ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Stuff you can do tonight!
NXNE meets Western
The North By Northeast Music Festival and
Conference takes some up-and-coming musical acts on the road
for some shows across Ontario campuses - and it's all free.
Indie hip-hoppers Brassmunk, rockers Micro Maureen and Round2
will be playing The Spoke tonight, but if those don't really
interest you, the Roadshow will also include Kickass Karaoke
which skips the overdone "I Will Survive" and "Respect" karaoke
staples and instead, includes selections by The Strokes, No
Doubt, Stone Temple Pilots, Ja Rule and Beastie Boys.
Party to Obie's new CD
Universal Urban - the more hip-hoppin' division
of Universal Music - hosts an Obie Trice party at Club Phoenix
tonight to celebrate the release of Obie's debut Cheers. No,
Obie likely won't make an appearance, but at least there will
be CDs, T-shirts, posters and other prizes up for grabs.
Getting brutal on your ass
Fans of hate and brutality - hey, who isn't?
- will rejoice tonight as the Rise of Brutality Tour Part 2
steamrolls into Call the Office tonight. If the name of the
tour isn't enough to get your blood boiling, check out the lineup:
Hatebreed, Madball, Hate Eternal, Terror, Cephalic Carnage and
St. Catherines. Man, that's brutal.
Miracles and Swimmers
If you missed the Two-Minute Miracles' set
during last weekend's Parkas CD release party at The Spoke,
you get a second chance when Andy Magoffin and the boys play
at The Embassy tonight with the melodic and mellow Great Lake
Swimmers. Too bad it's at The Embassy, where nobody goes...
because it's in the scary part of town!
Urban and Dawn in the evening
This postponed triple bill finally makes its
way to the John Labatt Centre tonight as Keith Urban, Carolyn
Dawn Johnson and Jimmy Rankin visit London to delight the ears
of Contemporary Canadian country lovers willing to pay $45.75
to hear such music. Oh, admit it - you've watched CMT during
one of their weekly Shania marathons.
Couch potatoes will keep on survivin'
Who cares about going out when you have a
whole world at the touch of a button? After a summer drought
of highly-rated reality TV programming, the show that started
the recent craze is back tonight. The seventh installment of
Survivor, a 90-minute affair that airs on CBS at 8 p.m., puts
its 16 contestants on the Pearl Islands to outwit, outplay and
outlast on a show that is sadly outdated. No one really cares
about starting fires on a remote place on Earth when more heat
is generated by shacking up hot young singles in a hedonistic