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Melissa Payne: Finding Light Through the Darkness

First things first: Melissa Payne is a dynamite performer. The petite blonde musician with a wide smile is a firecracker on stage, climbing on her bandmates’ instruments for an acrobatic fiddle solo or bouncing around the stage with a guitar around her neck. Audiences have been falling in love with her since a young age, […]

What Creates Quality of Life?

All throughout August, something unique will be happening at Evans Contemporary. The local art gallery normally closes its doors for the month, but instead, owner Paolo Fortin is giving the keys over to Karol Orzechowski, a.k.a. local doom rapper Garbageface, for a festival titled Quality of Life. “What I wanted to do,” says Karol, “was […]

Paul Bennett on the Future of Peterborough

We are fast approaching the Peterborough municipal election, which occurs on October 22. An election is not just a changing of the guard in leadership. It is also an ideal time to start a conversation about the kind of city, and the kind of future, we want to build. There are many challenges facing this […]

Zoë Easton on the Future of Peterborough

We are fast approaching the Peterborough municipal election, which occurs on October 22. An election is not just a changing of the guard in leadership, but is also an ideal time to start a conversation about the kind of city, and the kind of future, we want to build. There are many challenges facing this […]

Ian Attridge on the Future of Peterborough

We are fast approaching the Peterborough municipal election, which occurs on October 22. An election is not just a changing of the guard in leadership, but is also an ideal time to start a conversation about the kind of city, and the kind of future, we want to build. There are many challenges facing this […]

Peterborough Arts Awards: And the Winner Is…

A few years I go, I became weirdly obsessed with a short-lived Bravo TV show called Work of Art. The show took the tried-and-true reality competition show formula of Top Chef and Project Runway, and applied it to the world of fine art. It was a bizarre show, and rightly canceled after one season, but […]

5 Questions: Eugene Chadbourne

Perhaps Eugene Chadbourne is best known for (or most infamous for) the electric rake, a homemade instrument consisting of a garden rake with an electric pickup, creating a noise much like you’d expect from a loud, distorted rake. He doesn’t play the electric rake any more, but it gives a sense of Eugene’s unconventional approach […]

Bandwagon: Whitehorse – “Boys Like You”

Bandwagon, the local video series featuring intimate performances from excellent bands, continues its seventh season with a performance of “Boys Like You” by Whitehorse. Even before Whitehorse was a band, Luke Doucet and Melissa McLelland were making music and playing together. They each had solo careers and would sometimes tour together, playing backup in each other’s […]

Mokomokai: United Under the Riff

The 2007 documentary Global Metal sees metalhead (and cultural anthropologist) Sam Dunn investigating heavy metal scenes around the world, discovering how the same blistering guitar solos and wild styles have found expression and meaning across borders, cultures, and language barriers. At one point, Dunn is speaking to a boy in India, who says, “Heavy metal […]