Justin’s Top 10 Albums Of ’14, (#5 to 1) Pt.2

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Hey music listening peeps, here's my second part (2of2) of my top, favourite, bestest, call it what you want albums of 2014! I can honestly say that this year has been a great year for pop-sounding music, and there have been quite a few artists & bands that have grabbed my attention in the genre.… Read More

Trev’s Best of 2014 Picks

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After having reviewed a vast array of music for well over a decade, I am always tabulating a Best Of list in my head in preparation for the early-mid December countdown.  After dealing with an impromptu wading pool in my basement from the torrential rains this past week, my list got pushed to the back… Read More

The ‘Best Of’ Season is Upon Us!

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In addition to the Christmas/Holiday season, it also marks the season of countdowns and best of lists. It’s a time for those voracious media-consumption types (like the 3 HAFILAXers) to sit and reflect on the shows, albums, movies and/or books that were consumed over the past year. For this trio of HAFILAX Music Geeks, 2014 saw… Read More

Sonic Concerts Presents Sloan In Halifax, March 7th, 2015

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(Halifax, NS) - Hometown indie-rockers Sloan return to Halifax in support of their 11th studio album Commonwealth, released earlier this fall, at The Marquee Ballroom on Saturday, March 7. Commonwealth is a 15-song collection that sees Sloan creating one of the most unique and ambitious recordings of their two-decade-plus career. Consequence of Sound premiered “Carried… Read More

Matt Andersen w/ The Town Heroes

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On a night which found country legend Kenny Rogers playing across town in the Scotiabank Centre and the Paper Lions on stage at the Grawood, the hot ticket of the evening was for the return of Matt Andersen (with the Mellotones).  The Olympic Hall might have been known as the "Dirty O" once upon a… Read More

HPX2014 Day 5: Beer Problems on the Final Day

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Even a seasoned concert goer has to take a knee and recharge the batteries during HPX week, and that’s exactly what happened on Day 4 of the Fest. There weren’t any big shows I knew I’d regret missing (aside from Jen Kirkman’s first HPX set) so it was a rather safe bet. I did follow… Read More

One Track: The Tea Party, “Water’s On Fire”

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Back in the peak of the 90s, The Tea Party were one of the few bands at the forefront of Canadian hard rock music. They were kinda the odd kid in town bringing in influences from the middle east with such instruments as sitars, harps and goblet drums in their music. They really stood out… Read More

HPX2014 Day 4: Pushing On

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Friday night's edition of the Halifax Pop Explosion began with a bang and ended with a thud. With the first three days of the festival down, there was some brief hesitation over how I was going to proceed with Day 4. Due to a daily grind which consisted of late nights followed by early mornings, a large part… Read More