Halifax Jazz Fest Rising Stars Finalists

Entertainment & Arts
We continue to creep closer and closer to the 2015 edition of the TD Halifax Jazz Festival and with each passing day more and more exciting news creeps up out of nowhere.  With all of that being said, this year's Rising Stars program is filled to the brim with enough talent to make Simon Cowell… Read More

Monday Morning Soundtrack: The Drought is Over

Entertainment & Arts
It's been a hectic couple of weeks, but now that the drought is over I have a handful of tunes for you to get you through the start to your work week.  Alright, let's get down to the tunes! "Dreams" - Beck https://youtu.be/oTM3YPTYNo0 Not since 1999's Midnight Vultures has Beck been so upbeat and dance-y. "Dreams"… Read More

NXNE: Day One Review

Entertainment & Arts
North by North East (NXNE) kicked off last night in Toronto. For those of you who don't know, NXNE is pretty much a five day music festival featuring artists from a wide range of musical genres, coming from all over the world. What makes this festival so unique is that there is something for everyone… Read More

4 Reasons To Hit The Halifax Jazz Fest

Entertainment & Arts
Lets start this post off by saying that this festival should be viewed for the simple reason that it's a great representation of the amazing jazz musicians we have in the world.  From Ragtime to Bossa Nova to Hot Jazz, this festival has spent the past 29 years bringing in some of the world's most dynamic jazz acts… Read More

Monday Morning Soundtrack :: Where’d the Weekend Go?

Entertainment & Arts
I'm astonished at how fast time passes, and before you know it, 7 days have zipped by and we're back at the weekend.  I've had the headphones glued on over the past week and we have some great tracks to share with you.  This week's list will be made of some Mailbag submissions, a new… Read More

Mailbag Midweek Mixdown: An 8-Track subsidiary

Entertainment & Arts
1. Like A Motorcycle - "Into The Night" https://youtu.be/-nj57oPUVdw There are few female 4-piece outfits who have the same drive and ambition as Halifax's own Like A Motorcycle. The band has been logging serious time on the road, bouncing between Halifax, Sydney, Montreal and Toronto in anticipation of their forthcoming release High Hopes. "Into the… Read More

Concert Review: East Coast Rockabilly Riot

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EB Anderson
Before we dig into the review from Saturday night's East Coast Rockabilly Riot, I have to declare that rockabilly is a genre I have very little experience with.  I knew songs such as "Stray Cat Strut", "Rock Around The Clock" and "Blue Suede Shoes" would fit the bill, but found myself mildly stumped when I heard that… Read More