Music

No-Bowie Can Compare

The Contemporary Studies programme out of King’s College has chosen to focus their third year course, CTMP 3415: Contemporary Aesthetic and Critical Thought, around David Bowie, the idol of the 1970s and ‘80s. Dr. Elizabeth Edwards, Director of the Contemporary Studies Programme and instructor of the course, sat down with Gazette reporter William Coney to…

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The 2015 Halifax Summer To-Do List

With so much of Dalhousie’s student body hailing from outside the city, summers in Halifax can feel like a well-kept secret. Those who stay in the city can attest to the beautiful weather and the multitude of things to do through the city. So, collected here is a (small) list of festivals and happenings going…

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There and Back Again, an Arts Section’s Tale

Through snow, slush and sleep deprivation, the Gazette’s Arts team has worked hard to get into all of Halifax’s biggest festivals to keep you in tune. As we wrap up our publishing year, let’s shed all notions of journalistic modesty and bask in a little self-congratulatory nostalgia. We began where we always seem to, at DalFest.…

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Seven Stages in the SUB

SubFest transforms the SUB into a festival grounds on March 6   “There’s going to be an ice cavern hallway dance party,” Mike Fong tells me. He isn’t talking about some swanky new club downtown, nor about an art installation. He’s talking about our very own Student Union Building and the transformation it’ll take on…

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Blood and Guts and Music

The Halifax Battle of the Bands tore through the T Room Last Thursday, six local bands fought to the bloody end for a cash prize and chance to play at the World Curling Championship – which is being held in Halifax from March 28 to April 5. Each band – representing a wide swath of…

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Thawing the Winter Blues

It’s a cold night towards the end of January, as they all are. Let’s say it’s January 23. The air bites as if it had an intention to deter you. As if it were claiming the outdoors for itself and beginning a winter-long dynasty. Nearly a month into the semester, there’s already rust forming in…

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Singing in a different key

King’s Chorus prepares for fifth anniversary The King’s Chorus promises it’s next concert will be off the Handel. Celebrating their 5th anniversary the chorus will perform G.F. Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum on November 22nd at Saint Mary’s Basilica. The chorus started with Nick Halley. In 2009, Halley wanted to create an all-inclusive classical choir. King’s…

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Steve Lambke of The Constantines talks to the Gazette

The newly reunited band’s Atlantic finale As The Constantines gear up to play their Nov. 14 reunion show at The Marquee, the Gazette had a chat with guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist Steve Lambke about the band. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the early 2000’s indie rock band, in Lambke’s words, “We…

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Reviews from the depths of the Arts Desk

The Gazette pans for gold through years of accumulated CDs Greg Rekus – Greg Rekus Demo An acoustic, alternative, folk and punk artist, Greg Rekus has gone from recording his music in his basement to performing across Canada and parts of the U.S.A. His music features the same repetitive beat and often felt cluttered with…

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