Saturday 25th October 2014,
Halifax Pop Explosion – Willie Stratton & The Boarding Party

Halifax Pop Explosion – Willie Stratton & The Boarding Party

Who: Willie Stratton & The Boarding Party Where: Casino Nova Scotia – The Harbourfront Lounge When: Friday, October 24th, 2014 Total Score: 8.5/10 Crowd: The show was held at the Harbourfront Lounge at Casino Nova Scotia as a part of [...]

October 25, 2014 Festivals, Halifax, Halifax bands, Halifax Festivals, Halifax live music rev, NS Festivals
Halifax Pop Explosion – Zeds Dead

Halifax Pop Explosion – Zeds Dead

Who: Zeds Dead Where: Forum When: Friday, October 24th, 2014 Total Score: 7/10 Crowd: A half decent crowd cropped up for arguably the biggest electronic act of HPX. Between 300-400 for the fairly early show, which filled half the Forum. [...]

October 25, 2014 Festivals, Halifax, Halifax Festivals, Halifax live music rev, NS Festivals, Toronto bands
Halifax Pop Explosion – Ain’t No Love

Halifax Pop Explosion – Ain’t No Love

Who: Ain’t No love Where: Forum When: Friday, October 24th, 2014 Total Score: 7.5/10 Crowd: About 200 people around the stage. Stoked to start the weekend, they brought their dancing shoes. Style: Hip Hop/R&B. Pretty much a mini Black Eyed [...]

October 25, 2014 Festivals, Halifax, Halifax Festivals, Halifax live music rev, Montreal bands, NS Festivals
Laggies – Movie Review

Laggies – Movie Review

Laggies – Movie Review Rating: B+ (Very Good) Slice of life pictures can sometimes be tricky, as you need to have characters that are worth following through a movie’s runtime. Is their story really that special? What sets this protagonist [...]

October 24, 2014 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Halifax Pop Explosion – Against Me!

Halifax Pop Explosion – Against Me!

Who: Against Me! Where: Olympic Community Centre When: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 Total Score: 9/10 Crowd: Packkkked. A few hundred ravenous fans moshing, crowd surfing, and screaming their heads off. The energy of the crowd was undeniable and probably the [...]

October 24, 2014 Festivals, Halifax, Halifax Festivals, Halifax live music rev, NS Festivals
Halifax Pop Explosion – Ghostface Killah

Halifax Pop Explosion – Ghostface Killah

Who: Ghostface Killah Where: Forum When: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 Total Score: 8.5/10 Crowd: I wasn’t expecting the sea of people that the Forum housed for Ghostface Killah. A packed venue. Hundreds of ravenous Wu Tang fans. Style: Hip Hop [...]

October 24, 2014 Festivals, Halifax, Halifax Festivals, Halifax live music rev, NS Festivals
Halifax Pop Explosion – Like A Motorcycle

Halifax Pop Explosion – Like A Motorcycle

Who: Like A Motorcycle Where: Olympic Community Centre When: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 Total Score: 7.5/10 Crowd: A solid 150+ people inside the Olympic Community Centre to take in locals Like A Motorcycle. This venue is much more enjoyable at [...]

October 24, 2014 Festivals, Halifax, Halifax bands, Halifax Festivals, Halifax live music rev, NS Festivals
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance – Movie Review

Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance – Movie Review

Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance – Movie Review Rating: A- (Great) Theatre is said to be an actor-driven form of storytelling, while film is more director-driven and considering the subject matter, it’s appropriate that Birdman or the Unexpected [...]

October 24, 2014 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
CASBY awards 2014 winners

CASBY awards 2014 winners

CASBY awards 2014 winners Tonight, 102.1 the Edge announced the winners of the 2014 CASBY Music Awards live at the Sound Academy in Toronto with another stellar night of live performances that included a surprise opening performance from Canadian superstars [...]

October 24, 2014 Top News
Ouija – Movie Review

Ouija – Movie Review

Ouija – Movie Review Rating: C- (Below Average) The Dead Teenager Movie has been pounded into the ground, with all of its obvious clichés and recognisable formulas. When even horror movies themselves, like the Scream series and The Cabin in [...]

October 24, 2014 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Halifax Pop Explosion – Tokyo Police Club

Halifax Pop Explosion – Tokyo Police Club

Who: Tokyo Police Club Where: Olympic Hall When: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 Total Score: 9/10 Crowd: The Halifax-based crowd loves Tokyo Police Club and, really, there’s no denying it. The venue was jam packed and fans were breaking out their [...]

October 23, 2014 Festivals, Halifax, Halifax Festivals, Halifax live music rev, NS Festivals
Halifax Pop Explosion – Glory Glory

Halifax Pop Explosion – Glory Glory

Who: Glory Glory Where: Olympic Hall When: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 Total Score: 7.5/10 Crowd: The crowd was made up of hipster rock-types and was about medium sized, not quite filling up the entire floor of the Olympic hall. Style: [...]

October 23, 2014 Festivals, Halifax, Halifax bands, Halifax Festivals, Halifax live music rev, NS Festivals
Halifax Pop Explosion – Lights

Halifax Pop Explosion – Lights

Who: Lights Where: The Forum When: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 Total Score: 8/10 Crowd: The crowd was made up, mainly, of teens. The entire venue wasn’t full but, a large crowd of about 150 was formed around the stage. Style: [...]

October 23, 2014 Festivals, Halifax, Halifax Festivals, Halifax live music rev, NS Festivals, Toronto bands
DISPATCH FROM THE COMEDY DESK.

DISPATCH FROM THE COMEDY DESK.

  We’re in the final throws of the brutal Toronto Mayoral Race of 2014. It’s been a strange and surreal carnival ride, pulled from the very back pages of Macleans magazine with a heavy dose of Naked Lunch carved into the [...]

October 23, 2014 Toronto Comedy
Halifax Pop Explosion – TEEN

Halifax Pop Explosion – TEEN

Who: TEEN Where: The Carleton When: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 Total Score: 8.5/10 Crowd: The place was packed from one end to the other.  I think capacity for the night was around 140.  TEEN didn’t seem to draw out a [...]

October 23, 2014 Festivals, Halifax, Halifax Festivals, Halifax live music rev, NS Festivals
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