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Interrobang articles by Nick Reyno

Reyno Rants - More money more problems: Stop giving out gift cards
For many, the holiday season is the happiest time of the year, but for others, it can be a downfall of receiving cash or gift cards. Read this article

Reyno Rants - It's beginning to look a lot like Grinchmas: Why the holiday season is not for everyone
It’s that time of year again. Snow is falling, shoppers are waging war on local stores and Michael Bublé’s relevance has been restored. Read this article

Reyno Rants: Definitely not a bar advocate
I've never understood people that go to a bar. Don't get me wrong I'm not coming from a position of condescension here, I just genuinely don't understand the bar experience. Read this article

Reyno Rants - There's no bones about it, owning a pet can be ruff: Please think before taking one home
Getting a pet is a serious thing to consider. It's not like getting a new laptop, it's looking at another living creature and saying, 'I'd like to take care of you for the rest of your life'. Pet adoption comes with a lot of responsibilities and difficulties that people don't always think about. Read this article

Get an iLoan for the new iPhone: What an Apple lover thinks of the new iPhone X
Being a fan of Apple these days is kind of like being a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Sure they're both pretty good looking on the surface but when it comes time to perform... well at least they're both pretty good looking. Read this article

Reyno Rants: My roommate moonlights as a lumberjack
When living away from home, there was a long list of awful roommates that I met. There was the mold-lord, abandoning dishes in the sink until they turned from white to a sickly gray-green colour. Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: Songs to get your summer started early
School is winding down and summer can be seen glinting in the distance like presents under a Christmas tree. Make sure that your summer is a banger by bringing the best songs possible to the beach with you. Here's what to avoid and what to play back-to-back. Read this article

Reyno Rants: How to ace your exam
This is it. The final stretch of college. Every keg stand, skipped class and Netflix marathon has been leading up to this. Final exams. Read this article

Save money while saving the environment
Fanshawe's student council has made some big waves this year and among them is a renewed focus on sustainability. As a result Fanshawe will be holding an Environmental Week spearheaded by the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) VP Internal Affairs, Kevin Kaisar. Read this article

Is Fanshawe doing its part to remain eco-friendly?
Sustainability has long been a priority for Fanshawe, a move reflected by its decision to join the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in 2012 Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: Drake's latest brainchild is a life playlist
For those of us who felt let down by Drake's last album, Views, his latest undertaking will come as a wave of relief. On March 18 the new project More Life debuted on his Apple Music radio show OVO Sound. Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: Sugary sweet with a side of eclectic
Charli XCX is in the midst of promoting her upcoming album, which is due in September, but what's this? Suddenly we have a mixtape to tide us over. Read this article

Reyno Rants: Make spring great again
One minute we've got lovely weather; everyone's wearing thin sweaters and sporting their new sneakers. The next minute there's 100 kilometre per hour winds and a tree just crashed through the neighbour's roof. Read this article

Geek Love: do these geeks have game?
Find your fictional soulmate. Is it Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Velma Dinkley, Hermione Granger, or maybe The Doctor? Read this article

What to do when they want to eat you... Zombie apocalypse survival guide
Welcome to the apocalypse. It's half past three and the minutes are dragging by as Mr. Schneebly drones on about the benefits of getting an early start on the term project. Rambunctious kids go running down the hall and typical Friday afternoon chatter can be heard from the nearby cafeteria. Read this article

Reyno Rants: Are you dating Netflix?
With more than 93 million Netflix subscriptions worldwide, the streaming service has over three times more subscribers than Trump has Twitter followers. Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: Learning math with Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran, everybody's favourite redheaded folk singer, is back with an impressive (exhaustive) 16 track deluxe album entitled Divide. Read this article

