Fringe Arts

  • Wandering Symphonies

    My Dad vs Yours Prepare to Bloom

    A promising wall of sound is coming out of Ottawa. Instrumental indie quartet My Dad vs Yours have just released their second full length album Little Symphonies, a record which guitarist Jose Palacios describes as both nostalgic and uplifting.


    Andrew WK Wants A Reaction From You

    Andrew WK wasn’t always real. I don’t mean that as in, he didn’t physically exist. He clearly does, as his hulking frame, long hair,

  • Full-Time Poetry

    All This Could Be Yours Talks “Weightless, Insubstantial, Ordinary Mortality”

    Joshua Trotter’s debut poetry collection, All This Could Be Yours, won immediate favourable reviews for no reason other than its authenticity and aesthetic simplicity.


    An Assortment of Short Poems

    Is that what this is?

  • Concerning Links & Literature

    An Open Letter from the Lit Arts Editor About the Future of the Section

    Dear People Interested in the Literary Arts Section of The Link, I have some grim news. Next year there will be no Lit section. (!)
  • “Every Corner of the Room”

    Local Folk Singer David Simard Wants More From the Stage

    Smoke twists and twirls through the air of a dimly lit, wood-paneled room. The hollow acoustic instruments seem an elaborate extension of the floor and walls. The melody of the space blends into itself and a voice guides you down a hallway. This is one of the many atmospheres woven by the songs of David Simard.

  • Circus of the Mind

    A Journey Towards the Boundaries of Consciousness

    “It’s not just a spectacle, but something that the audience is intimately involved in,” said Shannon Collier, one of the organizers of Atem, an event that will combine guided meditation, improvisational music and circus acts.

  • Parlovr Not a Fightr

    In Studio With Montreal’s Parlovr

    Parlovr’s frame of mind is a bit of a head-scratcher. If you mispronounce the band’s name as, say, “Parlover” instead of the correct “Parlour,” the band members will gladly yield to your mishap.

  • Puro Instinct — Headbangers In Ecstasy

    Turquoise sonic and padded melodies like e-mails like moss gardens like death petals make you feel when you don’t care

  • Math Pop for the Masses

    Tera Melos Find Their Voice Through Upbeat Experiments

    These days it seems like pop music has become an increasingly effortless affair. But it doesn’t have to be that way, necessarily.
    Sacramento’s Tera Melos started out playing schizophrenic math rock, a genre named after the careful counting required for its polyrhythmic sound