Indie pop at the top

Fun’s name itself is the best descriptor of their music. The band’s second album, Some Nights, was released in February, and their single “We Are Young” skyrocketed to the top of the charts, making them the first band since 2002 to reach number one on the Billboard Top 100 with their[Read More…]

Indie pop at the top

indierockreviews.com   Fun’s name itself is the best descriptor of their music. The band’s second album, Some Nights, was released in February, and their single “We Are Young” skyrocketed to the top of the charts, making them the first band since 2002 to reach number one on the Billboard Top[Read More…]

Great Lake Swimmers: New Wild Everywhere

Fans of Great Lake Swimmers can stop holding their breath—the band has released New Wild Everywhere, their first release since 2009’s Lost Channels. The new tracks sound strangely familiar, as is the nature of Tony Dekker’s wonderfully peaceful voice, and with the exception of a few songs with feet-stomping appeal (“Easy Come[Read More…]

Great Lake Swimmers: New Wild Everywhere

Fans of Great Lake Swimmers can stop holding their breath-the band has released New Wild Everywhere, their first release since 2009’s Lost Channels. The new tracks sound strangely familiar, as is the nature of Tony Dekker’s wonderfully peaceful voice, and with the exception of a few songs with feet-stomping appeal[Read More…]

Plants and Animals take their time

secretcityrecords.com Montreal has become recognized for producing some of the best musicians of the past decade, and Plants and Animals is certainly no exception. The band’s first full-length album, Parc Avenue, was shortlisted for the 2008 Polaris Music Prize and nominated for two Junos in 2009. Not bad, right? It’s[Read More…]

Academy Awards 2012

Best Actor   Who will win: Jean Dujardin (The Artist) Before the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards, this category looked like a fight between Dujardin and George Clooney (The Descendants). Once the SAG went to the effervescent Frenchmen, the race appeared to be closing in on an early end. Neither[Read More…]

There and back again

Vanessa Heins “Death country” might seem like an awkward pairing of words, but once you’ve heard the music of Elliott BROOD, you’ll understand how perfectly this self-labeled genre can work. Although the label is descriptive of their older work, the band’s newest album, Days Into Years, strays from this categorization.[Read More…]

Freud and Jung: a meeting of the minds

screeninvasion.com   Whether you’ve taken PSYC100 or not, you have heard of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Modern psychology has grown into such a broad field that it’s easy to overlook how it all started: with verbalized thought and a couch. Director David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method is the epic[Read More…]

Common ground comedy

Do you ever feel left out during the holiday season because you don’t celebrate Christmas? Why not cure this alienation with comedy? This was precisely the thought that sparked Kosher Jokes for the Halaladays, a comedy show intended as a Christmas present, if you will, for Jews and Muslims. Featuring[Read More…]

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