Corey Pool

  • To Strike or Not to Strike?

    The fight against tuition increases has finally come to a head, but a great divide still exists between students who understand the issue and those who don’t.

  • Screaming at a Wall

    The Strange Relationship Between Montreal and Its Graffiti

    Known worldwide as one of the main veins for the arts in North America, Montreal and its well-established graffiti subculture have endured a long and arduous history.

  • Weekly Spins

    Another Fucking Tribute Album

    Born out of the Japanese music scene’s formative years in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Shonen Knife, an all-girl trio from Osaka, seem to be possessed of an unstoppable—and never-ending—gimmick.

  • What Is Chiptune, Anyway?

    Chiptune—also called chip music or 8-bit—is one of the liveliest, most progressive, diversified, and wildly convoluted musical genres that you’ve probably never heard of.

  • “It’s All Very Frankenstein…”

    FNC Lab Welcomes You to the Operating Theatre

    In an unassuming apartment in Montreal’s Plateau borough, two young artists are hard at work bringing a ramshackle steel sculpture to life.

  • Weekly Spins

    Swoon Under City Lights

    Cruising calm and clear out of small bars and cliquey venues of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, comes Slowdance –a modest indie-pop band breaking boundaries with their debut EP Light & Color.

  • Weekly Spins

    Experimental Mathematics

    Cutting out unnecessary members, Halifax duo Seth Smith and Nancy Urich are Dog Day, a lo-fi rock & roll chillout band with teeth.

  • Weekly Spins

    Get Your POP On

    Our reviews of the latest from POP performers Fucked Up, Topanga and Deep Dark Woods

  • Concordia Student Goes POP

    ConU’s Elgin-Skye McLaren on Going Digital, Playing POP

    If you listen closely to Concordia commerce student Elgin-Skye McLaren’s short but powerful repertoire of recorded music, you’ll notice that, hidden discretely behind the ukuleles, melodicas, xylophones, and soft acoustic guitar, there’s a little storm brewing.

  • Frame to Frame

    The Return of Cinema Politica

    Since its inception in 2004, Concordia’s Cinema Politica chapter has provided students with a weekly dose of informative, thought-provoking political films and documentaries to make your hair stand up—and your fists clench. This year is no different.

  • Carte Blanche: My Osheaga Saga

    An In-Depth Trip Inside the Biggest Osheaga Yet

    How does one reporter remain completely objective in the midst of a three-day ordeal involving tens of thousands of people, nearly 100 musical and artistic performances, a myriad of mind-altering substances, record temperatures, and a seemingly endless physical and auditory assault? I dropped objectivity and adopted a more participatory philosophy: If you’re already wet, you might as well go swimming.

  • “Gloom-Doom” Pop

    Guards are Making Waves Across the Blogosphere

    The New York quintet stops by Montreal to show what the fuss is about.

  • Photos: Young Widows at Casa del Popolo

    Young Widows played in Montreal on May 10th at Casa Del Popolo (4873 St. Laurent Boulevard) with My Disco and Esses.

  • Resurrection of Youth and Lightness

    Young Widows are Pushing Daisies with Neo-Noir Noise Rock

    The Funeral Home was an almost natural decision when choosing a studio location to record In and Out of Youth and Lightness, the third full-length release from Louisville, KY noisemakers Young Widows.

  • High Times on Parliament Hill

    Through Rain, Hail, Sleet or Snow – That 4/20 Joint Will Burn

    Staggered cheers and clouds of smoke wafted from a sea of umbrellas in Ottawa as the Peace Tower struck 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday. Hundreds of marijuana aficionados took part in the annual gathering in the nation’s capital, filling the front lawn of Parliament Hill.