Halifax Pop Explosion: a recap

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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Halifax Pop Explosion: The Pre-Game

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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Welcome to the funhouse

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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DalFest recap

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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 tunes

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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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Album review: Impossible Dream

The hunt for the perfect early adulthood soundtrack has come to an end with Haley Bonar’s seventh studio album Impossible Dream. Bonar finds a way to deliver hard truths with beauty emphasized by her wistful voice, best described as a mix between Ingrid Michaelson and Lana Del Rey. This album combines fresh sounds with a…

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Tune into spring

CKDU, Dal’s independent campus radio, is set to host their Spring Fring, with various events planned from Apr. 1 to 9. Events range from a screening of “Only Yesterday,” the award-winning anime film that has never been released in North America until this year to a beer tasting with the Ladies Beer League at Stillwell,…

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The Morning Maniacs and Hidden Hearing Loss

It’s 5 p.m. and Mitchell Pineo just woke up after a long, loud night. He was DJing late with brother-in-beats DJ Loeb at Pacifico and they both left the club feeling inspired. “I hate it when that happens,” Pineo said, “we ended up coming back here and working on music until 8 a.m.” With that…

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The open mic house is on the edge of existence

What began as friends gathering to enjoy food, conversation and music, quickly gained popularity and transformed into a Monday night open mic. This tradition, located at 2539 Agricola Street in the north end of Halifax, gave rise to a community hub known as the open mic house and lasted seven years. On Jan. 22, 2016,…

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ALBUM: Grimes – Art Angels

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 Scream and Kill V. Maim because it’s the Grimes that her original fans have appreciated…

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