• Music Monday: Jetez un coup d’oeil on Three Québec Artists

    I love girl power. Songs of the Spice Girls, Taylor Swift, and Beyoncé are key staples of my music library. In a quest to expand my girl power music squad, I thought about exploring Québec artists. I was inspired and amazed at what the Québec crew had to offer. I’ve curated a selection of my findings in this list of my three favourites… Charlotte Cardin Cardin is a woman wonder; modeling for Interview, walking in a Christopher Kane show, and being a contestant on the French Canadian The Voice (La Voix). This presents two paths for her to choose from: partaking in the fashion industry as a model or being…

  • Music Monday: Solange Appreciation

      After a long four years since the release of her EP True, Solange is back and better than ever with a stunning new statement on black womanhood with her LP, A Seat at The Table. In her third full-length album, Solange creates an intricately crafted piece of art that tackles the harrowing issues present in her personal life and the public sphere. Leading up to the release of the album, Solange released a roundtable conversation, “A Seat With Us: A Conversation Between Solange Knowles, Mrs. Tina Lawson, & Judnick Maynard,” which chronicles the process, inspiration, and creation surrounding the album. The conversation discusses the central inspiration behind A Seat…

  • HOCO 2016 Music Playlist

    It’s that time of year again! Queen’s students, past and present, come together this weekend to celebrate the rich history and accomplishments of our great school. Homecoming is not only the biggest party of the school year, but it is undoubtedly the most anticipated. Thousands of students and alumni will gather at Richardson Stadium to cheer on our Gaels and celebrate everything that makes this school so incredible. What makes HOCO so awesome is that it brings together all the diverse groups of people who currently go and once went here. So, whether you are a Fine Arts major or a Chemical Engineering student, for one weekend, everyone has one…

  • Music Monday: Getting in The Groove

    Well, it’s official— summer is over. We’re at that point in the year where alarms are set for 8:30 am, assignments are beginning to pile up, and grabbing cozy sweaters and boots instead of crop tops and cutoffs are becoming a habit. While the change in seasons can be exciting (‘cause, I mean, who doesn’t REALLY love fall?), I’m still not ready to let go of those warmer days. My mind remains filled with road trips, beaches, and music festivals, and the reality of fall (read: school) has yet to sink in. While the temperature continues to drop and moods follow suit, I bring you a playlist that will hopefully…

  • Music Monday: A Guide to the Best Music Websites

    My monthly entertainment budget is essentially eaten up completely by my Netflix subscription. This leaves for majorly slim pickings when it comes to music subscription accounts. Here’s a fun fact for you – the Spotify premium account price is more expensive than a Netflix subscription. This may sound trivial to the vast majority of you, but as someone who has a severe case of music indecisiveness, Spotify’s “all you can skip” premium perk was music to my ears (literally). Sadly, I had to part with said premium perks once my free month trial was up. Seeing as I am a student and must leave luxuries such as music subscriptions for…

  • Music Monday: The End of Something

    A Head Full of Dreams album art Everyone is entitled to having just one guilty pleasure. Okay, maybe more then just one, but regardless, we all have those things we shouldn’t like, but do enjoy anyways. I’d like to think that mine isn’t all that bad. What is it, you’re asking? Drum roll please…Coldplay. Coldplay has always had a special place in my love for music, and in my opinion, Parachutes is one of the best debut albums to ever be released. To this day, I still listen to that album from beginning to end at least once a week. On Saturday, Coldplay announced that they would be releasing their…

  • Music Monday: Classic Rock

    I’ve been enlightened. I’ve seen the light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve finally opened my eyes. I’ve begun listening to classic rock music. The last thing I’ll do is pretend I’ve any sort of expertise when it comes to real rock, and I kind of figured that some people may feel the same. If anything, classic rock is a nice break from the regular top 40 songs that bombard us at every corner. With some help, I’ve put together a little playlist of golden age rock to hopefully whet your appetite. You’ll notice that loads of the chosen songs are from the 60s and 70s, when blues and…

  • MUSExHOCO Playlist

    It’s astonishing to think that we’re almost 2 months into the school year and just a day away from homecoming. For most of you, and myself of course, homecoming is by far the most anticipated event since frosh week, and personally I can’t wait any longer for it! I don’t mean to get sappy on you all, but as a 4th year, I still can’t come to grips with the fact that this will be my last homecoming ever (at least as a student), and one thing is for sure…I plan to make the absolute most of it. With so many music related events happening this weekend, I thought I’d…

  • Music Monday: A Compton Thing

    Welcome back to the latest edition of Music Mondays! This week, I tried to change it up and go slightly out of my comfort zone, so bear with me here. Anyone who knows me knows that rap and hip-hop are not my forte; they are genres that tend to push the boundaries of my musical spectrum. So why, you may ask, did I decide on this playlist theme? I was recently fortunate enough to see the movie Straight Outta Compton and was introduced to the rap group N.W.A. To the people who have yet to get out from under their rocks and see this movie, I highly recommend it. I…

  • Music Monday: Goodbye Summer

    The time has finally come. It’s time to pack away the swimsuits and crack open the books. While festival season may be over and there will soon be no more nights spent sitting around a fire, I plan on holding on to every last drop of one of the best summers to date. What better way to keep the summer spirit alive than to bring you a playlist that reminds us of nights in Muskoka, long road trips, and the countless hours spent chasing the waves of an endless summer? This is some of the music I’ve been vibing with over the last four months. Let me know what you…

  • Issue X Launch Party Playlist!

    Issue X Launch Party Playlist!   Our time together is coming to an end and I could not have been more proud to have been a part of Issue X! Thanks to all of our supporters and my fellow MUSE family. You are all incredible.   As requested: here was the playlist for the launch party! If you liked what you saw on Music Monday’s follow me on Spotify @ tiffanyaudrie and continue to support MUSE in their future endeavours. I’m sure they have BIG plans for next year!     Yours Creatively, Tiffany Tang, Music Editor Graphic: Tiffany Tang

  • Spotify, Heading North

    In 2009, the music streaming service, Spotify, hinted that they might be interested in coming to Canada…and until very recently this remained nothing more than a tease. It was earlier this year that Spotify announced that they would be slowly rolling out beta invites to a select few Canadians, but it wasn’t until this week that they officially crossed the border. For good. But first things first- what is Spotify and why is everyone freaking out about it? Spotify is the In-N-Out of the music world. We’ve been hearing stories from south of the border, but until now it’s been nothing but myth. Founded by two young Swedes in 2008,…