Celebrated radio host Laurie Brown will bring her Pondercast podcast to Nova Scotia for three live tapings this fall.

After 10 years of hosting the much-loved late night radio show The Signal on CBC Radio 2, Laurie embarked into the podcast. Still telling stories of the night, of our secret hopes and fears, Laurie ponders what it means to stay human in these strange times. A highly intimate podcast, with soundscapes by musician Joshua Van TasselPondercast helps puts back what your day takes away.

For these live shows, Laurie spins a new Pondercast focused on how to stay grounded as the world tilts in new and strange ways. In a swirl of live soundscapes created by Van Tassel, these Pondercast tapings bring all the intimacy of her much-missed radio show to a room filled with fellow explorers.

October 11 – Halifax, NS: Natural History Museum // tickets
October 12 – Wolfville, NS: Al Whittle Theatre // tickets
October 13 – Lunenburg, NS: Lunenburg Academy of Music // tickets


“Force Fields are like that old fixer-upper your uncle keeps under a tarp in the back shed. It may only get out for a rip around the block once every few years but when it does, the whole neighbourhood rushes to the street to watch it drive by.” – Grid City Magazine

It’s hard to explain the career of Fredericton-based Force Fields. Under an older name, they were our very first release with an EP back in January 2007, and it’s only now that their first proper full-length arrives.

They’ve only ever performed a handful of times, and only around the Maritimes, but their live shows are always momentous events that include some form of chaos. Read the feature on Grid City Magazine to get a better idea of Force Fields’ story.

Force Fields – Whatever Pie
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“a left-of-centre approach that while remaining familiar, keeps the listener ever so slightly on edge. It’s clever music making at it’s best.” 
– Grid City Magazine

The band will perform one show, their first in years, around this release as part of the Harvest Jazz & Blues festival in Fredericton next month.

September 14 – Fredericton, NB: The Capital