2004-09-16

    
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September 16, 2004
  An All Night GirlPDF files may take a moment to load

All I want is an all night kind of girl. You know the kind I mean?" His words came too quickly for me to respond, flowing easily one on top of the other. There was an easy rhythm in it, perfect control that sliced through the thick haze of alcohol. That he was standing at all was amazing.

September 16, 2004
  Can't nobody hold them downPDF files may take a moment to load

The key to success in catching any band on the rise is simple: catch them just before their leap of faith.

Catching up with Chad from Motion Soundtrack at their home base in Vancouver, the Gauntlet does just that. With the growing success of the single "Knockin'" from their sophomore offering The Bridge, it all is a bit shocking for the band from humble Canadian roots.

September 16, 2004
  Got your rockstar right herePDF files may take a moment to load

Golf in the morning and a plate of "punk rock" penne for lunch? This doesn't sound like a starving musician. Scott Solo, guitarist and backup vocalist for fast, guitar-riff driven Calgary skate-punk band Belvedere, is chowing down on some cheap pasta and Diet Coke at Boston Pizza in the city, while he answers a few questions via cell phone.

September 16, 2004
  Been around the world like PuffyPDF files may take a moment to load

After 12 years of making music, Lily Frost finally feels as if she's about to move in a brand new direction. With the release of her newest CD, Situation, Frost has added a new dimension to her Latin and Parisian influenced sound. Along with the desire to create a more open and heartfelt record, her time spent in the South Pacific gave the new album what she describes as having a loungy, organic quality.

September 16, 2004
  Hungry like the music lovin' "wolves"PDF files may take a moment to load

A red sumptuous mouth with large lips like sex, reminiscent of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, birthing and consuming an eye of translucent blue dripping fluids of burning tears and saliva. This is the startling image gracing the cover of Montreal indie band Starvin Hungry's latest CD. It causes lead guitarist and vocalist John Milchem to pause, before explaining it as "the desire for sensory overload."

September 16, 2004
  Men got you down at lunch?PDF files may take a moment to load

When the night becomes their salvation and the blues become their therapy, three women realize being hurt by a man is not the end-all be-all of the world. Set in the 30s and overflowing with songs by legendary female blues singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday, Blues in the Night promises an emotional roller coaster, beginning with sorrow and ending with hope.

September 16, 2004
  Chill out, dudes...Here comes jazzPDF files may take a moment to load

The quality people most often associate with jazz is "cool," but for all the new schoolers, jazz is "chill." Two mainstays of the Canadian music scene, Brian Buchanan and Brent Wright, bring a passion and creative energy to bridge the old school jazz into the "chill" milieu of today.

September 16, 2004
  Allciti brings a messagePDF files may take a moment to load

What if there was a group of individuals who, upon seeing the dismal display of "talent" on the radio each week, decided to do something about it? What if that group decided to not sing about guns and violence, but talked about the enjoyable things in life? What if all of this was rolled into a six member super-group that did all of the above over irresistable beats? May I introduce your ears and minds to Allciti!

September 16, 2004
  9/11 has finally become delightfulPDF files may take a moment to load

All too often, theatre can be easily ignored by the media for being nothing more than mere entertainment--like television or the movies, but with a much smaller audience. And it's not really a huge surprise. If theatre is not dealing with news worthy events, then why should the news media pay any attention?

September 16, 2004
  Less Than Heroes more than stellarPDF files may take a moment to load

Everything else in the world these days comes down to marketing and licensing, so why not superheroes? Those latex clad crusaders are usually considered above such petty concerns, we think of them as absolutes of good and righteousness. If a superhero wouldn't do good for good's sake, if in the end it came down to a business decision, there goes all the romanticism of the golden age super-hero.

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