Wednesday, November 16, 2011


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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E41

Well the Halifax Pop Explosion has come and gone for another year, and I am officially zonked. Saw some great music - over 30 bands in five days! - and I truly believe this was the best HPX yet.

This week's episode of Halifax revisited some of the best moments from the festival. Music journalist, rock n' roll singer and all around fun person Alison Lang stopped by the station and together we reveled in our Pop Explosion hang overs.

Have yourself a little listen!

October 25, 2011

Bloodhouse - Baby Butter Knife
Long Weekends - Shame On You
Kestrels - There all the Time Without You
Cold Warps - Hole In My Head
(Live from the CKDU Lobby - HPX 2011)
Shotgun Jimmie - Used Parts
(Live from the CKDU Lobby - HPX 2011)
The Spring Standards - Bells & Whistles
(Live from the CKDU Lobby - HPX 2011)
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Good Night
(Live from St. Matthew's Church - HPX 2011)
The Thermals - I Don't Believe You
Cobra Camaro - My Tongue
Yukon Blonde - Fire
The Fat Stupids - Last Friday

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E39

I hope you had your fill of turkey over the Thanksgiving long weekend. I prefer to think of this holiday as the most delicious of holidays. I was lucky enough to have THREE turkey dinners in as many days.

Coming back to the show after such a delicious break, I may have been a little slower due to an absurd amount of tryptophan and definitely a little fatter, but I was still able to bring you a cornucopia of great local music.

Check it out!

October 11, 2011

Outtacontroller - Don't Play Dumb
VKNGS - Eighteen
Rain Over St. Ambrose - Campfires
Napalm Death - Downbeat Clique
Burnt Church - Fire In The House Of The Lord
Negative Circles - Eye Contact
Monster Truck - I Am Freedom
Bad Vibrations - What Now?
Bad Vibrations - Place
Moonsocket - The Best Thing For Me (Julie Doiron Cover)
The Prospector's Union - Edmunston
Special Costello - Compact Impact
Teenburger - Alice Cooper
Burnt Black - Purpose Served
Wintersleep - Gasp For Air
Cold Warps - Stupid Tattoos

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E37

It's always a great occasion when a band stops by the CKDU studios for a live performance. This week, on the heels of the release of his new album Tonka War Cloud, Jon McKiel stopped by for a short set on Halifax Is Burning. Along with his wife, Klarka Weinwurm, Jon played a selection of songs from his forthcoming LP and a few newbies.

Catch both of them this weekend at Gus' Pub with Sackville's favorite son, Shotgun Jimmie.

Have a listen!

September 27, 2011

Rich Aucoin - It
Minus World - Year Of The Scientist
Mark Kozelek - If You Want Blood
Shotgun Jimmie - Swamp Magic
Klarka Weinwurm - Coyotes On The Common
Jon McKiel - Strands (Live In Studio)
Jon McKiel - Blood Moon (Live In Studio)
Jon McKiel - New Instrumental (Live In Studio)
Jon McKiel - Other Problems (Live In Studio)
Klarka Weinwurm - Pictures (Live In Studio)
Jon McKiel - Confidence Lodge
Live In-Studio Interview with Jon McKiel & Klarka Weinwurm
Jon McKiel - Iceman
Quaker Parents - Skyland
The Caravan - Autumn

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E36

Don't forget, Halifax Is Bowling is less than a week a way! Tell your friends. Come on out and have some fun!

Played lots of new stuff on the show this week including brand new tracks from Jon McKiel, Rain Over St. Ambrose, Like A Motorcycle and Eliza & The Strange.

Halifax is heatin' up!

Take a listen.

September 20, 2011

Jon McKiel - Confidence Lodge
Klarka Weinwurm - Pictures
Rain Over St. Ambrose - Campfires
The Graboids - Flip 'Em The Bird
The Caravan - Six Strings
No Flyers Please - American't
Radio Radio - Dekshoo
AA Wallace - Bowie (AA Dub Mix)
Bike Rodeo - Common Walls
Air/Fire - Signs
Richard Lann - Bug
Rebekah Higgs - '96
Quaker Parents - When You Can't Beat The Dream
BA Johnston - Jagermeister Train
Eliza & The Strange - She Ain't Pretty
Like A Motorcycle - Oh Lord
Southern Shores - Antibo

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E35

IT'S COMING! The second annual "Halifax Is Bowling" fundraiser for the CKDU funding drive. The poster above has all the pertinent info so please help spread the word. Join the Facebook group, get your Tweet on, call your grandma. Whatever it takes! Let's have some fun.

On this week's program I revealed the stellar lineup for Halifax Is Bowling and had a quick phone chat with Dale Boudreau of No Flyers Please.

Check it out!

September 13, 2011

The Space Age - Little City
Quaker Parents - Get In
Something Good - Quick Hands
Julie Doiron - I Woke Myself Up
Construction & Destruction - Bear
Moonsocket - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) [Arcade Fire cover]
Writer's Strike - Bad Time
AA Wallace - Shake It Out (Whaleskin Remix)
Southern Shores - Antibo
No Flyers Please - Dan Clahane
The Caravan - Alchemy
The Graboids - Not Going Out Tonight
Old and Weird - Feel No Threat
Robert Loveless - Different Song
The Lodge - Forget The Silence
The Space Age - That Song For Me

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E34

Well the verdict is in, and CKDU 88.1FM has picked up a total of THREE nominations for this year's Music Nova Scotia Awards: Community Presenter of the Year and Radio Station of the Year, plus Halifax Is Burning picked up a nomination for Radio Program Of The Year!

If you have a vote (or multiple votes) with Music Nova Scotia - I implore you to vote for CKDU and for this program.

As a way of celebrating the nominations on the program this week I busted out a couple celebration songs, plus a pack of songs about school for all those kids heading back to the academic halls.

It's a good ol' fashioned time, I swear. Check it out.

