Wish you were there: Pulse rivals Pink Floyd

Tribute band's talent creates authentic Floyd experience

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Pulse: A Pink Floyd Tribute

People of all different backgrounds and ages filled Alumni Hall Thursday night, united under the colours of the rainbow. But it wasn’t for what you might expect; it was for “Pulse: A Pink Floyd Tribute. (read more)

Campus Rec offers Ballet: Challenge and Technique

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Ballet toes

After your parents spent years forking over fees so you could perfect your pliés and pirouettes, your dancing dreams probably came to a screeching halt upon starting at Western. Now, those poor pink slippers may be buried beneath old yearbooks, lonely and forgotten. (read more)

Brush up on your progressive rock with these tips

Mars Volta, Opeth, Dream Theater round out rock's best-kept secrets

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Rush

After being forced underground by the ferocity of punk rock in the late ’70s, progressive rock went into deep hibernation until its comeback in the ’80s.

Considered uncool because of its lengthy songs and concept albums, progressive bands became musical outcasts while punk’s aggressive simplicity ruled the music scene. (read more)

On Disc: Vampire Weekend

Album: Vampire Weekend

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Vampire Weekend by Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend
XL Recordings

4 stars

A unique combination of African musical influences and indie rock sensibilities, Vampire Weekend’s self-titled debut album represents the birth of a new and unique sound. (read more)

On Disc: Hate Eternal

Album: Fury & Flames

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Fury & Flames by Hate Eternal

Hate Eternal
Fury & Flames
Metal Blade Records

4 stars

Composed of Erik Rutan (formerly of Morbid Angel) on vocals and guitar, Shaune Kelly also on guitar, Alex Webster on bass and Montreal’s Jade Simonetto behind the drum kit, Hate Eternal releases one hell of an album in memoriam of former bass player Jared Anderson. (read more)

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