Reyno Rants: You're playing an encore? How incredibly unexpected
You know what really pisses me off? Encores or at least the idea of an encore. If you've been to a concert in the last 50 years you've probably stood in a crowd of sweaty fans hooting and hollering after the headliner has left the stage. Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: The best and worst this week in music
The Chainsmokers have quickly made a name for themselves as the Nickleback of EDM and seem to be continuing on this path. Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: What's LøVë got to do with it? Aaron who?
Aaron Carter, brother of Backstreet Boys heartthrob Nick Carter, has decided that 2017 is a good year for his comeback. I mean if a giant Cheetoh can successfully lie his way into a presidency, anything is possible, right? Read this article

What's gender got to do with it?
Your genitals do not determine your gender. Biological sex and gender identity exist on two separate spectrums and they don't always correlate. Read this article

We watched the worst movies of 2016 so you don't have to
The Razzie Awards recognize the worst Hollywood had to offer us, from worst movie to worst ensemble. For some reason, Interrobang columnists Nick and Kerra thought it would be a good idea to voluntarily watch all six films nominated for Worst Movie. Read this article

Can't live with you, can't live without you
Let's face it shit happen. Humans suck and eventually relationships come to an end. There's a time and place for feeling down in the dumps but it's not doing you any good throwing a pity-party day after day. Sometimes we need a little help to weather the storm and there is no shame in asking for it so here's a quintessential playlist to help you get through those tough emotions. Read this article

Seven suckers in shittier situations
A break up on Valentine's Day is one of the most gut-wrenching and despicable things that a person can do to their partner. However, it's not the most immoral thing that's ever been thought up. To help you feel better about your situation, here are a couple of movies whose characters have it far worse than you do. Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: The wild heart of Japandroids
Japandroids have always entertained a sense of cynicism and humour in their music. With album titles like Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock, it's easy to tell they don't take themselves too seriously, which makes them a joy to listen to. Read this article

Reyno Rants: Giving the worst holiday this year the recognition it deserves
Valentine's Day is a joke. If you need to wait for the capitalist overseers to tell you it's alright to convey love and affection then you need to seriously rethink your relationship. Read this article

Don't get duped by direct marketing
While direct marketing seems like a decent way to pay rent, the companies utilizing this tool are doing so to provide an air of legitimacy to their business dealings. Read this article

Reyno Rants: Reading this could save a family or friendship
Picking up Monopoly is a commitment to dismantling even the purest of gatherings. Playing any board game that lasts longer than 30 minutes can bring out the worst in a family, but none have a reputation as fearsome as this property-trading nightmare. Read this article

An unfortunate series
Netflix recently debuted its painstakingly accurate adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events, produced and co-written by Daniel Handler. Read this article

Reyno Rants: Why winter, why?
You know what sucks more than December? January. There's absolutely nothing to look forward to this month. No Christmas gifts, no New Year's parties. Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: A small light amidst the darkness of January
We ring in the New Year with Night People, the fifth studio album by the English rock band You Me at Six. With such little sunlight in January, I'm sure we all feel a little like night people right now. Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: Here's to the music of 2016
2016 wasn't all bad. Sure, there was overwhelming amounts of frustration, sadness and general malevolence but that didn't stop the world's musicians from pumping out hits. Here's a toast to the greats who are still with us and to those that we lost this past year. I give you some of the album highlights of 2016. Read this article

Reyno Rants: To hell with New Year's resolutions
The biggest lie that we tell ourselves in January is that this year will be different. Thankfully that whole new year, new me scam tends to flitter around and die out by around February or March. Read this article

Reyno Rants: Crappy Christmas carols: Why I can't stand Christmas music
Christmas music is perhaps the most excruciatingly painful part of the holiday season. It even ranks worse than working at Walmart on Christmas Eve, trust me I've done it and it's not pretty. Read this article

Reyno Rants: These five study tips will make sure to get you on the dean's list
Now I'm not pointing any fingers here but a lot of people did extraordinarily bad on their midterms. Read this article

Deck the halls with crappy movies
The holiday season has but one eternal purpose - inspiring dozens of weird, awful, quirky and sometimes scarring Christmas movies. Read this article

