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Port Cities among Winners announced for fourth annual Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class


Four acts will receive industry mentorship, performance opportunities, and more

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences(CARAS) and Slaight Music today announced the winners of this year’s Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class: Haviah Mighty, Port Cities, and smrtdeath. The winners, selected by a “super jury” of music industry leaders, will receive support from Canada’s premier artist development program allowing them to transform their careers with crucial tools and invaluable experiences.

2018/2019 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class winners:

Haviah Mighty – Brampton, Ont. (@HaviahMighty)

Port Cities – Cape Breton, N.S. (@Port_Cities)

smrtdeath – Winnipeg, Man. (@sloppymakeout)

For the first time, this year’s winners will be joined by the 2018 winner of the CBC Music Searchlight competition, Aquakultre (@aquakultre).

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

Heilewelt: In Photos & Words – Port Cities @ Privatclub, Berlin


Port Cities supported Matt Andersen for a few dates in Germany the other week…sadly he didn’t make it to Berlin this time but Port Cities added some more dates for themselves after that tour. I got the pretty spontaneous opportunity to see them live at Privatclub, Berlin. I’m very glad when a promoter thinks of my when my own head is too full of other stuff. It was such a wonderful evening. [READ MORE]

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Port Cities (2017)
1. Back To The Bottom
2. Don’t Say You Love Me
3. In The Dark
4. Sound Of Your Voice
5. How To Lose You
6. Half The Way
7. On The Nights You Stay Home
8. Where Have You Been
9. Burn That Bridge
10. The Out
11. Body + Soul
12. Astronaut

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bio-picIn the brief period of time since Port Cities unleashed their incendiary debut—a wildly self-assured collection of sparkling, rootsy pop that showcases the Nova Scotia trio’s devotion to songwriting—the band’s been hard at work bringing it to the masses. They’ve continued to explore and evolve their ambitious pop sound, melding diverse musical backgrounds to create an alchemy that’s part art, part songwriting science, and all magic: the nimble dynamism of Breagh MacKinnon’s smoky, jazz-indebted delivery, Dylan Guthro’s simmering and soulful R&B swagger, and Carleton Stone’s razor-sharp, romantic rock ‘n’ roll. In 2018, that memory-making mix of unforgettable melodies, high-flying harmonies, and electrifying heart on Port Cities is set to reach audiences worldwide.

It’s a chemistry that’s been perfected during the 100+ dates they’ve toured in the past year, in hotel rooms and songwriter circles, in vans rolling through foreign countries to rowdy pubs, and on the fog-bound shores of Canada’s misty east coast. It’s helped lead the band to numerous accolades, including a whopping five Nova Scotia Music Awards, a SOCAN #1 Award (for “Back to the Bottom”), and stints at #1 on CBC and Spotify charts. Port Cities has amassed over 1.5 million streams internationally, showcased at The Great Escape, Focus Wales, and the Reeperbahn Festival, and will be releasing their debut in the U.K. and Germany this year.

Beyond Port Cities’ deep devotion to their craft, their success is largely built on a simple but timeless approach: a good song is a good song is a good song. Whether it’s awash with synthesizer (“Sound of Your Voice”), pumped up with an overdriven crunch (“Where Have You Been”), or stripped down to the bare essentials with just an acoustic guitar and three voices. No matter what music the melody might call for, the best song always wins.

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Tuesday
October 9th, 2018
Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
Medicine Hat, AB
East Pointers and Port Cities
7:30 PM
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Sunday
October 14th, 2018
Strathspey Performing Arts Centre
Mabou, NS
Port Cities Trio
7:00 PM
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Friday
October 19th, 2018
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Halifax, NS
Port Cities with Symphony Nova Scotia
7:30 PM
Season tickets are on sale now!
Single tickets will go on sale on August 1, 2018.
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Saturday
October 20th, 2018
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Halifax, NS
Port Cities with Symphony Nova Scotia
7:30 PM
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Friday
November 2nd, 2018
The Celtic Performing Arts Centre
Summerside, PEI
7:30 PM
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Thursday
November 22nd, 2018
Artesian on 13th
Regina, SK
8:00 PM
Tickets are $20 in advance and at the door
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Saturday
November 24th, 2018
Bragg Creek Centre
Bragg Creek, AB
Port Cities Trio
8:00 PM
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Saturday
December 15th, 2018
Marigold Cultural Centre
Truro, NS
7:30 PM
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Thursday
February 14th, 2019
Dominion Telegraph Event Centre
Paris, ON
7:30 PM
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Wednesday
May 1st, 2019
National Arts Centre- Azrieli Studio
Ottawa, ON
SPECIAL GUEST of Steven Page Discipline Tour 2019
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Thursday
May 2nd, 2019
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre
Peterborough, ON
SPECIAL GUEST of Steven Page Discipline Tour 2019
8:00 PM
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Friday
May 3rd, 2019
Molson Canadian Studio at Hamilton Place
Hamilton, Ontario
SPECIAL GUEST of Steven Page Discipline Tour 2019
8:00 PM
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Saturday
May 4th, 2019
Danforth Music Hall
Toronto, ON
SPECIAL GUEST of Steven Page Discipline Tour 2019
19+ Show
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Thursday
May 9th, 2019
Neat Coffee Shop
Burnstown, ON
(Sold Out Show) SPECIAL GUEST of Steven Page Discipline Tour 2019
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Friday
May 10th, 2019
L'Astral
Montreal, QC
SPECIAL GUEST of Steven Page Discipline Tour 2019
8:00 PM
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Friday
May 17th, 2019
Aeolian Hall
London, Ontario
SPECIAL GUEST of Steven Page Discipline Tour 2019
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Saturday
May 18th, 2019
Mary Webb Centre
Highgate, ON
SPECIAL GUEST of Steven Page Discipline Tour 2019
8:00 PM
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Tuesday
May 21st, 2019
Pyramid Carabet
Winnipeg, MB
SPECIAL GUEST of Steven Page Discipline Tour 2019
19+ Show
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Thursday
May 23rd, 2019
Broadway Theatre
Saskatoon, SK
SPECIAL GUEST of Steven Page Discipline Tour 2019
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Tuesday
May 28th, 2019
Creekside Theatre
Lake Country, BC
SPECIAL GUEST of Steven Page Discipline Tour 2019
7:30 PM
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Thursday
May 30th, 2019
Capital Ballroom
Victoria, BC
SPECIAL GUEST of Steven Page Discipline Tour 2019
8:00 PM
19+ Show
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Friday
May 31st, 2019
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, British Columbia
SPECIAL GUEST of Steven Page Discipline Tour 2019
8:30 PM
19+ Show
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Management:
Sheri Jones
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902.429.9005
Bookings:
Wayne O’Connor
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902.452.4826
Bookings:
Tom Kemp
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416.598.0067