Recognize one of these rappers? Before being simply known as Cory on the Trailer Park Boys, Cory Bowles was dropping bars as Cheklove Shakil of Truro, Nova Scotia’s Hip Club Groove.
Most Viewed of 2017: Take an airplane spin into the regional glory days of the Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling territory. Take in hours of found footage, some historic visits by legendary performers, and a profile on some of the faces and heels that were stronger than waffle house coffee.
What does Sly & The Family Stone, Mama Cass, Kenny Rogers, Rick James, and The Viletones have in common? No, not a drug problem: this 1971 underground dance club hit written by Nova Scotia songwriter Bruce Wheaton, and performed by his funk rock ensemble Everyday People.
After a month of digging through the Distortion archives, we inevitably had to share a personal favourite as a part of our collaborative series. Check out the full set from Truro, Nova Scotia punks Genetic Angry during their visit to St. John’s in 2008.
Shadow Folk are one of many young, psychedelic-influenced bands making great music in Halifax right now. Contributor Ben Burnett caught up with Justin McGrath to talk about the making of their new EP Mystery Park, as well as his approach to collaboration and songwriting.