Wednesday, November 16, 2011


We've MOVED!

Visit the new website, HALIFAXISBURNING.COM to keep up to date with the show!

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