HPX18: Art d’Ecco

HPX18: Art d’Ecco

The artist wants to turn a genre inside out on his debut Trespasser: “The generic tropes of masculinity and ham-fisted bar-rock is so tired to me.”
Art d'Ecco w/Sportsfan, Future Peers, Sorrey Friday, October 19, 1:30pm The Local, 2037 Gottingen Street, free

HPX18: Zaki Ibrahim

The Secret Life of Planets, Ibrahim wants listeners to “think outside of the prisons we create for ourselves.”
[image1] Zaki Ibrahim w/Yohvn Black Saturday, October 20, 9:30pm The Seahorse, 2037 Gottingen Street.

HPX18: Hua Li

The Montreal rapper subverts ideas of Chinese identity and hip hop.
Hua Li w/DJ Shub, Cadence Weapon, Jayd Ink, Fat Tony, Blakdenim Saturday, October 20, 9pm The Marquee, 2037 Gottingen Street, $25 adv/$33 door

HPX18: Juice Girls

A fresh new album from a fresh new band of Halifax friends, just in time for HPX.
Juice Girls w/Jon McKiel, Steve Lambke Friday, October 19, 10:30pm Gus' Pub, 2605 Agricola Street, $15

HPX18: Praises

In an ever-shifting music practice, Jesse Crowe always comes back to herself.
Praises w/Mon Doux Saigneur, Blaze Velluto, Tallies Thursday, October 18, 9:15pm The T-Room, 1360 Barrington Street, free

HPX18: Rayannah

With roots in jazz and pulling textures from multiple influences, this is dreamy electronica always up for something new.
Rayannah w/Cartel Madras, Jon Bryant, Beach Body Friday, October 19, 5:30pm The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street, $15

Same Town, more Heroes

For its fourth record, the duo becomes a quartet and tries to figure out how to keep the things they care about.
The Town Heroes album release w/Kids Losing Sleep, David in the Dark Friday, October 12, 10:30pm The Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street $15, tickethalifax.com

The glow of Neon Dreams

New focus, new singles, new cross-country tour—Neon Dreams kicks it all off at home this week.
Neon Dreams w/Jodi Guthro, Mitchell Bailey Friday, October 12, 9pm The Marquee Club, 2037 Gottingen Street $20 adv/$25 door sonicconcerts.com

Dear Rouge’s new chapter

The pop duo brings its new album *Phases* to town on a wave of buzz and activity.
Dear Rouge w/Modern Space, Natalie Lynn Friday, October 5, 9pm The Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street $25 adv/$29 door

Braden Lam’s new flock

The Halifax transplant talks new band, new places and a new album, Driftwood People.
Braden Lam & The Driftwood People w/Eric Stephen Martin and Emily Stuart Thursday, October 4, 9pm The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street $6

Rae Spoon’s natural of things

On the new album bodiesofwater, folk singer Rae Spoon explores human connection, physical bodies and the environment.
Rae Spoon w/Holy Crow and respectfulchild Saturday, October 6, 7pm RadStorm, 2177 Gottingen Street $13 adv/$15 door In a word, you could say that Rae Spoon's new album bodiesofwater is about nature.

Birdie Whyte, one-time wonder

The Ottawa folk singer winds through the Maritimes picking up bands for single shows at a time.
Birdie Whyte & Her One-Night Bands feat.

Fall Arts: Songs of the City

The United Way matches local storytellers with songwriters to create brand-new collaborations for one special night.
Songs of the City October 5, 6:30pm Spatz Theatre, 1855 Trollope Street $20 tickethalifax.com

Fall Arts: Nocturnal Cities at Nova Scotia Music Week

Music Nova Scotia wants to grow the nighttime economy.
Nocturnal Cities forum at Nova Scotia Music Week Saturday, November 3 Elm/Oak Ballroom, Holiday Inn Truro, 437 Prince Street $55 (forum only, included w/NSMW delegate pass, $100) nsmw.ca

Fall Arts: Fem Fest

In honour of the 100th year since (most) Nova Scotian women got the vote, Caravan Theatre assembles a diverse group of performers to celebrate.
Fem Fest Saturday, September 22, 7:30pm The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street $20 eventbrite.ca

Tim Baker’s elemental thing

Hey Rosetta’s leader returns solo with a slate of new songs he hopes fans can continue to connect to.
Tim Baker and The Halifax All-Stars w/Lilly Hiatt, Brad Roberts, Mick Davis The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street, 8pm $50 ticketpro.ca One of the country's favourite bands, Hey Rosetta!, called it quits last year, but Tim Baker has moved on alone.

In the Shadow of Cryptorips

Two years after recording Shadow Up Gold—and two months after its surprise release—the Halifax-four-piece finally celebrates.
Cryptorips Shadow Up Gold release w/Beach Bait & Designosaur Thursday, August 23, 8pm The Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street $8

Dog Day’s not over yet

Local faves return with surprise shows and new music in progress.
Dog Day w/Jon Samuel Saturday, August 25, 8pm The Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street $15

New Music 2018: Jody Upshaw & Shay Pitts

Two best friends, support systems and pop stars in waiting.
Jody Upshaw and Shay Pitts bound into a downtown coffee shop together, so engrossed in conversation they move through the doorframe at the same time.

New Music 2018: Maura Whitman

The Halifax teen spreads her wings for adulthood with newly crafted songs.
Maura Whitman is only a teenager and is already more together than you'll ever be.

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