NEWS: Halifax's OBEY Convention returns, this June, w/ Mac DeMarco, Pissed Jeans, Grouper, Pete Swanson & more

Press release provided by Pigeon Row

The OBEY Convention, Eastern Canada’s only music and arts festival dedicated to the cultural outsider, is thrilled to return with an uncompromising sixth season. Some of the acts scheduled to perform include bizarre indie darling Mac DeMarco (Montreal), Sub Pop’s hardcore punks Pissed Jeans (Philadelphia, PA ), the world’s most supple free-jazz-punk drummer Chris Corsano (Boston, MA), power noise punisher Pete Swanson (New York, NY), ghost and song conjurer Grouper (Astoria, OR), psychedelic dream brothers Tonstartssbandht (New York, NY/Montreal, QC), neo-classical drone composer Kyle Bobby Dunn (Toronto, ON), deep-lunged jammers PC Worship (Brooklyn, NY), indie proggers Each Other (Montreal, QC), classic rawk weirdoes Babysitter (Victoria, BC), psych outfit The Ketamines (Toronto, ON), and Halifax’s very own road warrior party duo Cousins.
Besides music, look forward to parasitic art installations by James Gauvreau at the main events, an outdoor “Music for Plants” experience by Lindsay Dobbin and friends, experimental video screenings at the library, an art opening by Mitchelle Weibe, a resonating building, and plenty more.
Most events will take place at artist run and alternative spaces around the city—The Khyber Centre for the Arts, The Bus Stop Theatre, the Commons Roots Urban Farm, Lost & Found, the Halifax Public Library and more.  As usual, OBEY will bring in deluxe sound and light equipment to maximize fidelity and audience pleasure. The main event venues are small and always sell out quickly. A very limited number of reasonably priced weekend passes are on sale now. Advance tickets for select shows will be available when the full schedule is announced on April 18th.



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