HPX 2010:: In-Flight Safety

HPX 2010

One of the highlights of the last few Halifax Pop Explosions has been the quality of the church shows that have been put on at grand old St. Mathews church. The Forest City Lovers/Davd Myles/Joel Plaskett acoustic-y show from 2007 remains one of the best HPX shows I’ve seen, but the Meligrove Band/Retribution Gospel Choir and Timber Timbre/Jenn Grant shows from the last couple years were also very impressive. So I always check for interesting church shows at St. Mathews when the HPX sched comes out, and there’s a good one on Friday, Oct. 22nd, as In-Flight Safety will be opening for Great Lake Swimmers.

 

I’m highlighting this show for a couple reasons: A, because I happen to be a fan of In-Flight Safety (their last release even got me all ranty) and I think they will sound pretty amazing in the church setting, but B, because we’ve actually seen the Great Lake Swimmers play in the church here in Halifax, and they were in fact awesome. Tony Dekker has kind of a low-key, emotive voice that fit the church environs perfectly, and the band also sounded excellent.

 

While I’ve been pre-occupied with HPX coverage of late, it’s come to my attention that IFS are also playing some dates in New York for CMJ in the days before HPX, and I thought I’d mention it in case any of our readers happen to be in NY during CMJ (Longshot? Perhaps, but you never know….). The band plays Fontana’s on Oct. 19th, and then a Canadian-centric CMJ Fest at Local 269 on Oct. 20th. They’re playing with a few couple other bands on the 20th, namely interesting TO electronic duo Freedom or Death whose email to us about the show actually alerted us to the fact that IFS were representing Haltown down in NY later this month. So if you’re going to be at CMJ, get some Canadian content and get out to see a great band.

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MP3:: In-Flight Safety - Big White Elephant

MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/inflightsafety

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MP3:: Freedom Or Death - Lost In Dances

MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/freedomordeathmusic

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