September 6, 2011

The Plan - Let's Hear It For Our School Orchestra
Dog Day - Ritual
The Stance - School Pride
Contrived - Celebrate
Play Guitar - Celebration
Long Weekends - Tip Of The Spear
Billie Dre & The Poor Boys - Hurricane
KawajaBear - No Sounds or Gestures
Quaker Parents - Skyland
Quaker Parents - Got To Go
Air/Fire - Astrology=Symmetry
Extra Happy Ghost!!! - Brain Damage
The Belle Comedians - Modern Touch
The North Lakes - Cold Ottawa Wind
Southern Shores - Night Is Young

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E33

You might know Olivia Benson - she's the hard-hitting special victims detective on NBC's Law & Order: SVU. Most recently, however, Benson has been immortalized by the Halifax band Dance Movie on their latest EP, Ladycops - a concept record about female cops featured in prime time procedural dramas.

The band will be releasing the new EP this Thursday at The Company House, but keep your eyes open for a free download via the good graces of the Internet in the coming days.

This week's episode features a chat with Dance Movie singer and guitar player Tara Thorne, who talks about where the idea for the album came from, the differences between male and female characters on these shows, and her obvious affinity for these characters who some may perceive to be "sad bitches."

Take a listen!

August 30, 2011

The Holy Shroud - Calling In Confederate Debts
Contrived - South Dakota
VKNGS - Nine Teen
The Stance - You Lost My Love
Hymm - Dwelling In Buelah Land
Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers - Beautiful
Kuato - Afghanistan Rogers
Kestrels - What Happens
Orphan Choir - Fatigue Monologue
Interview with Dance Movie's Tara Thorne
Dance Movie - Benson
The Graboids - Skate

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E32

This is Dave. Dave is many things. He is a fabulous cook at the Heartwood, he's an awesome studio engineer at Echo Chamber Studios, he's a clubber for the Khyber baseball team and he's also a CKDU ex-pat.

But here's something you may not know about Dave - he's been featured on the Halifax street-style fashion blog, Youlookfiiine.

Danna Jean Storey, the creative mastermind behind Youlookfiiine, has been featuring everyday people like Dave on her blog for the past nine months and is quickly becoming one of the most sought after bloggers in the city.

On this week's episode of Halifax Is Burning, Danna Jean stopped by to talk about her blog, but also to announce a special musical collaboration with yours truly - you know, because I am a pinnacle of fashion.

Take a listen.

August 23, 2011

Outtacontroller - Pointed At You
Quaker Parents - Teeshirt
The Deadly Hearts - As The Night Ends
Sandman Viper Command - Rough Love
Dance Movie - Me And You And Everyone We Know
Molly Rankin - Who Broke Your Heart?
Boxer The Horse - Mary Meets The Pilot
Mardeen - Ice Truck Killer
In-studio interview with Youlookfiiine's Danna Storey (Part 1)
Jenocide - Fashion Icon
In-studio interview with Youlookfiiine's Danna Storey (Part 2)
Something Good - What You Gotta Do
Ambition - A.M.B.I.T.I.O.N.
In-studio interview with Youlookfiiine's Danna Storey (Part 3)
Southern Shores - Take Me Anywhere

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E31

Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff said it best:

"Give me a soft subtle mix, and if ain't broke then don't try to fix it and think of the summers of the past, adjust the base and let the alpine blast, pop in my CD and let me run a rhyme, and put your car on cruise and lay back cause this is summertime"

Now that we're finally starting to see some shades of summer here in Halifax, you may be looking to make your own summer mix tape for a roadtrip, a house party or a sun-filled walk in our desolate downtown. Looking for new music? Have no fear! I packed a few of my latest favorite summer anthems into the show this week.

My #1 2011 summer jam is "Suzy" by Shotgun Jimmie. Lucky for us, he just released the video for this song today! Check it out:

(Shotgun Jimmie - Suzy)

Now check out this week's show!

August 16, 2011

Outtacontroller - Pointed At You
Weekend Dads - Changing Lanes
Jenn Grant - Parliament of Owls
Lake Names - Can't Make Up (My Mind)
Molly Rankin - Who Broke Your Heart?
The North Lakes - Bravado
Shotgun Jimmie - Suzy
Jon McKiel - Songs At Night
Jon McKiel - Motion Pictures
Dream Friends - Day Dream Friend
Burnt Church - Fire In The House Of The Lord
Orchid's Curse - The Workhorse Walks Alone
Seamus Erskine - Hefeweizen Highway
Vixens - Absolute Complacency
Radio Radio - Sur La Galavante
Klarka Weinwurm - Caroline
Sloan - 500 Up

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E30

If you're a long-time listener of the show, it should come as no surprise that I'm a huge advocate for Yarmouth music. From Burnt Black to Kary, to Rain Over St. Ambrose and Dress Code Casual, the town has been producing top notch music for decades.

Years before I even knew independent music existed in my hometown, The Purple Helmets were releasing albums and releasing music videos - such as this one for the song Cheyenne:

(The Purple Helmets - Cheyenne)

It's been nearly 20 years (can you believe that?) since this song was released on their album Bugs In Jars in 1993, but the band is reuniting to play a few dates throughout the Maritimes with American Eric - including a stop in Halifax on Thursday, August 11 at Club 1668.

On this week's show I caught up with Purple Helmets bass player Chris Thibedeau to talk about the reunion shows, what the music scene was like in Yarmouth in the early 90s, and how the music industry has changed since their heyday.

Take a listen!

August 9, 2011

The Rural Alberta Advantage - Barnes' Yard
Fucked Up - Under My Nose
The Thermals - Pillar Of Salt
Jenocide - Street Rhythm
Windom Earle - Screw Wave
The Purple Helmets - Cheyenne
Phone Interview with The Purple Helmets' Chris Thibedeau
The Purple Helmets - Mud In Your Eye
The Dead Bees - William Lee
American Eric - Thursday Girls
Glory Glory - You Need A Heart To Live
No Flyers Please - Dan Clahane
Rich Aucoin - Push

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sappyfest 6: In Review

It's been a while since I've posted any reviews, but after attending Sappyfest - one of the best festivals I've ever experienced - I decided to let loose and do some writing.

As of late, I've been pretty addicted to Twitter (PS - follow me on Twitter), so I thought I would write these up as micro reviews. Can I do it 140(ish) characters or less? Let's see!

Daniel Romano: old school country à la George Jones/Conway Twitty. Misha Bower and Julie Doiron on the backups. Wish this band could be at every place I eat breakfast on Sunday mornings.

