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Theatre Review: The ‘Invisible’ Work of Making Art

November’s Precarious: Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival has been a fascinating moment for the arts in Peterborough. Through plays, art shows, workshops, and talks (and, full disclosure, an event Electric City Magazine took part in, The Biography Project), it has been an in-depth exploration of the challenges of artists and anyone else living in a precarious economy, […]

5 Questions: Mathieu Charbonneau of Timber Timbre

In the 1980s, our vision of the future started to change. Far from the cheery, gee-whiz sci-fi of the past—where science would fix all our problems and bring us all closer together—mounting fears about urban decay, climate change, social isolation, and the sinister side of technology birthed a new prophecy. Movies like Blade Runner, Terminator, […]

Nick Ferrio: Come Hell or High Water

On May 13, 2017, Nick Ferrio and his partner Manon Gagnon welcomed into the world their first child: Franklin Mitewamewkwe Ferrio. It had been an unusually complicated and fraught pregnancy, full of tests and visits to Toronto specialists and uncertain diagnoses, but that all changed when Frankie was born. “For a long time I was searching […]

Album Review: BEEF BOYS – Melt Like a Witch

Peterborough ‘garage ponks’ BEEF BOYS have always taken a slash-and-burn approach to music – loud, fast, cynical garage rock played sloppy and with ferocious intensity, seemingly tearing apart their own music even as they make it. Melt Like a Witch certainly starts that way, with Germ Sperman’s haggard vocals and lightning-fast guitar work, Young Ray […]

5 Questions: Maya Miller of The Pack AD

As the Pack AD were recording their seventh album, Dollhouse, at a studio in Vancouver earlier this summer, all around them BC was burning. 2017 is now officially the worst wildfire year on record for the province. It’s the latest crisis in a year that feels full of them: destructive hurricanes, rising global instability, racial […]

Transmissions: Opioids in Peterborough

[Transmis/sions} It’s been referred to by former federal Minister of Health Jane Philpott as “the greatest public-health crisis we face in Canada,” and recently we got a picture of just how bad it is locally: Peterborough now has the fourth-highest rate of opioid-related deaths in the province. The Ontario government recently announced a string of new […]

What’s On in the Arts: October 2017

Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in October 2017. For a complete list of music events, see our events calendar. Visual Art // Theatre and Performance // Film // Literary Arts   Visual Art 150 Years of Canada’s History: Featuring Peterborough County // Ongoing to October 8 // […]

Album Review: Nick Ferrio – Soothsayer

Here are two words I never thought I’d apply to a Nick Ferrio record: cool and bangin’. A far cry from his trad-country debut Introducing Nick Ferrio & His Feelings or the emotional folk-pop of Amongst the Coyotes & Birdsongs, Ferrio has whittled his band to a core of Sean Conway on bass and Brandon […]

Where to See Live Music in Peterborough

It’s repeated so often it’s almost cliché, and yet it’s true: for a city this size, Peterborough has an incredibly active, creative, and diverse music scene. And part of that scene is an abundance of live music venues. Pretty much 365 days of the year (depending if anyone wakes up on Christmas and New Year’s), […]