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This year’s best of the best

A&E Editors weigh in on the highlights of the Arts and Entertainment scene in Kingston this past yearContinue...

From Ontario Hall to the Union walls

From Ontario Hall to the Union wallsContinue...

Huron Carol

Huron CarolContinue...

Howling for the Montreal moon

The days of Montreal’s reign as the epicentre of the North American indie rock scene may have faded in the modern world, but the royalty of the era haven’t.

Wolf Parade has received widespread attention and critical acclaim for 2005’s Apologies to the Queen Mary, which earned a 2006 Polaris Prize nomination, and 2008’s darker release At Mount Zoomer.Continue...

Birds of play

An interview with Morgan C. Ross, lead singer of Birds of WhalesContinue...

Rattle your bones

Ben Fox, lead singer of the much buzzed-about Toronto band Dinosaur Bones, has some advice.

“Never drive from Little Rock straight to Toronto.”

Advice taken, although I don’t think you could stop any eager indie band from trekking across the old U.S. in hopes of breaking out at Austin’s South By South West three-day music festival. Having just got back from the festival, Fox sounded energized, inspired and hardly exhausted.Continue...

The thrill of the bass

Martina Sorbara reminds me of a human disco ball: multi-faceted, infectiously fun and able to compliment any musical endeavor.

The front-woman and lead singer of Toronto and U.K.-based band Dragonette was humble and honest, telling me about her approach to making music and the band’s evolution before they embark on their Ontario tour.Continue...

Home sweet home

It’s hard for a town to suppress their excitement when a local band that’s risen to fame revisits their old stomping grounds.

Bedouin Soundclash haven’t played Canada often in the last year except for their recent performances in Richmond and Whistler Village during the Olympics. But bassist Eon Sinclair said the crowd is always fun because they know the band’s history.Continue...

Go see Vogt C

The Vogt C Studio Series, advertised as “Four One Act Plays” is much better than one would expect from a typical student-run play. Although each performance was short in length, the actors and directors created lasting impressions with a carefully-crafted and professionally run show.Continue...

Henry rolls on

Staff Writer Henry Rollins refuses to rest on his laurels. The 49-year-old punk rock legend, most famous for fronting Black Flag from 1981 to 1986, has kept himself busy in the decades since and shows no signs of stopping.Continue...

The quality of Merchant

Recent controversy over Vagabond Theatre’s latest production carries a pang of irony.

Posters advertising the show with an image evoking a Nazi party flag were deemed anti-Semitic by some campus groups and posters were removed from campus after complaints, starting the show off on unsure footing in some ways.Continue...

A surge of collaboration

Entering its 21st year, Queen’s annual culture show has morphed from a display of African and Caribbean cultures to the University’s largest event celebrating diversity.Continue...

The Acorn will never fall

As many trashy tabloids hark, “Stars: They’re just like us!” In most capacities, this can be said for front man of The Acorn, Rolf Klausener.

He doesn’t have cable television, wastes many hours on Facebook and lives with friends. But on the flip side, he plays gigs like Electric Picnic—a festival in Colorado which attracts 75,000 people—tours around the world and frequents glamorous places such as Kingston. Alright, maybe that last one makes Klausener just like us, too.Continue...

Come on, Vogue!

Fashion icon Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion fades; only style remains the same.” That may be true, but the Vogue Charity Fashion Show is working hard to make its mark. This year’s show falls under the themes of fashion, fiction and fantasy.Continue...

Rock and Roll Report Card

Rock and Roll Report CardContinue...

Green means go

Who are you?

Fezz Stenton.

Where can someone find you?

Three of us live in Toronto: Jess, Mark and Adam. And myself, I still live in Guelph. Kyle lives and works in Cambridge. We practice in Toronto once a week, though. I’m in school, doing a general in arts.Continue...

Who will win all the little gold men?

Every year our reading week is eclipsed by the most exciting awards ceremony of the year. Brandish it all you want for the cheesy, long-winded speeches and Hollywood bravado, but at the end of the day the Oscars are the highest form of recognition for the most mass-distributed art form in existence.Continue...

Rock & Roll Report Card

Rock & Roll Report CardContinue...

New York, overly fictionalized

New York, I Love You is the second installment in a franchise of urban anthology movies, which has included Paris and is scheduled to go into production in Rio, Shanghai, Mumbai and Jerusalem—all produced by Emmanuel Benbihy.Continue...

Holler at these boys

Montreal band Hollerado’s recently re-released Record in a Bag is what its name suggests: a CD in a Ziploc bag. But the music is only the beginning.

“People like the packaging so far,” lead singer Menno Versteeg said on the phone from Montreal. “I don’t want to blow the surprise, but we put in different stuff when we play live.”Continue...

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