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BIRDS CHIRPING, CAR engines revving, first years griping: These are the sounds of the U of O campus. And after five years of hanging around listening to the same tired soundtrack, it gets boring. Confession: I am an iPod user. That girl ordering coffee with her headphones still on? That’s me. The person too enthralled …

Sugary cereal connects artists with music lovers and industry experts THE POST FOOD Company has a sweet tooth for indie tunes. It’s the founder of The First 15, a grant project that mixes social media and industry expertise to help unknown artists get their big break. Hoping to get more Canadian independent music into the iPods of music lovers is just one of the …

  Jane’s Addiction The Great Escape Artist Capitol Los Angeles band Jane’s Addiction’s fourth studio release might satisfy die-hard fans looking for the same old sound that garnered the group initial fame, but it’s not likely to entice any new listeners. The 10-track album is full of songs we’ve already heard before—standard Jane’s Addiction, with …

Local band unites politics and music WHAT STARTED OUT as just another tour for Hollerado turned into a chance to get Canadians more involved in politics and their community. While thinking of ideas for their upcoming tour, Manotick natives Dean Baxter, Jake Boyd, Nixon Boyd, and Menno Versteeg got to talking about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his proposed budget …

Vancouver’s Said the Whale talks challenges, triumphs, and winning America IN THE FOUR short years since Said the Whale was formed, the band has toured across the continent, earned national acclaim at home, released a handful of albums, and was featured in a full-length documentary on CBC. For the Vancouver-based indie-rock quintet, success did not …

How to get involved in the arts on campus WHETHER YOU PLAY an instrument, or love to sing, act, or dance, if you would like to continue doing so on campus you’ve come to the right school. With musical ensembles and tango classes, the University of Ottawa boasts a variety of options for the artistically inclined. Theatre If you’re a true theatre guru, …

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