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Weekend in review

Saturday night was busy as indie folksters The Acorn (top, bottom left), Ohbijou (top right) and The Wooden Sky (above) played The Grad Club and the jazz stylings of the Di Brandi Disterheft Quintet (below right) brought a little smooth soul to The Grand Theatre.Continue...

A balanced life for Barrett

You may not have heard of Laura Barrett and you may not have heard of her preferred instrument, the kalimba.Continue...

Roll on, Jason Collett

Jason Collett likes the Grad Club, just the way it is.Continue...

Rock and Roll Report Card

It’s easy to play it safe, to repeat past successes in an attempt to placate anxious audiences with a strong affinity for the status quo.Continue...

Steve Coogan rocks with sexy Jesus

To be or not to be an arts supporter, that is the timely question at hand in the clever comedy Hamlet 2.Continue...

All that local jazz

It’s no secret that Kingston is an idiocyncratic hotbed for music; from the Wolfe Island Festival to the Limestone City Blues Fest and this month’s Jazz Festival, Kingston attracts interesting acts in a wide array of musical genres.Continue...

Family trees and indie rock geographies

Rolf Klausener and his band The Acorn are constantly turning over a new leaf.Continue...

Burtynsky Extended Interview

What is the power of your industrial landscapes, especially in an exhibit curated from 1985 until now?Continue...

Ordinary art on the street

Think about the last time you encountered art—it probably wasn’t very long ago.Continue...

Oh, bijou!

Ohbijou—you know, the band with the funny name—released the album Swift Feet For Troubling Times in 2006 to much critical praise.Continue...

Holy, low-fi band highlight

More than just a cheeky name and the scapegoat for a trigger-happy, art-funds-slashing conservative government, Canadian low-fi electro-rockers Holy Fuck have earned their notoriety simply by their way of making music.Continue...

Tip-toeing across the void

Edward Burtynsky will tell you that we’ve moved into a planetary crisis.

He may also say the federal sustainability discussion in North America is “maddening,” the rapid and destructive industrialization of China is “dire,” the Conservative government is destroying our reputation in Europe as well as our ability to produce culture and that electing John McCain to the White House would be, for the devastation of our environment, like saying “forget the brake pedal and slam on the gas a little harder.”Continue...

Rock and Roll Report Card

Global warming is a slow and potentially painful process.Continue...

Fiddle master

Cape Bretoner Natalie MacMaster took to The Grand Theatre’s stage last night, bringing her brand of East Coast fiddle to town.Continue...

Art, politics and power

René Francisco has a flair for the serendipitous.Continue...

The grapes of bad Cali camp

What do you get when you ferment a pompous British ex-pat oenophile, some sun-drenched, entrepreneurial Californian hicks, distilled with a healthy dose of American chauvinism and oaked in a crew of hustlin’, washed-up hippies?Continue...

Holy Fuck Haiku Contest

Read some of our fabulous and profane entries.Continue...

Rock & Roll Report Card

From the depths of Brit Pop and mid-90s alternative comes The Verve’s fourth studio album—its first in 11 years—simply titled Forth.Continue...

Kingston A&E week brings larger acts to town

Kingston is working to make its entertainment scene a little bigger and better.Continue...

Snarky Apostles hustle for change

“We play here a lot.”Continue...

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