96, Issue 83
LAST UPDATED: Friday March 7, 2003 - 2:30 p.m.Canada's music scene gains independence
It's called the "Canadian Invasion."
Avril Lavigne, Remy Shand, Nickelback and Diana Krall all have something in common – they're recent multiple Grammy nominees and they're all Canadian.
Royal City, The Hidden Cameras, Hot Hot Heat and The Constantines also have something in common – they've all recently signed international record deals and they're all Canadian.
Most people have heard of our famous, mainstream entertainers, but not the group of indie artists.
Film festival sparks controversy
If you thought the Oscars were controversial, they've got nothing on the UWO Film Festival.
This past Monday, the UWO Film Festival, an annual showcase of short films made by Western and Fanshawe College students, released the slate of films selected to be shown during the two-day event to be held Mar. 14-15. The list of nominees has raised some contention among members of the 20-person selection committee, comprised mostly of Western film students.
Sex, drugs and theatre - together at last
If you still think that great theatre involves old British guys in tights performing Shakespeare, London's Theatre Soup production company has news for you.
The company, launched in 1998 by three Western graduates, has garnered both acclaim and controversy for staging offbeat plays that have injected some much-needed spunk into the Forest City's previously stagnant theatre scene.
Supergrass: Part II
Rock 'n' roll dads rock
CD REVIEW: Tangiers
More from the garage
Toronto-based quartet Tangiers, composed of Yuri Didrichsons (guitar, vocals), Josh Reichmann (guitar, vocals), James Sayce (bass, vocals) and Marco Moniz (drums), make their debut with Hot New Spirits, after touring the local club circuit for a couple of years. With a bit more musical diversity, this album could have been an indie gem.
Slacktopia: Rock: minus the pond sludge
CHRW 94.7FM Top 20
The Organ doesn't sink.
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