Wreckord reviews: The Weeknd still can't feel his face
Starboy, released Nov. 25, comes in at a daunting 18 tracks, and I'm not talking about a deluxe edition, there are seriously 18 grueling songs on this 68-minute album. Read this article

The quintessential gift guide for any music lover
Ah yes, the music lover. This person can simultaneously be the easiest and most difficult person to buy for this holiday season. Read this article

Reyno Rants - Modern gaming: Dropping standards and rising costs
Video games can be an exceptionally frustrating pastime. But something happened to video games along the way. They started getting easier, tutorials became more mundane and often players felt like there was quite a bit of hand holding going on. Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: Sex, drugs and Lady Wood
Staying true to Tove Lo's grungy and vice-driven persona, Lady Wood focuses on all kinds of highs from drugs to love. Read this article

Reyno Rants - Spoiler alert: Some of us haven't watched it yet
Few things in life are as universally despised as Donald Trump but something that comes close is people who spoil movies and television shows. Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: Lady Gaga is done with the disco stick
Lady Gaga is back once again and she's come a long way since the disco stick era. Her latest album, Joanne is a far cry from Artpop with a number of softer songs that show Gaga's sensitive side. Read this article

Reyno Rants: How to speed up getting lower car insurance
Car insurance is downright robbery for young adults. It's a good thing that we have tons of money to waste on over-inflated insurance rates though. It's not like we're trying to pay our way through college or chase down non-existent jobs or anything. Read this article

Get Apptive
Living a healthy lifestyle is sometimes easier said than done. Whether it's a lack of free time in the day or finding motivation to get off the couch, today's apps are making it easier for students to get active. Read this article

Stop fighting the freshman 15
The secret to surviving Fanshawe College is the freshman 15, shocking I know, but hear me out. It's no use fighting the 15 because it's a vicious hunter with a wide array of tools and traps. Read this article

Reyno Rants: People are friends not food
We are all guaranteed three things in life: death, taxes and the fact that sending an unsolicited picture of your dick to a girl is never going to get you laid. Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: Two Door Cinema Club goes to the disco
After two widely successful albums and extensive touring, the boys in Two Door Cinema Club took a well-deserved break from each other. Gameshow is the comeback album we've been waiting on. Read this article

Work study: Many students applying, few getting in
The work study program offered through Fanshawe is designed to help students find work on campus. However, vague questions, strict algorithms and short time-out windows have led to the rejection of a large number of students in need of financial assistance. Read this article

Reyno Rants: Today's craze is tomorrow's trash
The wonderful thing about the world we live in is that everything is practically at our fingertips. Music, news, restaurants, books, movies, video games, plane tickets everything is just a few clicks away these days. Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: The singles are falling like leaves
This October could be an exciting month or it could be an absolute nightmare. There's a lot of big name talent planning to release albums in the next few weeks. Read this article

Help is just around the corner
London is full of warm hearts and friendly faces willing to sit down and help those struggling with mental health issues, the hardest part is just reaching out for the first time. Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: Don't fall behind this autumn
While there are a lot of exciting releases coming up this October, these singles represent the tail end of the whirlwind that was September. Read this article

Reyno Rants: Fed up with fall
Walking around London I can't help but notice the alarming number of trees with red, orange and yellow leaves. It's only the beginning of October but these leafy bastards think it's okay to embrace autumn. Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: Green Day set to release their fifth American Idiot remake
What's green, 30-years-old and doesn't know when to stop making music? The answer is Green Day, and in response to your follow-up question, yes, these guys are somehow still making albums. Read this article

Reyno Rants: What the hall?
I noticed something this year. I noticed that there are an awful lot of people who don't fully grasp how a hallway works. Read this article

Wreckord Reviews - September singles: Super, standard or sub-par songs?
The first few weeks of college tend to be a bit of a blur. In case your weekend partying and recent parental freedom have caused you to overlook the new music that came out this month, here's a recap. Not that you missed much. Read this article

