Arts

See and be Scene

Check out a few upcoming concerts and shows this week in Kingston.Continue...

Duking it out at Grad Club

An enthusiastic crowd gathered at the Grad Club Wednesday night for a mid-week, pick-me-up dose of cow-punk from Oshawa’s own Cuff the Duke, and those in attendance were certainly not let down.Continue...

What lies beneath the Surface

Fine art is a funny thing. It has no clear definition; it encompasses all kinds of media and is entirely subjective unless you have some sort of understanding of the artist’s intent. More often than not, people are scared away by this ambiguity, but fine arts students have to face it head on, creating works of art that respect tradition while forging new territory.Continue...

Stages goes Can-Rock with Trews

Walking into Stages on Tuesday night, it was impossible not to notice the change in atmosphere.Continue...

Uncut satisfies a modest crowd

There is nothing more cliché than music reviews that compare bands to other bands that sound like them. Beyond that, it is even more cliché to say certain bands sound like Joy Division, the Mancunian quartet whose 1979 album Unknown Pleasures virtually defined the post-punk sound that gained popularity throughout the early 1980s.Continue...

The Foursome on par for the course

The Foursome, by Canadian playwright Norm Foster, is a comedy which examines the evolution of a friendship between four old college buddies. Ted, the heavy drinker; Cameron, the worrywart; Rick, the schemer; and Donnie, the dork.
The four friends get back together to attend a 15-year university reunion. The dialogue unfolds—along with the quirks of each character—throughout the duration of an 18-hole game of golf at the Windemere Golf and Country Club.Continue...

Alexisonfire draws army of followers

When Alexisonfire’s lead singer, George Logan, was forced to put down his mic to safely protect a handful of wayward crowd surfers during the band’s energetic closing number, “Counterparts & Number Them,” this show was officially out of control and insane.Continue...

In Record Time

If Kutless want to move into the mainstream they should realize their new audience is going to be one who actually knows the bands that they steal from. Maybe they'll get a few new fans with Sea of Faces , but most people will probably pass this tripe over for the garbage that it is.Continue...

Campus Spotlight: Tomate Potate

Tomate Potate will be opening for Uncut tonight at The Grad Club.Continue...

Iranian-Canadian artist examines feminist issues

Upon entering the gallery space, a work titled “Curtain” is directly in the path of the viewer. Five parallel floor-to-ceiling panels of fabric are hung with a single bare light bulb dangling by an electrical cord between each panel. All of the panels are made of sheer black fabric with the exception of the last, which is a solid black panel that is impenetrable to light; thus, the back of the gallery is not visible upon entrance.Continue...

Steve-O’s stupidity shocks the ’Mo

Upon exiting the Cocamo after MTV Canada’s Steve-O Jackass Tour, I was speechless. The show was nothing more than a twisted display of masochism, which left me utterly dumbfounded.Continue...

Sum 41 rocks Miller lot

Whether you love them or hate them, Sum 41 is arguably the biggest worldwide rock band to come out of Canada in the last 20 years. This past Friday night, they brought the energy that has made them household names to millions of fans around the world, as well as houseguests to movie stars and Paris Hilton.Continue...

Barber doesn’t make cut

Perhaps it was the crowd who chose to remain seated as Barber repeatedly encouraged them to consider dancing; perhaps it was the birthday party happening at the back of the room that didn’t really consider Barber as anything more than background music; perhaps it was because it was Friday night of Frosh week and most people chose house parties over the Grad Club, but the Matthew Barber and The Union Dues show just didn’t satisfy.Continue...

Cult favourite Hedwig hits Baby Grand

Written by John Cameron Mitchell, this play is more of a rock spectacle than a glossy musical. Directed by Rachel VandenAssem, Hedwig tells the tale of a transsexual named Hedwig, in which case the “head-wig” is obviously a creative play on words. It is set in a small venue, which makes the Baby Grand a good choice by the production team, as it is perfectly fit to decorate a small, “hole in the wall” venue.Continue...

Sum-thing to talk about

Prior to the Frosh Show, the Journal managed to snag a moment with Dave “Brownsound” and Cone, the guitarist and bassist for Sum 41. In a rather candid pre-show interview, the zany duo reflected upon everything from dropping out of high school to George W. Bush and Ron Jeremy.Continue...

Limestone City shines in spotlight

On Sunday, thousands upon thousands of concert-goers crossed over the La Salle Causeway to the Royal Military College grounds for the Kingston love-in that was “Across the Causeway.”Continue...

Review: The Story of Jane Doe

Imagine filing a civil lawsuit against the Metro Toronto Police accusing them of negligence and human rights charter violations. Winning sounds almost impossible, right?

Now imagine being raped and finding out you weren’t the first, but sixth in a line of women raped by one man.Continue...

Barber sets up shop

Queen’s alum Matt Barber’s soulful blend of rock, blues and mellow acoustic exudes the type of unwitting sexiness that most of us try and fail to achieve. Hitting the road to promote his latest release, The Story of Your Life , Barber will play the Grad Club tonight.

The up-and-coming crooner paused for a tête-à-tête with the Journal to discuss the trials and tribulations of being young, cool and a rock starContinue...

Kean’s Soo Good

Kean Soo graduated from Queen’s in 2002 with a degree in electrical engineering, and as the best laid plans of mice and men often go, he is now a promising comic book artist and graphic novelist, who stands poised at the edge of real success.Continue...

A real Sum-body to play Frosh

Frosh will be treated to some music from Sum’s upcoming album tonight in the Miller Hall parking lot.

Tonight Canada’s most popular punk export, Sum 41, will be playing this year’s annual Frosh Week concert. The Ajax phenomenon are currently doing a College/University tour, Queen’s being their second stop.Continue...

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