Fringe Arts

  • To Wild Frontiers

    Wooden Shjips Ride the Open Road

    “Are there any record stores in the area?” asks Dusty Jermier, bassist of San Francisco outfit Wooden Shjips. The man wants to make the best of what little free time he has before the show. He also wants to know if there is any truth to all the Montreal bagel hype.

  • Fringe Food

    Gourmet, Free, and Right Under Your Nose

    It’s midday, and the Hive is bustling. The second-floor student lounge at Loyola campus is filled with a steady crowd of diners, and every couch, table and counter seat is occupied.

  • A Killer, A Thriller Tonight

    NDG Food Depot Does the Zombie Dance

    It’s Hallows Eve and the streets of NDG are alive with the sound children gleefully shouting ‘trick or treat.’ The sound of a creaky wooden door fills the neighborhood. A wolf howls. Everybody knows what is coming.

  • Frame to Frame

    A New Level of Violence

    Gritty realism has rarely been as chilling as it is in Justin Kerzul’s debut feature Snowtown. Based on true events that plagued a small South Australian town in the ‘90s, Snowtown provides a close look at Australia’s worst serial killer, John Bunting.

  • Concordia’s New Fine Arts Magazine

    Interfold Wants Your Art

    Browsing Concordia’s agenda back in September, Bella Giancotta noticed a description of Folio, a fine arts magazine run for and by McGill students. In spite of Concordia’s internationally renowned Fine Arts program—and McGill’s lack of such a faculty altogether—she realized this school has no such publication.

  • Bite of The Living Dead

    Sights, Sounds and Sociopolitics at the Zombie Walk

    Though brains are their mantra, what being part of a zombie walk really takes is guts. True, it’s preferable if those guts are dripping out of gaping abdominal wounds or being worn like a grisly feather boa in a glam-goes-gory fashion statement, but it takes guts nonetheless.

  • Call of the Wild

    Hyena/Subpoena is multimedia magic

    “She’s a true troubadour,” I heard one woman say as I was putting on my jacket to leave after the show. I saw another wiping tears from her eyes. So I have to wonder: who is writing bad reviews about a show that has been picking up steam this past week and has plenty of track left to travel (Kidd confessed she intends to take the show on the road)?

  • Women on Top

    POW WOW’s Dany Desjardins on the Fierce Female Form

    Black leather heels are strung about the brightly lit studio, and a beautiful model-esque woman emerges in high fashion. Jerking her body in angular motions to the beat, she poses—arms outstretched, shoulders concaved, hips swiveling. She strikes a pose: vogue.

  • Walking With a Ghost

    EV Installation Reflects on Dead Strangers, Landscapes

    For six years the box sat in Godin’s home, silently challenging her to create something worthy of a stranger’s memory. This year, she did.

  • 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.