Andrew Sisk - Pop Talk #40 (AMI-audio)
Andrew Sisk has surreptitiously created one of the greatest song catalogues in Canadian music. The man behind the bands Share and Coco et Co., Sisk has been questioning his place in the ever-shifting music industry. A recent tribute album from his friends in the Acadian Embassy has helped to stoke his passion.
Husband and Knife - Pop Talk #39 (AMI-audio)
Husband and Knife is the name Halifax’s KC Spidle gives to his dark, gritty take on folk music. Stripped down and bare, confessional and punk, the songs evoke images of life on the edge and a heart on a sleeve. You may have also seen him in such fan favourites as Dog Day, the Hold, the Holiday Snaps and Bad Vibrations.
The Heavy Blinkers - AMI Pop Talk #38 (AMI-audio)
Masterminded by Jason Michael MacIsaac, the Heavy Blinkers have re-emerged after 7 long years lost at sea. Filled with songs of the war, death, and unrequited love, their new album “Health” is a haunted epic. Written as a musical, the character’s stories are told by vocalists Stewart Legere, Melanie Stone, and Jenn Grant with help from guest contributors Sondre Lerche and The High Llamas’ Sean O’Hagan.
Julie Doiron - Part 1 - Pop Talk #36 (AMI-audio)
Julie Doiron began her musical journey in Moncton, New Brunswick way back in 1990. Her first band, the hugely influential Eric’s Trip were signed to Sub Pop Records during the mid-90’s grunge craze. Twenty years on the road, one Juno award, countless songwriting, recording and live collaborations have honed her skills and made Julie one of Canada’s most beloved musicians.
Julie Doiron - Part 2 - Pop Talk #37 (AMI-audio)
Part 2 of the interview with the lovely Julie Doiron
Weirdo Click - Pop Talk #35
Halifax’s hip hop upstarts, Weirdo Click go ham on Pop Talk. See them tear down Sappyfest as the final act Sunday August 4th at the Sackville Legion.
Judge Bitch - Pop Talk #34 (AMI-audio)
Judge Bitch is the synth drenched alter ego of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia’s Adam T. Burke. His new album, Viper was released on Aphasia Records out of Nice, France. This is the soundtrack to the chase scene from the best futuristic 80’s sci-fi/horror film that never was.
Wordburglar - Pop Talk #33 (AMI-audio)
The wonderful Wordburglar raps about rhymes, comics and comedy with Pop Talk.
Auctorial - Andrew Patterson
Written during a winter isolated on Nova Scotia’s south shore, the poems in Andrew Patterson's book “Collecting Unica" translate the nuances of the human condition into relatable, engaging language, at a time when most people aren’t engaged with the written word in a meaningful way.
Auctorial - Jaime Forsythe
Here’s the first episode of what I’m hoping will become a regular series with author interviews and readings. The wonderful Jaime Forsythe shares some poems from her collection “Sympathy Loophole”, published in 2012 by Mansfield Press.
Pop Talk #32 - Heaven for Real (AMI-audio)
A three-piece baby jazz outfit from Halifax, Heaven for Real features a twin song-writing team and hard-hitting drummer. Their secret pop charms are a delectable little slice of Heaven, for real.