Category: Arts

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November novel-ty

Amateur novelists get writing for NaNoWriMo   Leah Fink Staff Writer   If you have ever written a paper, you know it takes some time (especially when you are working on it at 2...

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Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish storm MRU

Flatfoot 56 likely great too, just really early   Lindsay Douglas Web Editor   It‘s been a while since Calgary has seen the likes of third-wave ska kingpins Reel Big Fish and Less Than...

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Noise 101 – CD reviews for Nov. 1

Indian Handcrafts Civil Disobedience Sargent House   There are not a lot of bands that create their major label debut with as much confidence and hype as Indian Handcrafts. A duo from Toronto, the...

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Death and hate and little else

Turns out metal music themes are a bit repetitive   Brandon McNeil Contributor   There are certain things about every genre of music that tend to come up more often than others. The urban...

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The Chris Brown saga continues

Because racism and sexism are only meant for parody   Nathan Ross Arts Editor   Thirty seconds is not very much time. There isn’t a lot you can get done in half a minute,...

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Another quiet success for Honens

Internationally acclaimed competition barely noticed at MRU   Leah Fink Contributor   As much as everyone in the arts scene has loved beating the whole “Cultural Capital of Canada” title to death, it is...

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The Hub thrives as music venue

Only thing missing is a larger audience   Nathan Ross Ralph Gonzales Contributors   It has been a year now since the Hub opened in Mount Royal University’s student centre. We’ve seen (and reported...

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Noise 101 – CD Reviews for Oct. 18

Chelsea Wolfe Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs Sargent House   With a sonic aesthetic that can only be described as “drone folk”, Chelsea Wolfe’s sound finds a fitting imagery for the “once-orphaned...

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Boombox creates art in unlikely places

Decidedly Jazz makes effort for Fluid Festival   Miranda Holliday-Brookwell Contributor   Decidedly Jazz dancer Catherine Hayward performs as much with her eyes as she does with her body. Staring the crowd down, she...

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MRU jazz students bring the class

Friday nights at the Hub round out the week   Miranda Holliday-Brookwell Contributor   Sometimes, it can feel hard to be a Mount Royal University student. While the academic side of campus is going...