Philadelphia Wings: Action packed

Action impacted fierce control is the prescription for Philadelphia’s National Lacrosse League team, the Philadelphia Wings.

This past Saturday, the Philadelphia Wings invited college students to come out and support Philly’s finest lacrosse team with College Night at the Wings Game. The night was filled with special honors to the top men’s and women’s college lacrosse teams in the Philadelphia Region.

College Night or not, from the start of the game, the Wings meant business and were flying through the game endeavoring a win.

Just 33 seconds into the first quarter the Wings brought out the brutality scoring. Although the Wings meant business, so did Colorado and defeat was not on their mind. The first quarter ended at a tie, 4-4.

Throughout the game, the Philadelphia Wings and Colorado Mammoths continued to challenge each other with a tight score. It was obvious tension was building among the players and rage was shown in the plays, passes and defense.

Despite all the rage and tight game, this all ended within the final eight minutes in the fourth quarter. Goal after goal, the Wings left no mercy with leaving the game with final score 17-13.

If you think you have what it takes to handle an intense Wings game, no worries there a few home games left this season. The next game is Sunday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m. vs. The New York Titans at the Wachovia Center.

Tickets can be purchased in advance, or at the door (if you are lucky enough that it was not sold out)! Visit wingslax.com for more information.

You can contact Megan Pellegrino at megan@campusphilly.org.

Flyers optimistic despite rocky road

The Flyers had a tough week, losing two out of three but being able to hang on to fourth place in the Eastern Conference. The team is down to seven games remaining before the race for the Stanley Cup begins.

After a huge weekend, the Flyers had 2 days off before their first home match-up with the Florida Panthers who are fighting for their playoff lives. Flyers winger Scott Hartnell has let his hair grow for over a year and a half and in honor of it, the Flyers held Scott Hartnell Wig Night giving out free wings to fans.

A big theme of this week for the team was that they had to play from behind in each game and that’s not something you want to do heading into the playoffs. The Panthers scored the only goal of the first period midway through when they beat Marty Biron.

It took the Flyers until there was less than six minutes left in the second period to score when Jeff Carter whipped home a wrist shot for his 41st of the season. However, the Panthers came right back after a rush by the Flyers and took the lead 23 seconds later off a rebound given up by Biron. Then with four seconds left in the period, Carter fed a pass in front and the honoree of the night, Hartnell, put home the puck to tie the game again.

In the third, the Flyers put 15 shots on net and could score after the Panthers scored the eventual game-winner early in the period. They added an empty-netter later after Danny Briere had trouble controlling the puck. The Panthers won 4-2. The Flyers set a season high in shots with 42.

On Saturday the Flyers faced the Islanders in New York. The Flyers looked for their 5th win in 5 tries against the Isles this year. I told you in my last article that the Flyers were home in this game. I am sorry for the mistake.

The Flyers played two entirely different games this night. The team seemed non-existent in the first two periods and the Islanders scored a goal in each but things changed in the third as John Stevens reunited some lines.

Jeff Carter was back with Scott Hartnell and Joffrey Lupul and it paid dividends quickly. The line combined for five points on three goals in less than four minutes that gave the Flyers the lead. Lupul had two goals while Hartnell picked up the other. But that lead was lost when New York tied the game 32 seconds later and it eventually went into a shootout.

In the shootout, Danny Briere and Mike Richards scored while Biron stopped all three shots and the Flyers secured the extra point. The final was 4-3. The Flyers continued to put pucks on net in this game with another 36 shots.

The season series with the East’s best, the Boston Bruins, concluded on Sunday at the Wachovia Center. Ironically, the Flyers won both games in Boston and the Bruins won the only game in Philly.

Having played well against Boston this season, Antero Nittymaki The Flyers came out great playing well in the first half of the period, including a goal by rookie Claude Giroux, his 6th of the season.

Then the tables turned and quickly. Midway through the stanza, Boston tied the game. And then some unfortunate penalty calls had the Flyers down two men and Boston cashed in again. Another late goal in the period gave the Bruins a 3-1 lead in about seven minutes.

The Flyers were throwing everything at the net in the second period. They had 16 shots in each period for another season high of 48 but the second period seemed to have the most scoring chances. They were able to get a goal late when Mike Richards deflected in a shot from Ryan Parent.

