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