Wash your sheets, light some candles, and hit play on this sensual and sexy R&B playlist curated by contributor, Grant Ruffinengo. It’s the perfect, almost unnoticeable sultry set to put you or you and your partner(s) in the mood for a lil’ romantic V-day evening alone.  

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Taz Records is packed with mountains of undiscovered vinyl that threaten to spill onto Grafton Street. Seamus Ryan, a vinyl enthusiast and patron of Halifax’s Taz Records, considers some of his past discoveries. “There’s a great Elmore James album that I discovered there – a real blues artist. Honestly, there’s lots of treasures, even with…

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Before the technicians finished setting the stage on Friday night, a chant broke out for Sam Roberts, though there wasn’t even a hint that the band was ready to emerge yet. When the Sam Roberts Band did take the stage, they launched with a dreamy starter to build up excitement, with neat crisscrossing light fixtures…

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Curiosity sparks, watching a friend slide past the bouncer into an all-consuming, mouth-breathing, hot, and enthusiastic crowd over the band in the background. On Thursday, November 17th, the X Ambassador’s concert at the Marquee on Gottingen St in downtown Halifax brought back the spirit of harmony through music. The X Ambassadors were in Halifax for…

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Passionate, vulgar, anti-normative – lyrics off the title track of Against Me!’s album Transgender Dysphoria Blues bleed punk rock. Frontwoman Laura Jane Grace tells a story of alternative gender identities rather than the anarchistic, anti-establishment themes the band is known for. The group’s sixth album focuses on struggles of gender dysphoria (a feeling of unease…

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SAT. OCT. 22 – THE FORUM Saturday’s downpour let up in time to allow crowds to flock to shows for the final night of Halifax Pop Explosion. Fans filled the multi-purpose room one final time at the Forum for the weekend’s closer. Keys N Krates were this year’s EDM headliner of choice, following a JUNO…

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Just press shuffle on this mix and enjoy these tunes from an eclectic mix of genres and artists like, Holy Fuck, Grandtheft, Nap Eyes and Atlantic Canada’s Reeny Smith, all to get you in the mood for Halifax Pop Explosion. Check out the playlist here: HPX begins on Wednesday, October 19th and lasts for four…

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The sensation of the bass pounding through the walls is immediate. The hue of coloured lights outlines the residue from the smoke machine. The floor is covered in miscellaneous jackets and spilled liquor. A horde of people surround the band as reciprocal screams transfer between the singer and the audience. Thrashing into one another, the…

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tyler shaw

The annual DalFest concert took place at Dalhousie’s Studley campus quad this weekend. On Friday night, and several dozen students turned out to hear some country rock from Nova Scotia’s TJ King, followed by Jess Moskaluke, a country pop artist who hails from Saskatchewan. On Saturday, things began early in the evening with Toronto-based band,…

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coffee, spotify, tunes,

The perfect one-hour playlist for coffee drinking, a sleepy Sunday morning wake up or a study session is here. Check it out     Find outdoor patio. Drink coffee. Listen to this. #blessed.    

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