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