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Juno planner

We’ve got all the pre-Juno, current Juno and fuck-the-Juno events you could ever want, from the no cases to JunoFest to the Black Eyed Peas’ after party. Rest your weary humps and get informed here.

Thursday 30

Halifax on Parade Kick-off concert The Trews, Matt Mays & El Torpedo, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Jimmy Rankin and Garrett Mason treat you to a free concert to kick off Juno weekend. And what a treat it will be! Grand Parade Square, Barrington at George, 5:30-11pm

All Ages King Konqueror Punk rock, soul, ’60s R&B and a chance to win Juno tix. Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney, Dartmouth, 12pm, Free, 461-4698 R, P

Friday 31

Air Traffic Control/Lizband/Galore/Carmen Townsend & The Shakey Deals Stage Nine, 1567 Grafton, 10pm/11pm/12am/ 1am, $10 R

Alpha Flight/Universal Soul/Eternia/Classified/ Carl Henry The Warehouse, 1549 Lower Water, 10pm/10:45pm/ 11:30pm/12:15am/1am, $10 H

Brent Randall & His Pinecones/The Minnikins/ Luke Doucet/Self-Conscious Selfconscious is a band with three “Mikes”: O’Neill, Clattenburg and...the microphone. Get it? Tribeca, 1588 Granville, 10pm/11pm/12am/1am, $10, 492-4036 R

Down With The Butterfly/ Ox/Scarlett/Jimmy Swift Band Reflections, 5184 Sackville, 10pm/11pm/12am/1am, $10, 422-2957 R

El Viento Flamenco/Andru Branch & Halfway Tree/Afro Musica/Alpha Yaya Diallo Pogue Fado, 1581 Barrington, 10pm/ 11pm/12am/1am, $10, 429-6222

All Ages Janelle “Livin’ For Something Tour” Saint Vincent de Paul Church, 320 Flying Cloud Drive, Dartmouth, 7:30pm, $15/$12/$8/$45 (family)

Jenn Grant/Tomi Swick/ Nathan Wiley/Ron Sexsmith Heaven on a stick for those who like singer-songwriters. Ginger’s, 1662 Barrington, 10pm/11pm/ 12am/1am, $10, 422-4954 A, f, R

Jon Mullane Argyle Fine Art, 1869 Upper Water, 8pm, 425-9456

Jonny Stevens/NQ Arbuckle/ Dr. dFunkt/Truths & Rights The Seahorse, 1659 Argyle, 10pm/ 11pm/12am/1am, $10, 423-7463 R

Juno Cup Celebrity Hockey Game With the likes of Jim Cuddy, Alan Doyle, Dave Marsh, Chris Murphy and some Trailer Park Boys versus NHL All-Stars Brad Dalgarno, Kirk Muller, Mark Napier, Mike Pelyk, Russ Courtnall and dreamboat Paul Coffey. Wow. One corn dog says the antics of the Trailer Park Boys will confound the NHL All-Stars. At the very least, annoy them. Halifax Forum, 7:30pm, $15

Mary Jane Lamond/Beolach/ The Duhks/Barra MacNeils Casino Nova Scotia, Schooner Room, 1983 Upper Water, 10pm/11pm/ 12am/1am, $10, 425-7777 M

Mike Trask & Mudhill/Keith Maddison Avenue/Jonas/Paul Reddick & The Sidemen Your Father’s Moustache, 5686 Spring Garden, 10pm/11pm/12am/1am, $10, 423-6766 B, r

Ross Anderson/Tom Roach/ Ian Janes Band/Paul Cram Quintet Stayner’s, 5075 George Street, 10pm/11pm/12am/1am, $10, 492-1800 J

Sean Panting Band/The Novaks/Stablio/Pilate The Marquee Club, 2037 Gottingen, 10pm/11pm/12am/1am, $10, 429-2442 R

Sproll/Adam Puddington & The Proof/Matt Mays & El Torpedo Big Leagues, 4 Forest Hills, 10pm/11pm/12am/1am, $10, 462-2721 R

Steven Bowers/Cory Tetford/Matthew Barber/ Ron Hynes The Frigate, 1582 Granville, 10pm/11pm/ 12am/1am, $10, 429-6222 A, r

The Divorcees/JD Clarke/ Darcy Mazerolle/The Road Hammers As seen on CMT. Rodeo Lounge, 121 Isley, 10pm/11pm/ 12am/1am, $10, 468-6666 C, R

Trailer Camp/Jill Porter Band/Mark Bragg & The Black Wedding Band/Andrea Curry Hell’s Kitchen, 2037 Gottingen, 10pm/11pm/12am/1am, $10 F, R

Saturday 1

All Ages A Sight For Sewn Eyes/Athaliahs/Ares Reign Metalcore extravaganza. We all know how well the Junos have traditionally represented the metalcore scene; here is yet another example. All ages. The Pavilion, Central Common, 5816 Cogswell, 7pm, $8, 422-4716 L, R

Amelia Curran/Museum Pieces/Heavy Blinkers/Tanya Tagaq Bjork likes Tagaq. You should go, you might too. Tribeca, 1588 Granville, 10pm/11pm/12am/ 1am, 492-4036 A, F, R

Andrew LeDrew/ Slowcoast-er/Sloan/MSTRKRFT Wckd! Reflections, 5184 Sackville, 10pm/ 11pm/12am/1am, $10, 422-2957 R

Asia & Nu Gruv/ Senaya/ Blessed/Jah Beng/Odel The Warehouse, 1549 Lower Water, 10pm/11pm/11:45pm/12:30am/ 1:15am, $10 H

Sure Thing, All Ages Broken Social Scene/ Bedouin Soundclash If you are in college, the chances are good that you like these bands. Halifax Forum, 8pm, $25 R

