Tuesday, August 12, 2008

News:: 2008 Initial Halifax Pop Explosion Lineup

All right kids, now that the awesome, classic indie-rock cat is out of the bag in regards to the Inbreds and our participation in this years Halifax Pop Explosion, I thought we should post the rest of the initial lineup. Yes, I realize that the two-night herohill hearts music showcase extravaganza is going to be the place to be, but HPX always has a fairly killer lineup, so we want to make sure you fine folks are in the know.

Quite simply, what you need to know is that the GZA/Genius will be performing Liquid Swords in full. Yes, I know he's currently on a Liquid Swords tour, but Halifax isn't normally on that kind of tour's itinerary. So colour me excited (a manly shade of turquoise please) for this show (note to the fine, talented, awesome HPX organizers, let's have this show on Saturday night!) and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

The Inbreds and the GZA certainly aren't the only reasons for early excitement as HPX 08 takes shape though. Polaris nominees Holy Fuck, and their South Shore ties will certainly be a hot ticket. Fellow Polaris nominees and herohill faves Two Hours Traffic make a return appearance to try and capture the energy of last year's show with the almighty Dudes. Islands are loved by hipsters from far and near, and so hipsters here will be happy to have them near. Monotonix are easily the most rockin' band from Tel Aviv I have ever heard. The Retribution Gospel Choir are fronted by former Low frontman Allan Sparhawk, and that will have plenty of folks excited. Beloved Canadian songsmith Ron Sexsmith will be playing with the Halifax Symphony Orchestra, and I have to admit that seems like an enjoyable pairing.

This year's fest looks like another hot one, and early bird passes are on sale now, so get in there!

Brutal Knights: http://www.myspace.com/brutalknights
GZA: http://www.myspace.com/gza
Holy Fuck: http://www.myspace.com/holyfuck
Inbreds: http://www.inbreds.com
Islands: http://www.myspace.com/islands
Monotonix: http://www.myspace.com/monotonix
Retribution Gospel Choir: http://www.myspace.com/retributiongospelchoir
Ruby Coast: http://www.myspace.com/rubycoast
Scarce: http://www.myspace.com/scarcetheband
Ron Sexsmith: http://www.myspace.com/ronsexsmith
Two Hours Traffic: http://www.myspace.com/twohourstraffic
Woodhands: http://www.woodhands.com/

Posted at 12:35 PM by naedoo :: 1 comments

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At 1:11 PM, Blogger theneedledrop did sayeth:

Thanks for the HF!


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