Quake just wants to <i>Celebrate</i>

Quake just wants to Celebrate

Quake Matthews “gives you his truths” with Celebrate the Struggle.
H alifax rapper Quake Matthews (AKA Matthew Arab) says his newest album, Celebrate the Struggle, packs heavy messages and a personal philosophy sculpted by his experience in the local rap scene.

53 live music events to satisfy your fall concert cravings

Plan your live music playlist with festivals, big ticket shows and smaller music events and get a good mix going.

Halifax Pop til you drop

Halifax Pop Explosion offers music, comedy and a killer conference this October.

Brian Wilson Sounds off

Bringing the entirety of Pet Sounds on one last tour, Brian Wilson makes a stop in Halifax.

Floodland releases new album Static Walls

Catch the live performance at The Seahorse.
Floodland Album Release Party Friday September 1, 10pm-2am The Seahorse Tavern 2037 Gottingen Street $10/$15

All the stars in the HUFF sky

Who are the Halifax All-Stars at this year’s Halifax Urban Folk Festival? Find out here.
Halifax Urban Folk Festival August 27-September 3 multiple venues halifaxurbanfolkfestival.com The Halifax Urban Folk Festival began in The Carleton back in 2009, expanding to multiple venues over the years—nine of them this round, including The Anchor, Timber Lounge, the Marquee and Tempo.

OVAV’s relatable style

The post-hardcore band releases a split EP and a brand new video this Friday.
OVAV video/EP release w/Dirt Stache, Cringeworthy and Last Call Chernobyl Friday, August 18, 6:30pm Plan B, 2180 Gottingen Street $7 The post-hardcore band OVAV formed when its five members were still teenagers.

Vakvnt’s dark energy

Black metal singer Vulpes the Almighty gets in the zone
COMIC BY Jordyn Bochon and Tim Carpenter

A feast of Transfiguration Day’s tunes

Take yourself to church and take in this folk trio.
Transfiguration Day at King's Chapel Sunday, August 6, 7:30pm King's College Chapel, 6350 Coburg Road free This coming weekend, the members of Transfiguration Day mark their first anniversary of performing together as a musical group.

Kirsten Olivia goes her own way

The R&B force redefines success on her own terms.
Kirsten Olivia Thursday, July 13, 11:15pm, $15 The Carleton Music Bar & Grill 1685 Argyle Street

The transcendence of Anderson .Paak

“A rapper more focused on his art than on fronting,” don’t miss .Paak's wonderfully personal art at this year’s Jazz Fest.
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals w/Reeny Smith Saturday, July 15, 8:30pm Jazz Fest Main Stage Lower Water and Salter Streets $60+fees

Sam Wilson’s Evergreen story

With The Evergreen Project, and a plethora of other musical endeavours, Sam Wilson pushes the form.
The Evergreen Project Saturday, July 15 at 11am Dartmouth Peace Pavilion, 88 Alderney Drive Free

Lucky number 13: Gypsophilia ends on a high note after 13 years

Halifax’s beloved jazz group does a victory lap before closing out a chapter.
Gypsophilia w/The Mellotones Sunday, July 16, 8:30pm Jazz Fest Main Stage Lower Water and Salter Streets free

Joe Sealy’s Africville Stories inspires

A reworking of Sealy’s JUNO-winning recording Africville Suite (1996) sees the Order of Canada recipient sharing history and song.
Joe Sealy's Africville Stories Saturday, July 15, 7pm St. Matthew's Church, 1479 Barrington Street $35

Head to the Lake

Soprano Maureen Batt’s Lady of the Lake features Schubert’s classic and the work of contemporary Halifax composer Fiona Ryan.
Lady of the Lake album release Tuesday, July 11, 6:30pm Board Room Game Cafe Bedford 936 Bedford Highway Wednesday, July 12, 3:30-5pm Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar 5218 Prince Street

The roots of punk

Despite persistent myths to the contrary, punk music has been shaped since day one by Black innovators.
Two thousand one was a very important year for me. After discovering punk rock in elementary school, and attending my first local show in the spring of 2000, I had decided to take a leap of faith: Upon entering the ninth grade, I was going to fully embrace my new punk persona.

A Canadian, through and through

Oscar Peterson endured soul-murdering racial prejudice to become a jazz legend.
Founded in 1967, the Halifax All-City Music program provides free music education for public school students throughout HRM.

Listen to this year’s New Music

Welcome to the biggest and best New Music Issue yet, with 101 acts and a five-hour playlist.
Update: Apparently there's so much new music happening in Halifax, it broke the internet.

Perfect for reading on a phone, the text of 101 New Music Issue acts

A version of our big list without all the photos and song links that slow browsers down.
Let’s make a promise. Let’s promise to see one/35/all 101 of the new projects from this epic new music list this year.

Find your new favourite musician: 101 new local acts to see and hear

Songs and stories that make up the New Music Issue 2017.
Let’s make a promise.

Whoa, that's a lot of music: New Music 2017 mapped out

Country to classical, funk to folk, explore the connections between this year's New Music Issue artists.
What are music genres, anyway? Well in this instance, they're a handy way to lump together the more-than-100 artists from the 2017 New Music Issue into a beautiful A Beautiful Mind-style map.

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Postdata's family ties


Postdata's family ties

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The atmospheric debut album from Wintersleep's Paul Murphy and bro Michael celebrate family memories. comments      0

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