New releases for the week ending September 22nd 2017

Archspire - Relentless Mutation Archspire have also delved into more unorthodox and experimental territory on this record, with layers of mesmerizing dynamics that enhance their unique sound. The title track features progressive melodies, while the [...]

Photos from Polaris 2017

(and the last time we will mention it for a while, promise) Our good friend Lenny Wu (aka WildWorks) attended this week's Polaris Gala as a member of the media and was kind enough to [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Categories: News|9 Comments

ICYMI for Tuesday 19th September 2017

Lido Pimienta launches expletive-driven speech as she wins Polaris Music Prize Singer Lido Pimienta ripped into organizers of the Polaris Music Prize with an expletive-laden tirade over sound troubles with her performance as she accepted [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: News|50 Comments

Polaris Music Prize 2017

By Darlene Barss Today is the day we discover which artist will win the $50,000 Polaris Music Prize for 2017. I have enjoyed being a part of the  Polaris Music Prize process as a juror this year [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: Playlist, Polaris Music Prize|Tags: , , |106 Comments

New releases for the week ending September 15th 2017

Big Brave - Ardor One of the heavier bands of the Montreal scene, Big ‡ Brave aims to find the balance between post-rock, drone soundscapes, and the heavier interpretation of doom. This investigation started in [...]

Worst Gift – What’s Another 40 Bucks Between Friends?

We’re Worst Gift and we just released a new song “What’s Another 40 Bucks Between Friends?”. It’s available now to hear and share on Soundcloud. This song is about forgetting when you stopped being good [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Categories: New Music|Tags: |24 Comments

ICYMI for Tuesday 12th September 2017

Halifax classical violinist Marc Djokic wins $125K prize Monday morning, the violinist from Halifax learned he is this year's recipient of the the $125,000 Prix Goyer classical music award, which recognizes a collaborative emerging talent.(CBC) [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: News|25 Comments

New releases for the week ending September 8th 2017

Alvvays - Antisocialites Oh Archie, what have you done? It’s been three years since Alvvays’ self-titled album, a most auspicious indie-pop debut that doubled as a dog-eared short-story collection. Its breakout track was “Archie, Marry [...]

FME 2017: 15 Years of Authenticity and Passion

It was in the spirit of audacity and relevance that the FME concluded Sunday night on Kiwanis Beach, situated right in the heart of the city. A stage on the shores of the lake, a natural amphitheatre, [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: News|42 Comments

ICYMI for Tuesday 5th September 2017

Plumtree Project to give underrepresented groups a chance to rock out The Plumtree Project is a new education program by Mirus Records and the Halifax Pop Explosion designed to give eight participants access to instruments, [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: News|37 Comments