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Halifax Pop Explosion’s first two days hit all the right notes

Day One starts with a bang The 25th annual Halifax Pop Explosion kicked off Wednesday night, with some of the loudest bands the festival has to offer. Acts included three local bands, and Toronto-based noise rockers METZ. The Marquee hosted opening ceremonies featuring Halifax Poet Laureate Rebecca Thomas. After, Halifax Pop Explosion Board Member Trevor…

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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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Headfirst through the Explosion

Sunday morning and I can’t move my arms above my head. After four consecutive nights of sweating and dancing to the point of near-delirium, it almost feels good to say that this year’s edition of Halifax Pop Explosion is over. Almost. Upon first hearing of this year’s line-up, I was a little taken aback. The…

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HPX diaries

Gus’ Pub, Oct. 24 The walrus is lumbering, majestic and 2,000 lbs., a gracefully corpulent beast that slithers through the glitter of the arctic.  His beard and tusks are ancient. He dances with Sedna, guardian of the underworld, at the bottom of the frozen sea. He has a dignified wisdom in his raw, blubbery skin.…

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HPX: Alana Yorke

Musician and producer Alana Yorke released a haunting video for “The Weight” in 2012, but things have shifted in the year since. While “The Weight’s” soft echo and light-infused piano told the personal story of a scuba diving accident, Yorke is moving on and out to a new, powerful style, performing with her full band…

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HPX: Mo Kenney

  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 veteran Joel Plaskett, who helped produce her self-titled debut release and hone her touring chops.…

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HPX: Billie Dre and the Poor Boys

Billie Dre and the Poor Boys are set to perform for their second year in a row at the Halifax Pop Explosion, bringing out new songs from their debut album, Garlic Fingers. Head-banging and hip-swaying is almost impossible to resist when listening to the trio. Dylan Ryan thrashes his drums to perfect beats, Cole Henderson…

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HPX: Cousins

Cousins is a local energetic garage-pop duo consisting of Aaron Mangle and Leigh Dotey. They’ve been rocking Halifax with their powerful stage presence since 2009, as well as having toured throughout North America and Europe. In a short email correspondence with the band, they revealed a sense of humor and lighthearted attitude. They say the…

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