Countermeasure visits VIU

By Arts Editor Cheryl Folland Light, fun, soulful, and engaging. Countermeasure a cappella vocal group used their 14 voices to entertain around 80 guests March 14. With a mixture of originals and well-known covers, attendees were taken on a musical journey that was both touching and comedic at times. Nanaimo was the third stop on Countermeasure’s first tour through British Columbia. In August last year, they competed in Edinburgh, Scotland-—to have them on home turf was a feast for the eyes and ears. With dynamic teal costumes, choreographed numbers, and up to 14 part harmonies, it was a perfect Tuesday […]

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Young Fox Sky Beats Gold album review

Above: 📷 Courtesy By Chris Adam Young Fox was founded in 2012. After two years of writing and honing their craft, the band released their Predecessors EP in July 2014. Nearly three years later, the next evolution of the band is here. March 10 marked the release of their debut full-length album Sky Beats Gold via Spartan Records. The Pittsburgh natives know how to create a catchy, yet moody, alternative rock album. Sky Beats Gold kicks off with the song “Sometimes the Monsters Win”, beginning with a dark and groovy guitar riff. As the chorus hits, audiences get a good sense of […]

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Logan: Reviewed

Above: 📷 Courtesy By Emily Hingston This article contains spoilers. I had seen no trailers and managed to avoid the plethora of spoilers on Facebook and other social media. I am a Marvel fan but I went into this movie knowing nothing. I went in completely blind. Logan is set in the year 2029. Mutants are all but extinct, except a few that are in hiding. James Howlett (Logan/Wolverine) is a limo driver. He uses his money to help buy medication for Professor Xavier, who he has isolated in Mexico. As Xavier’s health deteriorates, his mind goes into seizures, debilitating all those […]

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Ed Sheer-damn

Above: 📷  Courtesy of By Megan Wolfe I was absolutely one of those people. As of midnight on March 3, I had Divide downloading on Apple Play. Since then, I’ve been listening to the album on repeat.  The lyrics from his latest album hit me harder and closer to home than any of his previous albums or EPs. The sentiment of being ‘straight fire’ comes from many of my friends. Though Divide left a few fans wanting the old Sheeran back, missing his rawness in songs like “A-Team” and “Give Me Love”, and thought this album left something to be […]

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