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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…

New Music: Metz

By Matt Hume, October 9 2017 —  Very few Canadian artists are able to claim a spot on the Polaris Music Prize shortlist with their debut album. In 2012, Toronto-based post-hardcore trio Metz became one of those few. While their 2015 follow-up, II, didn’t collect accolades in the same capacity, it solidified their place as…

Neck of the Woods brings new album and high energy to Calgary

By Matt Hume, October 3 2017 — During this year’s Sled Island music festival, metalcore pioneers Converge headlined the largest hardcore show of the week at the #1 Legion downtown. The show’s opening band was Vancouver’s Neck of the Woods, who caught Calgary’s attention with a blistering and engaging performance. The mark Neck of the Woods…

Get distracted this fall with a few good comic books

By Matt Hume, September 15 2017 — Textbooks are expensive, boring and have too many words. Reading them is for nerds. But do you know what’s cheap, cool as hell, filled with pictures and can hide conveniently between textbook pages? Comic books! Your brain deserves a break from the monotony of studying. Comic books allow…

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