Cartwheels, baby tigers and rock and roll

The Carps bring their unique music stylings to Western

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

The Carps

Describing The Carps’ sound is like trying to describe Prince’s style in one word. It’s John Legend’s voice paired with Death From Above 1979. It’s “punk rock on a trip, with a gun to young soul’s head. (read more)

One man's trash is another man's treasure

Brian Belott finds a link to the past in found artifacts

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

New York based artist Brian Belott is well-known for his bizarre artistic style.

Belott’s playful use of collage and found art has been shown in galleries worldwide, including Galleri Loyal in Stockholm and Atelier Cardenas Bellanger in Paris. (read more)

Amy Winehouse exits rehab, enters motherhood

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Britney Spears: pop icon to bald head

Britney Spears’ comeback single “Gimme More” has leaked, and the verdict is in: it doesn’t completely suck. Due in part to online buzz, the song has already secured rotation on some of America’s most popular radio stations. (read more)

Sizzling Hot Summer Movies in Review

Reviewing this summer's cream of the crop

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Summer Snapshots: Transformers, Harry Potter, Bourne Ultimatum, The Simpsons

In the summer, it’s often difficult to transition from the academic lifestyle to the monotony of drinking, beach-going and working without craving some kind of mental stimulation. Summer films fill the intellectual void. (read more)

'Anatomy' of a teen romance

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Anatomy of a Boyfriend

Anatomy of a Boyfriend is Daria Snadowsky’s maiden voyage into the world of young adult literature. The novel takes the typical girl-meets-boy plot, made popular by Judy Blume, from the 20th century into the 21st. (read more)

On Disc: illScarlett

Album: All Day With It

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

All Day With It by illScarlett

illScarlett
All Day With It
Sony BMG Canada

3.5 stars

The concept is not new: a punk rock sound infused with reggae, spouting a hybrid mix of love-angst and pro-marijuana lyrics. (read more)

On Disc: Interpol

Album: Our Love to Admire

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Our Love to Admire by Interpol

Interpol
Our Love to Admire
EMI Music

3.5 stars

As with previous albums Antics and Turn Off the Bright Lights, Interpol’s latest offering, Our Love to Admire, deserves a repeat listen. (read more)

On Disc: Ani Difranco

Album: Canon

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Canon by Ani Difranco

Ani Difranco
Canon
Righteous Babe Records

4.5 stars

This beautiful two-disc album tracks Ani from the start of her career to today across 36 songs. (read more)

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