Reyno Rants: When shit hits the fan, clean it up
I put up with a lot of stuff during college, but there's just one thing that I couldn't stand: bad bathroom etiquette. Seriously, how have people lived this long and not figured it out yet? Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: July Talk isn't a one trick pony
July Talk, a band defined by their unique dueling vocalists, has returned with their highly anticipated sophomore release, Touch, on Sept. 9. Read this article

Setting the mood to do the deed
Ever wonder why you're not getting laid? Everything was going great at the bar, they laughed at your jokes and even suggested a quaint little ice cream place for dessert but when they got back to your place everything fell apart. Read this article

What's all the buzz about?
Adult toys are somewhat of a taboo topic so I'm here to try and disarm the stigma. Many people in heterosexual relationships are afraid to suggest them to their partner because they don't want to make them feel inadequate. Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: Bad Vibrations make for some good songs
A Day to Remember is the band that just keeps chugging. Their unique blend of metalcore and pop punk has been adopted by many and perfected by few since their formation in 2003. Read this article

Consent: How to know the difference between yes and no
I'm going to level with you, sex is great, but not everyone is in favour of getting frisky. There's only one way to figure out where your partner stands for sure, and that's by asking for consent. Read this article

The definitive Mac vs. Windows buying guide
Windows computers have been a cornerstone in offices and homes for many years. They're pretty much the go-to choice for anyone's first computer, but they're nowhere near as cool and hip as their big brother Mac. Read this article

Super summer smash hits
The only thing hotter than this summer was the music that brought us through it. It doesn't matter how much you hate pop tunes, it's hard to deny that they serve as great background music for pool parties, barbeques and drinking games. Read this article

Fanshawe shows its commitment to green transportation with a new bike share program
Carlie Forsythe, president of the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU), has headed a new initiative to bring a bike share program to our college, called FSU Bikes. Read this article

Fanshawe wins three awards national scholarships in broadcast journalism
Fanshawe Broadcast Journalism students won three national awards at the Radio, Television and News Digital News conference. Read this article

Conquering craft beer curiosity
Are pints of Budweiser and Coors Light starting to wear you down? It sounds like you're ready to enter the magical and exciting world of craft beer. Read this article

Fanshawe wins eight medals at Ontario Technological Skills Competition
Fanshawe College took home eight medals from the recent Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) in Waterloo on May 2 to 4. Read this article

Reyno Ramblings: The difference between success and failure is thin and covered in cheese
As another semester comes to a close, minds begin to drift to post-exam keggers, shindigs, hoo-has and celebrations of all sorts. It has become rather difficult to focus on things like your big statistics assignment when the mind is busy putting... Read this article

Interrobang Walks off the Earth to see Marianas Trench
On March 16, London hosted Marianas Trench and Walk off the Earth at Budweiser Gardens on the fifth date of their “Never Say Die” tour. The tour will take Marianas Trench from Kingston all the way to Vancouver, B.C. in support of their la... Read this article

Twiztid set to unleash mayhem at the Roosevelt Room
On March 24, the Detroit Hip Hop duo Twiztid is coming to London’s Roosevelt Room. With ten studio albums under their belt and no less than a dozen movies, the rappers promise to transform our city into a complete circus. The Interrobang h... Read this article

Must. Stay. Awake.
So you think you’ve got what it takes to pull an all-nighter at Fanshawe? You think that it’s all fun and coffee? Well it’s not, and you’re in for a rude awakening if you head into one of these unprepared. If you want to... Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: Untitled 09 | 03.14.2016
By virtue of his thought provoking lyricism, unique jazz influence and captivating live performances, Kendrick Lamar has become more than just a household name. After the release of 2015’s To Pimp A Butterfly, he performed a series o... Read this article

Digital vs. analog
When digital music first rolled onto market in the form of CDs, people were hesitant to accept it as the superior listening format. Despite being the better medium in terms of dynamics and sonic accuracy, consumers still clung to their collect... Read this article

