Basia Bulat set to wow audiences at LOLA

Western student’s music adds local flavor to art festival

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Basia Bulat

For Basia Bulat, the upcoming LOLA Festival is a return home. The Western Master’s student is set to impress local crowds this weekend.

“I’m so excited!” Bulat says. “It’s going to be so fun at Victoria Park, and I think all the bands playing at LOLA are fantastic, so I’m excited to see all of them. (read more)

Beach House duo takes indie-rock to new levels

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Beach House

Baltimore natives Beach House are set to take the stage this weekend at the London Outdoor Live Arts festival (LOLA).

The two-piece band features Victoria Legrand on vocals/organ and Alex Scally on guitar. (read more)

LOLA Fest music to start up your weekend

OK Cobra, Ohbijou and Constantines tunes

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Ohbijou

The LOLA festival began last night, but the biggest part of the art and music fest is yet to come.

These songs by LOLA artists are bound to get you out of your seat and onto the first bus that will take you to the downtown festival. (read more)

On Disc: Kim Barlow

Album: Champ

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Champ by Kim Barlow

Kim Barlow
Champ
Jericho Beach

2 stars

Kim Barlow, a Montreal-born folk signer, releases her fourth album filled with the same ‘60s hippie folk sound for which she is known. (read more)

LOLA director engages students, Londoners

Friday, September 21st, 2007

LOLA

Western grad Andrew Francis is the mastermind behind the London Ontario Arts Festival (LOLA).

A lover of art and music, as well as a local business owner (Francis opened The Alex P. Keaton a few years ago with friends), Francis found an opportunity to create LOLA last year. (read more)

CBC Radio 3 offers a vast library of music

Friday, September 21st, 2007

CBC Web page

Finally, the CBC has something worth listening to.

Point your web browser to http://radio3.cbc.ca and check out the online database of 100 per cent Canadian indie artists. Discover why Exclaim! calls CBC Radio 3 “Canada’s most important podcast” and Spin Magazine labels it as “the top podcast in Canada. (read more)

On Disc: Hot Springs

Album: Volcano

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Volcano by Hot Springs

Hot Springs
Volcano
Quire Records

3.5 stars

Hot Springs is a Montreal-based band whose music is as hot as its newest album implies. (read more)

On Disc: Kanye West

Album: Graduation

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Graduation by Kanye West

Kanye West
Graduation
Def Jam

4 stars

Set to drive 50 Cent into retirement, Kanye West’s sophomore album Graduation is a fully loaded disc. (read more)

On Disc: Josh Ritter

Album: The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter

Friday, September 21st, 2007

The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter by Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter
The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
Sony USA

4.5 stars

The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter is a highly advanced album. (read more)

On Disc: The New Pornographers

Album: Challengers

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Challengers by The New Pornographers

The New Pornographers
Challengers
Last Gang Records Inc.

3.5 stars

New Pornographers fans rejoice! Challengers, the long-awaited follow up to Twin Cinema is here, and it’s not half-bad. (read more)

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