ALBUM: Grimes – Art Angels

November 22, 2015

Last week, Grimes (AKA Claire Boucher) released her 5th album, Art Angels, and from what I have seen in terms of fan reaction, the consensus is generally mixed. A lot of her original fans are big fans of songs like… Continue Reading

‘Til the witching hour

18th annual CKDU Fundraiser held last Saturday

November 13, 2015

  From seven ‘til midnight on Nov. 7, CKDU 88.1FM hosted the 18th annual Witches’ Ball at the Royal Artillery Officer’s Mess. The venue for the event was perfectly suited, as one of the oldest buildings in these parts (about… Continue Reading

Ottawa Sound, Halifax Stage

A Review of Hollerado’s Newest Album

September 25, 2015

DALfest is a staple in student life at Dalhousie University, and has previously hosted artists such as Shad and Hey Rosetta!. On Saturday, September 19, Hollerado made their way to the DALfest stage. The Ottawa natives recently released their newest… Continue Reading

No-Bowie Can Compare

Elizabeth Edwards on the sound and vision behind her class on David Bowie

September 18, 2015

The Contemporary Studies programme out of King's College has chosen to focus their third year course, CTMP 3415: Contemporary Aesthetic and Critical Thought, around David Bowie, the idol of the 1970s and ‘80s.

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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