The OBEY Convention Music and Arts Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to offering a venue in Halifax for local and international experimenting artists. We do not focus on a particular genre, instead, we look to showcase music and art of all kinds that explore new ideas and challenge assumptions. Our audiences see punk, jazz, new classical, noise, electronic, indie, folk, visual art..., installation art, video, film and more—sometimes all on the same bill. The only consistent theme is a spirit of adventure and innovation. Although active throughout the year, we mainly focus on presenting the OBEY Convention festival each spring. The upcoming 2013 installment will mark our 6th season.
Some of our past performers and artists include Eric Copeland, Bill Orcutt, Gary War, Bloodshot Bill, Heather Rappard, The Soupcans, Pierre Bastien, Amen Dunes, Paul Metzger, Jerry Granelli, Aidan Baker, Nadja, Noveller, Shearing Pinx, You'll Never Get to Heaven, Lisa Lipton, Bastard Noise, Career Suicide, Tyvek, Us Girls, Slim Twig, Gown, Dirty Beaches, Homostupids, Yo Rodeo, Robert Drisdelle, Cosmetics, Amanda Dawn Christie, Craig Leonard, Torso, Metz, Dog Day, Jacqueline Lachance, d'Eon and many more.
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