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


Bring Halifax culture home with our June 15-21 streaming guide

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Bring Halifax culture home with our June 15-21 streaming guide

From trivia night to learning about microaggressions, here's your plans for the week.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jun 15/20


“Music, lyrics, and sounds can just bring this type of self-acceptance that we need.”

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“Music, lyrics, and sounds can just bring this type of self-acceptance that we need.”

R&B force Kwento explains music as medicine for the soul.

by ALEC MARTIN, Jun 11/20


Bring Halifax culture home with your June 8-14 streaming guide

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Bring Halifax culture home with your June 8-14 streaming guide

All the local live art you need to see.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jun 8/20


Quarantining with Like A Motorcycle

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Quarantining with Like A Motorcycle

The Halifax punk mainstay has been dealing with the times by doing what it does best: Shredding ears and breaking hearts.

by ALEC MARTIN, May 31/20


<i>At Home</i> with Botfly

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At Home with Botfly

A raw re-imagining of the hardcore band's catalogue brings new depth.

by ALEC MARTIN, May 27/20


Review: Kristen Martell's <i>Coming Home</i> will heal you

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Review: Kristen Martell's Coming Home will heal you

The Mahone Bay singer-songwriter's debut album brings the mellow.

by SAM GILLETT, May 26/20


Bring Halifax culture home with our May 25-31 streaming guide

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Bring Halifax culture home with our May 25-31 streaming guide

Binge the best in local live art.

by MORGAN MULLIN, May 26/20


Remembering Menz & Mollyz

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Remembering Menz & Mollyz

One of the hardest-hitting casualties of COVID-19 is the city's most legendary gay bar.

by MORGAN MULLIN, May 21/20


Bring Halifax culture home with our May 18-24 social distance streaming guide

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Bring Halifax culture home with our May 18-24 social distance streaming guide

All the live theatre and couch concerts to see this week.

by MORGAN MULLIN, May 18/20


Century Egg’s new record is a sunny-side-up return

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Century Egg’s new record is a sunny-side-up return

Halifax's Mandopop saviour drops a five-track EP to help you have a "fairyland kind of view" of life.

by SAM GILLETT, May 17/20


David Myles, hopeless romantic

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David Myles, hopeless romantic

Why Leave Tonight will make you believe in love songs—and easy listening.

by MORGAN MULLIN, May 14/20


Are online shows live music's new lifeline?

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Are online shows live music's new lifeline?

Halifax's Side Door is "hoping to be a life raft for artists" during the pandemic.

by SAM GILLETT, May 13/20


Hello Delaware's Dana Beeler knows how you feel

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Hello Delaware's Dana Beeler knows how you feel

The Halifax rocker started a podcast to help us all feel a little less alone.

by MORGAN MULLIN, May 13/20


Bring Halifax culture home with The Coast's arts streaming guide May 11-17

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Bring Halifax culture home with The Coast's arts streaming guide May 11-17

Your can't-miss streams to keep social despite the distance.

by MORGAN MULLIN, May 11/20


EVERYSEEKER Festival moves online, continues melting your mind with offbeat art

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EVERYSEEKER Festival moves online, continues melting your mind with offbeat art

Over 35 free, streamable pieces of programming means the head trip can't stop/won't stop.

by MORGAN MULLIN, May 7/20


Aquakultre's feast of a lifetime

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Aquakultre's feast of a lifetime

How the band's debut LP Legacy sets the table for excellence.

by MORGAN MULLIN, May 7/20


Bring Halifax culture home with The Coast's arts streaming guide May 4-10

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Bring Halifax culture home with The Coast's arts streaming guide May 4-10

What to watch this week for social connection with physical distance.

by MORGAN MULLIN, May 4/20


You officially have things to look forward to as Mayworks Halifax moves online

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You officially have things to look forward to as Mayworks Halifax moves online

Twelve, to be exact.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Apr 30/20


Music Reviews

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.


Album review: Hitman, <i>The Offering: Side One</i>

Album review: Hitman, The Offering: Side One

The Halifax stoner-metal quartet returns with a hot new EP.


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