Unlike stormtroopers, Solo hits the mark

After December’s controversial The Last Jedi, fans were skeptical about Disney’s ability to produce another Star Wars prequel that would do justice to Han Solo, arguably the most iconic character…

Father John Misty returns with a stronger Messiah complex

In God’s Favorite Customer, his most recent album, singer-songwriter Josh Tillman, also known as Father John Misty, elaborates on his tumultuous journey to fame and his repressed childhood growing up…

Bad Witch conjures up a brew of spellbinding darkness

Nine Inch Nails’ new misanthropic masterpiece Bad Witch was officially released on June 22. The highly-anticipated offering is the final instalment of an interconnected trilogy, following 2016’s Not the Actual…

CIVL Shuffle — July 11, 2018

CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy is excited about the new project just announced by CIVL, and all of the great opportunities for students and other volunteers to participate in studio…

Death Grips goes pop, sort of

California’s noisiest trio has decided to dip their toes into the realm of (comparable) pop. Compared to a release as recent as 2016’s Bottomless Pit, Death Grips’ most recent record,…

Disney lied to us; relationships are labyrinthine adventures

Rachel Manley’s The Black Peacock isn’t the typical, tell-you-everything-up-front romance novel. It doesn’t have excessive and self-indulgent sex scenes, or volcanic eruptions of emotionality in the pouring rain. Instead of…

CIVL Shuffle — June 27, 2018

CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy ruminates on the frustration of youth that brought us a Winnipeg-born phenomenon, known as Sethany, whose hip-hop perspective may laugh in the face of traditional…