SaskMusic and Artists Participating in Halifax Pop Explosion

October 17-20, 2018, Halifax NS

by SaskMusic

October 19, 2018 in SaskMusic News

SaskMusic is teaming with Manitoba Music, Alberta Music and Music BC to host showcases under the BreakOut West brand for Halifax Pop Explosion, October 19 and 20 at The Carleton Music Bar & Grill. SaskMusic will be on the ground to network, attend conference activities and support Saskatchewan artists performing at the event.

HPX is a 4 day music, digital, and culture festival that presents 200 bands in 20 venues to over 22,000 fans and industry delegates from around the world. The conference component includes: Xpand Music Conference, a free public component; a Label Summit; and a Publishing Summit. This year, the overarching themes will center around the Future of the Industry and Accessibility in Music. HPX has a long-standing tradition of presenting the best in new and innovative music from across Canada and the world.

BreakOut West Showcase – The Carleton Music Bar & Grill

Friday October 19: Beach Body, 6:00pm
Saturday October 20: Chunder Buffet, 6:00pm

The artists were selected by Halifax Pop organizers after applying directly through the festival’s submission process.  

Artist Info

Beach Body are an undeniably chill post-death surf quintet from Regina SK composed of founding members Rory Copithorn, Ian Patterson, and Gaelan Malloy, along with newcomers Jesse Bryksa, and Jon Neher.

Since its inception, Chunder Buffet has created a goth infused, post punk slimefest. Exploring anxiety disorder, sexual assault, and dissatisfaction through minor chords and vocals that vary from shrill sarcasm to powerful screams Chunder celebrates the discomfort and exhilaration that comes from being alive.

SaskMusic's participation is made possible through Creative Saskatchewan's Market & Export Development Grant Program