Owen Pallet Et Les Mouches: Owen’s drummer is a beast, he used to play in a band called From Fiction. They were like watching a heart attack on the stage. He still plays the same. Owen covers Caribou’s “Odessa.” Best part.

Shark Attack: Secret’s out, it’s actually Arcade Fire. I stand 5 rows from the front, and act like I’m 18 again. They played to 7,000 people the night before and will play to 75,000 the next night. Tonight they play to 800. This is what I live for.

Long Weekends: I’m in love with Devin Peck’s bass and Noel’s minimalist reverb-soaked post-punk new wave songs. Beers start flowing, Noel starts falling.

Marine Dreams: One of my favorite East Coast bands rounded out by a shit-hot 6 piece line-up. Ian Kehoe writes the best songs. Seriously.

Hamilton Trading Company: The nicest people and the greatest choir in the world. Fun and deep. Great way to wake up on a Saturday morning. I secretly want to be in this band.

Moonsocket: Jon McKiel plays drums for the first few songs. Julie Doiron plays bass for the last few songs. Marc Gaudet joins in. 3/4 of Eric’s Trip on stage. This is why people have been coming to Sappy for 6 years.

Homo Duplex: Weird minimalist synth/drums pop fuzz. A little too weird for 3pm? Maybe.

Hash Jesus: Classic rock riffs with stoner rock tone. Cape Breton in full effect at Uncle Larry’s.

Klarka Weinwurm & Jon McKiel: Klarka’s new songs remind me of 90s British shoegaze music. So rad. Jon McKiel is one of my favorite songwriters. He plays Motion Pictures and it feels punk rock. Love.

Little Scream: An act touted for unbelievable vocals, but I could not hear them well. I like the musical elements though. I will investigate more once I’m home.

Sandro Perri: Smooth jazz for lounge lovers that also appeals to the kids who love weirdo music. I’m not one of those kids.

The Burning Hell: Can’t believe how packed Uncle Larry’s is. Mathias Khom sings songs about being a Jew, being a pirate, and being fun. Did I mention beers are really cheap at Uncle Larry’s?

John K. Samson: I was never a Weakerthans fan, but I am now a full-fledged convert. He is a poet, tried and true. An ode to Gump Worsely almost makes me teary eyed and I feel uber Canadian. He plays a song about writing a Masters thesis. Makes me excited for September.

Fond Of Tigers: Big change of pace. Some sort of jazz mixed with math rock. Half dressed in black, half in white. I like the math rock parts the most.

Apollo Ghosts: So much fun. Quirky songs, catchy hooks, and a bunch of props. One of my favorite acts of the whole festival hands down. They all crowd surf at the end of their set. The sun hasn’t set yet.

Charles Bradley: Literally the reason I’m here. The Screaming Eagle of Soul! Heartfelt and honest, funky and fresh. I can’t believe this man is 63. He does the splits a bunch and his band plays music that makes me think I am living in 1974. He is overwhelmed by the crowd reaction. I am overwhelmed that he is performing for us.

Wooden Wives: Tom Petty meets C’Mon. Good ol’ fashioned rock n roll from Saint John, NB.

Sleepy Panther: The older woman I’ve been seeing around town is actually the drummer for this band – and a killer drummer at that. They play lo-fi indie anthems. This is their 7th show ever. I want to know more about them.

Quaker Parents: Fresh off a plane from Ontario, the Grundys have the afternoon crowd eating out of the palm of their hands. Quirky riffs and Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd vocal melodies/harmonies make for a fun afternoon show. Best Quaker Parents set I’ve ever seen.

The Acorn: Stripped down, but so beautiful. Rolf is one of the best singers I’ve heard all weekend. He writes great songs. The floor tom runs through a delay pedal – I love it.

The Weather Station: Joni Mitchell vocal styling’s, quicker than lightning banjo picking, and wonderful songs. I wish there were projections of rural landscapes being show on the screen behind her.

Jim Bryson: He performs a bunch of songs from The Falcon Lake Incident with John K. Samson. Raised All Wrong, Fell Off The Dock, Metal Girls… I feel like he is singing stories about my life, or the life I would have in the movies.

Jerry Granelli: The man is a jazz legend, but I can only sit through so much of a solo drum performance.

Shotgun Jimmie: Sackville’s son pulls off a killer rock n roll set. Plays a plethora of material from Transistor Sister – perhaps the greatest album of the year. He is in his prime and I sing along.

Ladyhawk: Ian Kehoe told me they were the greatest rock band in the world. They do not disappoint. They play STDH and I flip out. My second favorite Ladyhawk song.

Chad VanGaalen: Reason #2 why I came to Sappyfest. He plays songs from his new album, Diaper Island, and the tones and riffs are precise. I’ve seen him around all weekend, but was too chicken to talk to him. He seems like he is having the time of his life. That’s good, because I am.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E29

Despite crazy storms and sweet lightning in Halifax, the show must go on!

This week features a Sappy re-cappy, an interview with Kuato drummer Josh "Pinky" Pothier mostly regarding the movie Total Recall and the band's newest EP, and an MFest preview - among other goodies.

Forget the lightning, have a listen.

(PS - my friend Steph took that sweet photo.)

August 2, 2011

Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Chad VanGaalen - Freedom For A Policeman
Charles Bradley - Heart Of Gold
Apollo Ghosts - Money Has No Heart
Bird World - Swamp
Dog Day - What She Says
Interview with Kuato's Josh Pothier
Kuato - Afghanistan Rogers
Writer's Strike - Splitting Images
The Olympic Symphonium - Flame
Al Tuck - Good And Ready
Broken Social Scene - All To All

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E28

On a special two-hour edition of Halifax Is Burning this week, I was fortunate to host an event called The Sappy Warm-Up: two hours of live music, interviews and conversations about Canada's coolest festival - SappyFest - taking place this weekend in Sackville, NB.

Two great bands from Halifax headed to Sackville to perform at Sappy - Long Weekends and Quaker Parents - stopped by the station for a festival primer and a free lobby show. On top of that, my good friend Pinky was in studio as my co-host, and I had a phone chat with one of Sappy's founders, Paul Henderson, about the evolution of the festival. Oh, and he also let's the cat out of the bag and tells me all the juicy details about this year's very special, very secret guest appearance.

Take a listen.

