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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Bring Halifax culture home with our May 25-31 streaming guide

Binge the best in local live art.

Posted By on Tue, May 26, 2020 at 5:14 PM

Cyndi Cain brings sweet-as-honey soul music to a Thursday night showcase. - KAY PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Cyndi Cain brings sweet-as-honey soul music to a Thursday night showcase.
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Tuesday May 26

Vista

Zuppa Theatre continues to push your mental boundaries of what a play can be—this time, taking you on a virtual walking tour that can be done anywhere (yes, even in your apartment) while asking big questions about what health means and how communities can stay healthy. An app-guided audio tour that was created at a social distance and is made to be experienced that way, the play is part of the 2020 Mayworks Festival. Get the full details here and enjoy the show any time until May 31.

Pineo & Loeb

The DJ duo isn't gonna let COVID-19 stop the party, so it's teaming up with NSCC's Revival Initiative web series to show how a song "can go from ballad to banger." Follow along here at 7pm.

Off The Leash w/Jeremy Webb

Neptune Theatre's artistic director helps fill the hole in our hearts and calendars  with a livestream talk show that pulls back the curtain on local live theatre. Catch it Tuesdays-Fridays at 8:30pm on Facebook or Youtube.

Kristen Martell

The singer-songwriter who's work is the aural answer to liquid sunshine keeps up her house show streak with another Tuesday night tune-fest. Hit up Facebook or Instagram at 10pm to follow along and bliss out—and check out our review of Martell's debut EP here.

Wednesday May 27

Troll Dolly w/Nat Chantel

Drummer and sound artist Troll Dolly, in the words of EVERYSEEKER Festival, "explores the fluctuation between the body, impairment, and sonic ecologies" by performing with found rhythms. Here, she finds her sonic match with Halifax performing artist Nat Chantel, who created a piece called Silence and The Sound After to release the sound of erasure and inter-generational trauma for BIPOC folks. Watch their collaborative video on EVERYSEEKER's site.

Thursday May 28

Cyndi Cain w/Casual cries for HELP

Halifax's honey bee of soul, Cain has opened for the likes of Lauryn Hill. Now, she's headlining this African Nova Scotian Music Association show to sweeten up your Thursday night. It all goes down on Facebook Live at 7pm.

Come Closer: A workshop w/Francesca Ekwuyasi

An online workshop created by artist Francesca Ekwuyasi (one of the creative forces highlighted in The Coast's 2020 New Art issue) helps you learn how to self-archive through language. Part of the EVERYSEEKER Festival, you can register to take part in the 7pm workshop here.

Ria Mae

A Thursday night party-starter thanks to the pop princess Mae. It all goes down at 7pm via Instagram Live.

Terra Spencer

An indie singer-songwriter showcase happening inside a blanket fort. We don't know how else to sell you on this if you're not already for it because baby this is it! Happening at 8pm via Facebook Live.

The Princess Show by HEIST

HEIST's breakthrough hit from the 2016 Halifax Fringe Fest tells the story of gender-fucking royalty, blending video game references with drag and packing it all up in a musical. The indie production was so successful it spawned its own sequel and now, well, you can hop on twitch and feel like you're watching local theatre history-in-the-making (because you are). It all goes down at 10pm; more details here.

Friday May 29

Gaga night online

A drag night full of original choreography to tunes by the monster queen herself, this showcase was meant to happen at Menz before the pandemic. At 8:30pm, raise a glass to the now-gone gay bar, remember you were born this way, and check here for more info.

Tim Baker

The former helm of Hey Rosetta! celebrates a new single with this livestream, happening at 8pm via Side Door.

LXVNDR

Charlottetown's rap queen herself arrives in town (virtually) thanks to EVERYSEEKER Festival. Wear your dancey pants because you'll need 'em. It all goes down at 8pm via Instagram Live.

Walking Gottingen: Sounds and stories from Halifax's North end

While Mayworks 2020 is almost ready to call it a wrap, this soundwalk production—available to download as of May 29—is just getting started, taking the listener for a walk through the history of one of Halifax's most famous streets.  "By experiencing this soundwalk, listeners will hear intimate, moving descriptions of an area that has been home to African Nova Scotians, LGBTQ+ folk, and members of Mi’kmaq communities for generations," creators add. Get it here.

Adam Baldwin

A quarantine tradition continues as Baldwin kicks off his weekly Thursday show at 9pm on Youtube, all while helping you get your RDI of Americana.

Saturday May 30

Moscow Apartment

The folk-rock duo takes to Side Door to announce a new single with a live show. Catch it on the site at 8:30pm.

Matt Mays

If you wanna drink up the fresh air feeling while not being able to get out all that much, Mays is your man—he's the only one besides Tom Petty who can make you feel like you're driving with the top down, full-blast when you're actually just sitting still. Catch the vibes on Youtube at 9pm.

