Unchained <i>Melodies</i>

Unchained Melodies

Songwriter and Wintersleep keyboardist Jon Samuel releases his second solo effort, Dead Melodies, this weekend.
Jon Samuel Dead Melodies release

Sincerely, Dan Mangan

The Vancouver troubadour brings his new More or Less to town, an album that’s “something human and imperfect.”
Dan Mangan w/Matt Holubowski Friday, January 24, 9pm The Marquee Ballroom, 2037 Gottingen Street $39 adv/$44 show

IDOW's Songs of the times

As the music industry shifts and plays catch-up, the In the Dead of Winter sticks to its songwriting roots while redefining the voices and experiences that offer them.
In the Dead of Winter January 24-26 inthedeadofwinter.com

Listening deep with Joe McPhee

After decades in the New York jazz underground, the musician is still discovering new things.
"Possible, poetic, hypothesis—it's all po."

In the air there's a feeling of Villages

Celebrate the holidays with the folk foursome.
“A lot of people love it, and we love it for sure,” says Villages’ Matt Ellis, of a little holiday called Christmas. “It’s a vibe around this feeling, and what creates that feeling is the music.

Bend the River’s Long Night coming

The seven-piece Americana band joins forces with Joel Plaskett for its new EP Through the Long Night.
Bend the River EP release show Thursday, December 6, 8pm The Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street $10-$18

Serena Ryder’s pure joy

On Christmas Kisses, the singer aims for “innocence and awe and excitement” with her new holiday offering.
Serena Ryder Thursday, December 6, 8pm Casino Nova Scotia, Schooner Room, 1983 Upper Water Street $60 ticketatlantic.com

Support, in unison

Jessie Brown leads a lineup of bands coming together in honour of the Unison Benevolent Fund, an important resource for musicians.
Support Acts w/Jessie Brown, Worst Part, No, It's Fine., Designosaur Friday, December 7, 9pm The Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street $8/pwyc

The Barr Brothers’ autumn Breakers

It’s been a busy year for the Montreal outfit but they’re taking Queens of the Breakers on one last run.
The Barr Brothers w/Michael Feuerstack Friday, November 30, 9pm Marquee Ballroom, 2037 Gottingen Street $28 adv/$32 doors sonicconcerts.com

Many Moonwakes

On Phonetic Limbo the sprawling Halifax band follows its musical muse wherever it wanders.
Moonwake w/Walrus, Carinae Friday, November 30, 10pm The Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street $15

Kaia Kater’s folk bomb

Already a veteran of the North American music scene at 25, the artist brings her new album Grenades to town packed with history and soul.
Kaia Kater w/Leanne Hoffman Sunday, November 25, 8pm The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street $17.50

Petra Glynt’s wake-up call

On My Flag Is A Burning Rag of Love, the artist makes danceable pop music with a progressive conscience.
Petra Glynt w/Russell Louder, Marthas Thursday, November 22, 8pm Modulating Mansion, 2411 Agricola Street $10

The duality of Donovan Woods

The Toronto folk singer (and champion tweeter) brings his latest,Both Ways, for Halifax to interpret.
Donovan Woods and the Opposition w/Raye Zaragoza Saturday, November 17, 2pm and 8pm (sold out) St. Matthew’s Church, 1479 Barrington Street $30 adv/$35 doors sonicconcerts.com

Sara Davis Buechner’s music magic

Following years of hardships, the acclaimed pianist visits Halifax for an extraordinary recital.
Sara Davis Buechner Saturday, November 17, 7pm Lilian Piercey Concert Hall, Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts 6199 Chebucto Road $10-$35 ceciliaconcerts.ca

The most confident version of Erin Costelo

On Sweet Marie, the Halifax soul siren started with a love song by Randy Newman and ended up somewhere bold and new: “It’s exactly what I wanted to say.”
Erin Costelo w/Leanne Hoffman Thursday, November 8, 7:30pm Fort Massey United Church, 5303 Tobin Street $25 eventbrite.ca

A veteran helping veterans

Patrick Murray is a folk singer now, but his years of military service inform everything he does.
Patrick Murray Saturday, November 10, 8pm Codapop Studios, 6880 Quinpool Road

Nocturnal Cities brings something new to Nova Scotia Music Week

Music Nova Scotia wants to grow the nighttime economy, starting this weekend in Truro.
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

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: 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: 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

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Postdata's family ties


Postdata's family ties

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