The Flyers hopes at a comeback took a quick hit when former Flyer and recently acquired Bruin, Mark Recchi beat Nittymaki off a rebound. He drew a penalty earlier in the game that helped lead to a Boston goal.

A late goal by Simon Gagne gave the Flyers some hope but they were turned away and dropped the game 4-3.

Entering Monday the Flyers held a one point advantage over the Carolina Hurricanes. The Pittsburgh Penguins are in sixth, trailing the Flyers by two points. Those two teams will clash this week.

The Flyers will travel to Toronto on Wednesday which will conclude on Friday. They will head back to Canada on Saturday for a date with the Ottawa Senators. Both of these teams have played well as spoilers lately.

You can contact Colin Fry at colin.fry@temple.edu.

Philly Fest Connects Film Students

Doors opened at 6:15 p.m. last Friday for the Greater Philadelphia Student Film Festival, an annual Philly event that screens 25 top student films in the region. Now with the festival over students can get back to using the festivals web site as an important social networking tool.

Receiving over 130 submissions from schools, colleges and universities throughout the Greater Philadelphia region, the student film festival has gained quite a following. Films of all kinds including comedy, horror and drama took part in the festival this year hoping not only for a top 25 spot but also the grad prize of $1750.

However, finalist or not, film makers will continue to create and the festival’s web site GPSFF.com is trying to help.

Hoping to connect film students to other film students the GPSFF has created a social networking page called “GSFF connect” where students can connect through message boards in several ways.

The first is a page called “Connect.” This page is a place for film students to post items like “actors needed” or “experienced editor needed.” This is where film students can find a job or source for experience in the filmmaking world.

Another page on the side is called “The Red Carpet.” Here student filmmakers can post their works and show it off to the entire site’s network. These pieces are mostly short films, animations and works in progress but on the red carpet page, others can review and criticize pieces in the effort to strengthen the filmmaker’s talent.

Going beyond GPSFF Connect, the site also features a “Filmmaking Tactics” page where students can post video tutorials about special effects and postproduction. One post in particular explains how to make a single image in a video have color while everything else is black and white.

check out GPSFF Connect go towww.gpsff.com. /

You can contact Andy Stettler at artsculture@campusphilly.org

Art Thou: Public Art

Check out the newest Art Thou multimedia pieces Art Thou: Your Move and Art Thou: Love.

Last week, I walked to 15th and JFK Boulevard hoping to stretch my legs after a few hours of posting to the Campus Philly events board. While standing at the corner of the intersection, I looked up and spotted the Philadelphia Museum of Art still with it’s “Cezanne and Beyond” banner advertising the exhibit.

As I crossed the street I noticed what looked like a bright red sign. However, as I walked closer I realized that it was Robert Indiana’s most popular sculpture; “Love.”

It is the most recognizable feature of “Love Park,” with red letters with blue and green on their sides, the original idea came in a time when Vietnam engulfed American society. Indiana was inspired when he saw a sign that said, “God is Love” and in reaction created a painting that said, “Love is God.”

Indiana would later turn the piece into the sculpture that one of todays most popular pieces of art in pop culture.

And there it was standing right there, right in front of me here in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love.

I decided that I would head back to work but then I saw a giant, totem pole-like object over by the Municipal Service Building Plaza across the street. Walking past a monument to former mayor Frank L. Rizzo, I took a closer look at what turned out to be a piece entitled “Government of the People.”

Standing 30-feet high, the sculpture begins at the bottom with two families holding a man and woman above them. The families are obviously struggling but in combining all of their strength, together they are able to lift the couple above their heads. As I looked higher I saw what the man and woman were holding above their heads too. With bare chests both the man and woman proudly hold a representation of the banner of Philadelphia to the heavens.

To me the message of the sculpture says that the city’s people are what hold Philadelphia in such a high place. Without the families and good people that keep the city growing to a higher “standard,” the city would not be what it is today.

The enormous mound of men and women somehow blend in with the cityscape. While wondering how I had never seen the piece before, I took a look around the area wondering how the 30-foot sculpture could possibly slip my notice.

Then I saw something that instantly caught my attention.

It was black and about three feet high, a giant chess piece, a Pawn in the middle of Center City. Then I noticed a few other things, a giant game piece from the child’s board game “Sorry,” then an iron from “Monopoly,” three consecutive dominoes each in a different falling position.

“Have I fallen down the rabbit hole?” I thought.

