The Halifax Urban Folk Festival Presents! Steve Poltz & The Halifax All Stars (Playing The Rugburns!) + Tyler Messick/Museum Pieces

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  • HUFF Presents! Steve Poltz & The Halifax All Stars + Tyler Messick
    August 31, 2015
    8:00 pm - 1:00 am

Steve Poltz returns to HUFF and The Carleton to play with a Halifax All Star Band so Halifax can get a taste of his pre-Jewel-fame rock outfit, The Rugburns! The show is on Monday, August 31st. Tyler Messick/Museum Pieces is back in town after spending the last five years on the road with Arcade Fire and will open the night.

Show time is 8 PM and tickets are $20 + booking fee.


Poltzy has played The Carleton often and is a semi-regular at the Halifax Urban Folk Festival but this will be the first time playing with the Halifax All Stars (in this case, Gloryhound) and the first time he’ll be featuring material from the legendary Rugburns. Their albums Taking The World By Donkey, Mommy I’m Sorry and Morning Wood are twisted classics and we can’t wait to see the band take on off-the-wall tunes like Dick’s Automotive, Me And Eddie Vedder and Hitchhiker Joe. NOT TO BE MISSED!


Tyler Messick released one of the best debut solo albums we’ve ever heard – Grain Sales of 1840 – when he first arrived in Halifax, before forming The Museum Pieces and making a couple of ground-breaking albums with them. Then he took off for Montreal and wound up on a career detour that has seen him traveling the world with Arcade Fire as Win Butler’s guitar tech. He’s back in Halifax now and has a whack of new material to play and we are very, very interested in hearing it!