What's happening in Halifax from September 17-23

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What's happening in Halifax from September 17-23

Sure Things to stream and seek out IRL this week.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Sep 17/20


Review: New Hermitage <i>Unearth</i>s some magic

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Review: New Hermitage Unearths some magic

The experimental classical quartet's 2020 LP leaves the garden path for the forest.

by SAM GILLETT, Sep 16/20


Collective Video's singular mission

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Collective Video's singular mission

Radstorm and Bleep in the Dark build a video archive of the sound of 2020.

by ALEC MARTIN, Sep 10/20


What's happening in Halifax from September 10-16

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What's happening in Halifax from September 10-16

Our guide to the Sure Things you need to stream and seek out offline this week.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Sep 9/20


What's happening in Halifax this Labour Day Weekend

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What's happening in Halifax this Labour Day Weekend

Make the most of summer's swan song with these streams and IRL offerings.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Sep 3/20


June Body's language

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June Body's language

The alt-rocker branches out on a new EP that's also a COVID-19 time capsule.

by ALEC MARTIN, Aug 27/20


What's happening in Halifax from August 17-23

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What's happening in Halifax from August 17-23

All the things to see and stream this week.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Aug 18/20


Matt Mays announces surprise set of Shore Club shows

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Matt Mays announces surprise set of Shore Club shows

Cling to the summer tradition, sure—but for god's sake, wear a mask to the Aug 27-29 shows.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Aug 13/20


What's happening in Halifax from August 11-16

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What's happening in Halifax from August 11-16

All the local live art you need to see—and a few offline things to attend, too.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Aug 11/20


What's happening in Halifax from August 4-9

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What's happening in Halifax from August 4-9

All the things to see and stream in the city this week.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Aug 4/20


Nap Eyes knows what's new is old again

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Nap Eyes knows what's new is old again

How the band's latest album—Snapshot Of A Beginner—acts as both a mirror and update to its 2014 debut.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jul 31/20


What's happening in Halifax from July 27-Aug 2

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What's happening in Halifax from July 27-Aug 2

There's no Natal Day celebrations this year, but there are lots of Sure Things to seek out offline and stream at home.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jul 27/20


Kye Clayton keeps the beat

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Kye Clayton keeps the beat

As the rapper and beatmaker celebrates a new mixtape, he guides us through the tracks he grew up on.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jul 25/20


Thanks for the memoriez, Menz & Mollyz

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Thanks for the memoriez, Menz & Mollyz

Paying tribute to the city's quintessential gay bar as Halifax navigates Pride without it.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jul 22/20


What's happening in Halifax from July 20-26

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What's happening in Halifax from July 20-26

Sure Things to seek out offline and stream at home.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jul 21/20


Here's everyone who won a 2020 East Coast Music Award

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Here's everyone who won a 2020 East Coast Music Award

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jul 16/20


Here's everything that's happening at this year's Pride festival

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Here's everything that's happening at this year's Pride festival

There's no parade but there is a mix of socially distant outdoor events and stuff to stream from July 16-26.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jul 16/20


Keonté Beals: A king secures his crown

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Keonté Beals: A king secures his crown

The North Preston R&B heavyweight returns with a single made for this very moment.

by ALEC MARTIN, Jul 16/20


What is happening with the Halifax Pop Explosion?

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What is happening with the Halifax Pop Explosion?

The director resigns as the storied music festival gets called out for systemic racism.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jun 30/20


Joel Plaskett Emergency to play virtual Canada Day concert

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Joel Plaskett Emergency to play virtual Canada Day concert

The city's big July 1 party moves online, broadcasting live from inside the Halifax Citadel.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jun 26/20


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Kye Clayton, fresh prince of Uniacke Square

As part of our feature on the up-and-coming rapper/beatmaker, we ask Clayton to freestyle for The Coast.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jun 25/20


It's Kye Clayton's time

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It's Kye Clayton's time

The young rapper and beatmaker is sharing his story to connect with yours.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jun 25/20


Bring Halifax culture home with The Coast's June 23-28 streaming guide

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Bring Halifax culture home with The Coast's June 23-28 streaming guide

All the local live art you need to see—and a few offline things to attend, too.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jun 23/20


Jah'Mila releases reggae rallying call to end police brutality

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Jah'Mila releases reggae rallying call to end police brutality

"Reggae has been the voice of the oppressed since its genesis," the Halifax singer says.

by ALEC MARTIN, Jun 18/20


Here's everyone who made it onto the 2020 Polaris Long List

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Here's everyone who made it onto the 2020 Polaris Long List

Halifax's own Aquakultre and Joel Plaskett both made the cut.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jun 15/20


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Review: New Hermitage <i>Unearth</i>s some magic

Show review: The East Pointers guide you home

Show review: The East Pointers guide you home

PEI's Celtic-folk kings continue to rule.


Show review: Rebecca Thomas and Symphony Nova Scotia reach farther together

Show review: Rebecca Thomas and Symphony Nova Scotia reach farther together

The famed poet/activist pushes classical music into new realms as she debuts We're Not Done Drumming.


Review: Don't sleep on the lullaby folk of Ostrea Lake

Review: Don't sleep on the lullaby folk of Ostrea Lake

The Halifax outfit lays serious groundwork in its debut LP.


Show review: Walrus warms the stage for Diet Cig but steals the show at Halifax Pop Explosion

Show review: Walrus warms the stage for Diet Cig but steals the show at Halifax Pop Explosion

Halifax's own band of Flaming Lips-tinged fuzz rock ruled the Marquee on Oct 26.


Show review: Kaia Kater, Jennah Barry and Lydia Persaud baptized our ears at Halifax Pop Explosion

Show review: Kaia Kater, Jennah Barry and Lydia Persaud baptized our ears at Halifax Pop Explosion

The trio of sets at St. Matthew's church made the most of the high ceilings while lifting beyond lofty expectations.


Show review: Spencer Krug and Charlotte Cornfield enchant their audience

Show review: Spencer Krug and Charlotte Cornfield enchant their audience

A Halifax Pop showcase that is an unreplicable moment in time.


Show review: Japanese Breakfast is a feast

Show review: PUP will never live up to its name

Show review: Halifax Pop Explosion's <i>Songs of The City</i> is a love letter to all of us

Show review: Halifax Pop Explosion's Songs of The City is a love letter to all of us

The venerable music festival kicks off with a showcase highlighting the strength in vulnerability.


Review: Erwan Keravec and Hamid Drake shatter the silence at suddenlyLISTEN's season debut show

Review: Erwan Keravec and Hamid Drake shatter the silence at suddenlyLISTEN's season debut show

The Urban Pipes showcase should've felt like a peanut butter-tunafish sandwich but instead was much tastier.


<i>The Magic Flute</i> blows on at the Halifax Summer Opera Festival

The Magic Flute blows on at the Halifax Summer Opera Festival

Mozart’s music might be “the most sublime ever written” but he’s no woke bae.


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