2015 Halifax Urban Folk Festival (HUFF) Starts Friday!

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Norman Blake, Lindi Ortega, Chuck Prophet, Neil Osborne,  Ron Hawkins and Hillsburn among headliners for 2015 Halifax Urban Folk Festival   Norman Blake, Lindi Ortega, Chuck Prophet, Neil Osborne, Ron Hawkins, and Hillsburn are among the headliners confirmed for the 2015 Halifax Urban Folk Festival (HUFF). The songwriter-focused festival takes place from August 28 to September 6 at various… Read More

HUFF Concert Announcement – Andy Brown @ Rockbottom :: Friday Aug 28th

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ANDY BROWN is bringing his new full-length album ‘Seasons’  across Canada on national album release tour “…His songs are hookier than a one-armed pirate.” - Chloe Goodyear (Woodford Folk Festival, AUS, Program Director) Canadian singer/songwriter Andy Brown tours the country this fall, supporting his third full-length album ‘Seasons’. Showcased on this 11-track album, Brown’s words draw from… Read More

FNS: Midweek Mixdown

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Here are a few songs to help get you through the rest of the week. 1. "Cheap Thrills" - Fake Shark https://youtu.be/yWn5tQFyjDc The name alone hooked me, then the song was this unusual blend of modern synth pop with a retro flair for good measure. The video was directed and edited by Steve Bays of… Read More

Favourites Thus Far of 2015: A Trio of Albums

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As 2015 is ticking by at an alarming rate, I've been taking account of the albums which really grabbed me and continue to hold up through the first 3 quarters of the year.  I just wanted to share some thoughts on this trio of albums, as they are almost assured locks to appear on my… Read More

Midweek Mixdown: A little of this, a little of that….

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There's never a set rule for when a song will strike you down, or when a tune will sink its hooks into you for the first time.  This is why this Midweek Mixdown is something of a hodgepodge; there's some great indie folk-rock, a little country pop and even a dose of local hard-rock/metal. There… Read More

Halifax Pop Explosion 2015, Line-up Announcement & Playlist!

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Well... I've just been mind... blown... Halifax Pop Explosion just now, at this very hour, have officially announced their line-up for this year's festival. Awhile back they announced Purity Ring, Rich Aucoin, and Alvvays, and just now they announced Braids, Stars, July Talk, Dear Rouge, and Seoul, among others. This is shaping up to be… Read More