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Screaming into the void: Teenager’s Chris Swimmings

It’s hard to put a name to Teenanger’s sound because they’re always changing it. Their style has shifted from bluesy garage rock in their 2010 debut, Give Me Pink; faster and angrier post-punk with Frights in 2012; and a cleaner, synth-laden sound in their 2013 LP Singles Don’t $ell.  Most recently, they’ve adopted proto-punk and …

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Getoutside on Queen Street West. Photo taken by Amanda Skrabucha

Sneakerheads on the rise in Canada

By definition, a sneakerhead is someone who collects a lot of sneakers. From Vancouver to Montreal, sneakers have become a large part of fashion and, for some, a lifestyle. According to trends expert Sarah Kelsey from Global’s The Morning Show, sneakers came into full popularity about 20 years ago with the hip-hop culture. Since then, …

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The exhibit "Amaze" by Marcos Zotes transforms an ordinary scaffolding structure into a fully immersive environment of light and sound in the heart of the city. Photo taken by Amanda Skrabucha

A Look at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014

For 12 hours on Oct. 4, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche dominated the Toronto scene. There was everything from acrobatics to aquariums to college kids looking for the next bar. Among the craziness of the event, the artists can often be overlooked and their messages lost in translation. CanCulture spoke to Scotiabank Nuit Blanche artists about their …

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Photo taken by Nick Dunne

Album review: The Physical World by Death From Above 1979

It’s been 10 long years since Death From Above 1979 released their first LP, You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine but the dance-punk duo sounds more alive than ever. Their new album, The Physical World, was released Sept. 9, much to the excitement of punk and indie fans around the world. Drummer/singer Sebastien Grainger and …

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Empty shelves on Sonic Boom's last day in the Annex. Photo taken by David Warner

A Sonic Boom by any other location is just as sweet

There’s an air of sadness in the last few days leading up to Sonic Boom’s move from Honest Ed’s to its new home on 215 Spadina Ave. It may have been because of the beautifully-melancholic Cat Power songs playing over the PA system, or it might have been the now-barren shelves where CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays …

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