Arts

FOR THE BIRDS FOR THE BIRDS is revitalizing the independent music scene in their hometown Barrie, Ont. After taking a listen to their latest album, All Kinds of Classy, it’s easy to hear their music is more than for the birds. In an effort to set them apart from other rock bands in the music …

Gangster never felt so good Èva Morin | Fulcrum Contributor FOUNDED ON A 16-year-long friendship between Tynan “Tragic” Phelan and Jonny “Rockwell” Desilva, Ottawa-based hip-hop group Philly Moves is gearing up for the release of their latest album, How To Drink Yourself Famous.  “This album is a new direction for us,” says Phelan. “This is definitely our most eclectic …

Through the lens THE AGE OF the Internet has allowed for downloading to run rampant. Whether it’s a film release or a new album, anything can be found after a couple of clicks—most of our iTunes playlists have illegal downloads to thank. Our demand for free entertainment is not a new problem, but is only …

PATRICK THOMPSON HIGHLY ESTEEMED CANADIAN artist Patrick Thompson makes his presence known in Ottawa this holiday season, showing off his latest batch of works, dubbed Sausage Fingers. Although he lives and works primarily in Toronto, Thompson has travelled the world and displayed his creations in many exotic locales, including the Centre for Contemporary Culture in …

SmoQue Shack 4 / 5 NOW I KNOW what the “meat sweats” truly feel like. SmoQue Shack is a new specialty restaurant opened in the ByWard Market that is serving up one of my favourite foods of all time: Smoked meat. The food at this restaurant is quick, affordable, and will put you into a meat …

The Descendants 4.5/5 Alexander Payne’s first directorial effort since the Academy Award-winning film Sideways recounts the tragic tale of Matt King, a land baron in modern day Hawaii. The Descendants, while having a certain Payne-esque quality to it, is a top-notch film that sells a realistic story about grief and anger. Starring George Clooney as …

Exploring the death of independent threatre ATTENDING A FILM at the ByTowne Cinema on Rideau Street is something I try to do as often as I can. Unlike the big-name chain theatres such as Silvercity and Empire, an independent theatre like the Bytowne caters to a different crowd. Independent theatres usually play movies that aren’t …

Speaking to the founders of Kapacity IT HAS BEEN over 12 years since three friends got together to create a promotions company that would change Ottawa’s local music scene forever. In 1999, Graham Bradley, Mike Mikkelson, and Jeremy Pigeon created Kapacity Entertainment—a local concert promotions company, designed to promote international hip-hop artists. To date, the …

Comedian speaks about her career and new tour YOU MAY RECOGNIZE funny lady Debra DiGiovanni from her days on MuchMusic’s Video on Trial, but for those who want to see the Toronto native performing some of her own material, now’s your chance. DiGiovanni is embarking on her first headlining tour, called Single Awkward Female Tour, …

Art Walk: A free treat for the public OTTAWA’S WELLINGTON WEST has been transformed over the past few years into an artistic stomping ground, with highlights such as the Wellington Marbles, new indie venues, and frequent musical and theatrical performances in the area parks. Students who enjoy art will especially love the First Thursdays Art …

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