The entire Halifax Pop Explosion lineup has been announced as of this morning. Major additions include Stars, Thee Oh Sees (ohmygodfuckyes) DD/MM/YYYY and The Meligrove Band. Also, Jennifer Castle, who happens to possess the most ethereal voice I have ever heard. Amazing!
The list of local and national showcasing acts has also been released. Among these I'm super-chuffed to see The Weather Station perform songs from her stunning new album All Of It Was Mine, the painfully sexy Rattail and Montreal punkers Hand Cream, who are also sexy. Also, the local lineup is badass, and features several bands that I always wish I saw more of. Cold Warps? Bloodhouse? VKNGS?
What can I say? I have a girl boner now. Bo-yoy-yoiiing.
Edit: I was so excited I forgot to post where you can buy tickets and wristbands. WHATTA DOOSH!
Bonjay, Braids, Bruce Peninsula, Chixdiggit, Jennifer Castle, Amelia Curran (w/ Symphony NS), DD/MM/YYYY, Demon’s Claws, Dog Day, Fucked Up, JEFF the Brotherhood, The Juan Maclean, Dan Mangan, The Meligrove Band, Miracle Fortress, Murder By Death, Ohbijou, One Hundred Dollars, PS I Love You, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Plants and Animals, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Scratch Bastid (headlining the Red Bull Thre3style 2011), Shotgun Jimmie, Stars, Suuns, Thee Oh Sees, The Thermals, Timber Timbre, Titus Andronicus, Trouble Andrew, Twin Shadow, and Chad VanGaalen.
Acres Of Lions, Adam and the Amethysts, Ambition, Amanita Bloom, Animal Faces, Rich Aucoin & Friends, Audrey and the Agents, The Balconies, Banded Stilts, The Black Shades, the Blackrats, The Beat Poets, The Belle Comedians, Bend The River, Bike Rodeo, Bloodhouse, Megan Bonnell, Born Gold (formerly Gobble Gobble), Les Breastfeeders, Bugs in the Dark, Kim Churchill, Cold Warps, Charlotte Cornfield, COUSINS, Dance Movie, The Darcys, Piper Davis, Deadhorse, The Deadly Hearts, Death Valley Driver, Dezza, Dream Friends, DUZHEKNEW, English Words, Envision, Find The Others, FREEDOM OR DEATH, Giant Hand, Gigas, The Graboids, Greys, Hand Cream, Hind Legs, Hip Club Groove, Honheehonhee, Isak, Jeremy Glenn, Glory Glory, Gloryhound, Jenocide, Skip Jensen, Jesuslesfilles, Les Jupes, Mo Kenney, Kidstreet, Kou Chou Ching, Kuato, Lake Names, The Last Felony, Gianna Lauren, Daniel Ledwell, Cailean Lewis, Library Voices, Long Weekends, Ivy Mairi, Jon Mckiel, The Motorleague, More Or Les, No Flyers Please, The Nuclear, Obsydian, Old And Weird, Olenka and the Autumn Lovers, Olympic Symphonium, Orchid’s Curse, OUTTACONTROLLER, The Paint Movement, Paper Beat Scissors, PAPERMAPS, Gabrielle Papillon, pepper rabbit, The Provincial Archive, Punk Rock Karaoke, Quaker Parents, Quivers, RatTail, Repartee, Reversing Falls, Ria Mae, Rituals, JF Robitaille, Rome Romeo, Sandman Viper Command, Sex With Strangers, The Shakedown Combo, Sheer Agony, The Skeletones Four, Snailhouse, Something Good, Southern Shores, SPOOKEY RUBEN, The Spring Standards, The Standstills, Carleton Stone, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!, These Electric Lives, Molly Thomason, Tiny Danza, Tongan Death Grip, Carmen Townsend, The Trouble Shooters, UNEXPECT, VKNGS, We Were Lovers, The Weather Station, The Weekend Dads, We’re Doomed, The Wheat Pool, Whiskey Bent and Hellbound, Wildlife, and Graham Wright & the Good Times Band.