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by The Staff June 6, 2013


  There was a period of time (in 1998) when core Metric duo James Shaw and Emily Haines were living in a Williamsburg loft with members of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio and ...

Upstate Concert Hall

Tegan and Sara

by The Staff February 20, 2013


  It feels a bit glib or even redundant that Canadian twin-sister act Tegan and Sara named their new record Heartthrob. You see, the Quinn sisters may just be all things to all people. Debuting as teenagers ...

The Upstate Concert Hall


by The Staff February 20, 2013


  A circus that’s “anti-spectacle”? Sacrilege! And yet, that’s the essence of how the idea of a “circus” has been reinvented by the Montreal-based company 7 Fingers. The troupe brings their show, Traces, to Schenectady for a ...


Good Grief

by Shawn Stone May 30, 2012


Monsieur Lazhar, the recent Quebeçois Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film (it lost to A Separation) is a quiet, occasionally droll and ultimately moving exploration of how we react, officially and personally, to tragedy. ...