Wednesday, August 25, 2010
POP EXPLOSION IS COMING! POP EXPLOSION IS COMING!
The Halifax Pop Explosion announced the full lineup for this year's festival. With so many good acts rolling through town, you may not be familiar all of them so CKDU and the Pop Explosion have taken the liberty of putting together a podcast series where you get to preview some of these awesome bands.
Here's all the necessary info:
So, there's all THAT goodness, plus you can download this week's episode that features an in-studio interview with the Gamma Gamma Rays who are releasing their new LP Beeps this weekend at The Bus Stop Theatre.
August 24, 2010
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Gramercy Riffs - Ambulance
North of America - Wet To Dance
Rich Aucoin - Undead
Stop Motion Massacre - Teledonics
Radio Radio - Cargué Dans Ma Chaise
The Stanfields - Ship To Shore
Quivers - I've Got Nothin'
Gamma Gamma Rays - Roam
Gamma Gamma Rays - Focus
Gamma Gamma Rays - Growth & Health
Jon McKiel - Get Caught
The Mighty Northumberland - Walls, Walls, Walls
Broken Ohms - Choix
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Let's go BOWLING! On tonight's show I had the pleasure of announcing an event we're calling Halifax Is Burning Presents: Rock N Roll Bowling. On September 26th, we're combining three of Halifax's best bands with one of Eastern Canada's favorite sports (did you know candlepin bowling is a pretty niche market?). Though the full line-up hasn't been announced yet, I can tell you that the show's namesake Myles Deck & The Fuzz will be one of the three performers. Get excited!
More details to come.
Tonight's show was a doozy! Check it out!
August 17, 2010
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Gamma Gamma Rays - Roam
Bloodhouse - You Were Wrong, It Were Rad
Boxer The Horse - Mary Meets The Pilot
Quivers - I've Got Nothing
Milks & Rectangles - Wink and a Gun (The Jury's Hung)
No Flyers Please - Moe
Hot Yoga - Sex As A Motivator
The Numbered Head - Itchy
Myles Deck & The Fuzz - Holy Roller
The Establishment - In The Frame of Light
Major/Minor - Take Care of Your Suitcase
Moses Corey - Ignoramus
Woodpigeon - I Love You When You're Walking Away (Plumtree Cover)
Doug Mason - Ali (Jale Cover)
AA Wallace - Don't You Want Money To Blow
Sloan - The Lines You Ammend
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Tonight was an exciting one on Halifax Is Burning. Not only did regular correspondent Jean-Paul Joseph Marc André à Billy à Michel sur Armand conduct a great interview with Wintersleep's Tim D'Eon, we also announced a great new partnership with Halifax's only open-mic-for-bands institution $Rockin' 4 Dollar$.
Each week from hereon out, we'll keep you up to date on $Rockin' 4 Dollar$ news. From who took home the cash, to how much money is on the wheel, to who will host next week, Halifax Is Burning is your one stop shop where you can find out what happened the night before at Reflections - especially when you're having trouble remembering.
Rad show this week. Keep it on the download!
August 10, 2010
The Dean Malenkos - Corpses 2006
Ocean Towers - Honey Slides
Glory Glory Man United - Pop Song Atomaton
Christina Martin - I Can Too
Spincycle Squared - Dirty Laundry (HiFirey Cover)
First Aid Kit - My Resignation
Jean-Paul Joseph Marc André interviews Tim D'Eon
Wintersleep - Echolocation
Sister - Wishbone
Rich Aucoin - Push
Windom Earle - Screw Wave
Jenocide - Fashion Icon
Klarka Weinwurm - Eastern Snow
Play Guitar - When She Was Kids
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
You may be asking: what does this new sure-fire blockbuster Michael Cera film have to do with a locally-focused indie rock show on CKDU?
Well, other than the fact that I would kill to have that sweet Rickenbacker bass, Scott Pilgrim VS The World (the movie and the graphic novels) was actually inspired by 90s Haligonian 90s power-pop act Plumtree.
On tonight's show, I had a chat with Plumtree drummer, Lynette Gillis, about her old band's newfound fame. From mailing out tshirts, to answering international fan mail, to being sandwiched on the summer's hottest soundtrack between Beck and Frank Black, there is an undeniable revived interest in the band that once held company with bands like Thrush Hermit, Jale, The Superfriendz and Sloan.
Today, Gillis is currently focusing her musical attention on a band called Sister with - who else - her Plumtree bandmate and sibling Carla Gillis. We also talk about how this Scott Pilgrim hype could potentially have a positive effect on this new project.
Check out the interview and soak up the awesome tracklist!
August 3, 2010
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Cousins - Out On Town
Richard Laviolette & The Oil Spills - Break Down These Blues
Long Long Long - Judy Chicago
Bad Vibrations - Good/Bad
The Slate Pacific - Eccentrics
The Grass - Lucky
Feature interview with Plumtree's Lynette Gillis
Plumtree - Scott Pilgrim
Plumtree - Dog Gone Crazy
Alright Already - Regret (Plumtree Cover)
Bike Rodeo - Annabelle
Cold Warps - Hang Up On You