Probable Potter Hypotheses
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter is something nearly all of us grew up on. It has naturally developed its own subculture, a big part of which resides in Internet fan theories. Some fans have taken reading between the lines to a whole new level, touch... Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: Single's edition
Singles don’t often get the same amount of attention that albums do. Understandably, a three-minute song is considerably shorter than a full-length album, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t break them down and appreciate them.... Read this article

To door or not to door
Human life is a diverse and complex mystery, but there’s one thing that unifies nearly each and every one of us: doors. House doors, locked doors, trap doors, car doors, fake doors and occasionally, sentient doors that moan and croak w... Read this article

Reyno Ramblings: Shady jam and suspicious families
Usually I pick a Dr. Seuss book for my weekly critical analysis, but I thought I might give the old man a break. This week I set my sights on Robert Munsch’s collection of mayhem, Blackberry Subway Jam. This book was a big part of my c... Read this article

The not-so-fantastic five
On Feb. 28, hundreds of Hollywood’s best will put on their finest evening wear and gather at the Dolby theatre for a night celebrating the best cinema had to offer in the past year. But on Feb. 27, adorably dubbed Oscar Eve, another ... Read this article

When I break up it's only to make up
Even the best relationships can be complicated, messy and frustrating. Breaking up and making up is part of the natural insane flow of our romantic lives, and often music is the only thing that helps. Breaking Up (by Nick Reyno) Va... Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: Bye bye Bloc Party
The prominence of EDM (electronic dance music) has had an interesting influence on the music industry. Whether we look at country, rock, blues or metal, everyone seems to be hopping on the bandwagon and adding electronic elements to their repe... Read this article

How to make money without selling yourself
We all need money to live. It’s a difficult reality for anyone, but it’s perhaps the most difficult for post-secondary students and recent graduates. In a world where having a job means sacrificing your grades, it’s difficult to kee... Read this article

Olivia and the Creepy Crawlies rock the house at Rum Runners
Thanks to Fanshawe's Music Industry Arts (MIA) program, we've seen some fantastic bands come out of the college. One of these bands is the indie folk collective, Olivia and the Creepy Crawlies. This week Interrobang had the chance to c... Read this article

Madchild continues his rise to glory with latest tour
If you haven’t heard of Madchild before, sit down, shut up and get ready for a crash course in the chaotic life of a touring musician. The Canadian-born rapper rose to fame with the hip-hop group Swollen Members, releasing singles like &... Read this article

Green eggs and vehicular manslaughter
From a young age, literacy is an incredibly important subject. I’m sure most of us can remember learning to print, learning to write in cursive and eventually learning to fluff up a 350 word essay to meet a four page requirement just hours... Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: The album that caused panic and killed disco
If I were to tell you that Panic! at the Disco just put out a new album, I’m sure many of you would laugh it off and say “that band died in 2008.” Well, to a certain degree this claim is true. Over five albums, Panic! has lost... Read this article

Curses rocks Rum Runners
With a name like Curses, the Toronto-based rock band has been blessed with an awful lot of talent. In under a year, they’ve released a debut EP The Bridge and embarked on two tours, playing shows at both Canadian Music Week and Kitchener&... Read this article

Remembering the greats and the music they left behind
It has been an incredibly dark winter for music. I’m not talking about the sorry state of the industry, slumping album sales, and the evil side of streaming websites or the fact that Justin Bieber is the second highest grossing artist rig... Read this article

Reyno Ramblings: Everything wrong with The Cat in The Hat
Although it’s been a few years, I’m sure that most of us have read, or been read, Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in The Hat. If you need a quick recap here’s the break down. Two kids, aged about five or six, are left home alone. ... Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: A Blackstar for a somber time
Throughout all of his eras and personas, from the exuberant Ziggy Stardust to the understated frontman of Tin Machine, David Bowie was art. While some may argue that his musical career died a number of years ago, the legacy he left behind will... Read this article

