from the Library • 3 pm
To kickoff the
afternoon, two of Halifax's best known buskers will perform an acoustic
set. Alan Wilkie and Chip Sutherland perform a mixture of their own
songs and covers ranging from Neil Young to Bruce Colburn and more.
& Robin Carrigan • 3:50 pm
Another set of acoustic music features the vocal talents of Sarah
McLachlan, former lead vocalist for the October Game, and Robin Carrigan,
a St. F.X. jazz student. They perform songs by Joni Mitchell, Simon
and Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, and a few originals.
• 4:35 pm
Now entering their second year of existence, Bedford's Stratejackets
have become one of the Halifax underground's most popular bands. They
combine material from the beginnings of punk, Iggy Pop, and early metal
bands like Black Sabbath with their own songs.
Overload • 5:30 pm
Perhaps the best
known hardcore band in the city, System Overload exudes a real exuberance
The Flies • 6:25pm
One of Halifax's newest bands, the Flies perform 60s influenced
material from such groups as the Velvet Underground and Alice Cooper,
along with covers of the Violent Femmes and their own originals.
& the Halifax Explosions • 7:20 pm
The long-time harp player for the Dutch Mason Band, Rick Jeffrey
now fronts his own band. They have dubbed their music "funk-a-billy
blues", with influences which range from James Brown to Jerry Lee Lewis.
• 8:15 pm
Now well into their
second year of existence, the Jellyfishbabies have been Halifax's most
successful "alternative" rock band. Their self-titled debut LP, released
last summer, is still charting on campus station's across the country,
and has received airplay on John Peel's legendary BBC radio show. Their
influences range from the music of the 60s to the hardcore punk of the
Little City Blues
Band • 9 pm
What better way to finish the night off than with what is perhaps
the best blues band in Metro. The Little City Blues Band plays a brand
of hard-edged blues that you can definitely dance to.