UTM Dance Team shines downtown
Hart House Theatre presented its 18th annual two-day Festival of Dance last Friday and Saturday nights. According to the playbill, the festival celebrates “the...
Album review: Doldrums’ Lesser Evil
Toronto native Airick Woodhead of Doldrums comes from the same Montreal DIY art-pop scene as Grimes’ Claire Boucher and D’Eon and draws from a...
Review: Data Romance
After an EP released in 2011 and a single following late last year, the boy/girl band Data Romance now emerge with their first full-length...
Let me graduate in peace
Dear Editor, I believe there is only one question that I hate being asked (okay, maybe three; two of them are “Are you going to...
An unwelcome change of pace
When vocalist Wes Miles and the rest of Ra Ra Riot released their debut album, The Rhumb Line, in 2008, the contrast of the...
Best music of 2012
10. Rihanna Unapologetic None of the songs on here sound as good as “Only Girl in the World”; Rihanna’s latest album feels like it will be...
Rihanna keeps the conversation alive
Looking at the various headlines and PR for Rihanna’s new album, Unapologetic, I see several facts many writers can’t help but throw around when...
A night of slapstick and fun
“I’ve loved Little Shop ever since I saw it for the first time in high school,” writes Liz Laywine in the playbill of her...
This is the wrong approach
Dear Editor, With all the talk about teenage bullying, Amanda Todd, Facebook Canada creating campaign pages to abolish it, and the various other ways we...
Kendrick Lamar’s big breakthrough
“I am a sinner who’s probably gonna sin again,” raps Kendrick Lamar in the second track on his second full-length record, good kid, m.A.A.d...
An eye-opening night at Hart House
Hart House Theatre presented their second play of the season, the politically charged one-woman production My Name is Rachel Corrie, late last week. Based on...
Night of art and discovery in downtown TO
Art lovers and citizens of Toronto alike came out to enjoy the seventh annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche on Saturday night. The festival, which runs...
xx marks the spot
With their 2009 debut, xx, London-based band the xx crafted a rich and memorable sound. With their minimal production and simple rhythms, the vocals...
Put on your dancing shoes
Hart House Theatre presented the 17th annual U of T Festival of Dance
Style and Profyle
Last weekend, the UTM fashion club Style and Profyle held its 10th annual Fashion and Dance Show in the Blind Duck Pub.
The politics of participation in art
Students gathered in the CCT Building to hear professor and published author Alexander García Düttman discuss the nature of participation in art.
The Q&A: Sam Roberts
Consistency is an underrated skill—one that singer-songwriter Sam Roberts has perfected in the very core of his music. With five records, six Juno Awards,...
ArtsFest showcases student talent
Last Friday night, the UTM Artistic Resource Team held its 11th annual Arts Festival in the CCT Building
Born to Die —Lana Del Rey
Born to Die is an album that’s born to disappoint, given such high expectations from a public that wants to see failure.
Future This —The Big Pink
Big Pink’s sophomore effort doesn’t seem to aim any higher than mediocrity.
Album in Review: Echoes of Silence —The Weeknd
The Weeknd’s Abel Tesfaye is good at surprising his listeners.
Twihards rejoice: the new instalment of the Twilight movie saga, Breaking Dawn: Part 1, is here. Our two favourite lovebirds, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson)...
Student engagement beyond the classroom
One doesn’t need to go all the way to Harvard to find the Mark Zuckerbergs of tomorrow. We talked to UTM’s very own web...
Don’t let the dollar sign fool you. New York rapper A$AP Rocky doesn’t evoke the hip-thrusting bass-busting sounds of Dr. Luke-abuser and self-proclaimed sleazeball Ke$ha.
Don’t waste your time with In Time
While Niccol tries hard to use the premise to create a commentary on our obsession with the value of time, In Time asks its audience to suspend their beliefs a little too much.
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming—M83
In his latest, ambitious double album, titled Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, Gonzalez still holds on to some of the sound and production that made Saturdays work so well.
Music club gets jammin’
The event, held at UTM’s Blind Duck Pub, showcased a variety of student musicians and provided a space for students to hear some local talent.
Pub night gets subsomnified
We had a chance to talk to DJ No1da (the moniker of Andrew Griffith) afterwards about preparing for his set, his musical influences, and why CFRE- and UTEMAC-sponsored pub nights are so important to underground musicians like himself.
Girls’ sophomore release: Father, Son, Holy Ghost
San Francisco-based indie band Girls return with their sophomore effort, Father, Son, Holy Ghost, and while the first track, “Honey Bunny,” mimics—if only for...
I’m with You: Chili Peppers return with new album
What the album lacks in originality, it makes up for in cohesion and homogeneity. Like the comforting title mentions, the Chili Peppers are with you, and nothing on this album is complex or scary enough to make you pull away.