Arkells draw inspiration from East Coast music

via The Chronicle Herald When the five members of the Arkells rock out in Halifax next Wednesday, they will be returning to the home of some their biggest inspirations. Frontman Max Kerman is part of a four-time Juno Award winning band, but he still feels like a “fan boy” every time he sees Joel Plaskett. … Continue reading Arkells draw inspiration from East Coast music

VIDEO: Fall River father and son duo finding new life for used ‘junk’

via The Chronicle Herald A Fall River father and son duo are operating a new junk removal company, striving to turn holiday cleansing into an eco-friendly, ethical endeavour. Chris and Andrew Willison, owners and operators of the only Junk Works franchise in the Maritimes, are looking to take what some consider junk and give it a … Continue reading VIDEO: Fall River father and son duo finding new life for used ‘junk’

Oasis’ frontman on film portrayal of band’s turbulent history

via The Chronicle Herald Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher says a new documentary about his 90s rock band is “raw.” The five-person band, hailing from Manchester, England, changed the face of rock music with hits like Wonderwall and Champagne Supernova. They peaked around 1997 with their third album, Be Here Now, but their popularity waned after band … Continue reading Oasis’ frontman on film portrayal of band’s turbulent history

Future of the Carleton Music Bar and Grill in doubt

via The Chronicle Herald Halifax’s venerable Carleton Hotel may not look all that special from the outside. But inside, the Carleton Music Bar and Grill has a special place in the city’s arts and culture landscape. That’s in jeopardy now, as owner Mike Campbell has filed for bankruptcy protection, citing high taxes and neighbouring construction as … Continue reading Future of the Carleton Music Bar and Grill in doubt

A conversation with Canada arts veteran Simon Brault

via The Chronicle Herald This year’s Prismatic Arts Festival kicked off on Wednesday evening with an address from a 30-year veteran of Canada’s culture sector. Simon Brault, director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, flew in from Ottawa to address a packed audience at Pier 21. The annual festival — which runs Sept. … Continue reading A conversation with Canada arts veteran Simon Brault

Meghan Trainor: Port Hawkesbury just like hometown

via The Chronicle Herald Grammy award winner Meghan Trainor knew before she even started, her performance in Port Hawkesbury was “going to be lit.” Trainor was welcomed into the Nova Scotia town Thursday evening by crowds of anxious fans holding up welcome signs or waving their smartphones. Trainor is known for her hits like All About … Continue reading Meghan Trainor: Port Hawkesbury just like hometown

Valley singer-songwriter Laura Roy releases debut EP

via The Chronicle Herald A singer-songwriter from Annapolis Valley has released her debut EP, fusing her folk music roots with R&B influences. In July, 24-year-old Laura Roy performed her six songs to a crowd of family and friends at Niche Lounge in Halifax. She described the feeling as coming home to her roots, the place where … Continue reading Valley singer-songwriter Laura Roy releases debut EP