From the Archives: Musical Memories

The Gazette was into the “Faust Waltz” before it was cool.

September 18, 2015

Dalfest 2015 is upon us.  In honour of the most exciting campus concert of the year, the Gazette invites you on a trip through our archives to track the evolution of the musical tastes of Dalhousie students over the past… Continue Reading

Dal Engineering’s folk soul

March 28, 2014

Luke Gallant, a 24 year-old singer-songwriter originally from PEI, has a sound that could turn a gathered room to stillness. His sound blends intoxicating honesty and sincerity. His soft guitar and vocals recall folk and blues, lending his music an… Continue Reading

Found in the sound

January 17, 2014

Simone Schmidt sat alone as her boyfriend went through a tiring day of chemotherapy. She had to stop being an anti-poverty organizer and shift her focus to take care of him, but never imagined it would be so difficult, or… Continue Reading

Counting down the year’s best music countdowns

January 17, 2014

  2014 is upon us, and now that the dust has cleared, we can reflect on some of the great things the past year brought us.  If you’re like me, the first thing you thought of was, “What was the… Continue Reading

Going nowhere and back

November 08, 2013

In 2012, Mark Black’s first bookNoMeansNo: Going Nowhere was released as a part of Invisible Publishing’s Bibliophonic music series. The non-fiction book is part chronicle of genre-defining  B.C punk band NoMeansNo, and part fan memoir of Black’s and his brother’s  teenage… Continue Reading

Theatre and music merge

November 01, 2013

Dalhousie University’s theatre and music departments will merge into the Fountain School of Performing Arts on July 1, 2014. With a gift of $10 million from the family of Fred Fountain, Dal’s chancellor, going towards the development of the school,… Continue Reading

Lost in the thought

November 01, 2013

There’s a mournful whisper that comes through over dreamy taps and subterranean shivers, the warm moisture of a mouth against an ear: “Please don’t trust me. Please don’t trust me,” the voice says. This intimate angst sits on top of… Continue Reading

HPX: Mo Kenney

October 25, 2013

  Mo Kenney has been a regular fixture in the Halifax music scene over the past three years, excelling at crafting an intimate and very individual blend of alt-rock and folk-pop. The 23-year-old first caught the ear of East Coast… Continue Reading

Here for Hollerado

October 11, 2013

Four guys, one Ottawa suburb and garage rehearsals lead to Canadian indie rock band Hollerado. Guitarist Nixon Boyd spoke with the Gazette about influences, history and new music. On tour, Boyd says, “we mostly travel in the van. We pass time… Continue Reading


October 11, 2013

It’s underdogs weeks away from the world tournament, training in the pink dawn. Or is it a psychic tenth grader realizing suddenly that she can move her old stuffed unicorn? Or is it 2083, when, under a sky of meteor… Continue Reading

Hidden gems of CKDU

October 10, 2013

Maybe it’s the 30,000 records. At 140 grams per unit, that’s more than four tons of vinyl. Nothing in the station looks like it belongs in this millennium, but Dalhousie’s campus radio station-cum-community beacon can contend for bragging rights among… Continue Reading

Music in the streets

October 03, 2013

Dalhousie’s music department is extending the classroom to the HRM at large with the launch of a new outreach program. The program, headed by director and music student Willem Blois, with assistance from the Society of Dalhousie Music Students, aims… Continue Reading

To twerk or not to twerk

September 27, 2013

In case you haven’t noticed, a topic of great importance is emerging in the discourse and criticism that surround the arts. That would be the way in which artists, often those from privileged/white culture, habitually appropriate from other, less privileged… Continue Reading