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Band spotlight: Seoul

Some music is made to be experienced with company — it sets the tone at parties or during your favourite homemade drinking game. Others are meant to be processed individually, allowing the listener to enjoy at a deeper level. Montréal electronic band Seoul combines aspects of individuality and extroversion in their new album, I Become A Shade, …

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The Orwells perform at Lee's Palace during CMW. Photo taken by Jacob Dubé.

Canadian Music Week: Lee’s Palace

Cemented in Canadian legend by its inclusion in the 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Lee’s Palace on Bloor Street hosted a showcase for Canadian Music Week (CMW) on May 6. The palace is unmistakably noticeable from the outside thanks to Toronto artist Al Runt’s eclectic paintjob of the entire front wall. One look …

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The Lemon Bucket Orkestra: sweet, not sour, tunes

Add a dozen members and a no-holds-barred attitude to a traditional folk band and you get Canada’s only Balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk-super-band: the Lemon Bucket Orkestra, who just released their new album, Moorka, on March 27. The 16-piece band was founded by vocalist-violinist Mark Marczyk, button accordionist Tangi Ropars, drummer Oskar Lambarri and guitarist Alex Nahirny while they …

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Film Review: The Captive

Atom Egoyan’s thriller, The Captive, fails to thrill, but the actors leave a long-lasting impression. The film depicts a heart-wrenching story of parents who lose a child, as well as how disturbing the use of technology and surveillance can be. Cassandra (Alexia Fast) is kidnapped from the back seat of her father’s truck when she’s about 10 years …

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Film review: Mommy’s chances at the Oscars

“Mommy” — the word written on a gold necklace, given to a middle-aged woman as a gift from her son. This is a scene from a film with the same title, directed by Xavier Dolan. Mommy, which is set in a fictional version of Canada, tells the story of widowed mother, Diane ‘Die’ Seprés (Anne …

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