Music

The 2015 Halifax Summer To-Do List

Looks like you better cancel your flight home

April 14, 2015

With so much of Dalhousie’s student body hailing from outside the city, summers in Halifax can feel like a well-kept secret. Those who stay in the city can attest to the beautiful weather and the multitude of things to do… Continue Reading

There and Back Again, an Arts Section’s Tale

A Recap of the Gazette’s Festival Coverage This Year

March 21, 2015

Through snow, slush and sleep deprivation, the Gazette’s Arts team has worked hard to get into all of Halifax’s biggest festivals to keep you in tune. As we wrap up our publishing year, let’s shed all notions of journalistic modesty and… Continue Reading

Seven Stages in the SUB

March 01, 2015

SubFest transforms the SUB into a festival grounds on March 6   “There’s going to be an ice cavern hallway dance party,” Mike Fong tells me. He isn’t talking about some swanky new club downtown, nor about an art installation…. Continue Reading

Blood and Guts and Music

February 08, 2015

The Halifax Battle of the Bands tore through the T Room Last Thursday, six local bands fought to the bloody end for a cash prize and chance to play at the World Curling Championship – which is being held in… Continue Reading

Thawing the Winter Blues

January 16, 2015

In the Dead of Winter Festival runs from Jan 22 to 24 It’s a cold night towards the end of January, as they all are. Let’s say it’s January 23. The air bites as if it had an intention to… Continue Reading

Singing in a different key

November 22, 2014

King’s Chorus prepares for fifth anniversary The King’s Chorus promises it’s next concert will be off the Handel. Celebrating their 5th anniversary the chorus will perform G.F. Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum on November 22nd at Saint Mary’s Basilica. The chorus… Continue Reading

Steve Lambke of The Constantines talks to the Gazette

November 15, 2014

The newly reunited band’s Atlantic finale As The Constantines gear up to play their Nov. 14 reunion show at The Marquee, the Gazette had a chat with guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist Steve Lambke about the band. For those of you… Continue Reading

Halifax Pop Explosion 2014 photo gallery

November 10, 2014

  Take a look at The Gazette’s photos from this year’s Halifax Pop Explosion! Photos taken by Mat Wilush and Alexander Maxwell.    

Reviews from the depths of the Arts Desk

October 03, 2014

The Gazette pans for gold through years of accumulated CDs Greg Rekus – Greg Rekus Demo An acoustic, alternative, folk and punk artist, Greg Rekus has gone from recording his music in his basement to performing across Canada and parts… Continue Reading

Reviews from the depths of the arts desk

September 26, 2014

The Gazette pans for gold through years of accumulated CDs Life Theoretic – When the Truth Comes Out If the cover artwork was not a big enough hint, When the Truth Comes Out by Life Theoretic is a rock album… Continue Reading

Two nights under purple lights

September 19, 2014

A look back at the DalFest weekend A friend told me that to write about a show or festival isn’t about explaining the show to those who weren’t there, but about instilling nostalgia for those who were. And there’s a… Continue Reading

It’s a small world, Molly Rankin

September 19, 2014

 A chat with Alvvays’ leading lady Halifax’s music scene is a sort of insular entity; a breeding pool that rarely spits up a nationally-renowned bands, but often tends to harbour its own. So it’s pretty great to have one of… Continue Reading

The Khyber’s long summer

September 12, 2014

Things have never been grimmer for the Khyber Art Society (KAS). Having been evicted from their historic property on Barrington Street earlier this year (ever listen to Joel Plaskett’s Down at the Khyber?), the group is in the midst of… Continue Reading