Jennah Barry

The Mahone Bay maven roared back into our playlists earlier this year with her excellent album Holiday and now, thank goodness, we're getting to see Barry live as she takes to the internet for a streamed show. While details are still TBA, you can watch this space or check her Instagram for more.

Drone Day: Drone from home

EVERYSEEKER's usual hat-tip to drone music isn't gonna be quite the same this year, but don't let that make you think it won't be awesome: Instead of gathering IRL to make the longest drone noise possible, people will be connecting virtually, maybe even to sit on their stoops like that viral Italian video, while they make sweet noise. Register here or hit up EVERYSEEKER's Instagram to watch along.
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Monday, May 18, 2020

Bring Halifax culture home with our May 18-24 social distance streaming guide

All the live theatre and couch concerts to see this week.

Posted By on Mon, May 18, 2020 at 5:32 PM

Jenn Grant's first-ever ticketed COVID concert is happening this Sunday. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
  • Jenn Grant's first-ever ticketed COVID concert is happening this Sunday.
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Monday May 18

Marisa Anderson

A photo essay, video premiere and playlist courtesy of the guitarist who's worked with the likes of Sharon Van Etten and Beth Ditto is Monday's contribution from EVERYSEEKER Festival. The fest describes Anderson's sound as mixing "elements of minimalism, electronic music, drone and 20th century classical music" to "re-imagining the landscape of American music" with offerings that mix jazz, blues, gospel and country. Check it all out on here.

Trivia for Shut-ins

Halifax trivia hosts-about-town Jason Dorey and Andrew Evans have shifted their popular triv game from pubs like Durty Nelly's, the Lion's Head and The Fickle Frog, to a Facebook livestream. Three 20-question rounds will challenge, amuse and delight, and with no prizes on the line, you won't even mind missing a few answers. The stream opens every Monday at 7pm, first question at 7:30.



Vista

Zuppa Theatre continues to push your mental boundaries of what a play can be—this time, taking you on a virtual walking tour that can be done anywhere (yes, even in your apartment) while asking big questions about what health means and how communities can stay healthy. An app-guided audio tour that was created at a social distance and is made to be experienced that way, the play is part of the 2020 Mayworks Festival. Get the full details here and enjoy the show any time until May 31.

Tuesday May 19

Jesi Jordan

The traditional artist and animator from Ontario brings an animation about COVID-19 to EVERYSEEKER Festival. Check it out on EVERYSEEKER's site.

Off The Leash w/Jeremy Webb

Neptune Theatre's artistic director helps fill the hole in our hearts and calendars  with a livestream talk show that pulls back the curtain on local live theatre. Catch it Tuesdays-Fridays at 8:30pm on Facebook or Youtube.

Kristen Martell

The singer-songwriter who's work is the aural answer to liquid sunshine keeps up her house show streak with another Tuesday night tune-fest. Hit up Facebook or Instagram at 10pm to follow along and bliss out.

Wednesday May 20

Arsoniste

A sonic palette that blends colours of The National and Lana Del Rey together brings you the rainbow that is Arsoniste. Hear her piano-driven tunes at 7pm via Facebook Live.

Thursday May 21

Adam Baldwin

A quarantine tradition continues as Baldwin kicks off his weekly Thursday show at 9pm on Youtube, all while helping you get your RDI of Americana.

Friday May 22

Behind the Queens: From the creators of Broadway BoyZ

The creators stars of the 2019 Fringe musical revue Broadway BoyZ take us backstage for a glimpse into their worlds. Part of the 2020 Mayworks Festival, it all goes down at 7pm via Facebook livestream.

R. Flex

"R&B-pop that celebrates queer, black creativity" is how EVERYSEEKER Festival describes the work of R. Flex. Their Instagram live showcase—held at 8pm—promises to be the sort of thing that gets you up off the couch and if that doesn't convince you, what will?

Witch Prophet

The hip hop/R&B alchemist Witch Prophet creates the kind of music that helps you manifest your destiny and makes you shake your butt. Get to both at 7pm thanks to her Facebook Livestream.

Saturday May 23

Matt Mays

If you wanna drink up the fresh air feeling while not being able to get out all that much, Mays is your man—he's the only one besides Tom Petty who can make you feel like you're driving with the top down, full-blast when you're actually just sitting still. Catch the vibes on Youtube at 9pm.

Mabe Fratti w/OSDAY

A collaborative video art piece showcased as part of the EVERYSEEKER Festival.

Sunday May 24

Jenn Grant

The honey-throated singer-songwriter has been wooing ears for years—but her latest, Love, Inevitable, will be the final push to make anyone unconvinced (however unlikely) fall for her sweet sound. See for yourself here and get tix for  Grant's 6pm live show (rescheduled from last week) here
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Monday, May 4, 2020

Bring Halifax culture home with The Coast's arts streaming guide May 4-10

What to watch this week for social connection with physical distance.

