Must-watch music video: Jenn Grant's "Flying On Your Own"

Must-watch music video: Jenn Grant's "Flying On Your Own"

The folk-pop singer-songwriter covers Cape Breton legend Rita MacNeil.

By MORGAN MULLIN, Apr 21/21


Must-watch music video: The tide is high but Keeper E. is holding on

Must-watch music video: The tide is high but Keeper E. is holding on

A fresh new voice in the Halifax scene that's ready to talk about the climate crisis.

By ALEC MARTIN, Apr 15/21


Must-watch music video: A deer in the spotlight

Must-watch music video: A deer in the spotlight

Kim Harris and Andrea Dorfman join forces on an animated version of “Heirloom.”

By MORGAN MULLIN, Apr 6/21


You can judge a song by its cover

You can judge a song by its cover

The music industry cover song trend arrives in Halifax—but maybe that’s not the worst thing ever.

By MORGAN MULLIN, Mar 20/21


What will it take to fix the Halifax Pop Explosion?

What will it take to fix the Halifax Pop Explosion?

A deep dive into why the venerable music festival’s fourth apology for racism still isn’t right.

By MORGAN MULLIN, Mar 11/21


ANSMA'd our prayers

ANSMA'd our prayers

Enjoy a playlist of winners from the African Nova Scotian Music Association Awards.

By MORGAN MULLIN, Mar 9/21


A whole bunch of Halifax musicians get ECMA noms

A whole bunch of Halifax musicians get ECMA noms

Rose Cousins and Classified lead the pack for the East Coast Music Awards in May.

By MORGAN MULLIN, Mar 7/21


Follow along as Halifax’s reggae-roots royalty Jah’Mila takes over The Coast’s Instagram

Follow along as Halifax’s reggae-roots royalty Jah’Mila takes over The Coast’s Instagram

Go behind the scenes with the singer-songwriter Thursday before her Symphony NS showcase.

By MORGAN MULLIN, Feb 24/21


With India Gailey, sounds are louder than words

With India Gailey, sounds are louder than words

The composer/improviser/cellist from New Hermitage's solo work builds richness in its simplicity.

By MORGAN MULLIN, Jan 8/21


Sure Things for January 6-12

Sure Things for January 6-12

Fill your calendar with these local happenings—both online are IRL.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jan 6/21


It's Kye Clayton's time

It's Kye Clayton's time

The young rapper and beatmaker is sharing his story to connect with yours.

By MORGAN MULLIN, Jan 1/21


“Music, lyrics, and sounds can just bring this type of self-acceptance that we need.”

“Music, lyrics, and sounds can just bring this type of self-acceptance that we need.”

R&B force Kwento explains music as medicine for the soul

By ALEC MARTIN, Dec 29/20


Aquakultre's feast of a lifetime

Aquakultre's feast of a lifetime

How the band's debut LP Legacy sets the table for excellence.

By MORGAN MULLIN, Dec 28/20


The year the music lived

The year the music lived

Despite everything—including the odds—some amazing music was made in 2020. Here, we look at some of the best.

by MORGAN MULLIN, SEYITAN MORITIWON AND ALEC MARTIN, Dec 22/20


Seven sure things for December 17-23

Seven sure things for December 17-23

All the local, live art and events you need to see—IRL and online.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Dec 17/20


Ria Mae headlines the city's free, online New Year's Eve concert

Ria Mae headlines the city's free, online New Year's Eve concert

Let's be honest: We all freeze our butts off in the Grand Parade anyway.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Dec 17/20


Dave Gunning's golden rage

Dave Gunning's golden rage

The Nova Scotian folk mainstay adds his voice to the chorus opposing the Cochrane Hill gold mine with new single.

by ANDREW BETHUNE, Dec 13/20


Seven sure things for December 10-16

Seven sure things for December 10-16

All the local, live art and events you need to see—IRL and online.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Dec 10/20


From A to Zamani

From A to Zamani

How the Halifax R&B singer-songwriter/producer made 2020 her year.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Dec 3/20


Taking five with Braden Lam

Taking five with Braden Lam

The folky star-on-the-rise answers our most burning questions as he celebrates a new EP.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Nov 27/20


Wylin' in a winter wonderland

Wylin' in a winter wonderland

The Coast helps you feel holly jolly with a playlist of holiday tunes heavy on local favourites.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Nov 25/20


Seven Sure Things for November 12-18

Seven Sure Things for November 12-18

All the local live art you need to see—IRL and online.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Nov 12/20


We love that Halifax musicians are building the industry’s future

We love that Halifax musicians are building the industry’s future

Corey Writes shares his vision for what the music biz could look like.

By MORGAN MULLIN, Nov 12/20


The Coast is back with the 26th annual Best Of Halifax readers' survey results

The Coast is back with the 26th annual Best Of Halifax readers' survey results

Special for this pandemic year, the theme is reasons we love the city.

Nov 12/20


How to bring the party home

How to bring the party home

Local DJs helped us bust a move—and lift our mood—when we needed it most.

By MORGAN MULLIN, Nov 12/20


Video Spotlight »

Post Democracy is available as a digital performance through Sunday, April 25. Tickets are $20 for an individual, $35 for a household and $10 for students from the Prairie Theatre Exchange box office.

Review: Post-Democracy will decimate you

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