Chudi Harris' evocative <i>Canvas</i>

Chudi Harris' evocative Canvas

The Halifax R&B artist releases a high-concept video series to coincide with EP.
Canvas (film) and Pathway (EP) Thursday, November 16 on YouTube (Chudsic) and Facebook (chudiharrismusic) "For my records I like to have one-word titles, because that captures the motive or idea behind each record," says Chudi Harris-Eze, the man who heads the Halifax R&B outfit Chudi Harris.

Iskwé’s fight for the greater good

The artist uses trip hop and folk music to declare a call to action on The Fight Within.
Iskwé w/Rococode and Arsoniste Friday, November 10, 9pm The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street $8/$12

Ria Mae talks My Love

The Halifax pop star's new EP is out today.
Halifax's favourite pop star Ria Mae is fresh off a gold record (and two Best of Halifax golds!) for her major-label debut, but now is no time for slowing down.

Lisa LeBlanc, the star

You may not know Rogersville, NB’s biggest Acadian export. But the rest of the world does.
Lisa LeBlanc w/Quiet Parade Saturday November 4, 8pm The Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street $15

Generation HPX: Halifax Pop Explosion 2017

Take in dozens of performers at one of the city's biggest fall events.
Here we go—the music event Haligonians have been waiting for is finally here.

Lido Pimienta is lit

The fiercely independent artist, who built herself from the ground up straight into the Polaris Prize, wants to include and inspire everyone: “When I’m on stage, I will give you everything I can possibly give you.”
Lido Pimienta w/Charlotte Day Wilson, Ralph, Vogue Dots Thursday, October 19, 9:15pm The Marquee, 2037 Gottingen Street $25

The Courtneys’ tour snacks

Chocolate and chips will fuel the Vancouver rock trio’s trip to HPX this week.
The Courtneys w/Cloud Nothings, Japandroids, Julie & The Wrong Guys Thursday, October 19, 7pm Forum MPC, 2901 Windsor Street $40 adv/$50 doors

Charlotte Day Wilson’s homecoming

The former Haligonian returns on a wave of praise and buzz for her soulful, gentle voice.
Charlotte Day Wilson w/Lido Pimienta, Ralph, Vogue Dots Thursday, October 19, 9:15pm The Marquee, 2037 Gottingen Street $25

Cloud Nothings’ clean energy

The Cleveland garage rock band brings stellar Life Without Sound to Halifax.
Cloud Nothings w/Japandroids, The Courtneys, Julie & The Wrong Guys Thursday, October 19, 7pm Forum MPC, 2901 Windsor Street $40 adv/$50 doors What began as a one-man project in his parents' basement in Cleveland quickly morphed into Dylan Baldi's life's work—he dropped out of college in 2010 and has been on the road ever since.

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan’s new approach

For its first Halifax show in five years, Toronto’s noise-rock collective brings new elements along.
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan w/WHOOP-Szo, Geil, Inland Island Thursday, October 19, 10pm Gus' Pub, 2601 Agricola Street

The Rural Alberta Advantage’s Wild heart

The third time’s the HPX charm for Halifax favourites, bringing their brand-new album to town.
Rural Alberta Advantage w/Patrick Watson, Yukon Blonde, Dance Movie Saturday, October 21, 7pm Forum MPC, 2901 Windsor Street $40 adv/$50 doors Like clockwork, The Rural Alberta Advantage manages to release a new album every three years, even if not by design.

Ms. Banks is on fire

The young and fierce London rapper makes her Halifax Pop Explosion debut.
Ms. Banks w/Beach Season, PLAYSW/MUSIC, Thrillah & Jay Mayne, Maje, Malcolm London, Devonteé Friday, October 20, 10pm Reflections Cabaret, 5187 Salter Street $15

Patrick Watson, finally

The Montreal troubadour and national tresaure plays Halifax for the first time.
Patrick Watson w/Rural Alberta Advantage, Yukon Blonde, Dance Movie Saturday, October 21, 7pm Forum MPC, 2901 Windsor Street $40 adv/$50 doors

Get caught up in Twist

Toronto grit-poppers have already moved beyond the sound of last year’s debut, landing on something “different in a good way.”
Twist w/Weaves, Casper Skulls, Pony Friday, October 20, 6pm The Khyber, 1880 Hollis Street free

Weaves burst Wide Open

Toronto art rockers push for extremes on their latest record.
Weaves w/Twist Casper Skulls, Pony Friday, October 20, 6pm The Khyber, 1880 Hollis Street free

Tasha the Amazon does it all

The award-winning Toronto rapper spits fire (and sets them sometimes).
Tasha The Amazon w/Bambii, Clairmont The Second, Reeny Smith, Quake & Kayo, Elijah Saturday, October 21, 9pm The Marquee, 2037 Gottingen Street $25

Forward Music Group’s slow burn

A decade and dozens of releases in, the Halifax-via-Fredericton collective keeps pushing on.
Forward Music Group presents JOYFULTALK and Gianna Lauren Thursday, October 19, 7:30pm The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street free

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.

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