Ben Burnett chats with Halifax garage rockers Best Fiends about their new album, fitting into a new scene, and the band’s romantic origin story.
Sackville’s Sappyfest has announced the full lineup for their 10th birthday bash, and the roster stacks acts new and old. We picked the brain of SappyFest creative director Lucas Hicks on the planning process, and what we can expect for the decennial anniversary of Sappy.
Armed with a Pentax 67, a flash, and a bag full of expired B&W film, Philip Mercier captures a little bit of the magic that was Stereophonic XII.
From the vault we bring you an early 2014 conversation from Evan Mumford with Sackville, NB’s heart and soul of punk n’ roll – the Great Kappa Chow.
Tonight Sackville, New Brunswick sees the unrolling of the runner-rug from the doors of CHMA FM; leading into another weekend of wild celebratory festivities for the 12th installment Stereophonic.
With the holidays out of the way, it is time to say goodbye to those east-coasters returning to their schools, jobs and lives away from home. For contributor BD Allison, a trip home is seen as an opportunity to catch up on an array of Atlantic and Maritime bands.
Browse Jonathan Kennedy’s photo captures of Shed Island Night Two @ The Republic – August 15, 2014
Featuring: Jonny & The Cowabungas, Delusion Victims, The Mouthbreathers, Derm Kean & An Incredible Woman
Aside from the music, it’s as much about the people and the place. I live in Sackville and the build-up to Sappy is the best kind of unbearable. The town is abuzz weeks leading up with the promise of good times ahead. SappyFest is by far my favourite music festival and I’ll keep attending as long as they keep happening.
Though Thursday at Bar None was already a weekend’s worth of partying, dancing and musical intake – our bodies are capable of second and third winds for a reason.
The reason this weekend is Shed Island.