Kottintrip living up rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle

Singer “Johnny Kottin” discusses heartfelt lyrics and hair

Friday, January 12th, 2007


Although his nickname is a play on Sex Pistols vocalist Johnny Rotten, local grunge band Kottintrip’s John “Johnny Kottin” Besterd insists he’s a nice guy.

“I wouldn’t do anything rotten,” he says with a laugh. (read more)

On Disc - Woodpigeon

Album: Songbook

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Songbook by Woodpigeon

Rectangle Records

3 stars

In Songbook, Calgary-based Woodpigeon’s first full-length album, all seven band members and half a dozen of their friends can be heard playing various instruments. (read more)

On Disc - Immaculate Machine

Album: Les uns mais pas les autres (EP)

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Les uns mais pas les autres (EP) by Immaculate Machine

Immaculate Machine
Les uns mais pas les autres (EP)
Mint Records

3.5 stars

Immaculate Machine’s latest offering is a six-track, French rehash of its previous album, Ones and Zeros. (read more)

Universal remote could cause chaos

TV-B-Gone turns off tubes

Friday, January 12th, 2007

TV-B-Gone Keychain Remote

One button to rule them all " all the televisions, that is.

The TV-B-Gone, a keychain remote that can turn off any television, makes potential sabotage enticing. Though not exactly the remote featured in Adam Sandler’s movie Click, TV-B-Gone is still amusing. (read more)

Call of Duty 3’s blood and gore a far cry from good old Duck Hunt days

New games so high-tech and realistic, even soldiers use them for training

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Screenshot from Call of Duty 3

Over the holidays, I played Call of Duty 3 on Xbox 360, a game where players become soldiers fighting for their lives in a realistic war setting. Watching the introduction’s impeccable graphics of hovering helicopters, grinding tanks, and mangled soldiers made me eager to test the game. (read more)

Brace yourself for a hot & sweaty dance party

Friday, January 12th, 2007


Sophs or no sophs, Dis-Orientation Week is a great time to party. If you can’t jump around dressed like a goof and shout inane cheers, you can get pumped by blasting some upbeat tunes at a hot and sweaty dance party. (read more)

2007 offers a cornucopia of sonic gratification

Upcoming year filled to brim with ultra-promising albums

Friday, January 12th, 2007

The new year ushers in fans’ excitement for new albums. Every year, musical stalwarts try releasing innovative material, young bands try avoiding the sophomore slump, and indie darlings struggle to live up to eager fans and bitter critics’ expectations. (read more)


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