Tag Archives: Halifax indie

Review- “St. Joseph’s Mechanical Penthouse”- Adam Mowery

reviewed by Michael Thomas If I could apply the album title to Adam Mowery, it would be called Adam Mowery’s Songwriting Factory. From what I can see, Mowery is a fairly prolific songwriter out of the Halifax area and his … Continue reading

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Review- “Onetwotree/Sisters”- Walrus

reviewed by Michael Thomas What is most surprising about Onetwotree and Sisters, two three-song EP’s from Walrus, is that the recordings manage to be barely there and all-present at the same time. Let me explain: the music that Walrus, two … Continue reading

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Review- “Paper Beat Scissors”- Paper Beat Scissors

reviewed by Michael Thomas The name of this new act by Tim Crabtree deserves some thought for a moment. At the first level, the act name seems to be a name designed to mess with logic. In rock-paper-scissors, scissors usually … Continue reading

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Review- “We Have Made a Spark”- Rose Cousins

reviewed by Michael Thomas It turns out that Steve Gates’ A Bee In Her Mouth and Rose Cousins’ We Have Made a Spark have more in common than a release date and Cousins helping out Gates with his album. Both … Continue reading

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Review- “Mad Bits”- The Just Barelys

reviewed by Michael Thomas What makes art-pop “art-pop”? I don’t know the exact answer to that, but if I had to give a definition I’d say “You’ll find it in Mad Bits.” The title is apt; not only do a … Continue reading

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Review- “AQL”- GIGAS

reviewed by Michael Thomas When looking at this album’s artwork, it’s hard to get a read on what this Halifax band is all about. The artwork suggests something industrial, and AQL certainly has an industrial quality to it without a … 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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Review- “No Couth No Class No Nothin’”- The Stogies

reviewed by Michael It takes a certain kind of band to be able to put out an EP with four rock songs and a country-sounding song laced with profanity. That band would be The Stogies. The four-piece band from Halifax … Continue reading

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Review- “Stay Down”- Writers’ Strike

reviewed by Michael This quick EP will be over before you know it and you’ll be listening to it over again fairly quickly. This is guaranteed. Halifax band Writers’ Strike have got the art of the catchy pop-rock song down … Continue reading

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Review- “We’re All Dying To Live”- Rich Aucoin

reviewed by Michael In previous posts I’ve talked about albums with a sense of community- where way more than your standard three or four musicians contribute to an album. Each guest always adds some kind of distinguishing flavour; a crazy … Continue reading

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