From A to Zamani

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


Seven Sure Things for November 5-11

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Seven Sure Things for November 5-11

All the local, live art you need to see and stream.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Nov 5/20


666 Sure Things happening this Halloweekend

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666 Sure Things happening this Halloweekend

All the online parties and IRL happenings on our calendars from Oct 29-31.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Oct 29/20


Seven Sure Things happening in Halifax from Oct 22-28

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Seven Sure Things happening in Halifax from Oct 22-28

All the local, live art you need to see.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Oct 22/20


Halifax Pop Explosion's 28th festival should be starting tonight

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Halifax Pop Explosion's 28th festival should be starting tonight

Instead, there's been nothing but months of silence from the stalwart of Halifax's music scene.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Oct 21/20


Seven Sure Things happening in Halifax from October 8-14

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Seven Sure Things happening in Halifax from October 8-14

The can't-miss events happening this week.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Oct 8/20


Seven Sure Things happening in Halifax from October 2-7

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Seven Sure Things happening in Halifax from October 2-7

The can't-miss events happening this week.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Oct 2/20


Keonté Beals's coronation

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Keonté Beals's coronation

With the debut LP King, Beals cements his legacy as one North Preston's most luminous R&B stars.

by SEYITAN MORITIWON, Oct 1/20


Kestrels cracks open

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Kestrels cracks open

Sometimes, the breaks come at the wrong time—but the Halifax rocker's best music to date couldn't come quick enough.

by ALEC MARTIN, Sep 29/20


Rich Aucoin's American fever-dream

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Rich Aucoin's American fever-dream

The dance pop king's new LP, United States, is a tie-dyed exploration of late capitalism and its decay.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Sep 25/20


What's happening in Halifax from September 17-23

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What's happening in Halifax from September 17-23

Sure Things to stream and seek out IRL this week.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Sep 17/20


Review: New Hermitage <i>Unearth</i>s some magic

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Review: New Hermitage Unearths some magic

The experimental classical quartet's 2020 LP leaves the garden path for the forest.

by SAM GILLETT, Sep 16/20


Collective Video's singular mission

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Collective Video's singular mission

Radstorm and Bleep in the Dark build a video archive of the sound of 2020.

by ALEC MARTIN, Sep 10/20


What's happening in Halifax from September 10-16

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What's happening in Halifax from September 10-16

Our guide to the Sure Things you need to stream and seek out offline this week.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Sep 9/20


What's happening in Halifax this Labour Day Weekend

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What's happening in Halifax this Labour Day Weekend

Make the most of summer's swan song with these streams and IRL offerings.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Sep 3/20


June Body's language

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June Body's language

The alt-rocker branches out on a new EP that's also a COVID-19 time capsule.

by ALEC MARTIN, Aug 27/20


What's happening in Halifax from August 17-23

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What's happening in Halifax from August 17-23

All the things to see and stream this week.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Aug 18/20


Matt Mays announces surprise set of Shore Club shows

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Matt Mays announces surprise set of Shore Club shows

Cling to the summer tradition, sure—but for god's sake, wear a mask to the Aug 27-29 shows.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Aug 13/20


What's happening in Halifax from August 11-16

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What's happening in Halifax from August 11-16

All the local live art you need to see—and a few offline things to attend, too.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Aug 11/20


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Review: New Hermitage <i>Unearth</i>s some magic

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.


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Vol 28, No 4
December 3, 2020

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