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Halifax Pop Explosion
October 20, 2015 - October 24, 2015
The Halifax Pop Explosion 2015 takes place from October 20-24 with performers that include Purity Ring, Alvvays, and Rich Aucoin with Symphony Nova Scotia.
Purity Ring was formed in 2010 when two members of a different band came together on a track called “Ungirthed.” Megan James and Corin Roddick have been creating music together ever since, collaborating with rapper and HPX alum Danny Brown in 2012. The duo released their second studio album in 2015, titled Another Eternity.
Alvvays has become a house-hold Canadian indie-rock band, with their self-titled first album reaching number one on US college charts in 2014. Their break out track, “Archie, Marry Me,” was popularly covered by Death Cab for Cutie`s Ben Gibbard. The band is consistently touring, currently on a non-stop schedule through Canada, the US and the UK.
On his album Ephemeral, Rich Aucoin takes his past three years of relentless worldwide touring, and distills all of the big ideas that philosophy majors like him love to ruminate on into 10 sharp, dance-pop songs.