Springtime starts with Soundclash show

Bedouin Soundclash could be on the verge of real stardom.
Bedouin Soundclash could be on the verge of real stardom.

Featured Event
Bedouin Soundclash CD Launch Party @ Elixir Nightclub Apr. 1

Tonight’s launch is ostensibly Bedouin’s last show as Queen’s students, and it’s also an exclusive chance to get a hold of their latest album, Sounding A Mosaic, before it hits stores nationwide a month from now.

Big things have happened to the fourth-year reggae-rockers in the past three years, including sessions with major producers and opening slots for Big Sugar and Great Big Sea. Bigger things await Jay, Eon and Pat in the future.

This will basically be the last time that Queen’s students can say, “We knew Bedouin when ...” and effectively claim them for our own before they hit the big time. Suffice it to say, you’ll be lucky to find breathing room in the Elixir on Thursday night.

The Best of the Rest

DJ Jazzy Jeff at Stages Nightclub Apr. 4

That’s right, Uncle Phil will be tossing Jazz’s lazy ass all the way to Stages, where the former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air sidekick will continue in the tradition of 2 Live Crew, Naughty by Nature and Arrested Development to exploit the novelty of old-school hip hop in Kingston.

Lederhosen Lucil at Scherzo Pub Apr. 4
Lovely synth-goddess Lucil (aka Krista Muir) can rock her Yamahas hardcore and she’s very well-dressed to boot. Catch her before she runs away to the U.S. and becomes famous.

The Trews/Betablokka/The Populars at A.J’s Apr. 7
The Trews have a video in rotation on Muchmusic, a Juno nomination and even a song played before Hockey Night in Canada. Betablokka is playing all over southern Ontario. And yet they’re coming back to wee Kingston! This show might sell out fast, so get your tickets soon.

Andy Stochansky at the Grad Club Apr. 7
Grad Club favourite and prolific music-guy, Stochansky can’t stay away from our little town either.

Single Thread Theatre Company Waiting for Godot Directed by Liam Karry Baby Grand Theatre Apr. 14 – 25 8 p.m.
If you’re looking for a little absurdist angst during this stressful study time, this will be the place to be. After Single Thread’s masterful production of Lysistrata earlier this month, we predict that Vladimir and Estragon will be in extremely good hands.

Dance to the Underground w/ Grand Theft Bus at Scherzo Pub Apr. 15
Support CFRC! Support fun crazy jam-bands like the Bus! Drink booze! More exam relief!

Cuff the Duke w/ Kate Maki at Scherzo Pub Apr. 17
Kate Maki is a sweet local songstress who just put out her debut, and we all know Cuff The Duke is the greatest young alt-country-smorgasbord to ever come out of the deadlands of Oshawa. It’s going to be a good ’n’ raucous post-exam treat.

Joel Plaskett at the Grad Club Apr. 22
The last time Joel Plaskett played here, he was sick, and he still kicked ass. In full health, he’ll be an unstoppable force. If you’re still kicking around these parts, you won’t want to miss this.

Alexisonfire w/ guests Boys Night Out, and more! at A.J.’s Apr. 22
The hardcore pride of St. Catharine’s comes to tear shit up at A.J.’s, so brace yourselves.

Theatre 5 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at 370 King St. West Apr. 29 – May 15
Theatre 5 puts on a personal favorite—Tom Stoppard’s wry masterwork, featuring more existential angst in an Elizabethan setting.

BFA on View ’04 Contemp. Feature & Samuel J. Zacks Galleries May 15 – June 13
One of the more interesting student art events of the year is rapidly approaching, as the graduating Fine Arts class showcases their best work. An eclectic exhibition is virtually guaranteed—last year featured a dress made of garbage bags and quirky Warhol-styled prints of supermarket items. It’s definitely worth a summertime jaunt down University Avenue.

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