Category Archives: Arts

Nothing stops the whalin’

Despite being robbed of equipment, Said The Whale pushes on to tour Canada

Brad Hudson

writer

Canadian indie band Said The Whale has been roundly blessed and cursed so far in 2011.

The band was robbed of over $8,000 worth of gear and luggage while touring in Sacramento, Calif. Included were full cymbal sets, guitar pedals, two acoustic guitars, and guitarist/vocalist Tyler Bancroft’s entire wardrobe. Continue reading

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Colour your world at Portfolio Show

Danika McDonald

arts editor

Grant MacEwan University has covered a lot of ground in the arts this year. Everything from massive installation pieces, to plays like Company, to the graduation recitals happening until mid-May. Continue reading

Champions of modern music

Brad Hudson

writer

With increasing media appearances and a recent Juno nomination, Tokyo Police Club isn’t having a hard time keeping busy or securing a prominent position on Canada’s independent music scene. Continue reading

Tapes and tapes of glorious sound

Jayme Hagen

features editor

Cassette is back, baby.

Two Edmonton artists have upcoming cassette-only releases scheduled for April. On April 9, Mark Templeton will release Scotch Heart and on April 10, Liam Trimble will be releasing Ultra Rare EP. Continue reading

Hanna gets violent, awkward

Film misses emotionality and thematic ideas, but remains entertaining

Doug Johnson

writer

If you’re into watching a young girl fuck bitches up, then Joe Wright’s (Pride and Prejudice, Atonement) Hanna is the film for you. Continue reading

The Sorels Ride The Jam

Local band to release debut album on April 15 at The Artery

Danika McDonald

arts editor

Self-described as stuck in the ’90s, The Sorels have no problem with kicking it old school.

The band, led by Grant MacEwan University philosophy student Jed Gauthier, will be launching it’s album, Ride The Jam, April 15. Continue reading

Tupelo Honey turns it up

Brad Hudson

writer

St. Albert indie rockers Tupelo Honey haven’t slowed down once in their seven-year career.

With the release of its first full-length album Caught Up With The Excess on March 8, the album quickly made its way onto the iTunes top 10 rock albums in Canada chart and peaked at number six. Continue reading