By Garth Paulson

Breaking this album/video game/monstrosity into its constituent parts seemed to be the only way to adequately review it. Who needs style anyway? Production: Oh dear God! Now, I’m in no way opposed to the DIY ethic, but this is ridiculous. It honestly sounds like four guys with instruments were dinking around in front of a… Continue reading Tetrix


By Peter Hemminger

P:ano’s When It’s Dark and It’s Summer was a promising collection of chamber pop that sounded far too mature for a debut. The Den, the second album from the Vancouver quartet, is similarly baffling. This is not the sound of a band discovering itself, this is a band with a firm vision that knows how… Continue reading P:ano

Sweatshop Union

By David Gemmell

Sweatshop Union is back and headed up in a big way. Natural Progression is solid from start to finish, delivering a laid back hip hop experience that transcends the pitfalls of modern urban music. Sweatshop Union (Kyprios, Dirty Circus, Creative Minds and Innocent Bystanders) are four independent units who came together, combining a distinct anti-establishment… Continue reading Sweatshop Union


By Andrew Ross

It looked like another mindless, uninspired cash-grab–er, gangsta rap album–and the first few tracks, “Feel my Pain,” “Bang Bang Boom” and “Respect my Gangsta,” only served to confirm that impression. By the time I got to the halfway track, “I’m A Ryder,” I was already starting to figure out another way to say “this is… Continue reading Drag-On


By Garth Paulson

Three years ago my most cherished albums were by bands like Pulley, Millencollin, Goldfinger and Strung Out. Those glorious soundtracks to teenage discontent are presently gathering dust; they’re nothing more than relics from the past. Three years ago, a cross between Pennywise and early No Use for a Name would have seemed like the next… Continue reading 1208


By Peter Hemminger

So this band, they sound kind of like the Beta Band because they mix nice acoustic guitars with pretty wicked basslines and sound like they’re probably on some kind of drugs. But then they also sound a little like the Postal Service because of the glitchy electronic sounds they like to mix into the background.… Continue reading Panurge

More Campus Security happenings

By Salima Stanley-Bhanji

While January is a quiet month for Campus Security, there were still some need for the men and women in blue. A major power outage on a Friday evening required the evacuation of MacEwan Hall, including the Den. “Most people were cooperative except for one individual,” explained Campus Security Manager Lanny Fritz. This highly intoxicated… Continue reading More Campus Security happenings

Business dean found

By Samuel Liaw

After months of reviewing potential dean candidates from North America and Europe, the Haskayne School of Business has appointed Michael Grandin, who will assume his new position beginning April 2004. “Over my career I had the good fortune to work for 10 dynamic companies spanning six different industries,” said Grandin. “This appointment provides a wonderful… Continue reading Business dean found