July 26, 2011

Ladyhawk - I Don't Always Know What You're Saying
Little Scream - Cannons
Apollo Ghosts - Money Has No Heart
Chad Van Gaalen - Burning Photographs
Charles Bradley - The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
The Hamilton Trading Company - The Flood
The Weather Station - Nobody
Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans - Metal Girls
Shotgun Jimmie - Suzy
Phone interview with Paul Henderson
Julie Doiron - Consolation Prize
Ghostkeeper - Well, Well, Well
Jon Langford & His Sadies - American Pageant
Gobble Gobble - Lawn Knives
Live In Studio Interview with Noel Macdonald (Long Weekends) and Mark Grundy (Quaker Parents)
Jon McKiel - Motion Pictures
Hash Jesus - Holy Tease
Eric's Trip - Chris' Song

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E27

For the first time in the history of Halifax Is Burning, I hosted a live band this week in the studio! I couldn't think of a better band to come in and kick-start the summer season than Halifax's The Graboids.

Fresh off the release of their latest EP, Aftershocks, The Graboids brought their fun-loving, quick-to-the-punch punk rock to the CKDU airwaves.

Didn't tune in on Tuesday? Have no fear...the podcast is here!

July 19, 2011

Bike Rodeo - MRA
Rain Over St. Ambrose - DG Gold Paint
Animal Faces - Forward Through
The Graboids - One Beer In The Fridge
The Graboids - The Kids (Live In Studio!)
The Graboids - I Got A Gut (Live In Studio!)
The Graboids - Inebriated (Live In Studio!)
The Graboids - Not Going Out Tonight (Live In Studio!)
The Deadly Hearts - Moon Walk
The Graboids - Flip Em The Bird
Live Interview With The Graboids - Part 1
The Graboids - My Girlfriend's A Robot
The Graboids - Do It (Live In Studio!)
The Graboids - Humanoids (Live In Studio!)
The Graboids - Want Too Much (Live In Studio!)
Tongan Death Grip - Scientology
Live Interview With The Graboids - Part 2
Animal Faces - Aesthetics
The Graboids - 11:57 (Live In Studio!)
The Graboids - He Can't Help It (Live In Studio!)
The Graboids - Skate (Live In Studio!)
Bike Rodeo - Common Walls

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E26

I suppose a lot of people are lacing up their Metallica kicks here in Halifax this week, but despite another huge concert that may, or may not, add fuel to the fire to the ever-growing concert debacles that plague our city, the independent scene still kills 'em all.

On yet another episode of Halifax Is Burning, I delve into sixty minutes of Haligonian greatness.

Check it out.

July 12, 2011

Long Weekends - Quarter Sticks
Like A Motorcycle - Hitting The Bottle
Outtacontroller - Sloppy Princess
Tongan Death Grip - Rad Moves
Tongan Death Grip - Scientology
The Kamalas - Machinery
The Kamalas - For All I Care
A Special Message from Gilbert Robichaud
Bike Rodeo - Love Ain't No Thing
VKNGS - Nine Teen
Touché Amoré - Tilde
Cousins - Speech
Dream Friends - Good Drum Solo
Construction & Destruction - Bear
Dress Code Casual - The Weight Is Over
The Graboids - Inebriated
Seamus Erskine - Booze For Breakfast

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E25

Looking for something to do this weekend? I highly recommend heading down to the Seahorse on Saturday night to check out 7-piece Halifax hip-hop powerhouse, Something Good.

Two members of the band - Matt "Boy-ill" Boyle and Alex Meade - stopped by the CKDU studios this week to talk about their show, their new album, and the state of hip-hop in Halifax today.

Check it out.

July 5, 2011

Tongan Death Grip - Stupid Kids
The Graboids - Not Going Out Tonight
Dog Day - What She Says (Halifax Is Burning EXCLUSIVE!)
Glory Glory - Pop Song Automaton
Spooky Campers - Idle Head
Nick Everett - Baby Step Back (Gordon Lightfoot Cover)
Ghettosocks - Out For Treats
Ambition - A.M.B.I.T.I.O.N
Something Good - Business As Usual
Live in-studio interview with Something Good: Part 1
Something Good - What You Gotta Do
Live in-studio interview with Something Good: Part 2
Something Good - Disco Kid
Cousins - Speech

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E24

On the program this week, I talked about two brand new videos released by some great Halifax acts - one by Orchid's Curse and one by Ambition. I promised I would throw them up on the blog, so I'm making good on my promise.

If you love zombies, robots and sneakers then I think you'll like these vids.

Once you're done watching them, click on the link below and take a listen to this week's episode.

Orchid's Curse: The Workhorse Walks Alone

Ambition - A.M.B.I.T.I.O.N

June 28, 2011

Lake Names - Hallmark
Mary Cobham - Motown
Uncle Fester & Ambition - Just For Kicks (JFK)
Orchid's Curse - The Workhorse Walks Alone
Hind Legs - Unicorn Date
Like A Motorcycle - Hitting The Bottle
Old And Weird - Feel No Threat
Dream Friends - Aging Sportstar
Cousins - Secret Weapon
Matthew Grimson - Matthew Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Dave Marsh & True Love Rules - Backstreets Thread
The Joel Plaskett Emergency - True Patriot Love
Banded Stilts - Forest, Oh Forest, Protect Me
Something Good - Disco Kid
The Details - Weightless In The Dark

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E23

The first day of summer is upon us, and it's no surprise that in Halifax the summer brings along a plethora of awesome shows. That being said, we're getting the summer kicked off right with a visit from The Details all the way from Winnipeg, MB.

The band is touring in support of their new album, Lost Art, and will be in Halifax playing with a band a have a pretty fond affinity for and another that I've known for quite some time.

This week, I caught up with The Details' Keli Martin on a tour stop in Rimouski, QC to talk about their new album, their latest tour and the "glamour" of being a touring band.

Take a listen.

