Beach House, Halifax Urban Folk Festival, Halifax Celtic Festival and Nashville Pussy

A motley crew of today's concert announcements

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Beach House plays October 11 at The Marquee Ballroom
  • Beach House plays October 11 at The Marquee Ballroom

Holy lord, warm up that credit card for this (wildly mixed) grab bag of concert and festival announcements.

Baltimore's dreamy Beach House hit Halifax on their Northern Exposure tour, beginning in Anchorage, Alaska and ending October 11 in Halifax at the Marquee Club. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 18 at 10am, $32.99 in advance and $37.99 day of show (including tax and service charge) available at the etixnow kiosk in Bubba Rays and online at www.sonicconcerts.com. Additional fees may apply. So look forward to those.

Here's a video directed by Eric Wareheim (also coincidentally going on tour at the same time with Tim Heidecker and Dr. Steve Brule... but not coming here)

The Halifax Urban Folk Festival has also announced the complete line up for this year's offering and it is as follows. I'll be the one with a giant foam finger screaming "RUNAWAY TRAIN!":

Sunday, August 24th: Doug Paisley + Jordie Lane + Kim Harris – 9 PM - $10
Monday, August 25th: Doug Paisley + Jordie Lane + Dave Sampson - 9 PM - $10
Tuesday, August 26th: Catherine MacLellan (CD Release Show) + Jonathan Cornwall + Jordan Cameron – 9 PM – $15
Thursday, August 28th: Steve Poltz – 9 PM – $25
Friday, August 29th: Garland Jeffreys & The Halifax All Stars + Songwriter’s Circle: David Pirner, Dwight Twilley, Brian Potvin (Northern Pikes) - $45
Saturday, August 30th: David Pirner (Soul Asylum) & The Halifax All Stars + Opening Songwriter’s Circle: Dwight Twilley, Garland Jeffreys, and TBA - $45
Sunday, August 31st: Dwight Twilley & The Halifax All Stars + Opening Songwriter’s Circle: Garland Jeffreys, David Pirner, Joel Plaskett - $45
* All dates listed take place at The Carleton

The Halifax Celtic Festival promises an unusual line up of "informal rugby and hurling games", Gaelic lessons, a ceilidh, talent and fashion shows and, you know, The Stanfields. It will be held September 12 and 13 at the Halifax Forum. Don't worry the rugby/hurling will go down on the Wanderer's Grounds Sunday, September 14.

Do some hurling of a different type at Nashville Pussy, August 2 at the Marquee Ballroom, doors at 9pm, tickets are $18/$25

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