NEWS:: NCRC & herohill present

Here’s the skinny: CKDU 88.1FM will host the 30th annual National Campus and Community Radio Conference in Halifax. Community radio practitioners from across Canada will gather in Halifax to exchange ideas on radio and grassroots media. Workshops will cover production skills, media training, social and cultural issues awareness, technical radio know-how, community outreach and organization, and a variety of topics of value to Canada’s community radio workers and volunteers. Pretty cool, but even cooler the NCRC has asked herohill to help get the kids up and moving with a night of music.


When we asked what type of lineup they wanted, the words hip-hop, indie rock and awesome were strict qualifiers, so we took it upon ourselves to deliver the goods. Our lineup is mismatched and off the wall like one of Busta Rhymes outfits back in the LOTNS days, but we like the diversity of the evening and think you will too.


Here are the important details: When - June 8th, doors @ 7PM. Where - 1313 Hollis. How much - $6 Who - It’s all ages sucka, so the first 75 people get in the door, but I’d recommend getting there early as the delegates will try to roll in and take the best standing spots.

More importantly, you probably want to know who’s playing. Batting leadoff is Halifax folkie Nick Everett. Nick’s recorded two EPs, both stellar and the more time he spends on stage the more bold his sound becomes. Considering his debut EP is one of my favorites so far this year, I’d wager you might want to check this guy out.


We are thrilled to have Welland’s Marine Dream hitting second. Ian Kehoe, of Attack in Black fame, was rolling to Halifax with Shotgun Jimmie, so we thought it made sense to get him involved. Gritty and rock ready, this will be a solid pick me up after Nick charms the audience into hushed appreciation.


Long time hill favorites, Writers’ Strike, are up third. We fell in love with the band when they were called First Aid Kit and love them even more now. Punchy and fun this Halifax band will knocks your socks off and maybe more.


And batting cleanup… something pretty special. Fes, aka Uncle Fester, is the man behind the decks for The Extremities and he’ll be teaming up with Ambition (Ambeez to those friendly with the MC on twitter) for a special performance. The duo is dropping a mix tape soon, so tomorrow will offer up a sneak peak of what’s in store.

All that… for 6 bucks. Get off your asses people.




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