Last summer, I was lucky enough to experience one of the country’s marquee music and arts festivals, Osheaga, in beautiful Montreal. Between three-days’ worth of compulsive sunscreen applications and water bottle refills (I don’t deal with heat well), I managed … Continue reading
ION Magazine – August, 2012. With a career spanning over two decades, two bands, two solo albums, and myriad side projects, Lætitia Sadier hasn’t yet run out of things to say. For ION, I found out that there’s plenty going … Continue reading
ION Magazine – March 2012. Armed with tightly wound, two minute tracks, somewhere in the borderlands straddling lo-fi garage rock and eighties-doused indie pop, resides Literature. I chatted with the guys, and learned a bit about Austin’s gleeful answer to … Continue reading
Monday Mag – Feb. 17, 2012. If you build it, they will come. That was the hope when the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre opened two newly constructed and fully equipped art studios in September — but since then, few independent artists have taken advantage of the expansive work environments.
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Monday Mag – Jan. 12, 2012. The holiday season and new year never fail to drive Victorians to give back to those less fortunate, both in their community and farther afield. But while rejuvenated spirits may prompt you to give, it’s a wise time to be aware of who exactly you’re giving to.
Monday Mag – Dec. 21, 2011. After opening the season with the unconventional Ballet Rocks, Ballet Victoria is set to raise the curtain with a similarly unexpected twist on a favourite fairy tale. Continue reading
Monday Mag – Jan. 4, 2012. With the excitement of the holidays behind us and a new year looming ahead, there’s plenty of local concerns to keep Victoria’s politicians busy. Whether they’re dealing with new or ongoing disputes, the city’s leaders – and citizens – can look forward to a year of challenges and, hopefully, breakthroughs.From infrastructure development to an influx of youthful new residents, Mayor Dean Fortin predicts the issues he says will shape Victoria’s civic landscape in 2012. Continue reading
Monday Mag – Dec. 15, 2011. Ever wonder where those donate-a-gift trees get their wishes? There’s no shortage of ways to give to those hit by hard times during the holidays, but if you’re someone on the other end, that help’s not always as easy to receive. Continue reading
Behind the closed doors of the Capital Rehearsal Studio on Bank Street, a muffled “one-two-three-FOUR” sets off a barrage of amplified guitar fuzz. It could be the efforts of a dozen sets of hands, but when the door finally opens, it reveals three girls, their diminutive statures and wide grins belying the ferocity with which they’ve just assaulted their instruments. Continue reading
Mar. 30, 2011. The Kyle Hull Blues Revival doesn’t play the blues – at least not anymore. The band started off as a grade nine joke, a group of Victoria kids playing Lynyrd Skynyrd in their band teacher’s empty house. … Continue reading