Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Halifax Is Burning :: S02E09

Warning: There's some wacky digital noise going on throughout the broadcast this week. Why? Don't know. Hopefully next week it will be better.

Jon Landry from The Stanfields dropped by this week for a chat on their recent wins in The Coast's Best of Music Poll. He also brought by a copy of their new record, and together we debuted three brand new songs on Halifax is Burning. Check it out!

March 30, 2010
(right click, "save as," run some digital noise correction)

Track List
Boxer The Horse - Mary Meets The Pilot
Milks & Rectangles - Wink And A Gun (The Jury's Hung)
Dance Movie - Carjack My Heart
Jenn Grant - Dreamer
In This Style - The Resistance
The Stanfields - Dagger Woods
The Stanfields - Ghost of the Eastern Seaboard
The Stanfields - Money Changers
Joel Plaskett - Through & Through & Through
Black Moor - Beyond Hell
Dog Day - Happiness

The Coast's 2010 BEST OF MUSIC

BEST LOCAL BAND: The Stanfields
BEST LOCAL ALBUM: Three by Joel Plaskett
BEST LOCAL SINGLE: Through & Through & Through by Joel Plaskett
BEST LOCAL VIDEO: Happiness by Dog Day
BEST ALBUM ARTWORK: Black Moor's The Conquering
BEST LOCAL VINYL: Three by Joel Plaskett
BEST ARTIST HIJINX: Tupperware Remix Party
BEST BAND TO DANCE TO: Tupperware Remix Party
BEST DRESSED ACT: Tupperware Remix Party
BEST LIVE VENUE: The Paragon Theatre
BEST MC: Ghettosocks
BEST MERCH: Black Moor
BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL: Halifax Pop Explosion
BEST RECORD LABEL: Diminished Fifth Records

To find out all the runner-ups in each category, visit The Coast's Best Of Music 2010 site.

Tonight, on Halifax Is Burning, I'll be playing songs by some of these radical artists and I'll be talking to Jon Landry of the soon-to-be world famous The Stanfields.

Tune on in!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Weekend Special - Halifax is Burning S02E07

I couldn't think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than to watch the 1997 classic Flubber on the couch and give you the link to a show from two weeks ago. Fun fact, Wil Wheaton is in this movie.

Like I said in my last post, the archives at CKDU were being repaired the week this show aired. But now that they're fixed, it is with great pleasure that I offer up this file for the listening.

March 16, 2010
(right click, "save as," listen and send to Robin Williams)

Track List
Contrived - The War To Settle The Score
Contrived - For Matt
Heavy Meadows - Another Bridge
Mardeen - Ice Truck Killer
Burnt Church - Fire In The House
Martyr's Brigade - Passover Massacre
Thrush Hermit - In The Morning
Thrush Hermit - Pink Is The Colour (Ammo 7" version)
Healthy Collins & The End of Transfats Band - Transfat Death
Bad Vibrations - Good/Bad
Andrew Hunter & The Gatherers - Capo 2nd
Pick A Piper - Rooms
Seth Smith - New Problems (and more)

Be sure to tune in this week, where I'll play a bunch of tunes by bands that made The Coast's Best Of Music Poll. Sure to please. I'll also be giving away two tickets to the Daniel, Fred & Julie show happening at the North Street Church on April 9.

See you on the radio.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Halifax Is Burning :: S02E08

Now I know what you're thinking. Where's Season 2, Episode 7?
Well, the archives at CKDU were a bit wacky last week so I was unable to provide a link for the show, but things have been fixed and I will post it up soon.

In the meantime, you can listen to this week's show:

March 23, 2010
(right click, "save as," put on an ftp site for your friend in Korea)

Track List
Wintersleep - New Inheritors
Thrush Hermit - Maybe We Should Just Go Home
The First Aid Kit - New York City
The Bad Arts - Long To Repeat
Iron Giant - Creator of Scars
Orchid's Curse - Let The Ashes Bury This Life
Bloodhouse - Mind Graves
Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers - Stranger
A/V - Phantom City Wants To Hurt You
Myles Deck & The Fuzz - Ayatollah
Three Sheet - At The End of the Day
The Robots - I Didn't Know What I Was Saying
Andrew Hunter & The Gatherers - On A Cloud
Postdata - The Coroner

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thrush Hermit TONIGHT!

I won't Skip The LIfe This Week. I'm gonna get All Dressed Up and hire a Rock N Roll Detective from North Dakota - a Heart Wrenching Man who is constantly On The Sneak - to help me analyze all those Violent (Western) Dreams of Puerto Rico that are typically Uneventful. Together, we'll be Headin' South.

And On The Day We Hit The Coast, I'll Re-Read The Postcards sent to me by a Sweet Homewrecker from Clayton Park with whom I used to French Inhale. Each one reads "I'm Sorry If Your Heart Has No More Room" and other Noosed and Haloed Swear Words that cross The Great Pacific Ocean at My Expense as though I've been Snubbed From The Back of The Film.

"Before You Leave," I will write back, "know that life is nothing Without You."

