On the road again
Between 2003 and 2005 the band played 400 shows. The Trews have been tearing across Canada’s countryside like John Diefenbaker on the campaign trail. They’ve been called the hardest working band in Canada.
Neil White and Jahmal Tonge utilize a style that sees them swimming upstream. Collectively known as The Carps, White and Tonge practice an art aptly known as eardrum unorthodoxy.
Framework for success
A new-wave five-pack from Ontario’s capital, The Framework had a fan base before playing their first set and a distribution deal with Last Gang Records before they pressed their first LP.
An unlikely Reggae star
Auresia isn’t your average reggae artist. A woman of Ukrainian origin, now living in Montreal via Edmonton, Auresia grew up in a household in which her mother played piano and her dad an accordion.
Campaigning for accountability
The Security and Prosperity Partnership is being blamed for everything from no-fly lists to the rapid development of the Alberta tar sands and the future export of fresh water to the U.S.
Canada’s queen of soul
For the most part, Jully Black believes, Canadian musicians, artists and actors are singing the same song: Where’s the love? “Why don’t they embrace us right out the womb?” she questions.
Canadian hip hop stars seem to eschew escapist raps laced with blow and bloodshed. Goons and gangs, drugs and guns, and pimps and hoes are far from reality for grpups like Sweatshop Union.
When beats speak
On stage, the beats enter Nu-mark’s soul and his neck snaps at his Technics as a snake does its prey, his hands weave, vivaciously cutting the vinyl and his body is loud, bold, fierce and fearless.
Ray Zahab: Running with reason
In November 2006, Ray Zahab ran across the Sahara Desert. He ran 40-50 miles a day for 111 days straight, through 74,000 kilometers of what is rightly regarded as some of the most gruelling terrain on earth.
The organic entrepreneur
Author Maxine Hyndman emphasizes the importance of acquiring wealth, while maintaining whealth, “a life that’s lived in alignment with one’s values, one’s greater purpose and one’s beliefs.”