Six ways to broaden your mind wider than social distance requirements

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Six ways to broaden your mind wider than social distance requirements

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Mar 23/20

Your body might be atrophying on the couch but your brain doesn't have to. comments      0


East Coast Music Awards get COVID-cancelled

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East Coast Music Awards get COVID-cancelled

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Mar 17/20

Twenty-eight Halifax-based acts were set to perform at the annual ECMA fest. comments      0


Junos cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

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Junos cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Mar 12/20

At least we can still stream award host Alessia Cara's excellent album The Pains Of Growing while we self-quarantine. comments      0


Rose Cousins is dancing on her own

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Rose Cousins is dancing on her own

posted by JADE NAUSS, Mar 12/20

The singer-songwriter’s new album explains the difference between loneliness and being alone. comments      0


Nomadic Homes plants sonic roots

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Nomadic Homes plants sonic roots

posted by JONATHAN BRIGGINS, Mar 12/20

Chris Rayner’s bedroom recording project releases a fuzzed-out, nostalgia-seeped debut LP. comments      0


Pianist R. Grunwald has the key

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Pianist R. Grunwald has the key

posted by BRANDON YOUNG, Mar 12/20

The "extended minimalism" of his debut album helps you find your chill. comments      0


Listen to this: Laura Roy's "Halifax"

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Listen to this: Laura Roy's "Halifax"

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Mar 10/20

London's biggest R&B star-on-the-rise shouts out her hometown with a stripped-back new single. comments      0


Ten questions with Villages

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Ten questions with Villages

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Mar 5/20

"A buddy of ours once described us as sounding like the Rankin Family if they were produced by Brian Eno," the Cape Breton four-piece shares. comments      0


Mo Kenney keeps the beat

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Mo Kenney keeps the beat

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Mar 5/20

We asked Dartmouth rock star and certified bad ass to share her favourite tunes by women artists in honour of International Women’s Day. comments      0


Buffy Sainte-Marie to play Halifax August 26

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Buffy Sainte-Marie to play Halifax August 26

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Feb 25/20

Catch the iconic singer-songwriter at Casino Nova Scotia. comments      0


Jenn Grant knows it’s <i>Inevitable</i>

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Jenn Grant knows it’s Inevitable

posted by BRENNAN MCCRACKEN, Feb 13/20

Coming home with her seventh studio album, the folk-pop star leans into harder edges. comments      0


Alessia Cara to play Halifax Jazz Fest on July 9

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Alessia Cara to play Halifax Jazz Fest on July 9

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Feb 10/20

Toronto's biggest musical export since Drake headlines the waterfront main stage. comments      0


Vadell Gabriel loses at love but wins with rhymes

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Vadell Gabriel loses at love but wins with rhymes

posted by ALEC MARTIN, Feb 6/20

Halifax’s hero of new jack swing drops an EP for the brokenhearted. comments      0


Flex through this Super Bowl weekend with these Sure Things

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Flex through this Super Bowl weekend with these Sure Things

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Jan 31/20

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For Kristen Martell, the wait is over

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For Kristen Martell, the wait is over

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Jan 30/20

After a decade away from music, the singer-songwriter celebrates a sunny new sound. comments      0


Julie Doiron and Mount Eerie’s view from the summit

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Julie Doiron and Mount Eerie’s view from the summit

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Jan 30/20

The singer-songwriters’ second collaboration reaches new heights. comments      0


Sloan comes back home with <i>Navy Blues</i> tour

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Sloan comes back home with Navy Blues tour

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Jan 29/20

The legendary record will be performed front-to-back. comments      0


The Black Keys are coming to Halifax

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The Black Keys are coming to Halifax

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Jan 27/20

The rock royalty continues its reign as it hits Halifax May 5. comments      0


Ten questions with Braden Lam

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Ten questions with Braden Lam

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Jan 23/20

The Driftwood People's front person dishes about Stanning Tim Baker and his NSYNC phase. comments      0


Angel Bat Dawid soars

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Angel Bat Dawid soars

posted by CHRIS STOODLEY, Jan 23/20

Chicago’s new free-jazz star shines in Halifax on Saturday, Jan 25. comments      0


Stewart Legere, Cliff Le Jeune and friends are tangled up in <i>Blue</i>.

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Stewart Legere, Cliff Le Jeune and friends are tangled up in Blue.

posted by MICHAEL LAKE, Jan 16/20

A star-studded tribute night to Joni Mitchell’s landmark album helps beat the bleakest day of the year. comments      0


ZZ Top announces Halifax show May 20

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ZZ Top announces Halifax show May 20

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Jan 13/20

See the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer alongside Cheap Trick at the Scotiabank Centre. comments      0


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OBEY Convention becomes EVERYSEEKER

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Jan 9/20

The music festival all about discovery and creativity rebrands. comments      0


Morgan Davis: Ahead by a half-century

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Morgan Davis: Ahead by a half-century

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Jan 9/20

A lifelong student of the blues looks back at what he’s learned over a five-decade career. comments      3


Kenni G keeps it real

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Kenni G keeps it real

posted by MORGAN MULLIN, Dec 26/19

The bass-dropping DJ is making EDM more inclusive, one dance floor at a time. comments      0


Music Reviews

Show review: The East Pointers guide you home

Show review: The East Pointers guide you home

PEI's Celtic-folk kings continue to rule.


Show review: Rebecca Thomas and Symphony Nova Scotia reach farther together

Show review: Rebecca Thomas and Symphony Nova Scotia reach farther together

The famed poet/activist pushes classical music into new realms as she debuts We're Not Done Drumming.


Review: Don't sleep on the lullaby folk of Ostrea Lake

Review: Don't sleep on the lullaby folk of Ostrea Lake

The Halifax outfit lays serious groundwork in its debut LP.


Show review: Walrus warms the stage for Diet Cig but steals the show at Halifax Pop Explosion

Show review: Walrus warms the stage for Diet Cig but steals the show at Halifax Pop Explosion

Halifax's own band of Flaming Lips-tinged fuzz rock ruled the Marquee on Oct 26.


Show review: Kaia Kater, Jennah Barry and Lydia Persaud baptized our ears at Halifax Pop Explosion

Show review: Kaia Kater, Jennah Barry and Lydia Persaud baptized our ears at Halifax Pop Explosion

The trio of sets at St. Matthew's church made the most of the high ceilings while lifting beyond lofty expectations.


Show review: Spencer Krug and Charlotte Cornfield enchant their audience

Show review: Spencer Krug and Charlotte Cornfield enchant their audience

A Halifax Pop showcase that is an unreplicable moment in time.


Show review: Japanese Breakfast is a feast

Show review: PUP will never live up to its name

Show review: Halifax Pop Explosion's <i>Songs of The City</i> is a love letter to all of us

Show review: Halifax Pop Explosion's Songs of The City is a love letter to all of us

The venerable music festival kicks off with a showcase highlighting the strength in vulnerability.


Review: Erwan Keravec and Hamid Drake shatter the silence at suddenlyLISTEN's season debut show

Review: Erwan Keravec and Hamid Drake shatter the silence at suddenlyLISTEN's season debut show

The Urban Pipes showcase should've felt like a peanut butter-tunafish sandwich but instead was much tastier.


<i>The Magic Flute</i> blows on at the Halifax Summer Opera Festival

The Magic Flute blows on at the Halifax Summer Opera Festival

Mozart’s music might be “the most sublime ever written” but he’s no woke bae.


Album review: Hitman, <i>The Offering: Side One</i>

Album review: Hitman, The Offering: Side One

The Halifax stoner-metal quartet returns with a hot new EP.


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Vol 27, No 43
March 19, 2020

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