The London Music Hall transforms into an Adventure Club
London is predominantly known for two things: being the forest city and having one of the best music scenes in all of Canada. On any given night you can find dozens of concerts at the local venues with artists from all genres and decades; but if you&... Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: 2015 hits and misses
We can thank 2015 for some truly amazing moments, especially the “Hotline Bling” music video. Although we have to remember it’s also responsible for such atrocities as Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really (really really re... Read this article

Not for the jolly or faint of heart
Not everyone wants to throw on ugly Christmas sweaters and watch the same old movies year after year. I can’t speak for everyone, but the last thing I want after being bombarded by holiday spirit all day, is to go home and numb myself with th... Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: A Foo Fighter farewell
A greatest hits album is a defining point in any band’s career. It represents a long and successful run of chart-topping songs and a neverback- down attitude. It also signifies that a band has run out of good ideas for new music. So ... Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: Justin Bieber has found his Purpose
Justin Bieber, perhaps the most hated artist since Nickelback, has just unveiled his latest record. The Purpose album debuted on Nov. 13 alongside an unexpected 13 music videos, one for each song on the record. Before his brief absence... Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: Ellie Goulding's mammoth album has listeners feeling delirious
On Nov. 6, Ellie Goulding released her third studio album, Delirium, which has brought the British singer to the forefront of pop music once again. This may be the last storm to hit pop music for a long time as Adele’s next album looms i... Read this article

Snap, crackle, pop-up
“Perfect” – One Direction Rating: 2.5 out of 5 “Perfect” was released on a compilation this week that was creatively titled Perfect - EP. Although it’s technically not a single, it still deserves ... Read this article

The monster in music
Superstition is a powerful aspect of humanity that seems to seep into every facet of life, and music is no exception to this. Tales of haunted recording studios, possessed instruments and ghastly music venues are very commonplace, but what abou... Read this article

Fear mongering: why we like it
Why is it that some people enjoy being scared? In a word: hormones. There are some who say that the adrenaline rush, racing heart and sweaty palms that come with feeling afraid cannot be matched, even by sex. In an article in the Atlantic ... Read this article

Nosferatu the immortal
Nosferatu, the silent film from 1922, is hailed as being one of the most legendary and inspiring movies in the horror genre, and is world renowned for being the first film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The film is ranked as the sec... Read this article

Demi Lovato: Just another ex-Disney pop star
Demi Lovato’s Confident is the latest album in a long-winded list of records by ex-Disney pop stars. Released on Oct. 16, the album unfolds over a moderate 11 songs, which follow the typical formula of self-empowerment and irreverence. I... Read this article

The Flatliners come to Fanshawe
Interrobang recently spoke to Chris Cresswell, lead singer of Ontario's hardest working ska-punk band, The Flatliners. Read this article

Inukshuk and the future of ‘lovestep’
It seems that London’s music scene has taken note of the changing seasons. Albums are dropping nearly as fast as the autumn leaves and I must say, it’s a great time to be a Londoner. This week Interrobang got the chance to sit down ... Read this article

Dive into danger with Dallas Green
Despite having left Alexisonfire nearly five years and four albums ago, many people still regard City and Colour as a side project. Perhaps this is from some animosity for killing the stampeding beast that was Alexisonfire, but this could simp... Read this article

The safe side of Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez may have started on Disney Channel’s Wizard’s of Waverly Place, but she gained her true fame through dating the very troubled Justin Bieber. The now single songstress has been desperately trying to carve out a niche of... Read this article

Reducing your carbon footprint: It's a-boot time
Carbon footprint: it’s a term we hear more and more each day, but what is it exactly? Well, it’s not a shoe size, it has nothing to do with carbs and it’s not something you leave on wet cement. A carbon footprint is the me... Read this article

Drake has no Future
Drake and Future have had an incredibly successful year. Each of the artists have had solo albums debut at number one on the Billboard top 200 and their latest collaborative release has followed suit. The What A Time To Be Alive mix tape dropp... Read this article

