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New Music Revue: LAGS prove themselves as post-hardcore main players with SOON

March 20, 2019 by Mark Nguyen, contributing writer  
Filed under Arts, March 20, 2019

LAGSSOON(Casu Marzu Records)4.5/5  SOON is Rome post-hardcore band LAGS’ second album. With a progressive style, SOON proves that LAGS are definitely one of the main players in the Italian hardcore scene. The album begins with powerful tracks like “Knives and Wound” and “Echoes” that combine indie, hard rock, and punk. “Showdown” takes listeners on a […]

Open Space: Meditation should be part of post-secondary

March 20, 2019 by Katie Mondey, contributing writer  
Filed under March 20, 2019, Views

I once did a 10-day silent meditation retreat: no internet, talking, reading, writing, working out, or even making eye contact with other people. No nothing—just sitting in meditation all day for 10 straight days. It was absolutely the longest 10 days of my life. But I realized something very important: wanting to escape from the […]

New Music Revue: JV’s Boogaloo Squad honour influences

March 20, 2019 by Emily Welch, contributing writer  
Filed under Arts, March 20, 2019

JV’s Boogaloo SquadGoing to Market(Flatcar Records)3.5/5 I wasn’t sure what to expect when I slid Going to Market into my car stereo, but I was drawn right in. JV’s Boogaloo Squad are a trio from Toronto; the CD cover features three very approachable-looking dudes smiling away. Upon opening up the packaging, I saw a write-up […]

New Music Revue: Rare DM misses the mark with Vanta Black

March 20, 2019 by Zachary Greenwood, contributing writer  
Filed under Arts, March 20, 2019

Rare DMVanta Black(Independent)1/5 Rarely have I heard albums I don’t enjoy, but Rare DM’s Vanta Black is one of them. From Brooklyn, New York, Erin Louise Hoagg (also known as “Errmine”) has released her debut dark electronic and underground dance album Vanta Black under the name Rare DM. Just give up now if that’s too […]

Health with Tess: Catch infections early, not late

March 20, 2019 by Tess Syrowik, contributing writer  
Filed under Columns, March 20, 2019

I was recently listening to a podcast on how people will take great measures to avoid bad news. One of the examples given was that 20 percent of college students in a study paid $10 to not be told whether or not they had herpes, despite having all of the testing already complete. Shocking, right? […]

First Things First: Get awarded

March 20, 2019 by Tiegan Suddaby, contributing writer  
Filed under Columns, March 20, 2019

I’m going to let you in on a cool secret. It’s called “getting money for doing what you’re already doing.” “You mean schoolwork?” you ask. Sure—school, volunteering, you name it. I’m talking about applying for awards. Have you thought about it? Are you thinking about it now? Luckily, the Camosun website says right on its […]

The Blue Stones bring their success story to town

March 20, 2019 by Myrika McDonald, contributing writer  
Filed under Arts, March 20, 2019

From being good friends just jamming together and discovering their sound to breaking through and achieving success, The Blue Stones have come a long way. Now the Windsor-based alt-rock duo are coming to Victoria during their first North American headlining tour, in support of their debut full-length, Black Holes. Before vocalist/guitarist Tarek Jafar and drummer […]

What’s Going On: March 20 to April 2, 2019

March 20, 2019 by Kate Wood, staff writer  
Filed under Arts, March 20, 2019

Until Saturday, May 25Walk and talkThe Capital Regional District is hosting a series of guided walks and hikes in its regional parks. Register for a selection of guided walks, moderate and intermediate hikes, and accessible tours at crd.bc.ca. Until Monday, May 27Pictures of the floating worldPrints by influential artists of the ukiyo-e tradition, Katsushika Hokusai […]

New book looks at A Tribe Called Quest’s Legacy

March 20, 2019 by Johnny Frem, contributing writer  
Filed under Arts, March 20, 2019

Hanif Abdurraqib makes a heartfelt homage to the band A Tribe Called Quest in his new book Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest. The band left an indelible mark not only on the author and on all of rap but on the music industry, and this book explains why. When […]

C’est la Vie: March 20, 2019 issue

March 20, 2019 by Sebastien Brotherton, contributing writer  
Filed under March 20, 2019, Humour

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