I know It's Strange To Be Involved now because at one time you really Hated It, but If You Got An Answer This Week, Darling Don't Worry because I Came and Went and I truly believe that We Are Being Reduced.

Oh My Soul.

And by the time you get my note, my pink Radio Blaster (coloured as such because - after all - Pink Is The Colour) will be playing Songs For The Gang, and my Claim To Lame will be Cott between a Patriot and a Smart Bomb.

The only question I have now - OK, I've got 25 All Right? - or at least the most important one is, Oh Man, What To Do?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

One more video - Hermit style.

This is actually the one I wanted to include in yesterdays post, but I was so busy that I completely forget. Silly me.

This is a brand new Thrush Hermit video that will be featured in their 7-Disc Box Set which will be available at their REUNION SHOWS happening this weekend at The Paragon Theatre. You bet I'll be talking about this on my show tonight.

Thrush Hermit - In The Morning

Monday, March 15, 2010

Videos to start your week right

Happy Monday! Enjoy some videos.
Are you following the show on Twitter yet? You should.

Seth Smith - Transformer


Crissi Cochrane - Coming Home


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Halifax Is Burning :: S02E06 - ECMA Style

It was an all-ECMA star-studded extravaganza on Halifax is Burning this week. For a full list of nominees, read this, and for a full list of winners, read this.

I also tried to drop a new Wintersleep jam, but I couldn't get any of the proper science in the studio to work. Instead, I posted a link on the show's Twitter page, so you can hear it there.

I didn't catch much of the ECMA live web-stream broadcast, but many people said it was a snooze fest. I can assure you my broadcast was much better. Check it out:

March 9, 2010
(right click, "save as," send to your favorite recovering musician)

Track List
Joel Plaskett - Through & Through & Through
Thrush Hermit - The Great Pacific Ocean
The Motorleague - Hymn For The Newly Departed
The Tom Fun Orchestra - Throw Me To The Rats
Catherine MacLellan - Water In The Ground
Coco Love Alcorn - I Got A Bicycle
Gypsophelia - Sa-Ba-Da-Ow!
In-Flight Safety - Model Homes
Classified - Anybody Listening?
Share - A Pause
The Slate Pacific - OEC (Professor Undresser Remix)
The Danks - Treaty Connector
Two Hours Traffic - Territory
Dave Marsh - The True Love Rules

Monday, March 8, 2010

Videos to start your week right - ECMA Style

Not only did Moncton's The Motorleague come home from the ECMAs with an award for Loud Recording of the Year but they also won the Fan's Choice Video of the Year for this awesome "Hymn For The Newly Departed" video:

I caught The Motorleague's set at the Forward Music Group showcase at Governor's and they were awesome as always. Congrats boys!

In other video news, Cape Breton's Tom Fun Orchestra took home the Video of the Year award for "Throw Me To The Rats". Check it out:

To read the full list of ECMA winners, visit this site.

This week's show will feature a bunch of tracks from ECMA winners and nominees, so be sure to tune in Tuesday at 6:30pm.

Halifax is Burning is on Twitter!

Halifax Is Burning is joining the social media revolution, and now has a Twitter account.

Please follow the show at http://www.twitter.com/HfxIsBurning.

Be my friend.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Halifax Is Burning :: S02E05

I feel like punching myself in the throat for getting sick again. Blerg.

Played a whole lot of tunes this week, lots of new stuff. Didn't get a chance to talk about the ECMAs which are happening in Sydney, NS this week because there was too much awesome stuff going on in Halifax. This is a good place to be.

Also, in case you didn't know - Halifax is Burning is re-broadcast every week Fridays on CKDU from 1am to 2am. Perfect listening for when you get home from the sweet shows I preview every week.

March 2, 2010
(Right click, "save as," email to your favorite sick friend)

Track List
The Sheepdogs - I Don't Know
Scott Whithers & The Whispering Banshees - Ne'er-Do-Well
The Numbered Head - Alligator Gallop
Myles Deck & The Fuzz - Filthy Addiction
Stop Motion Massacre - Teledonics
Ocean Towers - The Stand
Kestrels - Ridicule
The Voice of Russia - Only Birch
Share Interview
Share - A Pause
Postdata - Lazarus
The Remains of Brian Borcherdt - Still Without You
Bad Vibrations - Think About Life
Dog Day - Ritual
The Pinecones - Sage
The Wooden Sky - (Bit Part)

Share The Wealth

Andrew Sisk is a generous man, and he is giving the new Share EP away online for free.

The EP - "Coco et Co." - is a three-song homage to "french pop with a bossa nova flare" and features the lovely Miranda Durka as an "up and coming accompanist."

(Download it HERE!)

Tonight on Halifax Is Burning, I'll have feature an interview with Share frontman Andrew Sisk. He'll talk about his new free EP, his upcoming West Coast tour and his lovely lady friend.

6:30pm-7:30pm on CKDU 88.1FM in Halifax, or online at CKDU.ca

Monday, March 1, 2010