After some research and a few moments of awe, I realize that it was all a piece of art. Created by Roger White, Daniel Martinex and Renee Petropoulous, the fiberglass and steel game pieces represent a child’s game in the middle of an adult business world.

I sat on a giant Bingo piece inscribed “I 23” and laughed at how funny public art can be. The messages that can be portrayed with an entire city as the audience, an artist can convey so many important messages.

“Your move” is one of the most interesting art works I have seen in a long time. The idea that the society of the business world or even the workers themselves can be played like a child’s game, feels so tastefully offensive that I wanted to keep walking.

But I had been out of the office for quite some time and decided to hold off for another time.

Leave a comment in the comment box about your favorite Philly public art piece and be sure to check out my multimedia pieces for a better visual of the public art I saw.

To learn more and see these art installations check out the newest Art Thou multimedia pieces Art Thou: Your Move and Art Thou: Love.

You can contact Andy Stettler at artsculture@campusphilly.org

Down the stretch we go

The Flyers, this week, entered probably the most crucial part of their schedule this year. They finished off a four game road trip with three very difficult games. They hosted the defending champs, Detroit, on Tuesday. Friday night they faced a playoff hungry team in the Buffalo Sabres and ran into a very hot Pittsburgh Penguin team on Sunday afternoon.

There was a common theme in all three of these games this week. That was the first period. All the pressure seemed to be against the Flyers for most of the period and they all worked out well.

Marty Biron was in net against the Red Wings. He also started Friday and Sunday. The Wings had a couple early power plays but Biron was up to the task. Despite getting out shot 19-8 in the period, Scott Hartnell managed to come away with the only goal of the period. The Red Wings sat back for a while trying to figure out their style.

Early in the second, it was Joffrey Lupul who gave the Flyers some breathing room. The shooting gallery continued though for Detroit. During the period, the Flyers called a time out because their players were tired after an icing call and they are not allowed to switch. It seemed at that point that the game turned.

Sure enough, Dan Carcillo got caught on defense and the Red Wings cut the lead in half. Midway through the third period, Detroit took a 3-2 lead with two goals in less than two minutes. Detroit was able to shut down the Flyers and hold off a last minute flurry to pick up the 3-2 win. It was a good effort but a tough loss.

Trying to get Danny Briere and the rest of the offense kick-started, John Stevens drastically changed the lines before Friday’s game. Briere is now on the wing with Jeff Carter and Scott Hartnell. Joffrey Lupul moves from that line to the “third” line with Mike Richards and Dan Carcillo. Claude Giroux now centers Mike Knuble and Simon Gagne.

The lines worked against Buffalo. The Flyers, the most penalized team in the league, took five in the first period against the Sabres. Buffalo out shot the Flyers and Biron was there again including one outstanding glove save early in the game.

Mike Richards had an interesting period. He was awarded a penalty shot late in the period. He went in and beat the goaltender but was beaten by the post to keep the game scoreless. On a power play minutes later, he was able to score despite being defended this time. Go figure.

The second period was a lot more interesting. Buffalo struck quickly for two goals in a little more than two minutes. And Simon Gagne then re-directed Richards’ pass into the net on the power play to tie it a two.

Less than four minutes later, it was Buffalo getting another fortunate goal for the lead. Not to be outdone, the Flyers came back. With less than three minutes in the period, Danny Briere scored twice in two minutes and five seconds for a 4-3 lead. It was the first time he has scored since November 11.

The Flyers put the game away with two in the third from Mike Knuble and Jeff Carter. Buffalo scored late and the game ended 6-4. Richards (goal and two assists) and Kimmo Timonen (three assists) each had three points. Claude Giroux added two helpers.

The last meeting of the season between these bitter cross-state rivals was that and more. The Sunday afternoon tilt with the Penguins was saved for the Flyers by Marty Biron. He was outstanding. He had to hold off the Penguin attack in the first period. Again, somehow the Flyers were able to score the only goal of the period. Simon Gagne put one home eight seconds into a power play. Scott Hartnell had a power play goal early in the second as well. A golden opportunity to put the game away passed the Flyers away as they had a four- minute power play to begin the third and they only managed one shot.

The Flyers penalty kill was the story of the game as well as they would not let Pittsburgh get to the middle of the ice. The only breakdown came on Pittsburgh’s only goal midway through the third. The Pens got a burst of energy with that goal but the Flyers stayed strong and held them off. Darroll Powe was the receiver of the empty-netter that iced the game. The Flyers gained a two point advantage over the Pens in the standings as the two teams sit 4th and 5th in the East.

