Muse: The 2nd Law

Muse was heard across the world this year with their official Olympic anthem “Survival.” Their sixth album, The 2nd Law, followed hot on its heels, and much like their Olympic debut, brought back the grandiose musicality and exuberant magnitude that Muse fans have been dying for the band to rediscover.[Read More…]

Michael Bublé: Christmas

Michael Bublé brings class to Christmas classics and Christmas is solid all the way through. It’s got charm, personality, and brings a new, fresh flavour to songs that get overplayed every holiday season. There are elements of jazz, some contemporary pop, a bit of swing, and even some big band-esque[Read More…]

Mother Mother wants you to pay attention

Todd M. Duym Vancouver indie-rock band Mother Mother released their third album Eureka earlier this year, and have just concluded a European tour and summer festival circuit. The band consists of brother and sister duo Ryan (guitar and vocals) and Molly Guldemond (vocals and keyboard), plus Jasmin Parkin (keyboard and[Read More…]

Two-dimensional plot, 3D action

Hollywood seems to be lacking in original ideas. If they can’t revamp an older movie and call it a prequel they turn to books for inspiration, to varying degrees of success. The remake of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers is one of the better efforts. It walks the fine line[Read More…]

The Kooks: Junk of the Heart

Britain’s quintessential indie hipsters, The Kooks, are back with their third album Junk of the Heart after a three-year hiatus. Known for their rousing choruses and tongue-in-cheek lyrics, The Kooks are all about strings, fedoras, and black and white videos. This album attempts to change that, and the result is[Read More…]

If your vagina could talk, what would it say?

Alice Walker From February 10-12, V-Day McGill brings their 10th anniversary edition of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues to the stage. Directed by Claire Hughes, this year’s performance features 16 cast members presenting monologues based on true stories of women throughout the world.   The original Vagina Monologues are based[Read More…]

Maroon 5: Hands All Over

Maroon 5’s third album, Hands All Over, is a revamped version of their typical sound. With bold guitar riffs, distinct vocals, and a crossover into a medley of genres, this bittersweet funk album is typical Maroon 5 with a few unexpected, but excellent, twists. The opening track and single “Misery”[Read More…]

Teenage Web Wonder

Nowadays the Internet can be used for everything, including finding up-and-coming stars.

This Wednesday, local Internet sensation Brittany Kwasnik will perform an acoustic set at Le Cagibi. The 16-year-old singer-songwriter made her online debut about two years ago and is now signed to Montreal-based Justin Time Records, with her first album, I Don’t Know Me, set to be released in January.

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