Volume 96, Issue 55
Monday January 6, 2003

 
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Best residence to party, sleep, and study
Least worst student politician

Best local band
Blue Skies at War

"This band is our hearts, our souls, everything we've ever believed in. As for comparison there is none... Everyone is equal, ideas shared, bonds made to never break." So goes the bio for London rockers Blue Skies at War, a band consisting of vocalist Chad Stewart, bassist Jake Seaman, guitarists Ryan Mills and Trevor Jervais and drummer Vince Zerdzicki. BSAW are no strangers to the London rock scene, as they play frequent shows at Call The Office and other local venues. They've already released a debut EP entitled Forever, and are currently working on an upcoming full-length album. This band is definitely on its way up, boasting a unique, emotional sound that intertwines elements from many different sources. "Our band is somewhat hard to classify," says bassist Jake Seaman. "The guys in the band all listen to different kinds of music and it really comes across in [what] we play. But, in the end, we have this sound that none of us can place, and we love it. "Our live show is the closest thing to a physical representation of our music - all emotion, all heart. We play every show like it's our last,"Seaman explains. "Whether there are 10 people or 100 people, we give it our everything. Guitars have been known to fly and sometimes things get broken. When someone sees us live for the first time, they feel our passion."
-Megan O'Toole.

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