A Smashing Spectacle

A Smashing Spectacle

The curtain was opened for fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome at 7:30 on September 8, and the anticipation lingered in the air like the marijuana smoke would later on. A black screen split apart down the centre, pulling to either side of the stage, with graphics scattering across. The graphics showed a piece of each chapter of the Smashing Pumpkins’ history, from artwork from Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness to Siamese Dream. Through the gap between the screens, a single white light peeked through, and thereafter, the mystical William Patrick Corgan.

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Concert Review: Eagles, JD & The Straight Shot

Concert Review: Eagles, JD & The Straight Shot

There’s nothing quite like a rock and roll show on a hot night in May, and even after all this time, The Eagles still draw quite the crowd, and play with the same amount of subtle enthusiasm as a young rock band, keeping fans of all ages on their toes, as well as on their feet.

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Review: reputation

Review: reputation

As the 1989 era comes to a close, a new dawn is upon us. After more than three years, Taylor Swift has released her sixth studio album, reputation. Taylor has come along way from riding shotgun with her hair undone and dancing in a storm in her best dress, fearless. reputation sheds a whole new light on Swift’s most intimate moments and shows a side of her that we’ve only caught glimpses of before.

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Review: California

Review: California

You can say what you want about Blink 182. Say that they sold out 10 or 15 years ago or that they’re nothing more than a band that reminds you of high school. You can say that they keep putting out the same, average material. But isn’t something better than nothing? It’s one of those questions a music fan has to ask themselves, and it’s a difficult one. Would we rather have our favourite bands just stop making music altogether, or risk them putting out monotonous records in formulaic fashion? It’s in many ways a rhetorical question, because artists ultimately get to make that decision - and not for our sake. Blink 182 have been back on the radar ever since the internet exploded when Tom Delonge left/quit/whatever really happened, and with their latest album, California, they intend to stay here.

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