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Album Review: The Tallest Man on Earth – Dark Bird is Home

          Standout tracks: “Dark bird is home” “Timothy” The Tallest Man On Earth—otherwise known as Kristian Matsson—is no stranger to creating deeply personal records in which he reflects on his own experiences, incorporating them into the music he creates. Halfway through his new album, Dark Bird is Home, during the lone… Keep Reading

Peer Review: Busty and the Bass

To most graduating students, April represents the final frontier between the familiar bubble of school and the first step into whatever lies beyond. For the eight remaining members of Busty and the Bass at McGill, who will graduate this spring and join vocalist/saxophonist Nick Ferrara in the real world, the challenging transition of going from… Keep Reading

Redemption Songs

“Why are you bothering to do good for people who have done so much bad?” As the founder of Pros and Cons, a pilot program that gives musical mentorship to prison inmates, Hugh Christopher Brown has put a lot of thought into this question. Ultimately for him, the answer comes down to one guiding principle.… Keep Reading

Album Review: Sufjan Stevens – Carrie and Lowell

Asthmatic Kitty Records recently gave us an initial glimpse of Sufjan Stevens’ seventh studio album, Carrie and Lowell, by releasing YouTube videos for his new tracks “Should Have Known Better” and “No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross.” The former is a montage of extended still camera shots that depict a rocky beach shore,… Keep Reading

SSMU Council opposes deregulation, approves ECOLE referendum question

Motion regarding opposition to deregulation of international tuition Last Thursday, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council passed a motion to oppose the McGill administration’s decision to lobby the Quebec government to deregulate international students’ tuition in all programs.  The implementation of this deregulation proposal would increase tuition revenue from international students, as… Keep Reading

Behind the bench : Just like they drew it up

In Super Bowl XLIX, when Russell Wilson’s pass was tipped by Malcolm Butler and somehow corralled by Jermaine Kearse—after Kearse had been knocked down and left squirming on the turf—it seemed too impossible to actually be happening. Sure, there was the difficulty of the catch itself, but that was only a small part of the… Keep Reading

Album Review: Fleece – Scavenger

Sifting through the nine tracks on Scavenger, the debut album from Fleece—a five-piece band comprised of Concordia and McGill students—I couldn’t help but think about the days when my transcript still featured the word “undeclared.” Drawing from an array of genres including grunge, jazz, and psychedelic/indie/alternative rock, the album has the same kind of unrestrained… Keep Reading

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The week that was for McGill Athletics: February 10th

Athletes of the week Samuel Labrecque This is Labrecque’s second Tribune Athlete-of-the-Week honour, and deservedly so. The freshman defenceman has been a revelation this season and has been on fire of late, scoring seven goals in his past five games. Labrecque scored the game-winning goals in both of McGill’s weekend games. On Friday, the freshman… Keep Reading

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