These psychedelics will funk you up
Fanshawe students from out of town always seem to be asking the same two questions; “What is there to do in London?”; “Why can’t I find anything?” While London might not compare to a city like Toronto, it excels in... Read this article

Summertime wintertime all-the-time sadness
The illustrious Lana Del Rey has returned with her third studio album Honeymoon, which dropped on Sept. 18 and plays out over a moderate 14 tracks. If Del Rey stays true to form, I'm sure we'll see a deluxe version of this album be... Read this article

Keeping long-distance relationships from fizzling
Modern technology has made the world a smaller place. We can video-chat with friends across continents, parents are learning that texting with a signature is extremely annoying, and long-distance couples have become increasingly common. Whethe... Read this article

Dating apps for everyone
Technology has replaced a lot of things over the years. Letters turned into phone calls and phone calls turned into texts. Orchestras became bands, and bands gave way to DJs. Nothing has been safe from the advance of technology – n... Read this article

Petite Noir: Creative or a carbon copy
On Sept. 11, Petite Noir released his first full-length album, entitled La Vie Est Belle, which is the much anticipated follow up to his January extended play (EP) King of Anxiety. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly where Petite Noir gets ... Read this article

Career suicide with a side of glitter
Miley Cyrus is an artist that everyone loves to hate, and in this bittersweet train wreck kind of way she just keeps going. On Sept. 4 she released a new album, or rather an experimental art project, dubbed Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz. T... Read this article

The daily survival guide to Fanshawe
What a beautiful morning. The sun is shining, the birds are singing; everything seems splendid, everything other than the fact that you are late for class. Looks like there is no time to make breakfast this morning but at least you packed a lu... Read this article

Smash summer hits you'd like to smash
Here are some songs that I thought you'd love… love to hit over the head with a baseball bat and leave in a ditch by the side of the road. “Where Are Ü Now?” Jack Ü ft Justin Bieber Leave it to Skrillex and Diplo to br... Read this article

Iconic building to become London's music hub
The London downtown core has been slowly transitioning from blocks of retail stores, to a wealth of unique restaurants, music venues and other cultural gems. With these developments comes the departure of Nash Jewellers, a cornerstone of downtown Lon... Read this article

Stretch your grocery budget with price matching
DISCLAIMER: Some store policies may vary from the information that follows. Please check with your local store about its specific policies before shopping. Price matching is a relatively new craze hitting London that owes its success to ... Read this article

Favourite finds in Forest City
Living in a new city can be difficult and it’s not always easy to find things to do in your down time. Sure, there are the big festivals you hear about on the radio, but people aren’t always around to tell you about the smaller thin... Read this article

Music streaming is heating up this summer
As the music industry crawls into the digital age, decades behind the rest of the world, we continue to find new ways of listening to music. Whether it’s been pirated, burned, downloaded or shared, people are listening to music now more t... Read this article

Wild Minds and mild manners
Bands go through a lot of changes over the years; members leave, new muses surface and the pressure of turning into a pop music takes its toll. Mumford & Sons, the band made famous for its banjo-driven, high tempo folk music, has recently ... Read this article

Late to class: The downs of the London Transit Commission
If there’s one thing Londoners like more than London Knights hockey games, it’s complaining about their bus service; but it’s easy to complain about something when you have nothing to compare it to. Looking at similar-size... Read this article

The behemoth that is Godspeed
Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress is perhaps the most ethereal experience you’ll have this month. Released on March 31 by the Montreal collective known as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, this album has been the long awaited follow up to the... Read this article

Songs for the summer
Smallpools is a new indie pop band based out of Los Angeles, and it’s a must-have for any quintessential summer playlist. The band’s debut album LOVETAP! was released on March 24, appropriately welcoming the warmer weather. Or mayb... Read this article

The wait is finally over
It’s been long anticipated, but it’s finally here. The band Modest Mouse has been working on its sixth studio album for the past eight years – longer than most bands even exist. The band’s prolific record Strangers ... Read this article

