Published Aug 17, 2013Once again, we've made it back to the weekend, and in Exclaim! news land that means another instalment of our trusty news roundup. If you're looking to fill in any blanks on the week that was, come and dig in.
First off, the summer festival season may be winding down, but Halifax Pop Explosion is coming up fast. This week the annual event announced its lineup, roping in acts such as Japandroids, the Walkmen, Fucked Up, METZ and a whole lot more.
In other Canadian concert news, Billy Talent revealed they would be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album with a Canadian tour, while SappyFest launched a fundraising campaign to keep the annual East Coast event going strong.
Also north of the border, Great Lake Swimmers' Tony Dekker announced a solo album, the Dears' Murray A. Lightburn told us all about his and Exclaim! cover stars Braids shed more light on their trimmed-down lineup and their new Flourish//Perish album.
In other news, Boards of Canada revealed an extensive vinyl reissue campaign, while we got the details of Nirvana's In Utero reissue — something that band member Krist Novoselic and Steve Albini spoke to us all about.
Finally, it was a sad week for Charlatans fans, as drummer Jon Brookes died at the age of 44.