Jane of all arts
Asking Vanessa Vaughan to pick between painting, designing, editing or teaching for the rest of her days is like asking a shy eighth grader with a lust for life to choose chicken or go.
Indie king inks deal with Sony
Class met recently with EMI, Universal and Sony in the same day. All parties showed interest. After years of knocking on the door and being shut out by the majors, Class was surprised by the response.
Political Soundclash: Malinowski condemns arts cuts
The lead man for Bedouin Soundclash differs with PM Harper on many other fronts. Malinowski believes cutting funds to artists because their creations don’t agree with the politics of a few people is lazy policy.
Curran records Hunter, Hunter in hometown
Recorded in “various caverns” in her home town, Amelia Curran’s fifth album since 2000, and first in 20 months, – an inordinately long off-season for her – is the only of her quintuplets ever produced in Newfoundland.
Lindsay Ferguson: Spirit and sound
Her debut record, Sound, is a beautiful blend of country, rock, funk, blues and pop plus. On stage, she sings like an angel sent from the stars. She’s soulful; a poet could become quite lyrical describing her.
Cry Cree: A burning spiritual mandate
Box Gallery has been transformed from an old worshipping hall to a space dedicated to the arts. With its 15-foot-tall ceilings, stone fireplace and arched windows, the room is a breeding ground for creativity.
A silver lining of introspection
Many claims can be levelled at metal: Too loud, too angry, too hollow. Since its inception, the genre has been wrongfully seen as Satan’s saxophone, an instrument with which to craft ungodly melodies.
Francois Pelletier’s demeanour is personable. He speaks softly and moves slowly, but swiftly. If the art gets people into the store, so to speak, it’s Pelletier’s pleasant nature that sells the service.
Rap and roll
Like their debut record, Grand Analog is best defined as a project. Analog’s MySpace page lists the collective, Williams, his brother Ofield, Darcy Ataman and others, not as a band or group, but an experiment.
Conservatives indifferent to Khadr case
With the release of video excerpts of the interrogation of Omar Khadr, millions now know that Khadr, a Canadian citizen, was abused by his American captors at Guantanamo Bay.