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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 - 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.

Special podcasts on the concert cash report

Posted by Alex Mason

We've done many interviews, and had many calls and emails from you about the Auditor General's report into the concert cash scandal at city hall.

If you want to read the report yourself, find it here.

And if you missed some of our coverage, we've compiled it into two special podcasts. (As of 6pm Thursday, the second audio file is still on the way to our server.)

Part 1 part 1
Part 2 part 2

S.S. Khandalla on their Studio H experience

Posted by Alex Mason

Resize 7.JPGA few weeks back, School of Rock contest champs S.S. Khandalla spent a weekend collecting their prize. Ryan Langdon, Justin Tousignan, Evan Stoney and Danaan Pederson won a recording session in CBC's Studio H with ECMA-winning producer Karl Falkenham.

Stephanie chatted with Ryan and Karl about how recording in the CBC studio was different from recording in a basement in Windsor. "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."

You can hear that interview, and the Studio H recording of the band's song "Rufio" on Monday's Mainstreet. In the meantime, click the picture below to watch the band in an audio slideshow, set to their song "Sleep" (also recorded in Studio H).

Three bands performed for our judges in our inaugural School of Rock contest.

JailynCry.jpg Jailyn Cry, from Antigonish, had won the online vote in the semi-finals.

TheTrips.jpg The Trips, from Mahone Bay, were picked by the judges as first runners up.