Tag Archives: Music Festival

New Brunswick Musicians Rally To Support Living Roots Fundraiser

Fredericton-based festival Living Roots has spent the last three years promoting local bands, often putting on shows at Grimross Brewing Co. and, of course, throwing their annual festival in late May. Nobody ever said making a living from music was easy, though, and now musicians from around Fredericton and across the province are turning out to support the festival with a fundraiser. Continue reading New Brunswick Musicians Rally To Support Living Roots Fundraiser

Shivering Songs Announces Initial 2018 Line-Up

Shivering Songs, Fredericton’s midwinter festival of songwriting and storytelling are gearing up for this year’s edition and have announced the 2018 initial lineup. Now in their eighth year, Shivering Songs have earned their reputation as connoisseurs of fine song and songcraft, bringing in acts that tend to the poetic side of things. Held during one of the coldest months of the year, the festival brings  a bit of sunshine—or at least a good story—to brighten those dark winter days.  Continue reading Shivering Songs Announces Initial 2018 Line-Up

In the Dead of Winter Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

It’s November, and our stock of Vitamin D is already dwindling. The sun has almost completely abandoned the northern hemisphere, and if it weren’t for the lawn we’d already be festering in a monochromatic hellscape. Thankfully, the 13th annual In the Dead of Winter Festival is Halifax’s answer to the winter blues. This year, the songwriter-based festival will offer three action-packed days, featuring twenty-five acts, including headliners Waxahatchee, Terra Lightfoot, Simone Schmidt and Kaia Kater. Continue reading In the Dead of Winter Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

Port Cities Clean Up At Nova Scotia Music Week 2017

Remember earlier this year when Jenn Grant was announced as a sure thing to take home an award from Music Nova Scotia? Nova Scotia Music Week has come and gone, and in its wake Jenn Grant is left with none of her seven nominations. Instead, Port Cities cleaned up in nearly ever category, beating out the competition for five out of six of their nominations. We’re surprised there hasn’t been a parade for them yet. Continue reading Port Cities Clean Up At Nova Scotia Music Week 2017

Staying Local, Youthful and Spontaneous: Halifax Pop Explosion Continues To Invest In Their Roots After 25 Years

Halifax Pop Explosion attracts not only the best of the east coast, but some of the best in Canada and beyond. The music festival is a vein for this to grow every year, and once again it delivered with headliners Japandroids, Cloud Nothings and The Rural Alberta Advantage. However, while these shows are diamonds forged from the relentless work put in by the local music community, they are not what best represents the letters HPX. The festival is all about staying humble to the scene’s roots and investing in and giving new opportunities to homegrown talent. At the quarter century mark of creating some of the most diverse line-ups on the east coast, the festival still remembers to mark its flag in all the areas that make it special. Continue reading Staying Local, Youthful and Spontaneous: Halifax Pop Explosion Continues To Invest In Their Roots After 25 Years