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A Monthly Update

We wanted to extend a gracious thank-you for all the feedback and communication we’ve been engaged with while testing the waters over the last month. In return, we wanted to extend a promise and commitment to continue to do our damnedest to hunt down Atlantic Canada’s best kept secrets.

Trust us folks: it’s all good stress, and we’re having a blast doing it.

Power Pop Love Letters: An Interview With The Grubbies

The Grubbies’ jam-space is a basement deep in Halifax’s residential north end. The stuffy room is decorated with mattresses propped up against windows, pillows and egg cartons strapped to vents, old coffee cups, tall cans of beer, and coke bottles. Wires hang from the ceiling and cover the floor. It’s not messy, but it’s lived in. And it’s the jam-spot of more than a few local bands; artists like the Saffrons, Walrus, Shadow Folk, Robert Loveless and Scott Nicks practice in the space.

Evan Mumford On Why Television Zombie by OUTTACONTROLLER is Perfect

1) Television.
2) Girlfriend.
3) Quitting a job.

These three pop punk tropes are examples of why pop punk can be the greatest genre or the absolute worse. Tropes #1 and #3 aren’t so much troublesome as they are tired; it’s #2 that is the problem child. This is where pop punk straddles the line of being charming & romantic and creepy & sexist. You show me Jawbreaker’s “Want” and I’ll flash Screeching Weasel’s “I Don’t Wanna Be Friends.”

Letter from an Editor: Kieran

        A few months ago some close friends and I became preoccupied with an idea. It emerged from a dissatisfaction with the scope of localized media outlets, a desire to create a medium which might encourage constructive discussion, and showcase creativity. This concept took