Arts

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Building a community in a snake pit

In every city there’s two kinds of art scenes. There’s the obvious one, with the bands that play in the public square — you can bring your own lawn-chair and your kids can play with the puzzles drawn in to the concrete. It’s nice and idyllic, the type of art scene that helps build a community and bring people together. […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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Alex Pangman is the sweetheart of Swing

On Feb. 3, Juno nominee Alex Pangman performed at the Jazz Room in the Huether Hotel alongside the Benny Goodman Quartet. Admittedly, jazz isn’t something I’m interested in or something that I “get”. At seemingly random and innocuous points the audience would get really “jazzed” and start clapping over a particular string of notes. Maybe you need to be musically […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Getting to know Death Party Playground

Getting to know Death Party Playground

“A wild group of hellion velvet ravens influenced by a rising 1988 Bruce Willis and the innocent contractors who lost their lives working on the Death Star.” That’s how a local band, Death Party Playground, is described on their website. It’s not a description you often see with an upcoming band — there’s no forced sophistication or hints of the […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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Valleys is a new sound for a new band

  Remember when Down With Webster went on hiatus? If you don’t that’s fine, I admittedly didn’t notice. But did anyone notice when they formed a new band? Patrick Gillet, Cameron Hunter, Tyler Armes and Andrew Martino — while on hiatus — formed a new band called Honors. Before we continue, I’ve noted and deducted imaginary and insignificant points from […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts, Arts and Life ·