Monday, October 23, 2017

Arts

New Music Revue: Cannibal Corpse, Electric Wizard, and more gruesome, ghastly new releases

October 18, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor and Greg Pratt, managing editor  
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Electric Wizard Wizard Bloody Wizard (Spinefarm Records) 3.5/5 English doom metal goes with Halloween like beer goes with bar nuts. Electric Wizard’s latest album, Wizard Bloody Wizard, is a great addition to the haunting festivities this year, because, to put it bluntly, it’s creepy as hell. “Necromania” makes me feel as though I’m walking down […]

Local harpist Josh Layne keeps busy with orchestra and without

October 18, 2017 by Ben McFee, contributing writer  
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Solo harpist Josh Layne is no stranger to performing with the Victoria Chamber Orchestra. His first time with them was in 1995, performing Claude Debussy’s harp concerto Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane. It features a powerful use of solo harp, which gave Layne plenty of opportunity to shine. However, working in an orchestral setting involves […]

Cheesecake Burlesque Revue returns with Halloween extravaganza

October 18, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
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Not every hobby incorporates this much boob. The members of the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue have been shaking what their mamas gave them for 11 years, and they don’t intend to stop. Originally inspired by a birthday party, the gang has since become a travelling act, bringing their wacky, zany performances to a variety of stages. […]

Ballet performance of Dracula goes beyond the gore

October 18, 2017 by Alex Spezgurka, contributing writer  
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Ballet Victoria artistic and executive director Paul Destrooper is quick to point out that the gorier side of the 1897 Bram Stoker novel Dracula that Hollywood so lovingly dwells on is not the main focus of Ballet Victoria’s performance of the story. “Dracula is much more than some monster, this vampire—much more than some bad […]

What’s Going On: October 18 to 31, 2017

October 18, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
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Until Saturday, October 28 Rising to the forefront Antimatter Festival is a week-long showcase of many forms of artistic talent. The festival will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, with numerous events held across Victoria. For an event schedule and more information, check out antimatter.ca. Until Saturday, October 28 Not the red death! RED […]

New Music Revue: A Fellow Ship showcase wonderful instrumentation on new EP

October 18, 2017 by Leslie Do, contributing writer  
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A Fellow Ship The Black Sheep (Riverbed Records) 3/5 A Fellow Ship, a Toronto band consisting of seven close friends with a love for folk music, recently released The Black Sheep. Every song on the five-song EP is a great blend of funk and pop with a jazz twist. Smooth and fresh melodies and well-written lyrics […]

Daniel Griffin’s Two Roads Home shows that in life there isn’t always an antagonist

October 18, 2017 by Renata Silva, contributing writer  
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Daniel Griffin’s Two Roads Home brings the reader back to 1933, during peaceful pro-environment protests in British Columbia. The fictional story raises a question: what if the protests were not so peaceful? The book follows the trajectory of four people who seek to do justice with their own hands. Armed with courage, a clear goal, […]

Victoria Symphony brings frights to stage with film-score performance

October 18, 2017 by Cindy Peckham, contributing writer  
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Orchestra music doesn’t normally go bump in the night, but that’s about to change. Sean O’Loughlin is conducting the Victoria Symphony this month in Hollywood Thrillers, during which the symphony will perform songs from scary movies such as, among others, Hitchcock films, classics Jaws and Psycho, and the ’90s smash Jurassic Park. “This kind of […]

New Music Revue: Propagandhi’s Victory Lap and Counterparts’ You’re Not You Anymore

October 4, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor and Jordyn Goodwin, contributing writer  
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Propagandhi Victory Lap (Epitaph Records) 4.5/5 Victory Lap, the seventh full-length album from Winnipeg hardcore band Propagandhi, twists my world. I’m not just talking about the full and hearty riffs and drum work, although the music alone would make this album special. Guitarist Sulynn Hago’s debut with the band is full of her fierce playing. […]

Sarah Slean looks at creative process, marketing process

October 4, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
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Canadian musician Sarah Slean says that downtime helps her realize what she really wants to be doing. And she’s clearly taking some downtime: her 11th album, Metaphysics, came out this April, more than five years after her last album. “I bought a farm and decided I was going to attempt something that was not transient, […]

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