June 21, 2011

Outtacontroller - Power Out
The Deadly Hearts - Handshake
Dress Code Casual - The Weight Is Over
DJ Bones Halifax Is Burning Indie Pop Mix featuring: Southern Shores, In Dreams, The Trick, AA Wallace, Whale Skin & Blank Banshees
The Details - The Original Mark
Phone interview with The Details' Keli Martin
The Details - Weightless In The Dark
Scott Nicks Band - Ribcage City Smoke
Richard Lann - Bug
Rah Rah - Ghosts (AA Wallace Remix)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E22

I guess it's not often that I talk about movies on the blog, or on the show for that matter, but I went to see Super 8 last night - the latest blockbuster from JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg - and, well, I have to say that it was pretty good. Think ET meets The Goonies with a little bit of Stand By Me and Independence Day.

All that to say, after a great conference last week (read about it/listen to it), and a good movie this week, it's a great time to be alive.

Then again, when you live in Halifax it's always a great time to be alive - especially if you love music. So stop bitching about the rain, kick back, relax and enjoy some good tunes. You won't regret it!

Listen Listen Listen.

June 14, 2011

Kestrels - The Light
Ocean Towers - Honey Flies
Instruments - Long Days (Nomeansno Cover)
NOFX - Separation Of Church And Skate
Tongan Death Grip - Something's Wrong
Make No Gains - Write-Off Report
The Graboids - Inebriated
Cousins - Out On Town
Minus World - Year Of The Scientists
Al Tuck - Good & Ready
The Express - Nobody Knows
Two Hours Traffic - Stolen Earrings
Uncle Fester & Ambition - Just For Kicks (JFK)
Outtacontroller - Sloppy Princess
The Kamalas - Machinery
Joel Plaskett - A Million Dollars
Arcade Fire - Modern Man

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E21

The National Campus & Community Radio Conference has hit Halifax with a full force, and this week I'm previewing all the great showcases we've got lined up to coincide with the arrival of delegates from around the country.

For a full list of showcases, visit the Halifax Is Burning Facebook page.

What a week!

June 7, 2011

Shotgun Jimmie - Late Last Year
Old Man Luedecke - Lass Vicious
Marine Dreams - Yet To See The Sun
Writers' Strike - Rocket Summer
The Extremities - Dial Tone
Dance Movie - Carjack My Heart
Laura Peek - Stay Sharp
Field Assembly - Alkali
Jenocide - Beachball
Klarka Weinwurm - Caroline
Audrey & The Agents - Don't Think Twice
Rich Aucoin - Undead
Three Sheet - At The End of The Day
Tupperware Remix Party - Hourglass Nebula
Buck 65 feat. Hannah Georgas - Stop
Buck 65 feat. Jenn Grant - Cold Steel Drum

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E20

Well ol' mister sun finally decided to show his face here in Halifax, so in celebration I decided to play some sweet summer jams on the program this week. Whether it's songs that mention the sun, songs that will define your summer roadtrips, songs about summer vacation, or songs that simply make you feel like basking in the wonderful weather, this week's show is an excellent playlist for summer lovin'.

Check it out!

May 31, 2011

Sloan - 500 Up
Writers Strike - Rocket Summer
Alright Already - Karoshi
Two Hours Traffic - Stuck For The Summer
Cold Warps - Hang Up On You
Heavy Meadows - Sweet Traverse
Bloodsport - Photos From My Last Trip To Salem
Bloodhouse - Endless Vacation
Radio Radio - 9 Piece Luggage Set
Three Sheet - Sunny Daze
Jenocide - Beachball
The Graboids - The Kids
Molly Rankin - Bombshell
The Joel Plaskett Emergency - Drunk Teenagers
Contrived - Celebrate

Friday, May 27, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E19

This weekend, Halifax-based blog Noisography will be playing host to an evening of live music and a photography exhibit that showcases some of the regions best music photographers. Hit up their Facebook event for more info, or check out their blog.

While you're doing that, feel free to check out this week's show too because Tiffany Naugler stopped by Halifax Is Burning this week to talk about this cool event.

May 24, 2011

Lake Names - Can't Make Up (My Mind)
Old And Weird - Feel No Threat
The Provincial Archive - Drive
Jon McKiel - Songs At Night
The Prospector's Union - Flaming Death
Jenn Grant - Parliament Of Owls
Big Game Hunt - The Gods Drink Whiskey
Dress Code Casual - The Weight Is Over
Rain Over St. Ambrose - DG Gold Paint
Bike Rodeo - Usually
No Flyers Please - Dan Clahane
Richard Lann - Bug
Scribbler - My Old Lady
Sister - Orion
Kestrels - What Happens

Monday, May 23, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E18

This week was a very special extended version of Halifax Is Burning. I had the opportunity to extend the show for an extra hour and half, so I took the opportunity to host an extensive preview of the Long Live The Queen festival, which is a new up and coming music and arts festival here in Halifax.

But before I got into that, some of the guys from The Belle Comedians stopped by to talk about their weekend show with Wax Mannequin.

Have a listen.

May 17, 2011

(extended playlist!)
Wax Mannequin – Tell The Doctor
The Belle Comedians – Lost In The Straws
In-Studio Interview with The Belle Comedians
The Belle Comedians – The Big Empty
Wax Mannequin – The Price
Lake Names – Hallmark
Joel Plaskett – On the Rail
Sloan – I’ve Gotta Know
Crosss – Backbone
Mayor McCa – Drinkalottawater
Siller Kissers – You Could Even Like Me
Cursed Arrows – Death Rattle Blues
Bike Rodeo – Roger’s Rabbit
Rattail – Georger Mounsey (Remix)
Rituals – Our Blood
Old Man Ludecke – Machu Picchu
Klarka Weinwurm – Caroline
Gianna Lauren – Become What You Can’t Be
The Prospector’s Union – Flaming Death
The Chitz – Reactionary
Envision – Reinvention
D’EON – Transparency
Deadhorse – Glam Rock
Play Guitar - Cold Crystal Shield
Long Weekends – Quarter Sticks
Bahamas – Hockey Teeth
Rebekah Higgs – Little Voice
Al Tuck – Face Down On The Page
Ruth Minnikin – Southern Misfortune
Sister – Wishbone
Plumtree – Scott Pilgrim
Dr. Ew – Do As The Lord Tells Me
Jon McKiel – Motion Pictures
Ghettosocks – Out For Treats
Brandon Dramatic – Jones For It
VKNGS – Nine Teen
Wintersleep – Preservation (Daytrotter Session)
Snailhouse - Apple

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E17

Shad is a Juno Award winner, a double Polaris Prize nominee, a cerebral poet, and one of Canada's most treasured musicians. Leading up to his show at The Paragon Theatre this weekend on Saturday, May 14, I had the opportunity to catch up with him via telephone to talk about his latest album, TSOL, the state of hip-hop in Canada, and the rolls he envisions his music can play in making a difference.

