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Loosen up this holiday season

By Jen Pearson

A fist fight almost decided who would play Ebeneezer Scrooge at Loose Moose Theatre this year. "Derek [Flores] would have lost," Dennis Cahill says, sure he can out-punch the other cast members. Never mind the Christmas spirit, the democratic spirit will have the audience choosing Scrooge election-style. Every night they’ll be taking a vote before… Continue reading Loosen up this holiday season

The Moon and Antarctica

By Jen Pearson

Modest is not something these mice need be. Thought-provoking musically-progressive albums are what Modest Mouse typically releases. Lyrically complex, The Moon & Antarctica is quirky and humorous. This album resonates with warped brilliance, instrumental experimentation and the coveted indie vibe that few major label releases can perpetuate. With auditory gems like "I Came as a… Continue reading The Moon and Antarctica

Fresh face on incestual scene

By Jen Pearson

Incest is at the forefront of Sarah Slean’s thoughts when she contemplates the Canadian music scene. Tired musical ideas are constantly over-exploited and redundancy within genres is a constant disappointment here, she says. "Music coming out of Canada stinks," Slean emphasizes. "No one is doing anything different." She believes most of Canada’s talent has yet… Continue reading Fresh face on incestual scene

Dinos pressure not enough to thwart strong T-Birds

By Daniel Pagan

Just like the ancient 300 Spartans versus Persia in the Battle of Thermopylae, the University of Calgary Dinos field hockey team constantly forced the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds into defensive mode and made its offence fight for each inch of the field. It ended in a close defeat, however, as the Thunderbirds held off… Continue reading Dinos pressure not enough to thwart strong T-Birds