The Quiet Things get loud
The Quiet Things is a new three-piece rock band based out of Markham, Ont. The band has only been around for a year and a half, but it is already releasing its debut full-length album. The Fall will drop on March 24, but in the meantime, y... Read this article

You can't unhear this
The band Moon Duo is actually a trio of musicians all hailing from San Francisco, California. The band just released its latest album, Shadow of the Sun, on March 3 and has started out on a tour across North America. This psychedelic kraut... Read this article

Old and new: Killah jazz-hop
BADBADNOTGOOD is a trio of jazz musicians that met at Humber College in Toronto. The group has become known in the music scene for its renditions of contemporary hip-hop songs, blending them flawlessly with its own unique style. The group ... Read this article

Drake pulls a Beyoncé
Surprises fans with new album Rating: 3 out of 5 On February 13, Drake took the world by storm, releasing the 17-song album/mixtape, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. It has garnered a lot of attention by devoted and ... Read this article

We are All We Are
All We Are is a relatively fresh band. It’s only been around for three years, but as of February 2, the band has already got the release of a full-length album under its belt. Following in the footsteps of so many other artists, All W... Read this article

Interrobang music experts present: Songs to break up to
Bobby Foley I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. But nothing is more seemingly random than love – the way it strikes, the way it grows and the way it stings – and consequently, this time of ... Read this article

Fall Out Boy's new album: Beautiful, psycho or both?
Fall Out Boy has landed on its feet with a new album called American Beauty/American Psycho after stumbling out of a hiatus in 2013 with its directionless album, Save Rock and Roll, which featured questionable material and bizarre collaboration... Read this article

A cure for your anxieties, straight from the King
Petite Noir is the brainchild of Yannick Iluga – a master of blending different musical styles and a prime example of a man who continues to reinvent himself day after day. Iluga doesn’t just blend a niche of neighbouring genres. He ... Read this article

A Balcony oasis
If you haven’t yet heard of Catfish and the Bottlemen, sit down buckle up and plug in your headphones. Or perhaps turn up you stereo and pour a few beers, because this is definitely an album to rock out to while fending off the winter bl... Read this article

Bones + Longing for winter break
If you haven’t heard of Gemma Hayes before, then you’re about to be swept into the comforting embrace that we all need so dearly amidst this crisp and shrill winter. Hayes is a folk singer/songwriter who occasionally treads on t... Read this article

Take the Nickel out of circulation
Nickelback is the band that all your friends love to hate, and if the band is on your iPod, you probably aren’t bragging about it. These Canadian rockers take a lot of flack from the public but they don’t show any signs of slowi... Read this article

Azaelia Banks: Broke with bad taste
Azealia Banks is a name you probably haven’t heard in quite a few years, if at all. The buzz has all but died out for this New York hip-hopper, but that is to be expected when you release little more than a single EP over the span of six years?... Read this article

Gloomy music for Gloomy weather
Make no mistake; Scottish band The Twilight Sad has absolutely nothing to do with the Twilight franchise. So if you’re hoping for a vampire fan fiction – you’re going to be disappointed. These indie noise-rockers are base... Read this article

A very dark chocolate factory
Primus has been around for 30 years now, and in that time the band has been called everything from funk-rock to psychedelic polka. These dark-humoured rockers have been so difficult to classify over the decades that a new genre was created... Read this article

Kele's new album Trick is the treat you've been waiting for
Rating: 5/5 Four years ago Kele Okereke, lead singer of the popular indie rock band Bloc Party, embarked on his musical journey into the electronic dance scene. Where his initial solo album The Boxer was marked by prevalent Bloc Party in... Read this article

New Weezer album upholds promise: Everything Will Be Alright In The End
Rating: 4/5 Weezer spent a number of years dishing out watered down albums with surprising genre crossovers and appearances by artists such as Lil’ Wayne. The band had strayed from the path of edgy alternative rock, and the fans we... Read this article

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