Four of New Brunswick’s music festivals have stepped up their game when it comes to preparedness. When you’ve got hundreds, if not thousands of people at your event, many of which may or may not be in an altered state of mind, it’s best to keep a sharp eye out. While New Brunswick’s festival atmosphere is notoriously friendly, organizers want to ensure that everyone is being mindful of consent.
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Yesterday, the TD Halifax Jazz Festival announced that singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith will be opening for Blue Rodeo at the Main Stage on Friday, July 14th. Sexsmith is an incredible addition to an already jam-packed line up, including Anderson .Paak, Jo Mersa Marley, Jesse Royal, Andy Shauf, and more. In addition to various concerts throughout the city, the festival includes local workshops and free concerts from July 12-16th. Continue reading Halifax Jazz Festival Announces Ron Sexsmith & Free Shows
Potatoes. God bless those earthy little miracles. They’re responsible for crisps, and poutine, and preventing Jonathan Swift from committing mass infanticide. Even in its passing from one to plane of existence to the next it gives us one final miracle, eau-de-vie – vodka.
Fortunately New Brunswick is a land blessed in starchy tubers, and now is home to the first farm-to-bottle distillery in Atlantic Canada. The Strang Family farm has long been associated with the spudsy wonders. The 6th generation farm (4th generation potato farmers) in Maiden, New Brunswick turns out over 20 million lbs of table grade potatoes a year. Now as Blue Roof Distillers they’ve found a way to make better use of all those potatoes that don’t make the grade. Continue reading Potatoes To Potent Potables – New Brunswick Farmers Produce New Vodka Line
After releasing a handful of videos and an EP over the last year, Halifax’s Walrus have finally debuted their full LP, ‘Family Hangover’. It’s a dreamy mix of The Vines and Jefferson Airplane, like Joy Division had been sent back a decade earlier to reinvent the sixties by masquerading as The Byrds. Continue reading New Music: Walrus’ ‘Family Hangover’
Christopher Jessulat’s new novel ‘The Decline’ gives a glimpse of Saint John as a nearly lifeless wasteland overrun by zombies. Hopefully he’s not being as blunt with his metaphors as George Romero’s ‘Dawn of the Dead’. Continue reading The Decline: Saint John In The Midst Of A Zombie Siege