Posts by Evan McIntyre

The Morning Maniacs and Hidden Hearing Loss

It’s 5 p.m. and Mitchell Pineo just woke up after a long, loud night. He was DJing late with brother-in-beats DJ Loeb at Pacifico and they both left the club feeling inspired. “I hate it when that happens,” Pineo said, “we ended up coming back here and working on music until 8 a.m.” With that…

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New app offers instant access to counselling services

This Fall, students at Dalhousie and King’s can use their computer to access support for mental health problems like anxiety, depression, and phobias 24/7. Welltrack, a service acquired by Dal Counselling Services over the summer, provides free virtual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to its users. “There’s a ton of research that shows that if you…

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Cloud music

"This is better than Darude!" (Adele Van Wyk photo)

  It’s 2013 and the rate at which we produce and consume music has never been faster or more efficient. Technological game changers come and go, but I don’t want to write about Napster or dancing Korean dudes on YouTube. But the site with all those orange play buttons, SoundCloud, deserves discussion. Basically, SoundCloud provides…

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Traveling as work

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My job smells like mildewing cushions, Axe deodorant, and stale urine. It sounds like Drake over cell phone speakers, tastes like maple syrup and instant coffee and looks like a goofball dressed in bright colours leading 40 preteens through Quebec City. For the past two springs I have been employed as an educational tour guide.…

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Halifax comedy still alive, despite setbacks

Things seem bittersweet for comedy in this city. Last week Picnicface’s original film, Rollertown, was released in theatres across the nation — a year after its premiere at 2011’s Atlantic Film Festival. While the film’s release should be a celebration for the group, it seems like an afterthought: unfortunately, it was revealed this summer that Picnicface’s…

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Interview: Braids

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Braids will be playing at Reflections Cabaret on Tuesday, October 18 at midnight. Braids are a band that formed in Calgary while all of its members were still in High School. During this time they were beat at a battle of the bands competition by a Red Hot Chili Pepper’s cover band. Luckily they were…

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Interview: Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt

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Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt is a group with an ever-changing lineup that began while Neil Fridd, frontman and main creative force behind the project, was a student at the State University of New York (SUNY). With a live show that consists of ample helpings of blue glitter, stuffed animal suits, an M&M’s costume and chaos,…

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Girl Talk parties all night

Girl Talk’s Sept. 15 show at The Forum was everything Girl Talk should be: Sweaty, heavy and most of all, a party! In traditional GT fashion, Gregg Gillis had fans on stage for the entirety of his set, almost challenging them to dance and rock as hard as he was. Throughout the concert, there was…

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Dal rugby blanks SMU

Rugby Dal v. SMU - photo by Karyn Boehmer

67-0 season opening win for four-time Div I champions Despite Dalhousie’s dominating 67-0 score, the Tigers Division I rugby team began its 2011 regular season Saturday with a competitive match against Saint Mary’s at Wanderer’s Field. Momentum was slow to generate in the first half, with Dal gaining tries from team president Ellis Gray as…

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