Ghostface Killah, Raekwon & BADBADNOTGOOD @ The Halifax Forum Multi-Purpose Centre October 23rd, Halifax Pop Explosion 2014
Gabrielle Gallant brings us some wonderful captures from the lobby of CKDU FM, Gus’s Pub and Reflections Cabaret at Halifax Pop Explosion 2014.
Gabrielle’s gallery features the likes of Kestrels, Solids, Swearin’, Cousins, HAG FACE, Hand Cream, Brave Radar, Soft Spot and PS I Love You.
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.
B.A. Johnston Live @ The Rockhouse in St. John’s, NL – October 10th, 2014
All Photos by Mike Heffernan
Crossed Wires’ eponymous EP could easily take the cake as the best release to come out of Atlantic Canada this past summer season. This debut offering from the Wires is nothing less than infectious and impressive without even considering the fact that it’s the first release of a project that’s only straddling a mere six months of existence. Despite being their earliest effort, the EP carries an audible chemistry that could be mistaken for a band that’s already seen the process a few times over.
For the first episode of our Night In Live Sessions series, Secret East TV is proud to present the exclusive first glimpse of Ghost Pills – – St. John’s newest pop punk rock outfit featuring members of Pet Vet, Little Things & Clocked In.
The band’s name comes from a British TV series created by Neil Gaiman, called Neverwhere. The series is set in “London Below” which is a magical realm that co-exists with the real world “London Above”.
You can catch London Above on October 10th at MUN’s campus bar, The Breezeway. Or almost anywhere else in downtown St. John’s where live music is played.
Trees Speak Breeze is an alternative indie-rock project hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia. What started as a teenager’s basement solo project has recently transformed into something much greater; a full band, indie-rock anomaly. I sat down with Josh Horner, the backbone of the group to get the scoop on where the project is going.
Kestrels stopped by the basement studio of Suvla Estates to play a few tracks from of their newest release The Moon is Shining Our Way and indulge us with some of the band’s recent happenings. The last year has been a busy one for Kestrels; releasing their latest [and aforementioned] EP on Sonic Unyon, recording with Alex Bonenfant at The Dream House and beginning work on the upcoming third LP.