Camille Miller/Mardeen/ Julie Doiron w/Shotgun & Jaybird/The Beautiful Unknown Stage Nine, 1567 Grafton, 10pm/11pm/12am/1am, $10 R

Dave Carmichael/Old Man Luedecke/Kristina Trites/Al Tuck The Frigate, 1582 Granville, 10pm/11pm/12am/1am, $10, 429-6222 A, F, R

Dave Gunning & Band/JP Cormier/Corb Lund/True North Records Revue Don’t play cards for money with Corby Lund. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Casino Nova Scotia, Schooner Room, 1983 Upper Water, 10pm/11pm/12am/1am, $10, 425-7777 C, F, R

Dennis Parker & Roger Howse/Glamour Puss/Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne/The Perpetrators You’re not the blues boss of me, Kenny Wayne. Oh, who am I kidding, of course you are! Your Father’s Moustache, 5686 Spring Garden, 10pm/11pm/ 12am/1am, $10, 423-6766 B

Dog Day/In-Flight Safety/Hey Rosetta!/Elliott Brood The Seahorse, 1659 Argyle, 10pm/11pm/ 12am/1am, $10, 423-7463 R

Hot Toddy/MIR/Lennie Gallant/Genticorum Pogue Fado, 1581 Barrington, 10pm/11pm/ 12am/1am, $10, 429-6222 A, F, M, R

Inward Eye/The Letter Unfolds The Pavilion, Central Common, 5816 Cogswell, 3pm, $11/$13, 422-4716 L, R

Jay Semko/Jill Barber/Craig Cardiff/Jully Black Ginger’s, 1662 Barrington, 10pm/11pm/ 12am/1am, $10, 422-4954 A, F, R

Satellite Rides/Two Hours Traffic/Matthew Barber & The Union Dues/King Konqueror Big Leagues, 4 Forest Hills, 10pm/11pm/12am/1am, $10, 462-2721 R

Shan Arsenault Trio/bsharp (feat. Harvey Miller)/Duane Andrews/David Buchbinder’s Juno All-Stars The Juno All-Stars feature Hilario Duran and Marc Rogers. And we’re sure they will burn Stayner’s down with white-hot Juno All-Star heat. Please don’t prove us wrong, Juno All-Stars. Stayner’s, 5075 George Street, 10pm/11pm/ 12am/1am, $10, 492-1800 J

All Ages The Contact/ Three Season Ant/Stephanie Mainville/Amanda Falk Contemporary Christian showcase. Even Jesus loves the Junos. Salvation Army Church, 1327 Barrington, 8pm, $15/$20

The Fed Pennies/Their Majesties/Inward Eye/ Silverstein An evening of charming young lads. The Marquee Club, 2037 Gottingen, 10pm/11pm/ 12am/1am, $10, 429-2442 R

Yellow/Rock Ranger/Iron Giant/C’mon Hell’s Kitchen, 2037 Gottingen, 10pm/11pm/12am/1am, $10 L, R

Sunday 2

All Ages SelfConscious, In-Flight Safety, Two hours traffic, yellow jacket avenger All ages. All good. All right? The Pavilion, Central Common, 5816 Cogswell, 2pm, Free, 422-4716 R

All Ages Alan doyle, martha wainwright, ron sexsmith This is sure to be one heck of a songwriters’ circle. Read more about the songstress of the group (that would be Martha). Rebecca Cohn, 1pm, $35, R, A, F


Let’s not forget about the beauty of the No Cases. There’s no Ben Mulroney, no Black Eyed Peas, no red carpet, very little schmoozing. It’s just comforting north end venues and a multitude of great local acts to cheer you.

Thursday 30

Mars Hill/Great Plains/ Carmen Townsend & The Shakey Deals/Tom Fun Orchestra House of Rock showcase. That infamous House of Rock. The Attic, 1741 Grafton, 11pm/12pm/1am/2am, $5, 423-0909 R

Friday 31

Ceti Alpha/Jonny Stevens/ Satellite Rides/Montgomery Moth/The Maynards When I say “The,” you say “Maynards!” No, really. Do it. North End Pub, 2776 Gottingen, 10pm/10:45pm/11:30pm/12:25am/ 1:10am, $5, 455-7432 R

Howitiz/Urban Surf Kings/ EMC & Hermitofthewoods/ The Establishment/Black Bags/Gilbert Switzer This eclectic line-up ensures that you won’t get bored. Obviously it ensures much more than that, but we thought you’d appreciate that little disclaimer. Gus’ Pub, 2605 Agricola, 9:40pm/10:15pm/ 10:55pm/11:45pm/12:25am/1:10am, $5, 423-7786 R, H

All Ages Superfantastics/ The Bad Motels/A/V/The Stance/The Museum Pieces Keep in mind, when we say “A/V,” that’s just one band. In fact, it’s just one man. Unless there are two drummers again. In that case, hold on to your effing socks. One World Cafe, 2412 Agricola, 7pm/7:40pm/ 8:15pm/8:50pm/9:30pm, $5, 404-7378 R

All Ages Their Majesties/ HOTSHOTROBOT/Sko-Shun Tiez/Richmond Hill The Pavilion, Central Common, 5816 Cogswell, 7pm, $7, 422-4716 R, H

Saturday 1

All Ages Jay Bizzy/Jesse Dangerously/The Grass/The Lighthouse Choir/Tom Fun Orchestra One World Cafe, 2412 Agricola, 6:45pm/7:20pm/ 8pm/8:45pm/9:30pm, $5, 404-7378 R, H

Mr. Plow/BA Johnston/ Windom Earle/The Sweet Tenders BA and Mr. Plow like to tour. Quite a bit. Gus’ Pub, 2605 Agricola, 10:30pm/11:15pm/ 12am/1am, $5, 423-7786 R

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