Max Szyc

Crusades Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment With Greater Fear Than I Receive It | No Idea It was heartbreaking when two of Ottawa’s best local bands, sludge metal titans Buried Inside and poppy punk rockers Year Zero, bit the dust. While the city’s punk scene has moved on, so have Buried Inside guitarist and CHUO program director Emmanuel Sayer and Year Zero singer and guitarist Dave Williams, …

We like music. You like music. Let’s like music together. Arcade Fire Reflektor | Merge Records In 2004, Arcade Fire released Funeral, an album with a mix of guitar-driven rock and symphonic orchestrations that laid the groundwork for modern indie rock. By the time 2010’s The Suburbs hit the shelves, the band was topping charts and selling …

THE OTTAWA NEIGHBOURHOOD Study (ONS), a program created to provide easy access to various statistics and information concerning Ottawa’s 108 neighbourhoods has overhauled its website in order to make it more accessible and interactive.

Fulcrum contributors’ picks for the Polaris Prize THE POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE is a $30,000 music award given to the best Canadian full-length album of the year.  A jury of music journalists, broadcasters, and bloggers chooses the winning album based on its artistic merit, without regard to genre, sales, or professional affiliation. The Polaris Prize Gala …

Fans wait over nine hours for Osheaga Festival Max Szyc | Fulcrum Contributor Photo by Charleena Fan MONTREAL’S ANNUAL OSHEAGA festival typically attracts festival-goers of all ages thanks to its eclectic lineups. This summer was no exception, as ‘80s electro-pop veterans New Order played back-to-back with modern folk-rock sensations Mumford and Sons at the festival’s …

Five albums to groove, chill, and definitely not study to this summer Max Szyc | Fulcrum Contributor   The Knife Shaking the Habitual | Mute Records Sweden’s The Knife joins a wave of artists like David Bowie and Daft Punk who made long-awaited returns in 2013 after lengthy periods of (mostly) silence. While it was …

While record stores have been closing down across the city for years—notable closures being Record Runner in 2006 and The Record Shaap last November—the stores that have managed to tough it out celebrate annually in the form of Record Store Day.

Ottawa has a lot to offer for each one, but if you still can’t decide, maybe one of these student accounts will sway you toward some of the many trails and paths located around the city.

This summer I’m saying fuck it to slaving away and missing all the fun. If I want to take the full 12 days of Bluesfest off, I’m doin’ it.

“I mean, I could keeping going and get a doctorate or something—become a doctor of English and save people’s lives with my analysis of medieval literature,” Hayes said. “But I figured hey, if I’m going to be paying out my ass for tuition, I might as well learn and contribute something valuable to society.”

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