Soledad Muñoz: An Artist In Between

Soledad Muñoz: An Artist In Between

Soledad Muñoz is in her studio when I call. She just has to wrap something up quickly before we do the interview. It’s this kind of diligence which has helped the young artist bring home a few arts awards (see below) and earn a coveted spot at this year’s New Forms Festival, where she will […]

New Forms: A Festival Like No Other

New Forms: A Festival Like No Other

Everything is a festival nowadays. Several artists performing? That’s a festival. Day-specific, caste-identifying wristband? Yup, that’s a festival. Onesie army? Hey, there’s a festival. Mini-donuts? Festival. How do you differentiate one festival from another? “Attention, new-wave grime-step lovers!” The festi-verse has fractured into innumerable subdivided bits of sub-subgenres. It can make for a confusing landscape. […]

What The Devil?

What The Devil?

On the morning of Tuesday, September 9, 2014, a nine-foot tall statue depicting a black-horned, yellow-eyed, red devil sporting a generous erection appeared in a park near the VCC-Clark SkyTrain station. The ground shook. People ran for their lives. Children wailed and animals howled. The oceans turned to blood. It rained fire. The end had […]

Best Metal Albums of 2013

Best Metal Albums of 2013

My selection process when making the Best Metal Albums list is pretty organic. Sure, the way the album was created, where it fits in the artist’s catalogue, and other such peripheral factors influence my decision, but the main factor is pretty simple – How does this music make me feel? If it makes me feel […]

Best Music Videos of 2013

Best Music Videos of 2013

One thing I realized while watching hundreds of music videos this year, was how much better a lot of them were than full-length feature films. It’s amazing how far and deep you can go in a four minute clip, with the right videography, art, and music. I got together with some fellow music friends a […]

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