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 [...]
Joel Plaskett has done the impossible. Not only has he carved out a successful career for himself here in Halifax (yes, technically Dartmouth, I know this), something the rest of us find challenging at the best of times, but he’s done it in the most fickle of industries. Music is an uphill battle of a [...]
Something almost no one knows about me as that I’m obsessed with murder ballads. Songs of darkness, bloodshed and mayhem under the comforting guise of acoustic melodies or traditional bluesy riffs are as close as I get to the Kirk, Picard or stereotypical comic book geeking. Well, murder ballads and Tom Waits. As a [...]
Here is an uptempo gem from John K. Samson’s upcoming solo album Provincial (Jan. 24th). Like anything Samson does, this is great, and the album will be great, so it would be great if you bought it.
Here’s a fun slice of electro-rock goodness from new T.O. duo Sandie Black. More of these and I think we might be hearing a lot more about them.
MP3:: Sandie Black - Gotta Get Free
I’ll happily cop to this post essentially being a re-up (except for the Come On Let’s Move It remix) of this rather enjoyable OSM from a couple years ago, but at this point I’ve done so many of these old school posts that repitition is inevitable. Plus it’s Special Ed! And on the cover he’s [...]
Notes To Self - All of the Above
This one here seems like a good choice to close out what was a fairly wacky winter week - out here in Halifax at least. The guys from T.O. hip hop outfit Notes To Self sent us their new video a few days ago, and it is pretty much, to use their own description, [...]
Your Samples Our Obsession
Considering the overall vibe of Halifax isn’t at an all-time high currently (vacant storefronts, more venue closures, more people moving away, faltering economy, endless boondoggles from our municipal “leadership”), it’s nice to have a reminder that there are still plenty of creative people here in the city doing good things. Your Samples Our Obsession, [...]
Favorites-of ’12:: Woodpigeon For Paulo EP
For Paulo, the new EP from Woodpigeon, may have started as a tribute to family road trips and Mark Hamilton’s mandatory musical roots, but there’s more at play here. Hamilton cites touch-points like Fleetwood Mac, Boys Don’t Cry and Iron Butterfly as the inspiration for his melodies, but underneath those lasting nostalgic hues is something [...]
Been waiting for a fairly rockin’ new Great Lake Swimmers song? Well there is one now!