Take a listen.

May 10, 2011

VKNGS - Nineteen
Kale - Dead Horse
Rituals - Hot Fire
Radarfame - We Have Sweaters For When The Sun Stops
Deer Tick - Easy
Richard Lann - Bug
Jerry Leger - Truth Is All Around You
Feature Interview With Shad
Shad - Rose Garden
Shad - Keep Shining
Buck 65 feat. Jenn Grant - Paper Airplane
Quaker Parents - Teeshirt
Dream Friends - Day Dream Friend
Dog Day - Scratches
Cop Shades - The Pyramid
Sloan - Follow The Leader

Friday, May 6, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E16

If you tuned in last week, you may have noticed my absence in the 6:30pm time slot. That's because I was out on the road touring with my project Quiet Parade, but I was also on a post-rock adventure of a lifetime. I got to go see Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor in the same week. Talk about amazing.

In honour of this trip, I kicked the show off this week with a song from my favorite Haligonian post-rock outfit, Kuato.

Have a listen.

May 3, 2011

Kuato - Schindler's Lisp
The Cheap Speakers - Speak
Glory Glory Man United - Pop Song Automaton
No Flyers Please - Dan Clahane
Audrey & The Agents - Don't Think Twice
The Bad Bad Bad - Bear
The Fed Pennies - Buzzing In My Head
Duzheknew - Moe
Cousins - Nans
Carmen Townsend - Open Sea
The Town Heros - Slag Heaps
Jesse Dangerously - Bring Your Girlfriend To Rap Day
Joel Plaskett - Jimmie's Still Jimmie
The Graboids - Inebriated

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E16

Well the spring rains have arrived, let's just cross our fingers that we don't get another blast of the dreaded white stuff like our friends in Ontario did!

Jam-packed episode this week.

Check it out:

April 19, 2011

Andrew Sisk - Rotations And Flares
Rain Over St. Ambrose - Headstone Lights
Long Long Long - To Be Alone
Ruby Jean & The Thoughtful Bees - Girls You Love
Jenocide - Beachball
Cursed Arrows - Death Rattle Blues
Dan Mangan - Robots
Aiden Knight - Friendly Fires
Bad Vibrations - Good/Bad
Quivers - Sou'Wester
Long Weekends - At Long Last
Elevator To Hell - Why I Didn't Like August '93
Bike Rodeo - Roger's Rabbit
BA Johnston - Love Me Like My Minivan
Windom Earle - Kitten VS Pegasus
Sister - Wishbone

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E15

Rock Tumbler is an amazing new program based out of Halifax that is helping get instruments into the hands of kids who have a burning desire to rock n' roll, but have no means to get guitars, drums, etc...

Rock Tumbler takes your old, used, broken or unwanted instruments, fixes them up, then works hand in hand with school boards across the province to help get the instruments into the hands of kids. Amazing, no?

On the show this week, Rock Tumbler founder Jeremy Holmes stops by for the whole hour to talk about this great program, to tell us how it got started, how it works and how you can help.

If you want to make a donation, visit the Rock Tumbler blog, or look them up on Facebook.

Listen to this week's episode:

April 12, 2011

The Graboids - Not Going Out Tonight
The Graboids - I Got A Gut
The Fat Stupids - Cliched Love Song
Quaker Parents - Layer Me Down
Long Weekends - At Long Last
Rain Over St. Ambrose - At Night With Friends
The Kindness Killers - Never Will Marry
Year Of Glad - First Year University
Wintersleep - The Kids Are Ultraviolent
Burnt Black - Finest Lie

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E14

Finally! A large-scale concert to get excited about here in Halifax. On Monday, the Halifax Pop Explosion announced M Fest, a good old fashioned summer bash happening at Alderney Landing.

As you can see from the poster above, the line-up - though only four acts have been confirmed - is stacked. Broken Social Scene, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Surfer Blood and Diamond Rings will all grace the Dartmouth waterfront on Sunday, August 7, 2011.

On this week's program, I caught up with Jonny Stevens, the Executive Director of the Halifax Pop Explosion, to talk about how M Fest was developed, and what else we can expect from this pretty rad one-day festival.

Check it out:

April 5, 2011

Broken Social Scene - Forced To Love
Surfer Blood - I'm Not Ready
Phone Interview with Jonny Stevens
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - Even Heroes Have To Die
Diamond Rings - It's Not My Party
Botnek - Dozer
AA Wallace - Shake It Out
JJ Ipsen & The Paper Crown - DaDaDa
Gianna Lauren - Cardigan
Andrew Hunter & The Gatherers - Capo 2nd
Construction & Destruction - Bear
The Deadly Hearts - Handshake
The Graboids - I Got A Gut
Rain Over St. Ambrose - DG Gold Paint

Friday, April 1, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E13

Well if there is any truth to the "spring break-up" theory, it is certainly apparent in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A mere two weeks after the break-up of a Halifax punk-rock institution, Dartmouth's The Grass will be playing their final show on Friday, April 1 at the Seahorse.

But have no fear! The core members of the band will be reforming under the new (old?) moniker, Money, and will take their high-energy rock n roll in a new direction.

This week, Willis Ryan - singer/guitarist for The Grass - stopped by the station to talk about band's last stand, their new band, and their plans for the future.

Have a listen.

March 29, 2011

Long Long Long - Take Time
The Blackrats - Bones Away
Audrey And The Agents - Versus
The Ronettes - Be My Baby
The Superfantastics - Back To The Future III
Lisa Lougheed - Run With Us
The Grass - Lucky
The Grass - Kick Out The Jams (MC5 Cover)
Money - Red Raw Box
The Grass - Casino Taxi
Raccoon Bandit - I'm On Fire
Old Man Ludecke - Lass Vicious

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E12

Sackville son Shotgun Jimmie unleashes his amazing new record, Transistor Sister, on the masses this Friday with an album release party at The Khyber. On this week's episode of Halifax Is Burning, I caught up with Jimmie on the telephone while he was en route back to the East Coast after a national tour.

