For many people born during the ’80s, listening to alternative rock was a right of passage. It was during this time the genre exploded in popularity and gathered many fans, whether having been introduced to it by their parents, peers, or discovering it by themselves. R.E.M. are a stalwart in the genre. Over the last… Continue reading Spun: R.E.M.
Let’s throw it out there right away: this is two full discs and a DVD of live R.E.M. material. If you don’t like R.E.M., you likely won’t like this. Alright, now that that’s over with, Live at the Olympia in Dublin is a collection of songs recorded during a five-night stand in the summer of… Continue reading Spun: R.E.M.
Star-crossed lovers are finally reunited. Terminal cancer patients find their miracle cure. The rag-tag band of misfits pull together and win the big game. Then the camera pulls back, screen goes black, and a song comes in on the rolling credits. It’s slow, it’s pretty and the lyrics are kind of sad, but sung with… Continue reading Spun: R.E.M.
Maybe it’s just me, but anything Radiohead-related is pure gold. AMOK, the debut album by super-group Atoms for Peace, is a collection of songs by eccentric musicians that does not disappoint. Featuring Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich, The Red Hot Chili Pepper’s bassist Flea and Joey Waronker, who has drummed for Elliott Smith… Continue reading Spun: Atoms for Peace
“Long live the king!”- this traditional exclamation may pronounce a new era of independent music to come as The Decemberists explore new sonic territory. After six weeks of recording at the Pendarvis Farm near Portland, Oregon, The Decemberists completed work on their sixth album, January 2011’s The King is Dead, as well as the more… Continue reading Spun: The Decemberists
There has been something burning in my soul like the Hindenburg for a very long time. It is a contentious issue, there is no doubt about that. I usually bring it up after a few beers or when I feel like arguing with a friend, but I think for my maiden voyage into the opinion… Continue reading The Beatles are overrated
By Kenzie Love
Upon listening to These Friends of Mine, it’s not surprising to learn that singer-songwriter Rosie Thomas contributed a tune to a recent children’s album. Her music is of the gentle, melodic variety ideally suited to that genre. It’s a bit of a jolt, however, to learn that she’s a sometime stand-up comedian. If her comedy… Continue reading Spun: Rosie Thomas
Editors, the Gauntlet, Re: "Viewpoints: Can there be peace in the Middle East?" Oct. 19, 2000 H.R’s statement regarding news coverage of the Middle East as "pro-Palestinian" is not just ridiculous, but an insult to his/her own intelligence. The Western media is predominantly biased against the Palestinians. They use terms like "fighting," "violence" and "clashes,"… Continue reading Misleading coverage of Middle East
By Вen Li
Bipolar disorder may be treatable with nutritional supplements, according to researchers at the University of Calgary. U of C Faculty of Medicine professors Bonnie Kaplan and Steve Simpson presented their team’s research at the Canadian Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting earlier this month. "It’s a broad spectrum nutritional supplement," said Kaplan. "It has 36 ingredients; most… Continue reading Supplements may help treat bipolar disorder
Another Calgary summer has come to a close. A summer chock-full of mediocre festivals that no one outside of Calgary cared about. A jazz festival, a folk festival, a Latin festival, an African festival, a Caribbean festival and probably a few more went virtually unnoticed. Let us not forget the fringe festival that almost happened.… Continue reading Calgary sucks; Edmonton rules