After a convincing win, the Flyers had a quick turn around with a game at home on Monday against the New Jersey Devils. It was also the last match-up of the regular season. After a fantastic performance Sunday, Biron was back in net as expected.

As a power play expired, the Devils were able to get one home as a puck bounced off a skate of a Devils forward for the early lead midway through the period. The Flyers didn’t help themselves again giving the Devils eight power plays in the game. It was the other side of the special teams that really helped the Flyers in this game.

Late in the first Danny Briere redirected a pass from Kimmo Timonen into the net for the tying goal on the power play. In the second period, it was Briere feeding Mike Knuble for an easy power play goal to give them the lead. The Devils were quick to tie it on their only power play goal about five minutes later.

It remained tied until the third. With only seconds remaining on a power play that carried over, Jeff Carter, 40th goal, deflected in another shot from Timonen. The Flyers finished off a perfect 3-for-3 on the power play. Two minutes later, Simon Gagne, 30th goal, stuffed home a beautiful pass from rookie Claude Giroux.

The Flyers held strong on the penalty kill, including fighting off a four-minute double minor for the 4-2 win. They beat Devil goalie Martin Brodeur for the third time this season. He recently became the NHL’s all-time leader in wins for a goaltender.

The Flyers are off until Thursday when the up start Florida Panthers are in town. Saturday and Sunday the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins will be in town. The Flyers now have a three point cushion on the now 5th place team, the Carolina Hurricanes.

You can contact Colin Fry at colin.fry@temple.edu

Art Thou: Cezanne

In my weekly art column I am usually prone to finding the best contemporary art exhibits in Philadelphia. In contemporary art the idea that each interpreter is building a completely different world than the next makes a piece even more intricate and meaningful than that of art with history.

However, as an artist myself, I have always been even more intrigued with the mind of an artist. How does one live or work in order to obtain the thought process needed to create an original piece that evolves to such revolutionary proportions like Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper” or even Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind?”

The key to the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s “Cezanne and Beyond” exhibit is that audiences of all kinds are pushed to take on the divine minds of Picasso, Matisse and the master himself, Paul Cezanne, by taking a piece by the French painter and then showing pieces from other artists that have derived from the Cenzanne’s original work.

In 1907, French painter Cezanne’s posthumous exhibition in Paris changed the lives and minds of artists like Picasso and Matisse in that the artists mind had gone beyond that of renaissance and other consistent art boundaries.

In pieces like “Still life with apples,” Cezanne almost mocks the traditional approach toward perspective. The audience can see inside a green vase as though the perspective is from above the objects, but then a blue jug next to it is seen as though the perspective is completely from the side of the object. At the same time, the apples on the same table look as though they are about to fall off while a ceramic sugar bowl seems to be floating on the tablecloth.

To take on more than one perspective in a single piece was just one way that Cezanne intrigued the minds of today’s biggest artists. However, what made Cezanne such a master of his craft was not just perspective. Rather his collection of skills and styles give him the reference master of the art.

One idea that is throughout most of Cezanne’s pieces, the artist will paint a dark outline around a figure or object to add shape or depth. But even while Cezanne’s objects are outlined, there is still this sense of blending of colors and shapes that leave it up to the audience to decide where one object begins and ends.

In “The Lake at Annecy,” the audience has to stare at the work and decide where one color ends and another begins, where the water ends and the shore takes its place, whether there are trees on the mountain or if the atmosphere is just a mossy color.

It is Cezanne’s work that birthed the abstract style of Picasso while influencing a great deal of today’s contemporary art. Perhaps that is why I am so drawn to it; perhaps that is why so many of the exhibition’s artists struggled to get Cezanne out of their minds. He is a collection of minds some how able to lose itself within one.

He is the master, he is Cezanne.

You can contact Andy Stettler at artsculture@campusphilly.org

Resident Evil 5

“Fear We Can’t Forget.”

These are the words that developers at Capcom are using to describe the newest entry in their long time running survival horror series, Resident Evil. The series is known for its slow pacing, buckets full of blood and zombies. But can the newest entry live up to these series standard and still manage to frighten gamers? Let’s find out.

Released on Friday, March 13, Resident Evil 5 marked the first time that the series went multiplatform. Resident Evil 4 started on the Nintendo GameCube and later ended up on the Playstation 2, but Resident Evil 5 was the first to launch on two systems simultaneously.

