Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Halifax Is Burning :: S02E30

Funding Drive is soon upon us, and we need your support! To learn how to donate some of your bling to us at the station visit the 2010 Funding Drive website.

Tune in next week, I've got some great vinyl to give away in exchange for donations.

For now, check out this week's sweet episode.

September 28, 2010
(right click, "save as," send to your favorite paypal buddy)

Writer's Strike - Bad Time
Andrew Hunter & The Gatherers - Capo 2nd
Heavy Meadows - Sweet Traverse
Jon McKiel - Land of Sand
Quivers - I've Got Nothing
Dave Marsh & The True Love Rules - Backstreets Thread
Ryan Cook - Gaspereau Valley
The Light Brights - The World's A Changin'
The Caravan - Alchemy
Meat Curtains - Get Rebel
Scribbler - My Old Lady
Joan Jett - Pretty Vacant (Sex Pistols Cover)
Gianna Lauren - Become What You Can't Be
Homo Duplex - Winter Splinter

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halifax Is Burning :: S02E29

Check out that sweet poster for this sweet event! I hope to see you all at the bowling alley on Sunday night. It's going to be a hell of a time, and don't forget that all the money goes to a great cause - it helps funds shows like this and other independent radio endeavours. Check out the CKDU Funding Drive website for info on all our other funding drive shows.

Had lots of fun at the station this week. Check it out.

September 21, 2010
(right click, "save as," send to as many people as possible and tell them about funding drive)

Karkwa - L'Acouphène
Radio Radio - TomTom
Writer's Strike - Bad Time
Myles Deck & The Fuzz - Easy
Windom Earle - You're Tearing Me Apart
Long Long Long - Drugstore (3am)
Quaker Parents - Yes, Alright
Bike Rodeo - Broke On Payday
The Fat Stupids - Cliched Love Song
BA Johnston - Love Me Like My Minivan
The Burning Hell - The Berlin Conference
The Grass - Casino Taxi
Nerd Army - Beetlejuice Theme
The Workhorse Walks Alone - Orchid's Curse
Kestrels - The Light
Grand Theft Bus - Don't Go Say That

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Halifax Is Burning :: S02E28

Great news! Halifax Is Burning has been nominated for a Music Nova Scotia Award! The show is nominated for Best Radio Program of the Year and CKDU has been nominated for Radio Station of the Year. A vote for both Halifax Is Burning and CKDU is a vote for independent, community radio, so if you've got a Music Nova Scotia membership (unfortunately, the vote isn't open to the public) I highly encourage you to show your support.

Tonight's show was a doozy. Premiered lots of new tracks, had a chat with Cat Chapman about CKDU's funding drive and gave away some tickets to see The Acorn.

Check it.

September 14, 2010
(right click, "save as," send to you favorite MNS member)

The Superfantastics - Something (Halifax Is Burning EXCLUSIVE!)
Coco et Co. - State of Radio
First Aid Kit - Bad Time
Bloodhouse - Eerie Power
Quaker Parents - Got To Go
Bike Rodeo - Night of the Long Knives
Glory Glory Man United - Loud Quiet Loud
Tupperware Remix Party - Hourglass Nebula
The Acorn - No Ghost
Gianna Lauren - Le Vent Marin (Hovercraft)
Carmen Townsend - River Rat
Bad Vibrations - Good/Bad
Myles Deck & The Fuzz - Boom Boom!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

2010 Pop Explosion Planner

Every year I get real excited to sit down and put together my ideal schedule for The Halifax Pop Explosion - deciding who I'm going to see on what night, which bars I'll be hopping to in order to see some of the best bands in the country play in my back yard.

Last year I put together a blank schedule for the blog, so you could also sit down and meticulously plot your week. This year, I put together another one for your enjoyment.

Halifax Is Burning and CKDU are very excited that we'll be having live-to-air shows on the Wednesday, Thursday & Friday afternoons in the CKDU lobby, so I highly encourage you to add those shows to your own personal schedule.

I'd also like to encourage you to share your planners with me via the Halifax Is Burning Facebook group. Every person who shares their planner online will be entered into a draw for a CKDU TShirt!

Have fun!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Halifax Is Burning :: S02E27

Well, I was down in Yarmouth this weekend with a bunch of my friends, and Earl proved to be no problem in relation to us and our party skills. So, to celebrate the escape of a natural disaster, tonight's episode was a special Yarmouth Retrospect with respected journalist and Yarmouth music historian, Michael Gorman.

Check THIS out!

September 7, 2010
(Right click, "save as," send to your new Yarmouth friend that you met during Frosh Week)

Burnt Black – Finest Lie
Christopher Robin Device - Departure
Contrived – At This Speed
Muriel Christ – Puppet
kary – Sunshine Sketches
Wintersleep – Encyclopedia
Capsized – Renegade
Martyr’s Brigade – Passover Massacre
Ryan Cook – Gaspereau Valley
Nothingstands – Golden Halo
George Burton – Ellen Would
My Friend Mattthew – d-pressive
(The Remains of) Brian Borcherdt – Still Without You

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Halifax Is Burning :: S02E26

Well, I had promised a Jean-Paul Joseph Marc-André à Billy à Michel sur Armand interview with Acadian hip-hop sensations, Radio Radio but some technical difficulties (which you can hear me fumble through) led me to postpone airing that interview until next week or so.

Not to worry, because Rob McArthur, one of the founders of a great new website called IOU Music stopped by the station to have a chat.

You'll hear what IOU's all about in the interview, but in a nutshell it's a website where you can donate money to any band of your choosing simply by submitting their band name, their website, and your credit card information. It's a great new innovation in fan-funding, and Rob's a smart guy so do yourself a favour and listen to this interview.

August 31, 2010
(Download, "save as," send to someone and encourage fan funding)

Track List
Mean Wind - Yr Swword
Long Long Long - Thoughts On Declaring Victory Over The Sun
Gamma Gamma Rays - Roam
The Fat Stupids - Cliched Love Song
Bloodhouse - Digital Village
Rich Aucoin - Undead
Myles Deck & The Fuzz
Glory Glory Man United - Zombies
Bike Rodeo - Sleep Werk
Plus a feature interview with IOU Music's Rob McArthur