A fresh Canadian indie-rock band is catching the attention of critics and music lovers alike? Sounds like every other band being pushed onto you by a bored music industry. But The Mark Inside have spent the past few years developing their sound, forming a strong fan base in the Toronto area, and recording their debut… Continue reading Spun: The Mark Inside
Some people think too much. When these people happen to be musicians what often results is excessively calculated and clinical music. Autistic Daughters’ album Jealousy and Diamond falls prey to this, it is simply too self aware for its own good. The album opens with what happens to be its strongest track “A Boxful of… Continue reading Spun: Autistic Daughters
The word “puppeteer” conjures to mind many different images for different people. Some think of a megalomaniac using his evil automatons to further plans of world domination, but normal people tend to find themselves drawn more toward the image of a greasy guy dancing a marionette up and down the sidewalk with a hat upturned… Continue reading Theatre Preview: Pulling a John Malkovich
There’s trouble in puppet land. As Tomas Prochazka of the Cakes and Puppets theatre troupe explains, their set is stuck in Houston being subjected to unbearable heat and monstrous space shuttles. Without the set, where will the surreal creations of the company frolic upon? But, not a minute later another member of the troupe announces… Continue reading Theatre Preview: Cakes, puppets, oh my!
For all those who find not sleeping, the art of extreme martial discipline and being psychologically unstable are for the more night aristocrat or the Irish dude from Braveheart, Zastrozzi promises to be a mind-fuck in a league of its own. Upon first hearing the name Zastrozzi, one is inclined to think of a certain… Continue reading Theatre Preview: Zastrozzi: master of stage
Like a shadow cartel or happenstance league of justice, they formed to mark the turning of the millennium. Five years ago, David Ferney and other theatre artists from Pender Island, British Columbia merged their talents with Illuminated Fools of Oregon and the Green Fools troupe from here in Calgary to form the puppet troupe Three… Continue reading Theatre Preview: Giant puppets judge humanity
Fans of Canada West basketball got their wish Jan. 21-22. Anything can happen now in the last six games of the regular season between the third and tenth positions across the western divisions. These eight teams will be cat fighting for one of the remaining six playoff spots, but more importantly, good position. However we… Continue reading Ballers in close race
The Dinos men’s volleyball team was back in action at the Jack Simpson Jan. 21-22 with a pair of matches against the number-two seeded Trinity Western University Spartans. Looking to gain some valuable points down the home stretch, the Dinos were hoping to improve on their 4-10 season record. Friday’s opening set was close, with… Continue reading Spartans spear volleysaurs
The Dinos wrestling team had a nice set of meals Jan. 21-22 at the University of Alberta Varsity tournament. On the menu were U of A Pandas and Golden Bears, University of Saskatchewan Huskies, a few University of Manitoba Bison and a NAIT Ook tossed in for good measure. The women, led by gold-medal performances… Continue reading Wrestlers meet tastes good to Dinos
With an illustrious 0-11-1 record, the Dinos women’s hockey team was looking to continue their streak Fri., Jan. 21 against the Mount Royal College Cougars. And they weren’t disappointed (?). MRC is the second ranked team in the ACAC with a now 10-3-1 record. And rest assured, the Dinos didn’t give them one of those… Continue reading Hockeysaurs win one???