We spent the weekend preparing for Irene’s worst - which was thankfully just some light rain and tropical winds - and this morning the sky is robin’s egg blue without a cloud in sight. The waves are breaking at Queensland and the water is already filled with people. It’s the type of day we [...]
The greatest power is often simple patience. This quote comes from self-made millionaire, a direct mail savant. If he really wanted to use his mailing skills for good, he should have packaged those words into some manillas and overnighted them to every aspiring musician. It takes time to learn how to build a melody [...]
Double the Rose = Double the Lovely. Halifax’s Rose (Cousins) joined Boston’s Rose (Polenzani) for a few songs on her new album The Rabbit. Here’s a sample of the double loveliness the record has on offer - Living In A Country.
MP3:: Rose Polenzani - Living In A Country
Party People…Party People….can ya’ll get funky?!?! (said in Afrika Bambaataa Planet Rock electro voice, natch) The summer is rapidly flying by is a blaze of, well, rain and fog for yer pals out here in Halifax, so that’s kind of a bummer. BUT, the end of summer also has a silver lining, football season!!!! Sorry, [...]
Whale Skin - Lady (Live)
I don’t really know anything about Whale Skin, other than that they are apparently from Halifax and they make some funky electronic jams, and that’s good enough for me really.
MP3:: Whale Skin - Lady (Live)
Deeper into Sappyfest:: Paul Henderson
It’s no secret that SappyFest is the best, grass roots festival around. The lineup is an embarrassment of riches that seems to top itself year after year. Sappy Six is no different. I’m sorry, but if you can find a festival that has a band like Apollo Ghosts or John K Samson playing side-by-side [...]
Like many Canadian music fans, I spent a good part of yesterday afternoon waiting to hear the results of the voting for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize Short list and scrutinizing the results. Like many, the list left me feeling cold, like my voice wasn’t heard. Statistically, this isn’t surprising. If you look at [...]
If nothing else, 2011 has shown that the little guy can still win in the music world. I’m not talking about Rosie O’Donnell not knowing (or ultimately eating) Arcade Fire when they won the Grammy. No, I’m talking about do-it-yourself successes like Arbutus Records, a label punching so far above its weight class you wonder [...]
Hey, folks. We are putting the final details on something special for Canada Day, but since the lovely and talented Lana Gay was kind enough to have us on CBC3 today to talk about the project, we thought it made sense to release a trailer of sorts. Basically, we begged and pleaded with some [...]
Tokyo Police Club’s Graham Wright has a new solo album out on File Under Music called Shirts Vs. Skins. The first single, Soviet Race, will have you heading to the dance floor with visions of cold war romances lingering in your head.
MP3:: Graham Wright - Soviet Race