Let’s have some more HPX hip hop-related goodness shall we? Might as well do my level best to poke holes in my own assertion that there is less hip hop at this HPX than in the past (did the GZA checking his texts during his Liquid Swords performance a couple years ago sour the HPX [...]
Contest:: Win 2tix to see Japandroids @ The Seahorse Tavern
File this under, “fuck yeah!” Japandroids are playing Halifax. The Vancouver two-piece delivered one of the best records of 2009, and followed it up with a series of 7″ that cemented the fact they are so bad ass that Shotgun Jimmy would be afraid to hold hands with them. Rumor has it that they are [...]
The HPX ’11 posting series rolls on, and although this edition of the festival does seem a little lighter on the hip hop than in the past, that doesn’t mean there aren’t shows out there for the hip hop enthusiasts in attendance this year. Take Thursday, Oct. 20th at The Khyber, for example. At that [...]
You see that fancy poster ^^^? Well, it’s the first of many ways we are spreading the word about the herohill, Saved By Vinyl, Kelp Records HPX mega jams happening during HPX. We’ve loved both labels for many moons now, so getting the chance to get some of their artists on not one, but two [...]
Jennifer Castle - Powers
Jennifer Castle seems to have been on the come up as of late, as her name seems to be coming up quite frequently on interwebby type things. And that includes the Ack’s review of her last release. Well if you’re heading to HPX ’11, you can catch her perform her brand of “hazy collages”, as the Ack put it, for yourself when she plays The Company House on Saturday, Oct 22nd.
MP3:: Jennifer Castle - Powers
The Belle Comedians – Modern Touch
Halifax’s The Belle Comedians are up next in our bunch of “B” acts from the ’11 Halifax Pop Explosion, and if you’re looking for a bit more info on them you can check my post on their last EP from this spring. That might help get you prepped if you plan to hit the Company House on Saturday, Oct. 22nd, where BC will be kicking things off.
MP3:: The Belle Comedians - Modern Touch
Audrey & The Agents - Don’t Think Twice
We’re stepping back into the A’s for the 8th HPX act we’re posting a song from: Audrey & The Agents. Despite hailing from Halifax, Audrey & Co. are new to us, but I like what I hear from this loud, female-fronted quartet so you may very well see them on the hill again when their record is released. For now you can check out Audrey & The Agents starting things off at the Elephant & Castle Underground show on Saturday, Oct. 22nd.
MP3:: Audrey & The Agents - Don’t Think Twice
Quick Hitters:: Banded Stilts By The Back Stair
It’s almost too easy to hear a band like Banded Stilts and dismiss them with a lazy list of sonic comparisons. The Amherst outfit earns their keep with picked acoustic roots melodies bulked up with keep time drums, harmonies, mandolin, and banjo. Fans of the Great Lake Swimmers could embrace their sound openly, but the [...]
Good Ole Indie Rock Week:: Apollo Ghosts & Moonsocket
Trying something new this week; a dedicated focus on a sound instead of new bands. Lately, the submissions coming across my desk have been mostly inoffensive “alt.country” and lo-fi surf infused bands struggling to keep up with the hot trends on hypem. As much as I enjoy both of those genres - when done right [...]
Friday Fun:: Glory Glory
Hey everyone, it’s the weekend and there is a lot of music going on in Halifax! I mean there is usually a lot of music in our fair city on a given weekend, but this weekend it seems like there’s an inordinate amount of great music. Don’t you think so? Let’s recap: tonight there’s [...]