Both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions play and look great. This is the first time that we really see each platform running identically. The Xbox 360 is known to have the superior versions of the multiplatform games, whether it being better graphics or online support, but this is not the case here. The game will have you absolutely floored with its visuals no matter what system it is played on.

The story picks up with Chris Redfield, the protagonist from the original Resident Evil. We find Chris in Africa working for the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance investigating a series of new outbreaks in remote villages. Along with his new partner, Sheva Alomar, they explore and encounter a dangerous new plot that threatens to unleash hell on earth.

Game play wise, the action is very similar to Resident Evil 4. It has the same slow, over-the-shoulder perspective that forces you to stand still when firing, but it also introduces some new concepts. The first major one is Sheva your partner. Instead of tackling on all the action by yourself, your partner will now aid you in your exploration and attacks. You can set her to fire at will or just at your targets. This time around it is really appreciated to have that extra firepower because the enemies are stronger and attack in hordes.

The real jewel of the game however is the co-op play. For the first time ever in the series, you can now play cooperatively with a friend over the network or split screen. Teamwork is engrained in the game and is encouraged. You will have to handle item management in real-time, often while engaging with the enemy.

Those who played through Resident Evil 4 may be disappointed with the length of this game. It can be completed anywhere between 12-15 hours, which is on the short side when compared to the others in the series.

Also it seems as though the developers got lazy with some of the animations because it is clear that they are recycled from Resident Evil 4.

Even with its shortcomings, this game is well worth it. Any fan of the series will feel right at home with the game play, and any newcomers to the series will have no problem jumping right in. Just make sure to play this game with the lights on.

You can contact Eric Povish at efp722@gmail.com

I Love You Man

It came as no surprise that I Love You, Man would be full of hilarity. This is especially true when you have Paul Rudd and Jason Segal starring in this bromantic comedy.

Rudd’s character, Peter Klaven, is the focus of the film as he realizes that something is missing in his life.

Although he has a good job, recently engaged to his girlfriend Zooey (played by the lovely Rashida Jones) and is an all-around nice guy, he doesn’t have a best friend. It wasn’t until he overheard his fiancé and her female friends discussing who his best man might be that his lack of a male counterpart dawned on him.

From here he seeks out help from his parents and brother on just how he should go about meeting a guy. At first I wondered why Rudd’s character didn’t ask his brother (played by Andy Samberg) to be his best man, but as the film went on, Samberg didn’t play a very prominent part.

After a series of comical outings with potential candidates chosen and set up by his family, Rudd’s character meets his best-friend-to-be while showing a client’s home (who happens to be Lou Ferrigno).

Jason Segal plays Sydney Fife, an extremely laid-back character who is ultra confident and wins Rudd’s character over from the start. After swapping business cards, Segal’s character makes his exit from the scene with a run and a jump over the sofa.

The rest of the film shows how Rudd and Segal’s friendship develops. Although Rudd’s character makes the first move to reach out and get together, he practices what he’s going to say in his cubicle for some time only to leave an awkward voicemail.

Segal’s character, on the other hand, suggests they go out for drinks and manages to get Rudd to stick around for the best fish tacos ever.

Just like in other movies that involve a girlfriend, fiancé or wife, the film did come to a point where Rudd’s fiancé got a bit upset about the amount of time the new buds were spending together.

With the expected ups and downs in his relationship with his fiancé and his new best friend, humorous moments ensue involving Rudd’s character and the situations he gets into.

Everything about I Love You, Man was done right. The jokes were hilarious and sometimes unexpected, the actors chosen to play each character were perfect matches and although the story line wasn’t extremely original, it wasn’t predictable and was delightful the entire way through.

Fans of Paul Rudd will enjoy his awkwardness while fans of Jason Segal will enjoy seeing him in a more confident role and he’s funny because he’s smart.

I Love You, Man had me laughing out loud through the entirety of the film and was extremely fun to watch. It’s a wonderfully put together comedy that you don’t want to miss.

You can contact Ashley Campbell at entertainment@campusphilly.org

A Classic Theater Revised

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In the small Philadelphia suburb of Wayne, Anthony Wayne Theater illuminates the landscape. Holding an outdoor ticket booth and terracotta interior the theater resembles the 1920s style of cinemas. For local families and the surrounding area’s college students the Anthony Wayne Theater provides entertainment with a classic feel.