Posted By on Mon, May 4, 2020 at 2:34 PM

Triple-threat Zamani is cooler *and more prolific* than you. Sit in awe on Thursday night. - CAROLINA ANDRADE PHOTO
  • Triple-threat Zamani is cooler *and more prolific* than you. Sit in awe on Thursday night.
  • CAROLINA ANDRADE PHOTO

Monday, May 4

Campbell Woods

Fresh folk for your ears at 4pm via Facebook Live.

Trivia for Shut-ins

Halifax trivia hosts-about-town Jason Dorey and Andrew Evans have shifted their popular triv game from pubs like Durty Nelly's, the Lion's Head and The Fickle Frog, to a Facebook livestream. Three 20-question rounds will challenge, amuse and delight, and with no prizes on the line, you won't even mind missing a few answers. The stream opens every Monday at 7pm, first question at 7:30.


Tuesday, May 5

Kristen Martell

The singer-songwriter who's work is the aural answer to liquid sunshine keeps up her house show streak with another Tuesday night tune-fest. Hit up Facebook or Instagram at 10pm to follow along and bliss out.

The Big Sing: Mayworks Edition

The festival celebrating working people and the arts has combined forces with the beloved all-levels pop chorus to help you sing it out as COVID-19 continues. The tunes in question? CCR's "Proud Mary" and Wilson Phillips' "Hold On," being sung together on both Facebook and Instagram at 7pm. Get more info about Mayworks' 2020 all-digital fest here and learn more about The Big Sing here.

Wednesday, May 6

Tim Baker

The former Hey Rosetta! frontperson is steadily building his own musical legacy and, in a move showing how far his solo career has grown, he'll be hopping on total GOAT Jenn Grant's Instagram and Facebook to do a live show at 6pm.

JP Cormier

Missing seeing the guitar god do his thing from a downtown Halifax stage? This'll be pretty close to the same thing. The noodling begins at 9pm on Youtube.

Thursday, May 7

Owen Meany's Batting Stance

Literary folk at its best, OMBS is known for its banter-y live sets. We can't wait to see how it transfers the experience to your phone—but we know it'll be great.  Catch it at 6pm on Instagram Live and get to know the band here.

Jody Upshaw w/Zamani

A double dose of R&B-fuelled girl power awaits as two of the city's brightest young talents take turns crushing the mic. It kicks off at 7pm via the African Nova Scotian Music Association's Facebook page. (Not familiar with this, the most dynamic of duos? Read about Zamani and Upshaw already!)

David Myles

The Halifax-based crooner is back—this time, with a set of romantic songs as smooth as silk sheets. Hear 'em first at this album release show (held at 9pm via Youtube) and then send one to your crush with the line "there's no social distance between your heart and mine" and prepare for a zoom romance like no other.

Torquil Campbell

The Stars and Broken Social Scene frontperson offers an evening of song, stories and general strangeness via sidedooraccess.com. The wild ride kicks off at 10pm.

Friday May 8


Adam Baldwin

Your weekly date with Dartmouth's Americana mainstay is a COVID tradition at this point and that's sort of beautiful, no? It continues at 9pm via Youtube.

Dave Sampson

The Cape Breton king with a dash of Nashville in his sound gives a showcase at 9pm via Facebook Live. Don't know Sampson? Get introduced as he answers our questionnaire, Ten questions with... 

James Jones of RedPath Talent


A blend of traditional Indigenous dances and hip hop inspired moves, Jones reminds us what moving poetry looks like at 10pm via Facebook Live.

Aquakultre

The R&B act that's about to pop off on the national stage celebrates the release of its long-awaited debut LP, Legacy, with this socially distant take on an album release show. It's also a hot wing challenge so order an extra bottle of hot sauce in your next grocery run, ya dig? It all goes down on Instagram at 6pm.

Saturday, May 9

Alan Syliboy & The Thundermakers

The culturally-rich, immersive rock of Syliboy and his Thundermakers will take you to a higher plane. Let it. The show goes on at 7pm via Facebook Live.

Matt Mays

If you wanna drink up the fresh air feeling while not being able to get out all that much, Mays is your man—he's the only one besides Tom Petty who can make you feel like you're driving with the top down, full-blast when you're actually just sitting still. Catch the vibes on Youtube at 9pm.

Sunday, May 10

Christina Martin

Fresh off the release of a new, live version of her award-winning 2018 record Impossible To Hold, Martin keeps reminding us of the magic living in live music.  Get enchanted as she performs via Facebook Live at 4pm.

Jill Barber

The silver-throated singer wants to shout-out the mother figures in your life with a special Mother's Day themed show, happening at 4pm via sidedooraccess.com.

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