- Scott Blackburn
Celebrate twenty five years of ECMW-themed merrymaking, award-giving and showcase-playing with our ECMW guide. Take a page from the book of keynote speaker Seymour Stein and discover some new music this week, go for a wander to some of Ben Caplan’s must-visit spots, chill out with Andru Branch during his triumphant return to Halifax, read our roundtable interview with Joel Plaskett, Ria Mae and Cam Smith, who wax poetic about the state of local music and—if you have energy left over—you can weave your way past the lanyards to a slew of unofficial showcases. So grab a coffee, browse our full listings and plan your week. If you miss anything, we’ve got you covered with daily blogs because we love you so very much.