Fall Arts Preview: Live music calendar | Feature | Halifax, Nova Scotia

SEPTEMBER

Vortex w/Enemy Designed, Ignightor Gus’ Pub, 2605 Agricola Street, $8, Sep 20,10pm

Kids Losing Sleep w/Social Smokers Club, Izra Fitch
The local four-piece calls it “heartbreak you can dance to.” Gus’ Pub 2605 Agricola Street, $8, Sep 21, 10pm

NAMU Prismatic Arts Festival brings this traditional Korean music three-piece to town. Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, $16/$18, Sep 23, 7pm

Big Wreck w/Texas King Marquee Ballroom, 2037 Gottingen Street, $43.49/$48.49, Sep 26, 8pm

Dean Brody and Dallas Smith w/The Reklaws, Chad Brownlee, MacKenzie Porter
Scotiabank Centre, 5284 Duke Street, $48-$108, Sep 26, 7pm

Great Lake Swimmers
The Seahorse, 2037 Gottingen Street, $25, Sep 26, 8pm

Madchild & Dizzy Wright
Fans of Swollen Members miss Madchild spit—but true obsessives will be just as amped for Dizzy Wright as he stops in Halifax on his comeback tour. Reflections Cabaret, 5187 Salter Street, $34.19-$65.69, Sep 26, 10pm

Ryan McMahon w/Adam Washburn The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street, $11.50, Sep 26, 8-11pm

Hopscotch X: YBN Cordae
w/guests Roger’s Square Halifax, Nova Centre, $25, Sep 28, 6-10pm

Thrush Hermit w/Shotgun Jimmie, The Brood This sold-out show celebrates the 20th anniversary of 1999 album Clayton Park. Marquee Ballroom, 2037 Gottingen Street, $38.49-$43.49, Sep 27,9pm; Sep 28, 11pm

BurgerFriesPop w/Dark Sky Parks, Retroverse, The Couch All-ages music mecca The Pavilion continues the be a beacon of rock ‘n’ roll for everyone with this lineup of hot, fast, greasy noise. The Pavilion, 5816 Cogswell Street, $5-$7, Sep 28, 6:25-9:45pm

$Rockin 4 Dollars$ 14-year anniversary bash
An open mic night unlike any other, R4D spent over a decade bringing local music acts of all sizes together on a Monday night. The While the showcase is currently on the hunt for a new venue, this anniversary bash proves its a hibernation, not a retrospective. A Black Flag cover band and R4D faves like The Cathartics, Hemineglect and Bullet Bill Club round out the fun. Gus’ Pub, 2605 Agricola Street, Sep 28, 8:30pm-1:30am

OCTOBER

Old Man Luedecke St. Matthew’s Church, 1479 Barrington Street, $29.99/$34.99, Oct 2, 8pm

Excuses Excuses w/Ursa Bright, The Cathartics
While Ontario’s Excuses Excuses might be top of the bill, this show’s stars—to us at least—are the scrappy, punky fun that is The Cathartics. Gus’ Pub, 2605 Agricola Street, $10, Oct 3, 9pm-12am

Hollerado w/Bad Waitress
This dance-y show will make feelings downright mutual. And it couldn’t happen a moment too soon: The band swears up-and-down this show marks its farewell. The Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottigen Street, $20, Oct 3, 8-11pm

T. Thomason w/Zamani, X
The singer-songwriter T. Thomason stripped away the guitar and built songs around a drum machine on his long-awaited upcoming LP, out Oct 3. Here, he celebrates the record—and what feels like his arrival at a new, hard-won identity both sonically and personally. The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street, $12/$15, Oct 3, 8pm

The Northern Pikes Schooner Room, Casino Nova Scotia, 1983 Upper Water Street. $42/ $47, Oct 4, 8pm

Stéphane Tétreault & Mireille Lagacé: Cello & Organ St. George’s Round Church, 2222 Brunswick Street, $10-$35, Oct 6, 2pm

Dave Gunning The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street, $32.50, Oct 5-Oct 6, 7-10pm

