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Charlie F’s synth pop project’s debut about a girl could easily have been called about a city. The songs conspire to create this emotional panorama of factories, parties, parks, streets and corners where you’ve made out or unfortunately run into exes that blends into a 10-track late-night dance party.Continue...

Montreal band still rising

It sounds like the tagline for a cheesy teen RomCom, but a summer can change your life. When The Stills—in their first incarnation as a quartet—formed, they were drummer-turned-guitarist Dave Hamelin and singer Tim Fletcher’s side project. A producer friend told them they weren’t half bad and so the Montreal-born and -based art students took off to New York City for the summer to record a four-track demo, Rememberese. The next thing they knew, The Stills had unknowingly emerged from the new wave-inspired burst in the NYC scene that they were barely a part of.Continue...

Finding art in community

Who: Rebecca Soudant

Medium: “Whatever suits the message.”

Where to find her: The ArtelContinue...

Sam Roberts, coming up for air

If the hope-tinged apocalyptic title of Sam Roberts’ latest album Love At The End of The World wasn’t already a tip-off, actually chatting with the shaggy-haired rocker confirms what his down-to-earth lyrics and jangly guitar music suggest: Roberts is a nice guy.Continue...

Rock & Roll Report Card

With every change in season comes the inevitable shift in wardrobe. While summer already makes for some of the most pleasant changes in attire, allowing for the removal of heavy sweaters in favour of light tank tops and flowing skirts, The Ditty Bops propose you go one step further.Continue...

Pick of summer flicks

The Dark Knight might just be the quintessential summer movie. In fact, the release of the second installment in the Christopher Nolan Batman series is the adult version of summer camp.Continue...

Island fest is a little home grown

From friends gathering for an afternoon on the docks to a full slate of national indie acts rocking out for two nights and an afternoon, the Wolfe Island Music Festival has grown in the 10 years since its inception—all the while remaining probably the least pretentious music festival in Canada.Continue...

Filling the Void in Union Gallery

Walking into an art exhibition entitled Void one might expect to stare into bare canvases or sparse scenes depicting empty spaces.Continue...

In Focus

Journal photographers Matthew Rushworth and Tyler Ball had it made in the shade at last weekend’s Skeleton Park Music Festival.Continue...

I Said I combines community voices

Theatre Kingston’s newest production, I Said I , is proof that the parts really do make up the whole.Continue...

Rock and Roll Report Card

Science fiction has never been so raw and down to earth. When not playing for The Hidden Cameras orworkingonMaggieMcDonald’s musical The Rat King at the NYC Fringe Festival, Laura Barrett is busy exploring new frontiers, arming herself with the kalimba, an African thumb piano.Continue...

Multiplicity in one-dimensional space

Walking into Modern Fuel Gallery’s One Dimensional Space , I experience a bit of a deer-in-the-headlights confusion. Upon entrance, I’m met with a series of groomed faces. All are unique faces, yet there is a certain element of banality.Continue...

Making a Night of it

Bottle Tree Production’s rendition of Twelfth Night takes place on a nautically themed set — appropriate given the play’s opening catastrophe is a shipwreck that separates twins, leaving each presuming the other dead. In true Shakespearean style, comedy ensues.Continue...

Ivy Climber leaves Golden Words

Name: Erin “Ivy Climber” Robinson, ArtSci ’08

Medium: Cartooning

Where you’ve seen her work: Golden Words, where she’s a senior staff writer and cartoonist; Independent Voice; Women’s Empowerment Committee art auction; www.livelyivy.com Continue...

Dylan’s music and mythology

As someone who has always filled his head with more Beatles than Dylan, I might be at a disadvantage when it comes to appreciating director Todd Hayne’s cerebral and bold project. This Bob Dylan “biopic” I’m Not There is no more a straight biopic than Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe is a documentary about the ’60s.Continue...

Sweet-toothed and broken-hearted

If there are two things Pat McGee wants you to know, it’s that Snickers needs to watch its quality control and he loves his band. Although he was feeling a bit discouraged from finding a sealed candy bar with a bite in it when I talked to him, McGee was still keen to discuss about his band of indie rock sweethearts Stars.Continue...

Just dance

The Queen’s Dance Club debuted its annual spring recital last night at Duncan McArthur Auditorium. The show goes on tonight, tomorrow and Sunday at 7 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m. The student-run club is known for its dancing talent and the unique and compelling choreography the dancers bring to the stage. Dancers will perform a variety of routines from tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and more. Tickets are available at Destinations. Photo by Harrison SmithContinue...

Dreaming of the simple artistic life

Allison Brown may be a dreamer, but she has plan—or rather—a list, for how to reach her dream. In her show A wee cob House and how to get there on exhibit at the Artel, Brown tells the story of a thought process that began with a dream—to live self-sufficiently on a homestead built from cob, a sustainable building material made from clay, sand, straw and water. That dream has taken her on a journey of both wisdom-gathering from others and questioning herself. Her tale’s told through lists, idea-maps and water-colour paintings with a simplicity that ensures effective communication. The exhibit’s largely text-based, and in one corner of the Artel’s gallery space hangs the summation of Brown’s exploration of her dream, handwritten in marker on brown craft paper.Continue...

Bringing feminism forward

This year’s Queen’s Feminist Review, with its retro-inspired cover art and spiral-bound notebook motif gives the reader the familiar feeling of flipping through old journals—if only my old journals were as insightful as these.Continue...

Wright man

A tall, gown-clad woman amidst a field of blossoming flowers with a pensive Luther Wright in the background marks the entrance of the musician’s newest album, Man of Your Dreams.Continue...

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