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Basia Bulat – It Can’t Be You

Pardon me for a moment while I get into my television-singing-show-judge guise, but this is a fact: lots of people have voices, but some people just have voices. Basia Bulat is most certainly in that latter category. Pure, and effortlessly emotive, Bulat’s voice seems designed to cut you to the quick every time you hear(…)

2013 Halifax Pop Explosion Lineup

2013 Halifax Pop Explosion Lineup

I’m assuming you already have your HPX wristband already. Why? You’re clearly a person of discerning taste, considering you are reading the hill – the #1 musical blog type thing read by your favourite Canadian music industry insiders and artists*. Therefore, it’s no stretch to assume you have already made plans to attend one of(…)

Fire x Fire – Losing Control

Fire x Fire – Losing Control

Fire x Fire? Yes please. After that snowbomb-filled weekend I’d suggest you bring out all of the fire and try to melt some of these ludicrous snowbanks back down to functional size. Regardless of their inability to blowtorch my driveway clear, a new song from Toronto four piece Fire x Fire (or Fire By Fire)(…)

HPX 2012:: One Week Away!

HPX 2012:: One Week Away!

Yes indeed the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Halifax Pop Explosion is but a mere week away from starting, and as you can plainly see via the use of an exclamation mark in the title of this post, this is exciting news. If you’re in Halifax and reading this, I have to assume you’re already(…)

Friday Fun:: 20th Halifax Pop Explosion

Friday Fun:: 20th Halifax Pop Explosion

What? It’s the middle of September and we’ve yet to put up a post featuring all the acts from the 20th edition of the Halifax Pop Explosion in huge-chunk-of words format? Well, let’s remedy that right now. Ado, Adventure Club, Ain’t No Love, Al Tuck, Ambersand, Ambition, Amos the Transparent, Andie Bulman, Andrew Bush, Astral(…)

Christina Martin – Falling For You

Here’s how the Ack started his review for Christina Martin’s last album: It’s hard not to like Christina Martin. She’s charming, attractive, genuinely seems to appreciate her fans and the tradition that spawned her music, and she’s put in the kilometres needed to build a fan base. After being enchanted and entertained by this here(…)