In 1928, the theater was designed by William Howard Lee after Harry Fried of Fried Enterprises purchased the land off Lancaster Ave. from longtime Wayne barber Philip DeMarse. The theater was built to replace an old film theater which was inside a nearby opera house that had a single silver screen and a projector.

After the Great Depression, the theater struggled to stay alive and eventually joined forces with Wayne Business Association in order for better promotion opportunities. It seems that this was around the time that the theater became a keystone to the town and its people.

In 1987 the theater was sold to AMC and during the ‘90s fell into disrepair. The lobby consisted of falls walls and lowered ceilings. The theater seemed to lose its way as a classic film theater until 1998 when Clearview Cinemas, the current owner of Anthony Wayne Theater, purchased the 750 seat theater.

After several closings for renovations, the theater reopened in April of 2007 with the restored walls and ceilings and the new carpets and seats that we see in the theater today.

Every first Friday of every month, Anthony Wayne Theater shows an “oldie but goodie” film to the both regulars and visitors alike for free. To find event listings of First Fridays and other special offers, check out our events calendar at CampusPhilly.org.

You can contact Andy Stettler at artsculture@campusphilly.org

Propagandhi

On March 14, Canada’s finest made their triumphant return to the City of Brotherly Love. Propagandhi, who have not performed within the confines of Philadelphia for the better part of a decade, lit up the Trocodero Saturday night.

For those unfamiliar, Propagandhi have been at the forefront of the modern punk scene for the last 15 years or so. Originally performing pretty standard skate punk almost reminiscent of bands like Lagwagon, NOFX, and The Bouncing Souls, they now hold a more hardcore or metal influenced sound. Currently they are touring in support of their most recent release, Supporting Caste, which was released on G7 Welcoming Committee, a record label owned by several members of the band.

Opening up the show was Philadelphia’s Witch Hunt. First I will state that the band surprised me in that they were a lot better than I thought they would be. I expected a somewhat generic straight up hardcore band, and what I got was a group that found an interesting balance between the male and female singers.

Their music was more complicated than I expected as well, which definitely made their performance something to take note of. However, they seemed to suffer the opening band plague of “small band, big stage.”

I have a feeling that this band could destroy the First Unitarian Church, but playing in the relative behemoth that is the Trocodero doesn’t exactly compliment the band. Basically, I’m saying that the band was decent at the Troc, but I strongly suggest seeing them at the Barbary on March 29.

Next up, Philly’s favorite sons played a set that ranks up there with their best. After an awkwardly long period of time between sets, Paint it Black took the stage and simply destroyed.

They went through a lot of their better songs, including the ever iconic “Past Tense, Future Perfect,” “Pink Slip,” “Shell Game Redux,” “Cannibal” and “The Ledge.” Right in the middle of their set they played a new song from their yet-to-be-recorded 7” coming out later this year.

The best way to describe this track would be that it’s perhaps more aggressive than most of the rest of their library. Frontman Dan Yemin spent most of the set not onstage, but standing against the barricade keeping the crowd from the stage. Very seldom have I seen a front man into their audience.

In reality, PIB could have probably done a show at a venue the size of the Troc by themselves and have packed the place. At the end of their set, prior to his microphone breaking, Yemin stated that it was an honor to share a stage with a band that he was influenced by. They closed with “Memorial Day,” and promptly left the stage for Propagandhi.

When Propagandhi took the stage they did so in a very unremarkable matter. They didn’t have any big opening music, nor did they do any ridiculous video background. They walked up there like 4 normal dudes and just opened up into a few songs from Supporting Caste.

This probably speaks more of the band then their actual set. They aren’t superstars, and they aren’t legends. During Paint it Black’s set, Dan Yemin might have described the band best when he said “the best thing about this scene is that there are no heroes.” Propagandhi are just good guys playing good music because that’s what they want to do.

Throughout their set they went through many of the old favorites, including “Less Talk, More Rock,” “Today’s Empire’s,” Tomorrow’s Ashes” and “Tertium Non Datur.” They talked smack on the NY Rangers and talked about cannibalism. As one would expect they also championed their causes, such as animal rights and liberal politics. All in all, it was a great show and a good return for these Canucks. Although let’s not make it another decade until they return.

You can contact Chris Banks at chrislbanks@gmail.com