All posts by J.H. Burns

The Ambiguous Case of Don Dunphy

J.H. Burns outlines the shooting of Don Dunphy at the hands of Premier Paul Davis’ security outfit that took Newfoundland & Labrador by force two weeks ago, and tries to make some sense out of the mess of the information given to the public.

Health Care, Oil & The Deficit: Can Premier Davis Summit All Up?

Davis claims the Primary Health Care Summit will provide a public forum to discuss how the province can improve health care services and programs that matter to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. But pundits critical of the summit claim it’s simply an attempt to strengthen the Progressive Conservative public image.

Labels, Tour and Toutons: Solids Return to St. John’s

This weekend Montreal two-piece Solids are paying a routine visit to their Fog Friends with a Saturday night show in St. John’s. Xavier Germain Poitras and Louis Guillemette have toured here twice before but some things have changed since their last stop on the island. I caught up with Xavier and Louis at Halifax Pop Explosion to find out about what’s been going on with the band.

Listen: Catching Up With Kestrels At HPX 2014

After their HPX set at the CDKU FM lobby on Dalhousie’s campus, I caught up with Paul (drums) and Chad (guitar/vocals) of Kestrels to chat about their HPX experience, recent tour dates and the progress of their upcoming album.

Halifax Pop Explosion Preview – Part 1

This year’s lineup could easily be considered one of the strongest in the festivals’ history. Having attracted acts like party-rap icon Danny Brown; hip-hop goliaths Ghostface Killah and Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan; Canadian indie-rockers Tokyo Police Club, the influential folk-punk band Against Me!, and a fantastic array of talent from Halifax, New Brunswick, PEI and beyond — it’s clear that the folks behind the scenes aren’t interested in maintaining the status quo.