'Awestruck' spreads spiritual rock on campus

Western students hold Christian rock concert at the Spoke

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Jeff Jonusaitis, Graham Drummond, Ben Doner, Matt Simmonds and Paul Jenkins

There is an immediate misconception that modern spiritual music is a solemn church-like experience, but according to singer and guitarist of Awestruck, Jeff Jonusaitus, not many people realize how many popular bands are Christian rock. (read more)

McIntosh Gallery focuses in on Blind Culture

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Inflatable Baby exhibit

If someone’s laughing but no one’s around to hear it, can you still call it art? The McIntosh Gallery thinks so.

Its new exhibit that opened this month, “A Sense of Space: The Blind Culture,” encourages visitors to touch, look at, smell and hear the sensory artwork created by Canadian, American and British artists. (read more)

Comedy acts that friggin' rock...literally

Tenacious D, Flight of the Conchords and more

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords

Comedians like Jack Black and Jimmy Fallon know what it takes to make people laugh. Hand them a guitar and the result is even better than amateur night at Yuk Yuk’s.

Since music and laughter are often the best human pleasures, it only makes sense to put the two together. (read more)

On Disc: Born Ruffians

Album: Red, Yellow & Blue

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Red, Yellow & Blue by Born Ruffians

Born Ruffians
Red, Yellow & Blue
Warp Records

3.5 stars

Toronto band Born Ruffians bring some much needed colour to the Canadian scene in Red, Yellow & Blue. (read more)

Unresolved movie endings a new Hollywood trend

Acclaimed films and television series hailed for their ambiguity

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

A scene from The Sopranos

There was no shortage of head-scratching at movie theatres in 2007.

Two of the year’s biggest films broke rank from standard, cookie-cutter endings.

Instead, the conclusions of No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood left much to the imagination. (read more)

New Kids reunite, Woody Allen's sue-happy

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

New Kids on the Block

Rumoured lovebirds Chris Brown and Rihanna have denied they are dating. Rihanna insists they feel like “brother and sister.” Considering photographs were released last week of the couple cuddling in a club, one wonders how they feel about incest. (read more)

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