<i>At Home</i> with Botfly

At Home with Botfly

A raw re-imagining of the hardcore band's catalogue brings new depth.
With its latest EP, At Home with Alex, Botfly has stripped its sound bare—releasing something vulnerable, beautiful and surreal in the process.

David Myles, hopeless romantic

Why Leave Tonight will make you believe in love songs—and easy listening.
The first time you listen to David Myles’s Leave Tonight, you’ll bite your lip.

Aquakultre's feast of a lifetime

How the band's debut LP Legacy sets the table for excellence.
It’s clear from the very first guitar strum that opens Legacy—the long-awaited debut LP from neo-soul superstar-in-the-making Aquakultre—that the table is set.

Norma MacDonald's Old Future and new vision

The alt-country queen leans into the influences she long ran from.
Talking with singer-songwriter Norma MacDonald, it becomes clear almost immediately that she doesn’t just draw her creative waters from the same wells as Loretta Lynn or Kris Kristoffersen: She also drinks deeply from them, saying things like “most songwriting is nostalgia anyway”—which could be a lyric ripped from the songbook of either alt-country great if it didn’t flow from MacDonald’s mouth in an easy, conversational current.

Bring Halifax culture home with our arts streaming guide, April 27-May 3

Halifax and Halifax-connected Sure Things to enjoy from a safe social distance.
Monday, April 27 Trivia for Shut-ins

Bring Halifax culture home with our arts streaming guide for April 20-26

The must-see live streams for the week of April 20-26.
Monday, April 20 Cris Derksen The Juno-nominated cellist and composer known for the work 

How to do karaoke at home with your friends like you're at the Lion's Head with Laurie The Guy

COVID sucks. Karaoke doesn't.
Step 1 Download Zoom.

Beauts and the beats

Change is here: perhaps Beauts' deeply listenable Dalliance is the perfect soundtrack for it.
“There’s something fleeting about the idea of a dalliance,” says Beauts lyricist Jeff Lawton.

Rose Cousins is dancing on her own

The singer-songwriter’s new album explains the difference between loneliness and being alone.
Rose Cousins w/John Paul White Mar 19, 8pm Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, 6101 University Avenue $28-$33

Nomadic Homes plants sonic roots

Chris Rayner’s bedroom recording project releases a fuzzed-out, nostalgia-seeped debut LP.
After wandering through the Halifax music scene over the last three-plus years, Nomadic Homes is ready to release something permanent, something settled.

Pianist R. Grunwald has the key

The "extended minimalism" of his debut album helps you find your chill.
R. Grunwald March 17, 7pm Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road Free

Mo Kenney keeps the beat

We asked Dartmouth rock star and certified bad ass to share her favourite tunes by women artists in honour of International Women’s Day.
Mo Kenney w/Jade Bennett, Lyris Day Mar 6, 8:30pm Local Council of Women's House, 989 Young Avenue $15/$25

Jenn Grant knows it’s Inevitable

Coming home with her seventh studio album, the folk-pop star leans into harder edges.
Jenn Grant w/Don Brownrigg, Kim Harris Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre

Vadell Gabriel loses at love but wins with rhymes

Halifax’s hero of new jack swing drops an EP for the brokenhearted.
F or Seth Glasgow—who raps under the name Vadell Gabriel—Valentine's Day isn't a romanticized lovefest.

For Kristen Martell, the wait is over

After a decade away from music, the singer-songwriter celebrates a sunny new sound.
Kristen Martell Feb 1, 5-8pm The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street, free

Julie Doiron and Mount Eerie’s view from the summit

The singer-songwriters’ second collaboration reaches new heights.
Mount Eerie & Julie Doiron Fri Jan 31, 7-10:30pm All Nations Christian Reformed Church, 2535 Robie Street Sold Out It's been 11 years since the last Lost Wisdom record, a whole decade since indie royalty Julie Doiron (y'know, the best part of Moncton grunge legend Eric's Trip, the lauded singer-songwriter whose tunes are a rock-tinged ode to the everyday) moored the Bright Eyes-but-somehow-sadder sound of Phil Elverum's project Mount Eerie.

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