Secret Show Series with Dylan Guthro

From August 3 to September 28, Dylan Guthro will be joined by musical friends every Sunday night, starting at 7:00 p.m., to host a series of free shows at the Harbourfront Lounge, Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax.

In demand as a collaborator over the past two years, Dylan’s latest project, “Summertime Win”, with popular Halifax rapper, Quake, hit the airwaves in July. Dylan has co–writes on Songcamp songwriters’ records which includes releases by Dave Sampson, Carleton Stone, and Breagh Mackinnon. “Summertime Win” comes hot on the heels of Dylan’s own single, “Do It All Again”, a collaboration with David Myles and produced by Classified.

During the Secret Show Series, Dylan will debut some of the new songs slated for his next record and will also perform some of his recent collaborations. The genre-spanning work that Dylan has been doing is bound to make for great guests and fun shows that won’t be a secret for long!

August Better Not Suck

To date, this summer has been “One for the Books” as Molly Thomason would say. Things just keep stacking up that make it a challenge to maintain my ever cheerful and optimistic attitude. After a brutally long winter, we’re now having hit and miss summer weather. (There should be no need for jeans and sweaters during the day in June & July – even in Halifax.)

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“Inner Ninja” featured in “St. Vincent” movie trailer, starring Bill Murray

The Weinstein Co. has released the first trailer for Bill Murray’s comedy “St. Vincent,” four months before its Oct. 24 opening. The trailer lays out the basic plot points of friendship between a 12-year-old boy and his dissolute neighbor showing him gambling, strippers and drinking. – Variety

Listen for David and Classified’s “Inner Ninja” in St. Vincent’s movie trailer below!

Joel Plaskett signs with Pheromone Recordings

Halifax’s favourite son and national indie rock icon Joel Plaskett has joined forces with Toronto’s Pheromone Recordings for the followup to his 2012 Scrappy Happiness album. Recording for the new album, Joel’s 8th since launching his solo career post the dissolution of Thrush Hermit, begins shortly at his own New Scotland Yard studio. It is scheduled for release early in 2015.

Joel will also headline Pheromone’s label night at The Horseshoe Tavern on the Saturday of NXNE, June 21.

Pheromone founder Kim Cooke commented, “In 1993 a teenaged Joel handed me a cassette of Thrush Hermit music at the East Coast Music Awards. I had the good fortune to sign him to MapleMusic Recordings ten years later in 2003, and I am over the moon to have him join me at Pheromone now. Joel is a consummate entertainer, be it solo or with his kick-ass Joel Plaskett Emergency, and he is one of Canada’s greatest contemporary songwriters.”

Joel looked up from the Neve Console at his studio, where he is always busy writing, recording and producing, to say this: “I’m really excited to be releasing my next record through Pheromone and to be working with Kim again. He’s been a huge supporter of what I do and he continues to navigate an ever-changing music business with integrity and class.”

Pheromone Recordings is a joint venture with Maplecore Ltd, whose MapleMusic Recordings has released Joel’s albums from Truthfully Truthfully through to Scrappy Happiness.

David MylesDamhnait DoyleDylan GuthroMolly ThomasonKim StockwoodSteven MacDougallMary Jane & WendyMary Jane LamondMo KenneyJoel PlaskettGordie Sampson