In The Dead of Winter 2012

Winter. You may not like it, but you cannot escape it. Unless you live somewhere where they don’t have winter, then kudos, you have escaped winter! For the rest of us though, it’s best to find some way to enjoy these frigid months. Outdoor activities are fine and dandy, goodness knows our new skating oval here in Halifax has been a huge hit by all accounts, but if you’re looking for something indoors, intimate and musical, then the 2012 edition of the In The Dead of Winter festival is a must.

 

As has become the norm for IDOW in the last couple years, they’ve set up a couple marquee shows that will likely get most of the attention (Shawn Colvin playing the Cohn with Don Brownrigg opening, and Martha Wainwright at the Spatz Theatre with Luke Doucet & Melissa McClelland opening in their new Whitehorse incarnation), but a look at the schedule will reveal plenty of great shows throughout the Festival’s 3 main evenings. In fact, the festival folks have done a better job than I ever could breaking down this year’s lineup, so give that a read, sample some sounds from a few of this year’s participants below and then make your plans accordingly.

 

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MP3:: Whitehorse - Killing Time is Murder
Web:: www.whitehorsemusic.ca

 

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MP3:: Jenny Berkel - Watching your Ghost
Web:: jennyberkel.com

 

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MP3:: Jeff Torbert - This Day Is A Metaphor
Web:: www.jefftorbert.ca

 

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MP3:: Steve Gates - Proud Convey It
Web:: radio3.cbc.ca/bands/Steve-Gates

 

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MP3:: Andrew Sisk - Pause
Web:: andrewsisk.bandcamp.com

 

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MP3:: David Simard - 02 Good Friend
Web:: davidsimard.bandcamp.com

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