Augury

Augury is the latest in a long line of progressive death-metal bands from Francophone Canada. The progenitor was Voivod, of course, with its sci-fi…

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The Barb

One of the comedians at the new Barbary Coast Comedy night is from Santa Cruz. At first glance, we figured the Santa Cruz connection…

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Ghislain Poirier and Daedelus

Renowned electronica label Ninja Tune stays ahead of the intelligent dance music game with bills like this one, which teams up two of its…

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Ding Ding Ding!

People who are “into” cactus tend to be from pretty disparate groups. Sometimes it's a lady who really likes the early California aesthetic. Other…

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Canada? Really? Scoff if you want, but one of the most crucial, unruly, and unpredictable punk bands on this continent hails from the land…

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Oh, Canada

Guy Maddin pays homage to the tundra of his youth in My Winnipeg.

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Oh, Canada

Guy Maddin’s frozen reverie on Canada’s “Gateway to the West” is barely defrosted by the warmth of the projector bulb. My Winnipeg opens with…

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