Have a listen.

March 22, 2011

Cursed Arrows - The Madness Of Crowds
Dull Senses - Out Or In
Gloryhound - TKO Tokyo
Dog Day - Scratches
Homo Duplex - Out Of Touch (Hall & Oates Cover)
Long Weekends - Quarter Sticks
Shotgun Jimmie - Late Last Year
Phone Interview With Shotgun Jimmie
Shotgun Jimmie - King Of Kreuzberg
Baby Eagle - Day Of Our Departing
Marine Dreams - Yet To See The Sun
Slow Down, Molasses - Feathers
Klarka Weinwurm - Woodstove Fires
Dance Movie - Structurally
Postdata - The Coroner

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E11

It's a sad day in Halifax. One of my favorite bands - and the show's namesake - is hanging up their rock n roll shoes and calling it quits. Myles Deck & The Fuzz will play their final show this weekend at Gus' Pub. Do me a favour and head out to the show to bid them a fond farewell.

In honour of their demise, I played a double shot of Fuzz tracks and with the help of Myles Deck, I debuted a new segment on the show this week called Van Stories.

Check it out.

March 15, 2011

Yukon Blonde - Babies Don't Like Blue Anymore
Aidan Knight - Friendly Fires
We Are The City - Happy New Year
The Motorleague - Hymn For The Newly Departed
The Bad Bad Bad - Bear
Big Game Hunt - The Gods Drink Whiskey
Writer's Strike - Bad Time
Van Stories Vol. 1 feat. Myles Deck
Myles Deck & The Fuzz - Hot Tongue, Cold Shoulder
Myles Deck & The Fuzz - Halifax Is Burning
Bad Vibrations - Waking Up
Cop Shades - North Korean Arts Degree
The Deadly Hearts - Handshake
Long Weekends - Tip Of The Spear
The Grass - Looking At You (MC5 Cover)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E10

Tuesday marked the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, so in celebration Halifax Is Burning saluted some of the best female artists - past and present - from in and around the city.

Have a little listen.

March 8, 2011

Carmen Townsend – Open Sea
Jenn Grant – Parliament of Owls
Jenocide – Beachball
Molly Rankin – Way Home
Sister – Wishbone
Plumtree – Regret
Jale – True What You Say
The Numbered Head – Itchy
Laura Peek – Key
Eric’s Trip – The Road South
Bad Vibrations – We’re Dead
The Superfantastics – Evolution
Gianna Lauren – Become What You Can’t Be
Dance Movie – Fail
Klarka Weinwurm – Woodstove Fires
Owl – Morning Eyes
The Stolen Minks – Viola Desmond
The Gramercy Riffs – Oh Linda

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E09

Halifax garage rockers Bike Rodeo will be releasing their brand new album, Oh Blah Duh, at the Seahorse this Friday.

Mike D'Eon, guitar player for the band, stopped by the show this week to debut a bunch of tracks from the new album.

Have a listen.

March 1, 2011

Milks & Rectangles - Wink And A Gun (The Jury's Hung)
Boxer The Horse - Mary Meets The Pilot
In-Flight Safety - Crash/Land (Daniel Ledwell Remix)
Quivers - Instant Life
Quaker Parents - Layer Me Down
Bike Rodeo - Roger's Rabbit
Bike Rodeo - Kool
Bike Rodeo - Modern Women
Bike Rodeo - Francis Make Profit
Dog Day - Sratches
The Caravan - Alchemy
Cigarettes - Duende And The City
Marine Dreams - Yet To See The Sun
Wintersleep - The Kids Are Ultra-Violent
Gianna Lauren - Become What You Can't Be

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E08

It's not often I deviate from music on the show, but this week something got me so riled up, I couldn't help but talk about it.

Over the weekend in a community close to where I grew up, during a hockey game between rival French and English teams, someone set an Acadian flag on fire.

As a proud Acadian and co-founder of the record label Acadian Embassy, I took this as a direct attack on our culture, heritage and history. Unfortunately, the police didn't see it the same way. Cpl. Chris Thibedeau of Meteghan RCMP called the person who burned the flag "an imebecile" but did not agree that the action constituted a hate crime.

I disagree.

In a community already bubbling with decades of French/English conflict, this incident not only further serves to incite hatred of "the other" in each community, it also is indicative of the kind of attitudes that lead moronic kids to think that attacking a community based solely on their heritage, language, culture, is acceptable. Moreover, by not taking any action whatsoever, the authorities only condone these behaviours, the actions and these discriminating attitudes.

Anyways, in support of our culture, I played some great Acadian music to kick off the show this week.

Have a listen:

February 22, 2011

Radio Radio - Enfant Speciale
Bette & Wallet - OGM
Rain Over St. Ambrose - Headstone Lights
Cousins - Nans
Duzheknew - Home Caste
Dog Day - Scratches
Jon McKiel - Motion Pictures
Jon McKiel - Songs At Night
Fred Squire - We Are All The Middle Child
Kuato - Schindler's Lisp
Union Of The Snake - Decades
INSTRUMENTS - Data Processing (Graematter Remix)
Oh No, Theodore - Theodore The Monster
Joel Plaskett - Spinning For You
A/V - Ask Your Wife

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E07

The 2011 Canada Games hit Halifax full force this week, and they brought along a series of free outdoor concerts happening in Celebration Square (Parade Square). Including performances from Joel Plaskett, Buck 65, Sloan, and Radio Radio, these concerts celebrate not only some of Canada's best talents, but also puts a strong focus on some of the best musicians in the Maritimes. In the second half of the program this week, I preview some of the great free shows you can expect to see downtown. [For a full list of shows, click HERE].

Have a listen.

February 15, 2011

Molly Rankin - Who Broke Your Heart?
Shotgun Jimmie - Late Last Year
Spinoza - Transmission
Rob Moir - This Is The Lie
Off The International Radar - Deploy The Plot Ending Device
Cop Shades - North Korean Arts Degree
Sloan - The Rest Of My Life
Matt Mays & El Torpedo - Rock Ranger Record
Hawksley Workman - We'll Make Time (Even When There Ain't No Time)
Buck 65 feat. Jenn Grant - Paper Airplanes
Rich Aucoin - Undead
Radio Radio - Dekshoo
Three Sheet - At The End of the Day
Old Man Ludecke - Lass Vicious
Sloan - Underwhelmed

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E06

In case you haven't heard, Kuato is one of the best bands in Halifax and they've just released their second free album - Winter EP - available via Acadian Embassy. Go grab it.

