Jonny Stevens, solo artist and former frontman to Halifax punk act the New Breed, has been named the new executive director of the Halifax Pop Explosion festival. The five day music and culture festival, now in its 18th year, will take place from October 19th to the 23rd, 2010. Stevens has spent the past three years as the education and events coordinator with Music Nova Scotia and has serves as an instructor at the Nova Scotia Community College Music Business program.

The New Breed released Port City Rebels in 2003 and Off The Beaten Path in 2004 via Thorp Records.