Adam Baldwin w/Sundae Girl Americana-tinged tunes are Baldwin’s signature and here, he makes good on your expectations, letting rip on his guitar while your toes tap. Marquee Ballroom, 2037 Gottingen Street, $24.99/$29.99, Oct 5, 9pm

The Chiefttans and Friends: The Irish Goodbye Tour
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, 6101 University Avenue,

ini w/China Frobes, Meow Meow Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, 6101 University Avenue, $59.50-$89.50, Oct 10, 8pm

Legends A night of tributes to greats like Patsy Cline and Buddy Holly. Schooner Room, Casino Nova Scotia, 1983 Upper Water Street. $39.99-$49.99, Oct 11, 8pm

The Follow Ups w/The
Cathartics, The
Invertibrates
Radstorm, 2177 Gottingen Street, $5/PWYC, Oct 12, 7-11pm

Jessica Rhaye—Just Like A Woman: The Songs of Bob Dylan The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street, $22.50, Oct 12, 7-9pm

Jacquees The R&B-hip hop crossover of Ca$h Money Records, Jacquees brings a Dirty South sound that’s prime for bottle-crackin’, booty-shakin’ and party-startin’. Spatz Theatre, 1855 Trollope Street, $50-$55, Oct 13, 8pm

Hotel California: The Original Eagles Tribute Show
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, 6101 University Avenue, $42-$52, Oct 14, 7:30pm

Symphony NS and HPX Present: Jeremy Dutcher Dutcher’s classically trained background means a match with the symphony is a no-brainer, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, 6101 University Avenue, $35-$95, Oct 17, 7:30pm

Bruce Guthro’s Songwriters’ Circle Schooner Room, Casino Nova Scotia, 1983 Upper Water Street. $52, Oct 19, 8pm

Dave Sampson The Marquee Ballroom, 2037 Gottingen Street, $19.99/$24.99, Oct 19, 9-11:30pm

Fear Of Lipstick w/The New Calling, Darts, WHMIS
Radstorm, 2177 Gottingen Street, $10/PWYC, Oct 19, 8-11pm

Halifax Pop Explosion The multi-venue music festival returns with 2019 Polaris Prize winner Haviah Mighty. Various venues, Oct 23-29

Stéphane Tétreault & Lorraine Desmarais: Cello & Piano Lilian Piercey Concert Hall, 6199 Chebucto Road, $15-$35, Oct 26, 7:30pm

NOVEMBER

Atlantic Blue: A Celebration of East Coast Songwriters
Tara MacLean tells the story of how music came to the East Coast and how it took the shape it has today. Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, 6101 University Avenue, $53, Nov 4,7:30pm

The Dead South w/ Devarrow Read more about Devarrow on page TK. Marquee Ballroom, 2037 Gottingen Street, $32.99/$38.49, Nov 4, 8pm

Genius Child: Portia White at Town Hall feat.
Harolyn Blackwell Here, Cecilia Concerts pays tribute to the iconic performance, with lyric coloratura soprano and Broadway star Harolyn Blackwell delivering a note-for-note tribute, complete with live piano backing. St. George’s Round Church, 2222 Brunswick Street, $37.50, Nov 9, 7:30pm

The Offspring w/Sum 41 Scotiabank Centre 5284 Duke Street, $61.25-$91.25, Nov 12, 8pm

Daniel Caesar The R&B king returns to drizzle smoky honey on your ears. Scotiabank Centre Concert Bowl 1800 Argyle Street, $43.50/$63.50, Nov 14, 7pm

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in concert
The only possible way to make Harry Potter more epic is to have a full orchestra play the soundtrack while the movie shows on a giant screen in the Scotiabank Centre. Scotiabank Centre, 5284 Duke Street, $65.25-$106, Nov 15, 7:30pm

Matt Mays w/Skye Wallace
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, 6101 University Avenue, $46.50/$51.50, Nov 15-16, 8pm

Crash Test Dummies Schooner Room, Casino Nova Scotia 1983 Upper Water Street, $52/$57, Nov 22, 8pm

Gordon Lightfoot
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, 6101 University Avenue, $39.50-$99.50, Nov 22-24, 8pm

Coco Love Alcorn
The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street, $25/$30, Nov 27, 7:30pm

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