Devin Peck, the elusive bass player for Kuato, stopped by the studio to co-host this week's episode of Halifax Is Burning. We talked about the new Kuato record, the band's upcoming tour with INSTRUMENTS, and sibling not-so-rivalries. It's true!

Take a listen.

February 8, 2011

Rain Over St. Ambrose - DG Gold Paint
Kuato - Schindler's Lisp
Medium Mood - There's Nothing To See Here
Kestrels - What Happens
Bloodsport - Photos From My Last Trip To Salem
The Lodge - World In Me
Bad Vibrations - We're Dead
Molly Rankin - Who Broke Your Heart?
Craig Mercer & The Willbegones - Bumps In The Road
No Flyers Please - Dan Clahane

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E05

Gather round radio listeners - I've got some fun stuff for you!

On February 1 (Tuesday), CKDU turned 26 years old! Halifax Is Burning celebrated the station's silver anniversary+1 by playing some classic Halifax indie rock and taking a look back at some past programmers who have gone on to be Halifamous.

One such individual is Jay Ferguson, from the seminal Halifax rock institution Sloan. Between 1986 and 1989, Jay hosted a show on CKDU called Brian Wilson's Deluxe Sandbox. I caught up with him on the phone to reminisce about his good ol' days on community radio.

PS - I realize there's lots of classic Halifax tracks I didn't play, namely some stuff by bands like Hardship Post, The Flashing Lights, The Heavy Blinkers, Burnt Black, etc etc - but the show's only an hour long! Hopefully in the future I can piece together another retrospective.

For now though, have a listen to this week's episode!

February 1, 2011

Spinoza - Transmission (Joy Division Cover)
Jale - Nine Years Now
Thursh Hermit - Cookie Rosebody
State Champs - Crowd Life
North of America - Let's On
The Plan - Lit Like A Monument
Plumtree - Sex FM Jingle
Sloan - Underwhelmed
Phone Interview with Sloan's Jay Ferguson
Kearney Lake Road - Glassy Stones
Sloan - The Lines You Amend
The Superfriendz - Come Clean
Buck 65 - Lipstick
The Inbreds - North Window
Cool Blue Halo - Super Cindy

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E04

Amidst the frigid temperatures and the blustering snow, the In The Dead Of Winter Festival gets under way in Halifax's north end. The last half of the program this week focuses on some of the great artists playing in town.

Have a listen.

January 25, 2011

Long Long Long - Drugstore (3am)
Duzheknew - Home Caste
Mike O'Neill - Alsatian
Share - Penmanship
Gianna Lauren - Le Vent Marin (Hovercraft)
Julie Doiron - Don't Wannabe/Liked By You
Dance Movie - Me And You And Everyone We Know
Tupperware Remix Party - Sexual Favours On A Sunny Day
The Olympic Symphonium - Flame
The Olympic Symphonium - Speaking Touch
Snailhouse - Twenty One Years
Jenn Grant - Oh My Heart
Rae Spoon - Love Is A Hunter
Olenka & The Autumn Lovers - Clean
Pat Lepoidevin - The Unlucky Town
It Kills - Sailors

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E03

She's been burning up the Nova Scotia music scene for years now, but finally Carmen Townsend is gearing up to release her debut album Waitin' and Seein'. Fresh off a tour in Australia and the recent announcement that she'll be opening for the legendary Heart on the Canadian leg of their tour, Carmen will be releasing her new album next Monday at The Seahorse. Tonight, I caught up with her on the phone to talk about all of these new exciting developments.

Have a listen.

January 18, 2011

Cursed Arrows - Death Rattle Blues
Kestrels - What Happens
Laura Peek - Stay Sharp
Winchester Warm - Cracks and Clues
Postdata - Blood Black
The Olympic Symphonium - A Lot To Learn
Carmen Townsend - Without My Love
Phone Interview With Carmen Townsend
Carmen Townsend - Open Sea
BA Johnston - Love Me Like My Minivan
Hymm - Dwelling In Beulah Land
Bad Vibrations - Waking Up
Homo Duplex - Out Of Touch (Hall n Oates Cover)
Quivers - Kick You In The Stomach

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E02

The lovely and talented Jenn Grant stopped by Halifax Is Burning tonight to talk about her brand new album Honeymoon Punch. Not only is today the day her album comes out, it's also the day she released a brand new north end, dancin' in the streets inspired video for her song "Getcha Good." Watch this masterpiece:

And after you watch the video, download this week's episode.

January 11, 2011

Kestrels - The Light
Writer's Strike - Bad Time
Wintersleep - Mirror Matter
Jenn Grant - Getcha Good
Jenn Grant - Oh My Heart
Jenn Grant - Walk Away
Jenn Grant - How I Met You
Dance Movie - Carjack My Heart
Klarka Weinwurm - Eastern Snow
Myles Deck & The Fuzz - Easy
Carmen Townsend - River Rat

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Halifax Is Burning :: S03E01

Woo! A brand new season brings brand new things! Stay tuned to the show for some new segments in the new year! And speaking of new things, on Saturday, January 15 Halifax's answer to 90s indie guitar fuzz - Kestrels - are releasing a new 7" at The Seahorse. I previewed some of their tracks on the show this week.

Check it out!

January 4, 2011

Wintersleep - Weighty Ghost (UK 7" Version)
Carmen Townsend - River Rat
Jenn Grant - How I Met You
Boxer The Horse - Mary Meets The Pilot
Milks & Rectangles - Ultimatum
Kestrels - The Light
Phone interview with Kestrel's frontman Chad Peck
Kestrels - What Happens
Baby Eagle - Day Of Our Departing
Prospector's Union - Flaming Death
Shotgun Jimmie - Dark Cloud
Gianna Lauren - Kiss On My List (Hall & Oates Cover)
Homo Duplex - Out Of Touch (Hall & Oates Cover)
Bloodhouse - Name Your Shame