Author Archives: Adria Young

Festival Review – OBEY CONVENTION VI

by Adria Young A true celebration of THE BEST outsider music and art, OBEY Convention VI (Thursday, June 6 to Sunday, June 9) was absolutely incredible this year. Artists flew into wet, soggy Halifax for showcases that featured some of … Continue reading

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Review – “The Courtneys” – The Courtneys

reviewed by Adria Young My good friend J-Swag lives and works in B.C. I’m into Slam Dunk, and, when he’s in Victoria, he sees Slam Dunk play at this place called Logan’s [maybe like Gus’ (Halifax) or Horseshoe (Toronto), but … Continue reading

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Review – “Come Cry With Me” – Daniel Romano

reviewed by Adria Young Adria: You nail the George Jones in ‘I Won’t Let It…’ I think it’s just an absolutely stunning video. What’s your favourite Jones album, if you had to pick? Daniel: I love all of it. I’m … Continue reading

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Review – “Little Metal Baby Fist” – The Dirty Nil

reviewed by Adria Young Hamilton dirtbags, The Dirty Nil, keep cranking out the tunes. The newest release is a split 7’’ with Welland, Ontario’s Northern Primitive from IndoorShoesRecords. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again (and I originally … Continue reading

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Review – “Don’t Haunt Me, OK?” 7” – COLD WARPS

reviewed by Adria Young Last winter, unemployed and depressed, I asked vocalist/songwriter Paul Hammond why one of my favourite Halifax bands, and one of my favourite bands ever, chose the name Cold Warps. At the time, I was listening to … Continue reading

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Review – SappyFest 7 – Sackville, NB

by Adria Young From August 3 to August 5, the streets of Sackville, New Brunswick were filled with artists, musicians, and fans of all kinds for a lineup of surprises and various genres of independent music at SappyFest 7. There were … Continue reading

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Review – “Summer Mix Tape” – The Dirty Nil

reviewed by Adria Young Hamilton dudes, The Dirty Nil, are back with a recently released Summer Mix Tape of four gritty pop-punk tracks, which have been streaming for free since mid-July on Bandcamp. Three new tracks join “Fuckin’ Up Young,” … Continue reading

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Review – “Appetite for Deconstruction” – The Mouthbreathers

reviewed by Adria Young There must be something in the marsh water. Home of the small-town super-festival Sappy Fest, musicians flock to and from Sackville, New Brunswick like a pack of mallards (Sackville Waterfowl Park). The likes of Shotgun Jimmie, … Continue reading

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Review: “Odd Thoughts” – The Odd Socks

reviewed by Adria Young In order for music to belong to genres, there need to be shared elements, tropes, and themes. Punk music, for instance, is recognizable because of its conventions: minimalist, gritty, fast, vulgar, garage, basement, parking lot. Fuck … Continue reading

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Review – “Don’t Reach Out” – Long Weekends

by Adria Young Long Weekends released their new 7” EP Don’t Reach Out at Gus’s Pub on Friday, January 13th. OoOoh. Spooky. I waited for Freddy Kreuger all night. Halifax’s garage pop threesome follows up Warmer Weather and “Shame on … Continue reading

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