Tag Archives: Halifax

Review – “Die & Carry On” – The Devil’s Half Acre

by Eleni Armenakis  The Devil’s Half Acre couldn’t have chosen a more suitable theme for their third and final album than Die & Carry On. As an album “inspired by beginnings and endings and beginnings again,” there’s a near-morbid finality … Continue reading

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Review – “Ephemeral” – Rich Aucoin

reviewed by Michael Thomas There is only one logical conclusion to make about Rich Aucoin—he must be a being of pure happiness. How else to explain the “high on life” feeling of his live shows? How else to explain the … Continue reading

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Review – “Highway” – Hey Mother Death

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt It’s really no surprise that the text for Highway was mostly written in the wintertime. Hey Mother Death’s Paris/ Halifax death grooves are like wolves skulking through the snow: vicious and mysterious. Spoken word pieces in French and … Continue reading

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Review – “The Moon is Shining Our Way” – Kestrels

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  Fuzzy rock, punk and shoegaze are a handful of words that get tossed around whenever talk of Kestrels starts up—especially in relation to their second EP and fourth release, The Moon is Shining Our Way. It’s … Continue reading

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Review – “s/t split” – Old & Weird / MOON

Reviewed by Justin Santelli Do you remember how you felt back in November of 2013? Before 2014? Before minimum wage was bumped up to $11? Before we were plunged into one of the gloomiest, most endless seeming winters in recent … Continue reading

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Review – “Season’s End” – Shadow Folk

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  In the two years since Shadow Folk released their first EP, Green Window, the band has explored the various moods of psychedelic rock while remaining one of the more enigmatic bands to take on the Canadian … Continue reading

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Review – “Universal Love” – Harley Alexander

Reviewed by Justin Santelli Harley Alexander has always been a bit of a wacky cat. When he was putting out records under the name Sheepman – the most notable being last year’s full-length Cold Feet In The Heat – he … Continue reading

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NXNE Taste Test

by Jack Derricourt I broke out in a cold sweat on Saturday morning: NXNE was upon me. I was not ready. All of the hardened research I had promised at the year’s turning, all of the work I was set … Continue reading

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Review – “Jon McKiel” – Jon McKiel

reviewed by Michael Thomas Several years after Jon McKiel waded into the sludge with Tonka War Cloud, he has re-emerged as a cleaner-sounding and more focused musical force. Jon McKiel represents a new chapter in Jon McKiel, and he owes part of this to … Continue reading

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Review – “The Halls of Wickwire” – Cousins

 reviewed by Eleni Armenakis Known primarily as Halifax’ hardest working band, Cousins aren’t actually cousins. Nor do members Aaron Mangle and Leigh Dotey consider themselves a musical duo. Formed in 2009, Cousins has had anywhere from one to four members … Continue reading

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