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Featuring the very best in new and innovative music from Halifax, Canada and around the world, the Halifax Pop Explosion a small annual music festival that takes place every fall in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Halifax redirects here. ...


Founded in 1993, the Halifax Pop Explosion has actually been three different events that are now remembered as one long standing even. The original Halifax Pop Explosion, which was operated as private business from 1993-1995, was created as a platform to celebrate Halifax's new found fame as the "Seattle of the North" and home of Canadian grunge, as well as to promote local bands such as Sloan and Thrush Hermit. The company that organized the festival went out of business and a new organization launch the "Halifax On Music Festival" which ran for four years, successfully but not profitably. The festival did not take place in 2000. Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Sloan Valve Company: A leading manufacturer of Plumbing Systems Sloan is the name of several places in the United States of America: Sloan, Iowa Sloan, New York Sloan may also refer to: Alfred P. Sloan, the long-time president and chairman of General Motors Sloan, a Star Trek character. ... Thrush Hermit was a Halifax, Nova Scotia based alternative rock band formed in 1992 by Joel Plaskett (vocals, guitar), Rob Benvie (vocals, guitar), Ian McGettigan (vocals, bass), and Michael Catano (drums). ...


In 2001 a past owner of the Halifax On Music Festival and one of the staff created the not-for-profit Halifax Pop Explosion Association to operate the festival for the good of the music community, abandoning any pretense that the event had long term profitability. The festival name returned to the Halifax Pop Explosion and it has been growing ever since. The Festival has expanded its programming to support other genres within the independent music community as well as the power pop that it is best known for. It now features acts from hip hop and electronica to folk and alt-country to punk and hardcore and everything in between. With shows all around town over three days there is really something for everyone interested in the sounds of new music.


In addition to the music, the Halifax Pop Explosion also continues to support a variety of independent arts and pop-culture events at the Indie Zine and Label Fair, which features panels, work shops and lectures, as well as face painting and entertainment for children, public readings by zine authors and film screenings.


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Halifax Pop Explosion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (343 words)
The original Halifax Pop Explosion, which was operated as private business from 1993-1995, was created as a platform to celebrate Halifax's new found fame as the "Seattle of the North" and home of Canadian grunge, as well as to promote local bands such as Sloan and Thrush Hermit.
In 2001 a past owner of the Halifax On Music Festival and one of the staff created the not-for-profit Halifax Pop Explosion Association to operate the festival for the good of the music community, abandoning any pretense that the event had long term profitability.
In addition to the music, the Halifax Pop Explosion also continues to support a variety of independent arts and pop-culture events at the Indie Zine and Label Fair, which features panels, work shops and lectures, as well as face painting and entertainment for children, public readings by zine authors and film screenings.
Soul Shine Magazine : Look! It's The Halifax Pop Explosion (331 words)
Held on from November 4th to November 6th, the Halifax Pop Explosion will inhabit many of the venues in the Maritime city.
Quite a mix of bands from all over the world are appearing at the Halifax Pop Explosion this year.
The venues participating in this year’s Halifax Pop Explosion are: The Marquee Club & Hell’s Kitchen, The Khyber, Seahorse Tavern, The Attic, Stage Nine, The Pavilion, and St. Matthew’s United Church.
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