Hi readers! Happy summer! How are we? Great, I hope.

Some news to share with you. We are in the initial planning stages of expansion here at RHR – will share more information as things progress. It’s likely a year long project, but we can’t wait to launch it! OK – enough of being cryptic. I have some videos to share:

1) Halifax Urban Folk Festival (HUFF) has announced its lineup for this year. If you’ve not heard of HUFF – you have to check it out. Intimate, fun nights with some stellar musicians. Last year, Dave Pirner (yep – Soul Asylum guy) came and made lots of Haligonian friends.

My first HUFF experience was in its inaugural year – the day of a hurricane – with an after party in the dark. It remains one of my most memorable nights in the city. Also – I met Steve Anthony, which was kinda fun.

Anyway – dive in to the scene and the city. See some of our artists and friends. Experience HUFF this year:

2) Paper Beat Scissors has a new album coming out on Aug 14th called Go On. It’s lush and sounds like a new Tim Crabtree. Exclaim! says it “masterfully maneuvers between grandiose chamber pop, aching experimentation and cinematic sonic landscapes.” – Supes, you’ll find it in your inbox soon. Until then – the debut video for “Lawless”, which premiered on Rolling Stone Germany’s website a few weeks ago.

Happy suntanning (but wear that sunscreen)!

xo – jb