sunday
Local and international ink artists show off their skills in live sessions while vendors offer up art, jewellery and clothing.

DJ Heather brings bold beats to The Marquee (see 1). - SUBMITTED PHOTO
  • DJ Heather brings bold beats to The Marquee (see 1).
  • Submitted photo

9
Bump N Grind: A '90s R&B Thang
Sunday
Janet Jackson vibes on repeat.

8
Get A Leg Up On Homelessness featuring Scumgreif, Black Moor, Orchid's Curse, Hitman, Dumpster Mummy
Sunday
A concert full of heavy sounds to hit hard against homelessness, this event raises funds for Phoenix Youth Services.

7
The Jazz Loft screening
Thursday
This 2015 documentary blends found footage from famed photographer W. Eugene Smith as he chronicled the jam sessions and goings-on of the loft next door during jazz's heyday.

John Prine's guitarist, Jason Wilber, does a set at The Carleton (see 3). - LISA SULLIVAN PHOTOGRAPHY
  • John Prine's guitarist, Jason Wilber, does a set at The Carleton (see 3).
  • Lisa Sullivan Photography

6
The Archive of Missing Things
Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday
This piece bends the rules of what a play can be, arming viewers with wifi and an iPad to solve a mystery in 90 minutes—using snippets of overheard dialogue heard through a headset. Nancy Drew, your time is now.

5
Poor Bunny fundraiser
Saturday
Live music and performance art turn The Bus Stop Theatre into a total circus. Cover is $12 or a piece of art, and all funds raised go towards this year's White Rabbit Festival, a rural NS celebration of visual arts and creativity.

4
Downtown Dartmouth food crawl
Friday
Wear your stretchy pants and walking shoes for this two-hour trek offering take-away eats for $10 or less.

3
Jason Wilber w/Dave Carroll, Kim Dunn
Sunday
Missed John Prine's recent Halifax show? Here, his longtime guitarist shreds folky blues for similar vibes but with more indie cred.

2
RA The Rugged Man
Sunday
You may never have heard of RA The Rugged Man, but the late Notorious B.I.G. called this rhyme-slayer even greater than himself, saying "And I thought I was the illest.”

1
DJ Heather w/Max Hebert, Isaac Haze, Adam Osbourne
Saturday
Named one of Chicago's top 45 noise-makers (alongside the likes of Kanye West and Green Velvet), DJ Heather has been making honest, flowing beats since the early 2000s.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Halifax Jazz Festival announces Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and more

Tickets on sale Thursday for Anderson .Paak, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Andy Shauf and Joe Sealy’s Africville Stories

Posted By on Tue, May 16, 2017 at 2:08 PM

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Multiple award winning, Grammy-nominated R&B/hip hop artist, drummer and producer Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals play the Halifax Jazz Festival Waterfront Main Stage Saturday, July 15, 2017. Festival passes are available for purchase beginning today, May 16. Tickets for individual shows go on sale this Thursday, May 18 at 10am AST.

Shows at St. Matthew’s Church begin Wednesday, July 12, through Saturday, July 15, 2017 featuring artists including the Cuban/Canadian inspired multiple JUNO award winning Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, New York jazz organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andy Shauf and JUNO award winning Joe Sealy’s Africville Stories.

2017 TD Halifax Jazz Festival PASSES go on sale TODAY, May 16 at 10am AST. Purchase Standard Pass for $129 or Fusion Pass for $229 online at halifaxjazzfestival.ca and at etixnow.com. The Fusion Pass provides unlimited access to all shows at the Festival. The Standard Pass provides access to all shows at the festival, subject to capacity. (Please note, Standard Pass does not guarantee entry; venues are subject to capacity and first, come first served. Fusion pass guarantees entry to all shows, providing front of line access.)

TICKETS for Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and the St. Matthew’s Church series shows go on sale Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 10am AST. Tickets will be available for purchase at the etixnow kiosks in the Halifax Forum (2901 Windsor Street) and Music Nova Scotia (2169 Gottingen Street) and online Halifaxjazzfestival.etixnow.com, and at etixnow.com. Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals show is 19+, St. Matthews Church shows are all ages. (Additional fees may apply.)


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