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Delray of sunshine

Matt Miller, the man behind the band William Delray, can’t talk between the hours of nine and five.

“Nobody even knows I exist, so it’s good to have a day job in that case,” Miller said over the phone from his dwelling in downtown Toronto.Continue...

New, harmonic poetry

Out with the old, in with the new—so goes Cornwall, Ont. native Jesse Ferguson’s poetic approach.

“These days, there’s new poetry,” he told the Journal from his home in Fredericton, N.B. “People need to get out there and find out what’s been done since Tennyson and Wordsworth.”Continue...

Great Canadian Shield

Enveloped in chorus-like melody and echoing music, the sounds of Bruce Peninsula are engaging, alluring and thought-provoking.

Whether it is the blue-grass tinge of the song ‘Drinking All Day’ off their A Mountain Is A Mouth LP, or the harmonies that build to an alternative, gospel-infused chorus of ‘Shanty Town’, the members of Toronto-based Bruce Peninsula succeed at creating a unique, rustic sound harking back to the music of bygone eras.Continue...

Inch by inch

There’s a pretty badass story that goes along with the naming of Vancouver-based hardcore quartet 3 Inches of Blood.

“One of our friends slammed his hand in a drawer,” guitarist Shane Clark told me, “he lost his finger and in the drawer there was three inches of blood.”Continue...

From Kingston, with love

Who are you?
Paul Saulnier and Benjamin Nelson.Continue...

Boogie and sway the night away

Journal photographer Christine Blais captures some alternative options to your regular campus entertainment routineContinue...

Hepcats at Alfies

Although Alfie’s nightclub might conjure up images of wine bottles and blue lights dancing through our heads, the University’s largest student bar is broadening their horizons to provide a something a little jazzier. The offer of a regular couch, a usual drink and some crooner tunes has convinced me to make Monday Night Jazz Lounge at Alfie’s a weekly routine.Continue...

Free for all

The Mansion has been showcasing a spectrum of bands and performers since its rebirth as a concert venue, and last Wednesday’s festivities were no exception.

When I walked upstairs into The Living Room, the relaxing and intimate concert space on The Mansion’s second floor, I knew I was in for something special when the band on stage acknowledged us and gestured to two cozy chairs at the foot of the stage.Continue...

CFRC Top 30!

CFRC Top 30!Continue...

Rock and Roll Report Card

There’s a lot to say about Girls frontman Christopher Owens.

Besides escaping his former home in the extremist Children of God cult to live on the streets at age 16, Owens has worked through the chaos and turmoil of his past and is ready to sing about it with the band’s debut full-length record, Album.Continue...

Reclaiming the body through painting

Who are you?
Pansee Atta, a local artist that’s responsible for the murals in Mac-Corry and West Campus, as well as other locations in and out of Queen’s.Continue...

Blood and guts and zombies, oh my!

Summer movies have their purpose. In those hot and lazy summer months, air-conditioning and sitting down become the only appealing activity.Continue...

Imaginative electronics

Journal photographer Christine Blais captures Diane Landry’s show The Defibrillators.Continue...

Landry’s laundry

Meekly perched behind a cluttered mish-mash of sound equipment and a sewing machine, Diane Landry waited to begin her performance piece, La Machine à Foudre, in Chernoff Hall on Wednesday evening.

Landry was dressed in black save for two red converse shoes and purple-striped socks that shifted busily beneath her table-stage.Continue...

Boys in the hood

and the movie already released to theatres, the Trailer Park Boys still have shockwaves that will extend to Kingston tonight.

John Dunsworth earned notoriety for playing inebriated and inept Sunnyvale Park Supervisor Jim Lahey, and Patrick Roach plays his shirtless assistant and occasional lover Randy.Continue...

One man band

Imagine one day you agree to play back-up for your friend’s band. After some hard work and hours on the road, your friend gains notoriety and international acclaim. Your name isn’t on the ticket, but you play to crowds of hundreds and sometimes even thousands every night. Repeat this process and you have the life story of Afie Jurvanen, who’s played back-up guitar in some of Canada’s hottest acts—until now.Continue...

CFRC Top 30!

1. The Gertrudes­—Hard WaterContinue...

Q&A with Cuff the Duke

What was it like growing up as an aspiring musician in Oshawa?
There wasn’t a lot of support in Oshawa. All of us that played in bands supported each other. That was about it.Continue...

Taking it one city at a time

We Are The City features three young musicians, Cayne McKenzie on vocals and keys, David Menzel on guitar, and Andy Huculiak on the drums.

The Kelowna trio spent seven weeks in Vancouver recording their first album. In A Quiet World was recorded with emerging producer Tom Dobrzanski at Vertical Studios.Continue...

Welcome to the village

I always look forward to the diverse and exciting exhibits at Modern Fuel. The non-profit centre never fails to support innovation and experimentation in contemporary art. Their latest offering, Chronotopic Village, is a testament to the artist-run gallery’s mandate of showcasing provocative work by Canadian artists from diverse cultural backgrounds and communities.Continue...

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