Halifax Pop Explosion adds Nick Thune, Mounties, Smalltown DJs, Ain't No Love, Gay Nineties to 2014 lineup ...announces festival schedule Tuesday

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Halifax Pop Explosion has added another wave of artists to its 2014 lineup including Nick Thune, Mounties, Smalltown DJs, Ain't No Love, Gay Nineties, and more. The festival's schedule will be unveiled tomorrow, Tuesday, September 16. 

Halifax Pop Explosion takes place from October 21-25, 2014Passes for the event are available HERE. Tickets for individual shows go on sale Friday, September 19, 2014.

Nick Thune hails from the Great Northwest (Seattle), where he spent his early years growing up. Nick's absurdest view and deadpan wit combined with the soothing lull of his guitar, have distinguished his unique style of comedy. He has appeared on The Tonight Show eight times, and on each occasion, he won. Nick has also appeared on Conan, The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon and has his own Comedy Central Special.

If you tried to draw a chalk line joining the birthplaces of Hawksley Workman, Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat), and Ryan Dahle (Limblifter/Age of Electric) —all of them prominently Canadian, all from separate corners of this enormous country—well, you couldn’t. It’s too big. Since teaming up to record Mounties’ debut album Thrash Rock Legacy and playing to sold out crowds across Canada, these three accomplished musicians have found a project that thoroughly excites each of them creatively, and satisfies all of their respective visions.

 Riding the first wave of DJs that emerged from Diplo's Hollerboard site in the mid 2000s, Smalltown DJs have played shows across the globe from Fabric in London to Paris & Helsinki, from U-Hall in DC, to Brooklyn to LA, with highlights that include a one-year stint in Las Vegas, Sean White's gold medal party at the Olympics in Vancouver, and the Mad Decent Block Parties two years running.

Ain't No Love, an electro hip hop group from Toronto, with a sound cultivated in Montreal, have perfected the craft of body moving music with an attitude. Rappers 1990 and Beanz control the crowd with ease, as Saidah's smooth voice hypnotizes the room, all over top of heavy melodic backdrop production. Some reviewers have labelled their sound "Renegade Pop" while others simply call it exciting.

The memorable Gay Nineties era (1890s) was characterized by societal scandal, suffragette movement and decadent art. Vancouver's 4-piece band Gay Nineties lean on the same decadence, social dialogue and grand artistic passion. The band delivers explosive live performances inspired by more decades of artistic and creative influence than the band members have lived.
Other artists also announced for the festival today include: Rush Midnight, Cam Smith, Paper Beat Scissors, Jennah Barry, Dub Kartel, Crosss, Dead Horse Beats, Kestrels, Mardeen, Sheer Agony, Most People, Nick Ferrio & His Feelings, Moon, Weekend Dads, Take Part, Kuato, Negative Rage, MAICAMIA, Renny Wilson, KDZ, Coco Barracuda, Hand Cream, Nicole Ariana, Quiet Parade, LTTRS & NMBRS, Harley Alexander, Dyscontrol, Construction & Destruction, WHOOP-Szo, Charlotte Day Wilson, GIORDANI, DJ James Reid, The Everywheres, HAG FACE, Soft Spot, Nick Hood, Grump, Nigel Chapman, Tony Haze, and Loukas Stilldrunk.

Halifax Pop Explosion also unveiled a list of comedians performing at this year's festival, including Andrew Bush, Mark Little, Cheryl Hann, Bob Kerr, Heidi Brander, Adam Christie, Jon Blair, Aisha Alfa, Sandi Rankaduwa, Megan McDowell, Abdul Butt, David Heti, and Struan Sutherland.

These acts join Against Me!, Danny Brown, Lights, Twin Shadow, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Tokyo Police Club, Chad VanGaalen, BADBADNOTGOOD, Jen Kirkman, Operators, Swearin', Mozart's Sister, TEEN, and many others who were announced as part of the festival's 2014 lineup.

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