Goblin Cock

GET TO THA CHOPPAAA! Arnold Shwartzenegger jokes aside, Goblin Cock’s sophomore album Come With Me If You Want To Live is definitely worth a spin. Opening with ambient thunder and dissonant acoustic guitar, things quickly get heavier than a death in the family. Sludgeful down-tuned guitars unleash an onslaught upon your ears while the clean,… Continue reading Goblin Cock

Architects

Hollow Crown, the third release from UK metalcore band Architects, is a confusing album. The band plays a fairly complex blend of metalcore and math metal, occasionally verging into screamo/emo territory. In fact, they do the latter more on Hollow Crown than on any of their previous releases. When Sam Carter stops the screaming and… Continue reading Architects

Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit are the Very Best

Malawaian singer Esau Mwamwaya and British DJs duo Radioclit released their mixtape, The Very Best in November 2008 for free online at their MySpace (myspace.com/theverybestmyspace). The Mwamwaya and Radioclit sampling is wide and varied, from MIA’s Bengali electro-banger “Paper Planes” to Vampire Weekend’s own poppy “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa.” The Very Best re-integrates some of… Continue reading Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit are the Very Best

Slumdog Millionaire

Soundtrack albums are generally mixed bags, containing both the good and the bad of a film’s musical range. Even when a film’s music is nominated for awards, this adage seems to hold true, as is the case with the Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated music located on the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack. There are two musical worlds… Continue reading Slumdog Millionaire

Woodpigeon

On the inside sleeve of the Treasure Library Canada LP is Woodpigeon’s defining sentiment: “awesome Calgary awesome.” With guest appearances from a wide-range of Calgarian musicians, Treasure Library Canada and Houndstooth Europa shows the immense amount of promise that is found in our fair city. While both discs suffer from too many songs that sound… Continue reading Woodpigeon

Bekkering’s basketball jones surfaces yet again

In many team sports, playoffs are the real start to the season and the regular season is just a means of getting there. We’ve all heard that tired cliche before. But the sentiment didn’t seem to be lost on the University of Calgary men’s basketball team when they squared up against the Trinity Western University… Continue reading Bekkering’s basketball jones surfaces yet again

Sporty sport shorts

Men’s hockey The University of Calgary Dinos men’s hockey team were unable to take a win away from their two-game series in Regina. They lost their Saturday game 3-0 and then followed that up with a 6-2 loss on Sunday, to bring their winless streak to four. The men are in last place and face… Continue reading Sporty sport shorts

Dinos win the west

Breanna Hendriks, second-year University of Calgary Dino and all-star middle-distance and distance freestyler, remembers how good it felt to claim both the men’s and women’s Canada West titles last year, amongst uproarious cheers, high-fives and hugs from all the Dino swimmers and coaching staff. ‘It was the first time the Dino women had beaten the… Continue reading Dinos win the west

Being a diva may not be so bad

Despite making sacrifices to advance her career and being a mother of a young daughter, Canadian musical heavyweight Divine Brown says touring the country to promote her new album is all about having fun, “The fun part is always getting to hang out with my band because they are stupid,” Brown laughs. “[Really,] they are… Continue reading Being a diva may not be so bad