K’jipuktuk / Halifax, Nova Scotia — We’re thrilled to unveil the first ten acts for EVERYSEEKER 2020 (fka OBEY Convention), a four-day festival centering new and adventurous voices in music June 18-21, 2020. Each year, we present a carefully curated, genre-fluid programme that highlights the fringes of culture and cross-pollinates creative energies. Featuring local, national and international talents performing side-by-side without a single note overlapping, EVERYSEEKER is a platform born of punk ethos and cultivated with love and care for the past 13 years.
This year’s instalment, our first as EVERYSEEKER, will feature legendary afrofuturist jazz unit the Sun Ra Arkestra, Portland’s subtle-psych guitar weaver Marisa Anderson, Brooklyn-based Iranian-Canadian sound collagists Saint Abdullah, Texan queer noise explorer claire rousay, Montreal-based industrial violinist Girl Circles, Charlettown’s badass buzzed-about emcee LXVNDR, powerful Mi’kmaq singer and storyteller Michael R. Denny and brilliant Egyptian poet Marwa Helal. We’re also thrilled to be presenting the live premiere of A Separation Of Being, the newest album-length composition from Crousetown, Nova Scotia’s junked-analogue wizard JOYFULTALK (releasing in March on Constellation Records). This special iteration of the project will feature composer Jay Crocker accompanied by the Bela Strings quartet.