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Album Review: Sleigh Bells – “Kid Kruschev”

          Since their 2010 debut, Sleigh Bells have been dubbed the poster child for “noise-pop”—defined as a combination of angelic pop vocals, distortion, and white noise–conveying an overbearing presence that cannot be ignored. Four albums later, vocalist Alexis Krauss and producer/songwriter Derek E. Miller embark on a thematic departure, Kid Kruschev, reflecting… Keep Reading

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Nuné Melik fights for inclusivity in Classical music

“Do you mind if I shoot the interview?” Nuné Melik’s friend asked as we settled in The McGill Tribune’s office. “It is pretty much just to brag [on social media] about how important and famous I am,” Melik added with a self-deprecating smile. She might not be famous just yet, but after only a few… Keep Reading

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Album Review: dvsn – ‘Morning After’

After the release of their critically acclaimed debut album SEPT 5TH, Toronto duo dvsn (pronounced “division”) returns with their sophomore album, Morning After. Fresh off their tour with Drake, producer Nineteen85 and vocalist Daniel Daley continue their distinct sound: Combining melisma R&B vocals with production echoing ‘90s neo-soul artists. They released four singles ahead of… Keep Reading

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Trib Mix – October Trip Hop Bops

As the weather gets colder, that summer ‘17 playlist you made just doesn’t feel the same anymore. With midterms, presentations, and essays bombarding students, it’s essential to have a playlist to help you keep focused. Look no further, ‘cause we got you covered. Feast your ears on these trip-hop beats, layered with jazz samples, off-beat… Keep Reading

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A very ‘Strange Peace’: An evening with Metz

On Oct. 8, La Sala Rossa hosted a trifecta of blisteringly loud acts. After spending an evening with METZ and other deafeningly-loud performances concert goers were left with one question—will my ears ever stop ringing?   The first band to take the stage was called DEAF, which should have been an indicator of the noise… Keep Reading

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Album Review: ‘There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light’ – Stars

          Since the release of their first album Nightsongs in 2001, Canadian indie pop band Stars has centred its songwriting around strained love. Usually holding on by a thread, though interspersed with spells of enamoured enchantment and thrill, the band’s lyrics stare out on the brink of darkness, loneliness, and death. Lead… Keep Reading

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Album Review: ‘Wake Up Now’ – Nick Mulvey

It’s been six years since Nick Mulvey left the famed jazz band, Portico Quartet, in pursuit of a solo singer-songwriter career. Since then, Mulvey has released one EP and two studio albums—all of them receiving praise, and even a Mercury Music Prize nomination for his 2014 debut full-length First Mind. It is undeniable that going… Keep Reading

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Intersessions workshop encourages diversity, accessibility in Montreal DJ culture

There is a distinct lack of diversity in the Montreal electronic music scene. Many hopeful DJs feel the music industry is inaccessible because of the group of predominantly heteronormative males controlling it. Intersessions, founded in Vancouver by DJs Rhi Blossom and Chippy Nonstop, is a series of workshops working to change this lack of diversity by providing… Keep Reading

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Album Review: ‘Luv is Rage 2’ – Lil Uzi Vert

Hip hop artist Lil Uzi Vert made waves earlier in 2017 with his triple-platinum single “XO Tour Llif3.” As with many artists’ debut albums following a hit single, Luv is Rage 2 strives to hit the same mark as its single with varying degrees of success. The album opens with “Two,” a droning filler track, but… Keep Reading

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