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Students’ Union meeting full of clowns

By Matt Hume, October 31 2017 — In the spirit of Halloween, the Oct. 31 meeting of Students’ Legislative Council allowed members to participate in full costume. With only a few superheroes in attendance by the scheduled 6:30 p.m. start, quorum seemed unlikely until 15 SLC members in full clown attire filed out of a single…

New music: Tough Age

By Matt Hume, October 31 2017 —  Tough Age, a Vancouver duo turned Toronto trio, are an unmissable staple of Canadian garage punk. Their fuzzy, bubblegum and nonchalant sounds have graced the internet since 2013. Their Bandcamp bio states that they make “music for us and for you if you want it.” Despite a ‘whatever’ attitude…

Calgary’s Raleigh dives into new sonic territory with Powerhouse Bloom

By Matt Hume, October 26 2017 —  A sound exists within the wave of psychedelic indie rock, somewhere in between Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Tame Impala, personified by Calgary quartet Raleigh. On Sept. 29, the group released their third full-length record, Powerhouse Bloom — an album developed during the band’s residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and…

Animation festival is pure imagination

By Matt Hume, October 26 2017 —  The Quickdraw Animation Society boasts over three decades of non-profit, artist-run experience in production, screenings and workshops. In addition to fueling the spirit of animation on a daily basis, it organizes the Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (GIRAF) held every November. This year, from Nov. 23–26, Quickdraw’s 13th annual GIRAF…

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