Live Review: The Odd Bit, Young River & Alert The Medic @ The Seahorse Tavern, March 29th, 2013

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The Odd Bit

It was a solid night of rock music, as a different array of styles came together to bring an exciting show that rocked the Seahorse Tavern Friday night. The show started off with The Odd Bit who brought their energetic brand of hard-rock to the table. They simply brought it and left it all on stage Friday night. This is the reason why I go to these shows, to be excited, to listen to some good music, and to have a good time, and this is what they delivered. You’ll be hearing a lot more from these guys as they make their way up the ranks.

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Young River

My apologizes to Young River, when they came on, I was actually hanging out backstage. But during their set, I noticed they were playing a very diverse style of songs, which grabbed my attention, and brought me back on to floor to see them play. Their music ranged from hard rock to alt-country, they kept the crowd interested, and by the end of their set, they had a pretty good showing.

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Alert The Medic

The last band to arrive on the stage were Halifax’s critically acclaimed, Alert The Medic. Myself, I had a lot of fun watching these guys play. The band were jumping around, having a great time on stage, and it showed by the enthusiasm of the crowd. These guys brought the same kind of energy that you’d see at a Dropkick Murphy’s concert.

The show ended off with The Odd Bit, and fans joining Alert The Medic on stage to dedicate the late passing of East Coast rocker, Jay Smith. For the fans of Jay Smith, who fronted the band Rock Ranger & guitarist of Matt Mays, this was a pretty overwhelming, and emotional night.

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About the author


Me, I'm an avid music goer, documenting/photographing Halifax's music scene. I like loud shows, and long walks on the beach.