The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A Beautiful Marriage of the Eyes, the Ears, and the Heart  

// Hannah Alberga Seeing the play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time production is to risk sensory and emotional overload. This extraordinary alliance is based on the marriage of thrilling audio and visual elements that evoke raw emotions. The Mirvish production begins with a deafening shriek as protagonist Christopher Boone (Joshua Jenkins) nestles…

Review: Gescha – Crayon Politics

Gescha Crayon Politics N E Kind Entertainment Because the hip-hop industry is dominated by mainstream artists, it’s hard for underdogs like Gescha to shine. This Saskatoon-based rapper invites the listener to dive in and learn more about his life in his 13-track debut album, Crayon Politics. On this album, produced by Factor and Muneshine, Gescha…

Review: Lana Del Rey – Born to Die

Lana Del Rey Born to Die Interscope Records January 31, 2012 RATING: 4/10 On June 29th, 2011, Lana Del Rey posted her first single, “Video Games,” to her YouTube channel. The song, often referred to as one of the best tracks of 2011, juxtaposes Del Rey’s haunting vocals with dazzling strings and lyrics that question…

Review: John K. Samson – Provincial

John K. Samson Provincial ANTI- Records January 24, 2012 RATING: 8.5/10 John K. Samson is a man obsessed with the minutiae of everyday life in small-town Manitoba. His debut solo record, comprised of tracks from his previous EPs as well as new songs, paints a beautifully detailed portrait of life in Western Canada, and specifically,…

Justin Nozuka impresses at the London Music Hall

What better way to spend the FIMS University Student Fund then bring Justin Nozuka to London? I can’t think of any. And neither could the crowds of screaming fans that blocked every imaginable exit of the London Music Hall last Wednesday at the MITSC-provided concert. I began to worry how I was ever going to…

M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (2011)

[ALBUM REVIEW] [Album: Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming] [Label: Mute US / 2011] [Rating: 8.4] The ticking of a clock, the tapping of a shoe, the dialogue of irrelevant conversations slowly blurring into a collective murmur. Staring into nothing, but thinking about everything. It’s a feeling of passive surrender. A feeling of equilibrium. And, more than…