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We're looking for the best teen rock bands in NS

Posted by Jonathan DeRouchie

longandmcquade_logo.JPGCBC Radio's Mainstreet in Halifax is searching for the best teen rock band in Nova Scotia. All members of the band must be high school or junior high students (or home schooled kids in that age group). To enter, create a profile on the CBC Radio 3 website, and upload a recording to your profile. Then email us a link to your Radio 3 profile - at mainhfx@cbc.ca - and include the names of the members of your band, their ages, and what school(s) you go to.

The song entered must be something the band members have written themselves, or in collaboration with other high school or junior high students in Nova Scotia (or home schooled kids in that age group). The recording must be a performance created entirely by the band members. It can't have any pre-programmed electronic accompaniment, or musical contributions by people who aren't in the band.

You cannot win this contest without performing your song live on Mainstreet and in front of our judges, so there's no point entering a recording that you can't reproduce reasonably well in a concert setting.

S.S. Khandalla unveils new tracks

Posted by Zahra Sethna

Resize 7.JPGLast month, School of Rock champs S.S. Khandalla spent a weekend collecting their prize.

Ryan Langdon, Justin Tousignan, Evan Stoney and Danaan Pederson won a chance to record two songs in CBC's Studio H with ECMA-winning producer Karl Falkenham.

We've got the long-awaited premiere of those tracks, 'Sleep' and 'Ruffio'.

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Stephanie chatted with Ryan Langdon and producer Karl Falkenham about how recording in the CBC studio was different from recording in a basement.

"We had no idea what to expect going into a studio that nice," Ryan said. "The electrician who did Studio H probably did a better job. We get shocked by our gear pretty often."

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Watch the band in an audio slideshow, featuring their song 'Sleep'.


S.S. Khandalla was one of three bands that made it to the finale of the inaugural School of Rock contest.

All three bands performed for our judges and a live studio audience.

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The members of Jailyn Cry, from Antigonish, are students at Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High.

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The Trips, from Mahone Bay, were first runners up in the contest.

School of Rock audio archive

Posted by Alex Mason

We've archived all Stephanie's conversations with our contest judges, and the bands that made it to the semi-finals.

Stephanie introduces the judges

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Snow & Blackbirds named first semi-finalist

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S. S. Khandalla named second semi-finalist

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Snow & Blackbirds disqualified, Callum Moscovitch is in

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Callum Moscovitch withdraws, Always Distracted is in

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The Trips are in; Eco-Shock is in and then withdraws

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The judges sample several bands, and settle on Autumn Falls

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Jailyn Cry wins a wild card draw and the vote is on

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Stephanie talks to members of Always Distracted

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Stephanie talks to members of S. S. Khandalla

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Stephanie talks to members of Jailyn Cry

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Stephanie talks to members of The Trips

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Stephanie talks to members of Autumn Falls

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