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Thurs, June 30 - Parade Square, Halifax, NS
Tunes at Noon
12:00pm, Free

Thurs, Aug 20 - St Matthews Church, Halifax, NS
Benefit for students with disabilities pursuing the arts
Time tba


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Last edited: Apr 08, 2017 12:01:43

This may be my weirdest gig yet. I am playing uke at an art gallery for a Weird Al Puppet exhibit tomorrow (Fri, July 24) from 2:30-4:40pm. Word on the street is Weird Al may show up as he is in town tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes.


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Last edited: Jul 24, 2015 16:46:55

Weird Al?


Weird Al indeed. Super nice guy, amd very laidback. It was nice to meet him.


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23 seconds of surf at today's show.


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Cool! Weird Al was my first "concert". Three people started a moshpit during Smells Like Nirvana and security broke it up. Great memories.

Were you playing... Weird Al songs?

The Obsidians! (Ottawa surf)
The Obsidians debut EP

I played surf and jazz on the uke. Playing Weird Al music for Weird Al didn't seem right. Plus instrumentally, they lose their Weird Al-ness...


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Urban Surf Kings are one of the acts performing at a benefit for the Shovel Fund on Thursday, August 20, 2015, St Matthew's United Church, Barrington St., Halifax, NS,

The Shovel Fund as established to give small grants to disabled students in the arts, and to connect them with a mentor.

An excellent cause,

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Shovel Fund benefit: Tomorrow Night, free entry.
We hit the stage(or is it alter) at 7:00pm.


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A shot from last night's show.


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Next show

Townhouse Brewpub & Eatery
76 College St, Antigonish, NS
Sat, Sept 12

The place was packed last time we were there in March. Come on down early to get it.


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Antigonish- Townhouse Brewpub
Tonight! Sept 12, 2015


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Next Show

Guitar-Fest X
Halifax - Bearly's House of Blues and Ribs
Sat, Nov 14

The Shakedown Combo (rockabilly)
Urban Surf Kings (surf)
Brian Baker & the Memphis Knights (Honkey Tonk)
The Del Boca Vistas (surf)
All Star Link Wray Combo

Guitar-Fest is our annual night of guitar, featuring some of the best players out this way. Come on out if you are in the area!


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Last edited: Oct 14, 2015 10:54:55

Man, you have to be one of a very special breed just to live in Halifax! I bet they appreciate hard-edged music there though. Here in tha Mudwust all they care about is Klassux Rawk and Blooze.

Squink Out!

Halifax is a mismash of a lot of styles, amd musicians. Hummers and strummers, Celtic, Blues, country, and metal seem to be the most common. We are lucky to have carved out our niche here. Everybody is pretty supportive of each other, and most know us (probably because we've been around forever).

The biggest problem is that the live music scene in the city is on a downturn with fewer venues supporting live music. Those that do have a lot of bands wanting in. Our most frequented venue is a a blues bar that seems to like us. Plus there are a lot of yhe blues players and fans that like surf.

Halifax ansd Nova Scotia has been good to us. Thanks for the kind words JObeast.


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I was once offered a position in the town. My wife (a Georgian) would never go for it so that conversation died pretty quickly. I imagine it's beautiful there - and clean - but the weather must be really raw. And I would imagine that would breed a kind of aggressivity in the local music.
By analogy, First Nations radio stations I heard in Alberta played a kind of hard blues that sounds nothing like the BBQ good-times music popular in bourgeois 'joints' further south.

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Rev, I imagine Halifax has the weather to make my neck of the woods seem downright balmy at times. Thanks for your updates. Smile

JObeast wrote:

Here in tha Mudwust all they care about is Klassux Rawk and Blooze.

I wonder sometimes if there are any HS kids out there, in band maybe, who simply want the chance to hit their drums loud and just play - and no screechy vocals to split expenses with (notice I didn't say income). Maybe I'll get the grand-daughter to act as agent provocateur.

"If you're afraid of getting a rotten apple, don't go to the barrel. Get it off the tree." Malone, in The Untouchables

SoCal ex-pat with a snow shovel

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Last edited: Oct 15, 2015 06:09:28

Hey Rev-

Looking forward to playing with you guys at Bearly's!

The Del Boca Vistas

TeeJay ōjō

The weather up here can be pretty cold, but is generally -5C in the winter. Our coldest show was last February playing outdoors at -12C, but the pay was good None .Helped get us to Italy.

Wes, I think Wisconsin is way colder in the winter than Halifax.

JOBeast- I think you and your wife would like it up here. There is more of a Nova Scotia Blues style based in a Boogie Woogie, 1950s style.


TeeJay- looking forward to hearing the Del Boca Vistas live!

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