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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), […]

Television Rd: The Threat of the Weird

As you listen to more and more new music—or, even worse, if you write about new music for a living—more and more of it tends to float by without making much of an impact. Some of it may be good, or even great. You may appreciate its artistry; the particular skill of one band member […]

Album Review: Cottage Pope – Suburban-Land

The endlessly productive Tom Damsbaek is a chameleon. He’s released moody electronic-and-piano songs under his own name and quirky chillwave as Keabsmad. This album is a couple years old, but it’s a new discovery, and it’s hard to ignore an album this charismatically, joyfully weird. Its genre could accurately be described as “music,” quotes included. […]

What’s On in the Arts: September 2017

Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in September 2017. For a complete list of music events, see our events calendar. Visual Art // Theatre and Performance // Film // Literary Arts   Visual Art William Robinson: Pickard Quarry Transpose // Ongoing to September 9 // Artspace // more […]

Album Review: Peter Graham – Nowhere in Tacoma

Sometimes, it feels good to be sad—not the anguished grief of painful loss or heartbreak, but a sort of comforting melancholy, like a grey and rainy summer day with a cool breeze. On his debut EP, Millbrook’s Peter Graham settles easily into this sweet and sad mindspace. Graham’s calm, confident, and emotive vocals shine in […]

To Be a Muse

The walls of the Only are covered with photos: Hendrix, the Beatles, the Who… It’s a shrine to these seemingly unique and god-like individuals, and to the lifestyle of sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll that they represent. But when Chanty Lemieux and Lynx O’Leary, hosts of the Muses and Stuff Podcast, look at these walls, they […]