Posts Tagged ‘music review’

Introduce Yerself: a distinctly Canadian ode and farewell

There’s this scene in the new Tragically Hip concert film/documentary Long Time Running, where Gord Downie is preparing to play one of his final shows. He slowly, methodically, puts on his socks and undershirt before he slinks into a bright white metallic suit. This image of Downie – not as a frail husk – but…

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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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Soirée with a symphonic spaceman

While looking into astronaut Chris Hadfield’s eyes, you can’t help but realize he’s literally seen the entire world at once. That’s a pretty overwhelming thought. Commander Hadfield, famous for covering David Bowie’s Space Oddity from literal space, for authoring several books on his experiences, for sharing the wonderment of space exploration with millions via interstellar…

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Sam Roberts Band in Halifax

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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X Ambassador experience

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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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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