Two Words: Vance Joy

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Hey, remember that time Vance Joy came to Halifax in February? I do. It was one of those evenings in my life that I needed so badly. I am forever indebted to anyone who helped pull this show together, and bring it to us in the bleakest part of our winter. So amazing. https://youtu.be/z9qjVAdJ9Og However,… Read More

Friday Night Soundtrack – April 29, 2016

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So here we are, four months into the year and I still find myself on the hunt for that next great earworm. We've had a few small samples that you could find yourself singing along with, but overall there hasn't been much brought to the table. But just sit tight...hope is right around the corner.… Read More

Dearly Beloved….

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Let the Purple Rain down on me as I wear my raspberry beret.... You will never know the influence you had on my developing brain. My sister, who was the coolest of cool to me, had your 45s and my childhood was formed via a Prince soundtrack. Although I found your existence slightly beyond my… Read More

2016 East Coast Music Week Recap

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And just like that we have another East Coast Music Week in the books. With no regard to anyone who might oppose it, this five-day festival came, saw and conquered. Whether it was a hip-hop show during the early hours on Friday, or an afternoon acoustic set at the local watering hole, all genres of… Read More

Midweek Mixdown // The Sun is Coming edition

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While it's not as dire as last spring, we've been pretty fortunate to have had a fairly mild winter (even if it is still taking swipes at us in mid-April), so in honour of the return to the warmer Canadian months, I've assembled a few tunes that will definitely heat things up and get you… Read More

ICYMI Concert News // Metric @ TD Halifax Jazzfest // 13.07.16

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SONIC CONCERTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE TD HALIFAX JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENT METRIC, JULY 13 (Halifax, NS) - For the first time in six years, Canadian indie-pop band Metric returns to Halifax to perform in support of their latest release, Pagans in Vegas, at the TD Halifax Jazz Festival on Wednesday, July 13. During its 15-year… Read More

Concert Review // Matt Andersen w/ Donovan Woods // 15.04.16

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Outside the sleet was falling, making for a fairly typical damp April evening in Halifax. The pre-game of automobile musical chairs was growing more challenging by the minute, spots dwindling as folks made their way into the Rebecca Cohn for the impending show. Needless to say, a fair number of attendees were fairly damp and… Read More

Mo Kenney Please (With Some @$#%^*&;)

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Although it's questionable at times, it appears that I am slowly emerging from my three years of "twin mom fog".  As I emerge, I feel like I need to solidify, and express, some musical thoughts that I have had floating around in my head for those few years. So here we go: I really, really, really… Read More

What’s in a Name? (Part 2)

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I am actually regretting this (Part 2) already, but it would be irresponsible blogging to imply that there was a second part to my previous post, and then never produce it...so here we go. I think the reason why I struggled with finding significant lyrical names for my children was because of my own name.… Read More