London hip-hopper Shad K is a rising star

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Shad K

Success has been a welcome surprise for rising London emcee Shadrach Kabango. Since releasing his 2005 debut album, When This Is Over, Kabango, better known as Shad K, has performed with esteemed hip-hoppers like Common and Lupe Fiasco. (read more)

Matthew De Zoete no longer solo

Young Hamilton singer-songwriter working on a new album with a new backup band

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Matthew DeZoete

Though he just completed a cross-country tour last week, singer-songwriter Matthew de Zoete is already back on the road.

Since releasing his debut album, Across the Sea, in 2006, the 25-year-old de Zoete has established a backup band, been nominated for Best Male Performer at the Toronto Independent Music Awards and been featured on CBC Radio 3. (read more)

On Disc - Die Mannequin

Album: How to Kill

Friday, January 19th, 2007

How to Kill by Die Mannequin

Die Mannequin
How to Kill
How to Kill Music

2 stars

Formed last spring, Toronto’s experimental alt-rock band Die Mannequin consists of lead singer/guitarist Care Failure, bassist Sparkles and drummer Ghostwolf. (read more)

On Disc - The Heavy Petters

Album: Smell the Glove

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Smell the Glove by The Heavy Petters

The Heavy Petters
Smell the Glove
Freaky Flow Recordings

2.5 stars

Do you know what DnB is?

It’s a new musical genre the Heavy Petters claim their debut, Smell the Glove, embodies. (read more)

It’s time to bring back board games and put away Guitar Hero

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Monopoly board

Everyone loves video games. Fast-paced, addictive first-person shooters or racing games are the perfect diversion from life’s many stresses.

Electronic gaming hasn’t only replaced traditional diversions like reading or playing outdoors, it has also replaced traditional learning methods. (read more)

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