Spun: Mono

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture. Mono is a Japanese post-rock band who make sad, bleak and beautiful music through the use of layered guitars, a string section and sparse drumming. The album begins with feedback and static swirls underneath calming glockenspiel in “Ashes in the Snow.” An explosion of sound occurs marking… Continue reading Spun: Mono

Spun: Flo Rida

The most surprising aspect of Flo Rida’s new album is also the greatest municipal accountant’s anthem ever penned. “Mind On My Money,” the eighth track on this 13-song sophomore disc, will inspire waves of euphoric Friday night sing-a-longs for the City’s financial department as they hack along with the chorus while prepping for the club:… Continue reading Spun: Flo Rida

Spun: Neil Young

You never know in what direction a new Neil Young release will take you. With Fork In The Road, we’re heading straight down a rocking highway. The album is a stripped-down, guitar-driven trip right from the starting line. Dirty re-vamped blues riffs dominate the mix in Young’s classic garage band style, accompanied by a strong… Continue reading Spun: Neil Young

“Back to the Future” meets “Big” in “17 Again”

It’s not surprising that 17 Again is an absolutely formulaic and predictable movie, but despite that and its other numerous flaws, it comes off as disarmingly sweet with some genuinely likeable moments and performances, especially from Zac Efron and the always terrific Leslie Mann. The former, undoubtedly trying to break away from his pre-teen Disney-mold,… Continue reading “Back to the Future” meets “Big” in “17 Again”

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo brings sci-fi a little closer to home

Comic fans in Calgary are getting their costumes — and wallets — ready for the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, hitting up the Round-Up Centre on April 25 with guests from a wide array of fields, including Disney animators and science fiction stars, among those even Darth Maul himself, Ray Park. The expo is still… Continue reading Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo brings sci-fi a little closer to home

Open House showcases the U of C art department’s best

Emerging artists from the University of Calgary art department are poised to show off their work from year in the Art Open House on Thursday. The event features projects from all disciplines, including, but not limited to, painting, drawing, installations and video work. Chris Mandseth is just one student showcasing his hard work from the… Continue reading Open House showcases the U of C art department’s best