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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