Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Halifax is Burning on the West Coast!

This was my view (minus the seagull visitor) for the first few days I was here in Vancouver. I've since moved further up the road, there is no ocean view but I can assure you it is just as nice.

I figured since I missed two shows this week, I would put together a little treat for all of the Halifax is Burning fans out there so I compiled a "mixtape" of some great Western Canadian bands. I had some people give me suggestions, but I couldn't get to them all in time. My apologies.

Anyways, you can download this sweet mix and throw it on your iPod and I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Halifax Is Burning On The West Coast
(right click, save as, send to the beach)

Track List
Said The Whale - Emerald Lake
Hannah Georgas - This Is Good
Chad VanGaalen - Bare Feet on Wet Griptape
Rural Alberta Advantage - The Deathbridge to Lethbridge
Apollo Ghosts - Things You Go Through
Rah Rah - The Innocent One
The Details - Underground
The Weakerthans - One Great City
Carpenter - Brighter Stars
The Hextalls - My Dad VS Shania Twain
The Bonaduces - A Seperate Lid Behind Closed Eyes
Paper Moon - What Are You Going To Do With Me
Immaculate Machine - Numero de Telephone
The Pack AD - Crazy
Black Mountain - Black Fang
Sylvie - Please Make It Home

PS - Fill-in extraordinaire Kat Graham filled in on the show for me today. She was wonderful, as always. Listen here

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hailfax is Bourbon

I'm in Vancouver for the next two weeks, so I've got some great fill-in hosts taking the reins. This week Ryan Delehanty, host of CKDU's Bourbon Jungle put together "some of Halifax's finest music for summer listening."

Download This Sweet Mix

Cold Warps- I’m With You
Bad Vibrations- Foreigner
The Lodge- Hey, Kidz...
Alpha Flight- Breakfast (Instrumental)
North of America- What A Melee
Tomcat Combat- New City Blocks
Neuseiland- Five Easy Pieces
The Memories Attack- Summertime II
Sloan- Pillow Fight
Jale- Double Edge
Pastoralia- Fuschia of Architecture
Rick of the Skins- Compact Disk
Homo Duplex- Deadly Understudy
Dog Day- Sleeping On Couches
Husband & Knife- Brotherhood
Alpha Flight- Classic Handstyles (Instrumental)
Sleepless Nights- All Andrews Friends
Thrush Hermit- Mystery and Crime
Plumtree- Aquarius

Next week, fill-in extraordinaire Kat Graham takes over.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Halifax Is Burning :: S02E18

Not one but TWO of my best friends are getting married this weekend on the exact same day, so in honour of both weddings I decided to host a special edition of Halifax Is Burning this week paying tribute to love songs!

From the serious to the silly, and the sensitive to the somber, this week's episode features an eclectic mix of love songs from local artists.

Check it out!

June 15, 2010
(Right click, "Save As," send to that special someone)

Joel Plaskett - Down At The Khyber
Mardeen - Telephones
The Stance - Young Love
Matt Mays & El Torpedo - Rock Ranger Record
BA Johnston - I Love You Pizzaman
Wax Mannequin - God's Love (Live on CKDU's Border Crossing)
Contrived - I Don't Ever Wanna Get Married
Force Fields - Near You
Scribbler - My Old Lady
Daniel Ledwell - I Have Made You A Mixtape
Dance Movie - Carjack My Heart
Plusmore - I Only Love You When There's No One Else Around (Live at The Red Knight)
Myles Deck & The Fuzz - I Love My Baby
The Fat Stupids - Cliched Love Song
Postdata - The Coroner
Mary Stewart - Sweeter Than
(The Remains of) Brian Borcherdt - Can't Stop Loving You

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Halifax Is Burning :: S02E17

I got to see Caribou at The Paragon Theatre on Friday. It was a crazy night - an audio/visual experience for the ages. But why hear about it from me when you could read this awesome review from Noisography.

Halifax is Burning was back with a vengeance this week. Lots of shout-outs to internet listeners and awesome tunes, including a track from a Burnt Black demo tape I found in the giveaway box in the lobby (!!!!).

PS - CKDU is now on Twitter. Follow them at www.twitter.com/CKDU881FM.

Enjoy this week's episode!

June 8, 2010
(Right click, "Save As," edit into a crazy video)

Myles Deck & The Fuzz - Hot Tongue, Cold Shoulder
Dave Marsh's True Love Rules - Backstreets Thread
Greg MacPherson - First Class
The Bonaduces - A Separate Lid Behind Closed Eyes
Caribou - Odessa
Rich Aucoin - Brian Wilson Is Alive
Gianna Lauren - Standstill
Prospector's Union - The Valley Neighbors
Field Assembly - Alkali
Big Game Hunt - Hallowed Ground
Burnt Black - Purpose Served (demo version)