Mogwai—Rave Tapes

Leyang YuJan 28, 2014

One of the lesser-known bands under the post-rock genre, Mogwai has recently released their eighth LP, Rave Tapes. Perhaps unlikely to garner many new fans unfamiliar with their experimental tastes, the album is a testament to the band’s evolution into a...

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Remakes vs. originals

Max Berger, Kia Pouloit, Leyang Yu & Will BurgessDec 16, 2013

For every cover like Jimi Hendrix’s rendition of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watch Tower” that gives a classic song a fresh and worthy interpretation, there are efforts like HIlary Duff’s take on The Who’s “My Generation” that should be banned from the airwaves. Here’s how some of 2013’s prominent song covers stack up against the original recordings they were inspired...

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Contributors from this year

Apr 9, 2013

Our contributors make this paper possible. Thank you! We love you. Mayaz Alam Rebecca Alter Mido Assran Emilio Assuncao Rebecca Babcock Hrant Bardakjian Max Berger Justin Berot-Burns Anand Bery Priyanka Biljani Ilia Blinderman Matt Bobkin Anna Bock Tara...

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Hollerado: White Paint

Leyang YuFeb 19, 2013

The 2009 release of Hollerado’s breakthrough debut, Record in a Bag, uprooted the band from small-town beginnings and propelled them into the indie limelight. The band’s sophomore effort, White Paint, is the culmination of the ensuing four years—more...

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The Joy Formidable: Wolf’s Law

Leyang YuJan 22, 2013

The century-old Wolf’s Law says that our bones can adapt themselves to carry increasingly heavier loads over time; the more stress we place on our bones, the more resistant they become to these external pressures. There seems to be no better testament to...

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Worship the Ex-Cult

Leyang YuJan 14, 2013

A city deemed the birthplace of both rock and roll and blues, Memphis, TN is fertile ground for cultivating musical talent. Cue Ex-Cult—a musical project that brought together five local musicians. Drawing influences that transcend several decades, the...

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Out of the cavern

Leyang YuNov 19, 2012

Indie pop-rock band, Malajube—named after a mash-up of the words ‘maladie’ and ‘jujube’—has become somewhat of an icon in both their native Quebec and the rest of Canada for their musicality and ingenious approach to achieving fame. An undeniably...

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From the sticks to the limelight

Leyang YuOct 30, 2012

After the recent launch of their fourth, full-length album, Vancouver indie band Mother Mother is back, kicking off a nation-wide tour on November 7. While the band has been on and off the road this year, opening for Our Lady Peace, appearing at summer...

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A literary classic in a modern light

Leyang YuSep 18, 2012

A fusion of new and old takes the stage this week with Metachroma Theatre’s inaugural production, Richard III, brought alive through a contemporary spin on a Shakespearean classic. As Montreal’s newest theatre company, Metachroma aims not only to pay...

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Feb 9, 2012

Issue 13, November 27, 2013 Nada Almaghrawi, Rebecca Babcock, Laurie-Anne Benoit, Meghan Collie, Abhishek Gupta, Aislinn Kalob, Paniz Khosrohashy, Andrea Katiadis, Frances Lash, Emma Lee, Hayley Lim, Anna Ma, Krishanth Manokaren, Jack Neal, Ben Reedijk, Sam Reynolds, Matthew Shepherd, Zikomo Smith, Kieran Steer, Christine Tam, Esther Vinarov, Lauren Wildgoose, Ruby Xia, Leyang Yu, Ruidi Zhu Issue...

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