Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Showstravaganza:: Wax Mannequin, Rae Spoon, Brian Borcherdt, Julie Fader & ROB BASE

Its a fine Friday here in Halifax, and if you are here, you are no doubt busy working out your weekend plans in order to take advantage of the lovely weather we seem to have on tap. Well let's see if we can assist with a quick rundown of some events of interest. I say some events, but really, we all know there's only one can't miss show this weekend: Rob Base at The Palace.

I keed, but only slightly. If you know the Ack and I at all, you know very well that the only two things that will make us rush the dance floor at our advanced age is either strong hallucinogens or It Takes Two. In fact I went to see Rob Base play the Palace in the late 90's, so don't think I'm not tempted to see him again, but unfortunately/fortunately, my plans dictate otherwise. But if any of you can brave the douche nozzles that frequent The Palace, go for it. But of course, the real marquee lineup is at the old Marquee, with Wax Mannequin, Rae Spoon, Brian Borcherdt and Julie Fader all playing the Paragon on Saturday night. I dare say, if you make it out to that one, you are going to get your money's worth and then some. Yarmouth native Mr. Borcherdt is pistol-hot right now, having just released a new, free album, but Julie Fader's recent release, Outside In, is a collection of lovely songs that's worth your time.

There are certainly some other solid shows this weekend, which you can check for yourself below, but I'd also like to take a minute to pass on word of a couple of great events taking place next week. Trevor Murphy (Sleepless Nights, Quiet Parade), and his radio show Halifax Is Burning, is presenting a couple of very cool shows that will hopefully help out the Parker Street Food bank, so if you're in town next week, grab yourself a donation and head out to one of these events:

Halifax Is Burning Presents:
If It's Too Loud, Turn It DOWN!

Jon McKiel & Klarka Weinwurm ( +
Gianna Lauren (
Quiet Parade (solo) (
Sam Ryan (

Wednesday, November 25th
The University of King's College Chapel - 7:00pm - FREE!


Halifax Is Burning Presents:
If It's Too Loud, Turn It UP!


The Establishment (
Kestrels (
The Bad Arts ((

Thursday, November 26th
Gus' Pub - 10:00pm - $5.00

*At both shows, there will be a donation box for the Parker Street Food Bank so bring any extra non-perishable food you have and make a donation, especially with the holidays coming up. If you make a donation, you are automatically entered into a draw for sweet prizes (details to come)*

Halifax Is Burning airs Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on CKDU 88.1FM in Halifax.

MP3:: Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock - It Takes Two

MP3:: Brian Borcherdt - Workin For The Weekend

MP3:: Rae Spoon - Come On Forest Fire Burn The Disco Down

MP3:: Shotgun Jimmie - Mind Crumb

MP3:: Jon Mckiel - Fist Fight (Live @ Gus')

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