Cuff the Duke fights the cold at Call the Office

Oshawa band treats dancing crowd with old and new songs

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Cuff the Duke

The heater at Call the Office seemed to be broken Friday night.

Despite some of the audience members swearing they could see their breath, the number of bodies and impromptu dancing that cropped up seemed to do away with the cold. (read more)

Western alum receives a big 'slice of pie'

John Tayles a winner in online music competition

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

John Tayles

Western boasts some of the most talented students in the arts. This week, singer/songwriter and Western alum, John Tayles, takes the spotlight.

Despite his efforts not to play music, John Tayles has been doing so since age six. (read more)

On Disc: Riff Randells

Album: Doublecross

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Doublecross by Riff Randell

Riff Randells
Dirtnap Records

4.5 stars

If creating a traditional 30-minute mix of high-paced punk rock was its goal, then Vancouver’s the Riff Randells (not to be confused with now-defunct the Riff Randals from Sacramento) hit its mark and then some. (read more)

On Disc: Alicia Keys

Album: As I Am

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

As I Am by Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys
As I Am

4 stars

Alicia Keys returns to the music scene with her latest album, As I Am. (read more)

On Disc: The Dillinger Escape Plan

Album: Ire Works

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Ire Works by The Dillinger Escape Plan

The Dillinger Escape Plan
Ire Works
Relapse Records

4 stars

Experimental math-metal band, the Dillinger Escape Plan, faced a problem in the months leading up to its much-anticipated third LP, Ire Works. (read more)


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