Albumn review, “Campfires on the Moon”, by Michael Nenonen.
Rodney DeCroo’s latest album, “Campfires on the Moon,” reveals hidden faces. I’ll say more about that in a moment.
“Campfires”, released by Tonic Records, is DeCroo’s seventh album (eighth if you count his 2012 spoken word album “Allegheny”, and you probably should). Its gentle tempo is . . . → Read More: Art Threat: The outlaw love and godless gospel of roots rocker Rodney DeCroo
Come Worry With Us! is a film by Helene Klodawsky that follows Montreal-based band, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra on a North American tour. A collage-like documentary, the film highlights Jessica Moss and Efrim Menuck, bandmates, partners and parents to toddler-aged Ezra, who is traveling with the musicians.
An assemblage of visual stylings (hand-held . . . → Read More: Art Threat: A soulful assemblage: A review of Come Worry with Us!
Things may soon be looking grim for many students and faculty at the University of Saskatchewan.
The Saskatoon-based institution is looking to slash up to $25 million from its operating budget. In a restructuring process the administration has branded TransformUS, the UofS is currently determining “university priorities”, after which they plan to “eliminate or reduce . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Transform This: iconic Johnny Cash photo used to protest Saskatchewan university cuts
The U.S. military is using a Vancouver band’s music to torture prisoners at Guantanamo Bay — and the artists are working to make sure they pay for it.
Electro-industrial act Skinny Puppy has learned through a former guard at Gitmo that inmates would be drowned in their unsettling sounds for up to twelve hours . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Skinny Puppy bills US military for music use in torture
Rumblings out of Russia point to a possible imminent release of jailed Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.
According to Russian media reports, the Kremlin is planning to release 1,300 people from prison as part of an amnesty dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Russian Constitution.
A leaked draft of the . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Pussy Riot to be released from jail, leaked amnesty bill suggests
With six internationally acclaimed albums and a well-received book of poetry to his name, Rodney DeCroo is turning his talents to the theatre. I met with Mr. DeCroo in Vancouver at a Commercial Drive café in late August and talked with him about his current project.
Allegheny, BC, directed by Jane Heyman, is a . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Allegheny, BC: transformative theatre that shirks corporate culture
Ian Kamau is a Toronto based artist performing in Montreal for the Suoni per il Popolo festival at a concert organized by Howl!. Kamau is a key underground hip-hop artist creating today in Canada. This interview focuses on Kamau’s approach and specifically on the Traffic, a soul track from his debut album One Day Soon.
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