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Relevant to Your Interests #047

August 12, 2010

On Tuesday night, Halifax City Council voted unanimously to spend $1M to renovate The Khyber on Barrington Street over the next three years. The building has been home to various cafes, alternative venues, and exhibition spaces over the years, and this is a huge victory for the arts community in Halifax and the east coast as a whole. Hooray for artist-run centres!

The Constantines say they are getting OLD (ie: early thirties), so they’ll probably be done for good before long. I like The Constantines’ albums and I think they’re a great live band, so I’m disappointed by this announcement. I only hope Bry Webb doesn’t get a show on CBC Radio ∞ in 25 years on which he plays his own music interspersed with boring road stories and dumb quips from his eighth wife or whatever. Sorry, what was the question?

GWAR has been added to the Halifax Pop Explosion lineup. Bad news: your festival wristband does not include admission to this event. Good news: the full schedule will be announced in two weeks, so you’ll finally know exactly what that thing is worth.

This week in Warped Tour Shenanigans: the dudes from Pennywise got into an altercation with members Alesana and it ended with someone from Pennywise being tasered by Denver Police. WHAT?

So, have you seen this Discographies thing on Twitter? It’s by far the best use of the medium since Conan O’Brien’s beard got its own account.

I like MaximumRockNRoll and I especially like their Monday photoblogs. This week included vintage shots of Bikini Kill and The Mummies.

Street Carnage likes Japanther.

Via Clusterflock, here’s 40 years of Iggy Pop refusing to wear a shirt.

Myles Deck and the Fuzz made a trailer for their forthcoming album You Can’t Heal a Sick Riff. Check it:

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  1. passerine songs permalink*
    August 12, 2010 3:55 pm

    Wait, I thought you didn’t like The Constantines…

    • August 12, 2010 9:15 pm

      I didn’t for a long time, but I hadn’t seen them live or heard any of their earlier albums. Kensington Heights was my fist introduction to them and it really isn’t very good.

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