Jake Russell

  • Put Your (Jazz) Hands In the Air

    Weekly ‘Jazz Parties’ at Cabaret Playhouse Kick Off Sunday

    If you’ve ever found yourself bored on a slow Sunday night in Montreal, yearning for the excitement of the weekend to continue, Concordia graduate and musician Brandon Goodwin is looking at you—and wants to jazz up your life.

  • Kill Decision

    The Dangers of Developing Lethal Autonomous Drones

    How long before the “kill decision,” the critical choice to fire and take a life, is shifted from humans to software?

  • From Australia, With Love

    Australian Melodic Hardcore Band Northlane Crosses the Equator to Play Montreal

    If you’re at all familiar with the melodic hardcore music scene, Northlane have surely come under your radar by now.

  • Healing Hands

    Montreal Dream-Pop Artist Mekele Talks Binaural Beats and Working Solo

    The solo ambience of Mekele plays like the soundtrack to a dream—waves of synths wash over you and soothing vocals ease your thoughts into warm bliss. The experience is relaxing and even healing—and that’s precisely Mekele’s intention.

  • Smoking and Sipping

    Montreal Beatmaker Tommy Kruise Playing M for Montreal Festival

    A skateboarder with long headbanging hair who has an affinity for heavy metal music, it’s hard to compare hip-hop producer Tommy Kruise to anyone else in the music industry.

  • Fringe Giveaway—M for Montreal Show Tickets

    Want to see Montreal indie pop band TOPS play the M for Montreal festival along with experimental duo Phèdre and local fusion group Pat Jordache? We have a pair of tickets for you and a friend!

  • Let It Enfold You

    Immersive Experimental Film ‘Six Mil Antennas – The Final Cut’ Screens for Second Run in the SATosphere

    If you’ve never before beheld the glory of a full-dome theatre, you’ve come to the right city—Montreal’s multi-platform venue La Societé des Arts Technologiques is continuing to break ground in the international arena by screening experimental works in its massive exhibition dome, the SATosphere.

  • Surviving the Great White North

    New Documentary ‘Arctic Defenders’ Tells the Tale of Inuit Families’ Forced Relocation—And How They Made the Most of it

    To most Canadians, the High Arctic is a place shrouded in mystery.

  • Saxophones & Zombies: Saxsyndrum’s “Future Circus” Halloween Launch

    If you’ve got jazz fever or a dancing itch that simply must be scratched, I highly recommend a large dose of Saxsyndrum’s super-catchy medicine.

  • Who Watches the Watchers?

    How Filming the Police is Lawful and Necessary

    In schools and workplaces, the concept of “if you see something, say something” is often employed to encourage transparency about peer misconduct.

  • In the Blink of an Eye

    Concordia’s Undergraduate Film Magazine “Afterimages” Celebrates Students’ Love of Cinema

    An afterimage is a ghost image on your retinas, an impression that light makes on your eyes that remains present even after you close them.

  • The Tallest Of Mountains

    Vancouver Electro-Dance Group Bear Mountain Ventures East

    Bear Mountain is a fitting name for a band emerging from the Canadian woods of the Pacific Northwest—their sound, however, samples music from all corners of the Earth, most notably the Congo.

  • Fringe Giveaway—Advanced Screening of “Bad Grandpa”

    Get your prune juice and vodka ready.

  • Stop! Motion Time

    5th Annual Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival Looks Back at Gumby and “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

    Stop motion animation is a tricky craft, requiring ingenuity and a steady hand of surgeon-like precision. Indeed, manually animating puppets (or clay characters) frame by frame is like a big game of Operation on a three-dimensional scale.

  • A Decade of Resistance

    Cinema Politica Returns for 10th Year at Concordia

    As university students in the progressive metropolis of Montreal, it’s our responsibility to stay informed and on top of current events both at home in Quebec and abroad—so Cinema Politica is back to make sure the world’s pressing issues stay at the forefront of Concordia’s collective consciousness.

  • Two Saxxy Gentlemen

    Electro-jazz Hybrid Duo Saxsyndrum Pump Up the Funk

    Jazz might be the last genre you’d expect to see at POP Montreal. After all, some might say it’s best reserved for middle-aged couples sipping wine in tasteful-yet-stuffy establishments, not for the unwashed youth at one of the city’s biggest indie festivals. Saxsyndrum is challenging the status quo by merging electro dance music with sweet saxophone licks to revitalize jazz in a whole new way.

  • Ghosts In the Machine

    Paranormal-Themed Film POP Kicks Off with Spooky EVP Installations

    This year’s Film POP has decided to take the spooky approach for their theme, but has ditched the washed-up clichés in favour of legitimately spine-tingling subjects—like the bone-chilling whispers of the dead through electronic voice phenomenon.

  • Get Inside the Circle

    Former Concordia Student Goes From Journalism Student to Hip-Hop Artist

    Few students can say they’ve made the transition from journalism to hip-hop artist, but that’s precisely what Simon Tousignant, better known by his rapper alias ST, has done.

  • Hunters and Foragers

    Canadian Artists Engage Montreal With a Taste Tour of St. Henri

    If you’re taking a walk in St. Henri this week and come across two people rooting through plant life on the side of the road with a homemade cart, don’t be alarmed.

  • Link Picks: Nightlife

    Montreal is known for its timid nature.