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the Herald on bite, jale, capitol
- Subject: the Herald on bite, jale, capitol
- From: "James R. Covey" <JRCOVEY\!/ac.dal.ca>
- Date: Wed, 20 Apr 1994 11:25:40 -0300
did anyone notice the herald's mention of
the "nova scotia-based acts" going to musicwest
in vancouver may 13-15? did anyone notice that
along with hardship post and thrush hermit they
mentioned _bite_? well, julie, even the herald
agrees i guess -- you should move the band here!
thurs apr 14 '94 U.K. GOES TO JALE
Halifax rock band jale has seen its single
_Cut_ be acclaimed by the New Musical Express
in England as a champion.
The London-based pop music newspaper regularly
reviews singles andpicks one as the single of
"Hailing from Halifax on Canada's eastern
seaboard, jale sound like debbie harry fronting
stereolab in the nicest possible way," says the
rag in its March 12 edition.
The NME, with its competitor Melody Maker, is
widely consulted by trend-spotters for its take
on current music.
jale's debut Sub Pop album should be available
fri apr 15 '94 CLARK PULLS OUT OF CAPITOL VENTURE
One of the principals behind the proposal to
re-open the Misty Moon nightclub space has
withdrawn from the project.
Greg Clark said Thursday that he has backed
out of the frustrating process of starting up
the Capitol Music Hall but Rob Cohn will
continue to work toward opening the live
Clark has instead decided to dedicate himself
to bettering the Double Deuce, base of Halifax's
alternative music scene.
"I'm sticking with the Deuce," Clark said. "I
may help (Cohn) book. I wish him well."
Cohn said Thursday night he was surprised and
disappointed to have Clark leave the project.
"It's been getting more and more difficult,
especially the last couple of weeks, timewise,"
Cohn said from his Halifax home. "I think Greg
realized this and the time was a factor...I was
surprised and it means it'll put more of a burden
on me and my time, but I'll be talking with Greg
on a regular basis, especially about bookings.
"I'm disappointed he pulled out."
Cohn said Clark's departure will set the club's
opening date back a few weeks. He said he'll have
more firm information early next week about an
The Double Deuce, a small bar on Hollis Street, has
garnered international attention for its showcasing
of local, national, and international alternative
Cohn has been part of the music industry in various
capacities for years and founded the East Coast
"I'm just going to stay with what I've got and make
it better...It was not an easy decision," Clark said.
The pair's plans became public in early March and the
reopening of the large space has been anticipated by
music followers, musicians, and people who want to work
at the large Barrington Street rock club. The Misty
Moon closed in December after going bankrupt and
claiming a debt of about $1.2 million.
Though the concept of having no one set musical style
-- something Clark worked with during his tenure at the
old Pub Flamingo -- was widely spoken about for the new
club, Clark said the success he's had the last couple
of years mostly in the alternative scene may have led
some people to mistakenly conclude that the Capitol was
going to be the world's biggest alternative rock bar.
Clark is starting to think about a second Pop Explosion
festival after last fall's successful inaugural and said
he can foresee using the Capitol as a venue if it's
James R. Covey I've seen "Fever" and I've seen "Rain".
<jrcovey\!/ac.dal.ca> I've seen "Justify My Love" that I thought would never end
Department of English I've seen "Live To Tell" when I could not find a friend
Dalhousie University But I always thought I'd see Madonna again.
Halifax, NS B3H 3H5 - Rob Sheffield