Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Halifax Is Burning :: S02E38

What a jam-packed show this week! Debuted some great new songs, got to talk to Jeremy Lutes, co-founder of a great new music series happening in Halifax called Live At The Music Room. This month's edition features Jon McKiel. He also joined me on the phone from the road to talk about his new EP and his upcoming show this Thursday. There are still tickets available for the show, you can buy them here.

November 23, 2010
(right click, "save as," listen, then send to another blogger who is celebrating their 100th post!)

Gloryhound - TKO Tokyo
David Myles - Gone For Long
Quaker Parents - Layer Me Down
Quivers - I've Got Nothing
Jon McKiel - Motion Pictures
Phone Interview with Jeremy Lutes
Jon McKiel - The Monster Of Miramichi
Phone Interview with Jon McKiel
Jon McKiel - Snow Owls
Bad Vibrations - Good/Bad
Texting Mackenzie - The Annex IV
Cursed Arrows - Gate Crasher
No Flyers Please - Dan Clahane
Glory Glory Man United - Loud Quiet Loud

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Halifax Is Burning :: S02E37

After a few weeks of specialty episodes, Halifax Is Burning settled back into its normal habits with all the sneak peaks, regular segments and the best in Haligonian previews.

I played a whole bunch of new stuff on this week's show, which is always super exciting.

Check it out.

November 16, 2010
(right click, "save as," send to someone who really loves the song "November Rain")

Jenocide - Beachball
The North Lakes - Cold Ottawa Wind
Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans - Fell Off The Dock
Orchid's Curse - The Workhorse Walks Alone (Regret)
The Fantods - Betty
No Flyers Please - Dan Clahane
Jenn Grant - Dreamer
Dance Movie - You Think You Deserve That Pain But You Don't
Moses Corey - It Is What It Is
Frederick Squire - It Is In The Water
Three Sheet - At The End Of The Day
Kuato - Nazi Synthesizers
Instruments - Elephant Tusk

Halifax Is Burning :: S02E36

I'm a little late in getting this post up (about a week late to be precise), but I had lots of stuff on the go last week so forgive the tardiness.

As you may know, Halifax has lost one of its greatest institutions. The Rock Garden practice spaces on Hunter Street have been closed up for a few weeks now, so on last week's episode we took a look back at some of our favorite and fondest Rock Garden memories.

Take a listen.

November 9, 2010
(right click, "save as," send to your favorite jamming partner)

A/V - Ask Your Wife (About Her Double Life)
Glory Glory Man United - Zombies!!!
Myles Deck & The Fuzz - Hot Tongue, Cold Shoulder
Their Majesties - Shoestring Divider
The Stolen Minks - Viola Desmond
The Sweet Tenders - Seaside On The West Train
The Numbered Head - Manaction
Hot Yoga - Wasted Fine
Wintersleep - Encyclopedia
Bike Rodeo - Sleep Werk
Windom Earle - Pegasus VS Kitten
No Flyers Please - Dan Clahane
The Superfantastics - Evolution

Monday, November 8, 2010

Radio Radio Interview

About a month back, Halifax Is Burning correspondent Jean-Paul Joseph Marc André à Billy à Michel sur Armand interviewed the best Acadian hip-hop band in Canada (perhaps ever?) before a show in Halifax.

At the time, the band on the short list for the coveted Polaris Music Prize. Though they lost to another Francophone act (Karkwa), the band recently just picked up the SPACQ Fondation's Édith Butler award, given to the french singer-songwriter coming from a minority situation in Canada, and their newest album Belmundo Regal picked up the Nova Scotia Music Week Award for Francophone Artist/Group Recording of the Year.

Check out the interview.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halifax Is Burning :: S02E35


Tonight's show was jam-packed with awesome interviews. I interviewed not just one, but TWO of my favorite Canadian acts - Hannah Georgas and Rah Rah. In both interviews we talk a lot about success, touring and videos. To give yourself some context, check out these two amazing videos:

Hannah Georgas: "Thick Skin"

Rah Rah: "Henry"

Check out Hannah's performance in Halifax Wednesday @ The Company House with one of my new favorite local acts Dance Movie and Rah Rah's performance Thursday @ The New Palace with Wintersleep and The Besnard Lakes

November 2nd, 2010
(right click, "save as" and put it on your winter warm-up playlist)

Milks & Rectangles - Auction Block
The Meligrove Band - Halflight
The Superfantastics - Young Pups
Phone Interview with Hannah Georgas
Hannah Georgas - This Is Good
Dance Movie - Partings
Rah Rah - Arrows
Phone Interview with Erin Passmore of Rah Rah
Rah Rah - Henry
The Besnard Lakes - Albatross
Wintersleep - Preservation
Cursed Arrows - Here In Time