Amy Grief

Articles by Amy Grief

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Skipping the grocery store

Saturday morning plays host to multiple markets across the K-W region. The famous St. Jacob’s Market can be intimidating, and daunting, for the solo shopper but the Kitchener Market, located just past Benton St. on King, in downtown Kitchener, is a much easier place to navigate. Not having a car isn’t problem for the adventurous student. Just take the number […]

by Amy Grief· · Life ·

‘Throw your double L’s up!’

Braving the elements on Monday night, hundreds took shelter in Beta Nightclub to kick-off Hallo-week with show headlined by Dutch EDM superstar Laidback Luke. Dressed as Superman, to fit the theme of “Superheroes and Villians,” Laidback Luke put on an energetic show, that kept the crowd dancing until the early hours of the morning. With the majority of the audience […]

by Amy Grief· · Arts ·
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Hot music blogs: what to follow

While the discussion surrounding social media has largely been exhausted, its practical implications have had a resoundingly positive effect on the arts community. Through the successful utilization of social media, many “mainstream” artists, such as Skrillex, Childish Gambino and even Justin Bieber have garnered a loyal fan base because they were able to freely showcase their music to a mass […]

by Amy Grief· · Arts ·
(Graphic by Steph Truong)

A soundtrack for the fall semester

With midterm and paper season upon most students, all we want to do is burrow into the cave that our bedroom has become, and hibernate until Christmas break. Since hibernation isn’t socially acceptable, unless you’re a bear, your Arts and Life Editors have compiled a list of songs to get you through this stressful half of the semester. To reflect […]

by Amy Grief· · Arts ·
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Burlesque at the AC

On Tuesday night, the recreational dance program at the Laurier Athletic Complex held its first-ever burlesque class. An emerging trend in dance and fitness, classes like burlesque are increasingly popular as they offer women an artistic and sensuous alternative to a traditional work-out regime. Instructor and fourth-year communication studies student, Monica Gold, first proposed the idea of teaching a burlesque […]

by Amy Grief· · Arts ·

Jam band rocks out in Toronto

For only their second time ever, American jam band Dispatch entertained an adoring crowd at The Sound Academy last Monday night. Playing together from 1996-2002, Dispatch began touring again in 2011. Monday night marked their first foray in Canada since their hiatus. Pennsylvania-based indie-rock trio, the Good Old War, opened the show. Their energetic stage presence captured the audience’s attention […]

by Amy Grief· · Arts ·
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Juno nominee at Maxwell’s Music House

Last Wednesday night, The Cord had the opportunity to grab dinner with Juno-nominated singer/songwriter Craig Cardiff. Meeting at Maxwell’s Music House (where Cardiff was playing later that night) a scheduled  interview became an unexpected, but pleasantly-surprising dinner at the Raintree Cafe. “One of my first shows was actually here at the Raintree beside Maxwell’s,” he said, “I’m just excited to […]

by Amy Grief· · Arts ·
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A trip down memory lane

Thursday evening was a treat for many 20-somethings as they awaited a nostalgic journey back to childhood with Fred Penner as their guide. The Canadian children’s folk entertainer serenaded a packed house at Chainsaw Saloon with some of the crowd’s favourite childhood songs. A popular, and much-anticipated event, Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications (WLUSP) hosted Penner at Chainsaw for the […]

by Amy Grief· · Arts ·
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Who’s Zed? Zeds Dead, baby

Last Thursday night, Toronto-based electronic duo Zeds Dead returned to Uptown Waterloo’s Beta Night Club with a vengeance. After seeing them play a somewhat lackluster show at the same venue last April, I was a bit apprehensive going into the performance. However, on Thursday night they were back with their usual magic. The crowd was the perfect size; full without […]

by Amy Grief· · Arts ·
(Photo by Cristina Rucchetta)

Community raises $6,647 for fire victims

With an outpouring of support from the Uptown Waterloo community, $6,647 was raised at a benefit last week for a local Waterloo business. On Sept. 20, Starlight held this in support of Ish and Chips and the former tenants of 37 King St. North who lost everything in a fire on Aug. 23. Over 60 local businesses, including Frat Burger, […]

by Amy Grief· · Local, News ·