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Twelfth Night turns twenties

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, or What You Will, takes its title from a festival surrounding the twelve days of Christmas, the finale of which becomes a carnival of misrule, where servants dressed up as princes, ladies courted men and fools were celebrated for their wisdom.Continue...

Multi-instrumental musical menagerie

Multi-instrumental Ohbijou melts hearts—and icicles. The the seven-person Toronto band’s soft and precious tunes have endeared audiences to a diverse range of instruments and talents, all equally able to soothe a wintry soul. Ohbijou, originally the solo project of singer-songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Casey Mecija, is composed of friends and siblings all brought together in a collaborative spirit evocative of the musical moment.Continue...

Straight out of Steeltown

When Arkells first heard themselves on the radio in their van in downtown Toronto after a show, they got really, really excited.

“We were so excited we put all the windows down,” vocalist, keyboardist and guitarist Dan Griffin said. “We must have looked like the biggest idiots. There were old ladies waiting to cross the intersection.”Continue...

Rock and Roll Report Card

Rock and Roll Report CardContinue...

Halloween spooktacular

Journal staff weigh in on some of their favourite spooky sounds, frightful films and inspiration for where to wander this Hallows eveContinue...

artist in profile

1. Who are you

I am Spencer Burton, [backing vocalist and guitarist of Attack in Black.] Son of Timothy and Toni. Brother to Jillian, grandson to the stars and moon.Continue...

New take on Romeo and Juliet

If you’re expecting gory fight scenes with blood squirting into the audience, you’ll be disappointed with Vagabond’s production of the William Shakespeare classic, Romeo and Juliet. Directed by Nathanial Fried, the company’s lack of big-budget features doesn’t mean it’s not worth seeing.Continue...

Collaboratively cohesive

Hidden in Carruthers Hall, a showcase of fresh talent awaits. Vogt, the entirely student-run and produced studio series, presents a range from conventional comedy to complex abstraction.Continue...

Artist in Profile

1. Who are you
Ox (Personally, Mark Browning, the singer and guitar player.)Continue...

Newfound love for The Novaks

Mick Davis, the Newfoundland native and lead singer and guitarist of The Novaks, took time out of his busy schedule to talk with me on the phone on a blustery day.

The Novaks, however, haven’t always been known by their current alias.Continue...

Phantom film brings flight

With comparisons to the cult favourite The Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity has a heck of a lot of credibility flying its way. After years of the worn-out Saw oeuvre, countless bland teen horror flicks and mediocre thrillers, scary movie lovers everywhere might finally have something that will make them sleep with the lights on again.Continue...

Berlin-boy heads home

Joel Gibb calls Berlin, Germany his home, but he still considers his ever-changing super group a hometown band.

“I still feel like we’re a Canadian band,” The Hidden Cameras’ frontman said. “Toronto’s not going away.”Continue...

CFRC Top 30!

1. Rick White Album—37Continue...

Musical adventures at a great price

In a world where it sometimes feels like Disney pop stars reign supreme, it seems a miracle that a music festival like Tone Deaf has survived in Kingston. “We have no intention of stopping,” said Matt Rogalsky, co-curator of Tone Deaf and professor in the music department at Queen’s. “It’s a worthwhile exercise.Continue...

Alvin and the experimentals

This year Tone Deaf 8 brings an experimental sound adventure to campus through the genius of experimental composer Alvin Lucier and some of his critically-acclaimed students.

Working with Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Queen’s University and the Agnes Etherington Arts Center, the festival will include lectures, performances and visual art.Continue...

Buckle up for flight

John Mullane, the lead singer and guitarist for In-Flight Safety, is trying to enjoy the last seven hours of his day off in his home in Halifax, but an attempt to ignore the persistent beeping and buzzing of his Black Berry is unsuccessful.

“I tried to ignore this thing, but I can’t,” Mullane said with a laugh.Continue...

Hey Zeus

Even with the weather becoming increasingly unbearable and the plethora of other distractions available at the footsteps of the average Kingston dweller, I was surprised at the emptiness of the Grad Club this past Saturday night. Apparently nobody knows about Zeus.Continue...

Local trio face the music

It’s far too easy to live in Kingston and remain blissfully unaware of everything the art and music scene has to offer. Lack of promotion or busy audience schedules could explain the lack of attendance, but some exciting and groundbreaking artists pass through Kingston showcasing events that are largely under-attended.Continue...

Artist in Profile

1. Who are you?
Diamond Rings.Continue...

CFRC Top 30!

1. The Apples In Stereo—#1 Hits ExplosionContinue...

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