Author: Johannes Dreisbach

Sensible Reason’s NXNE 2013 Review

Last month I was lucky enough to go to Toronto to cover North by Northeast for Sensible Reason. NXNE is a huge weeklong arts festival that takes place all across downtown Toronto and hosts 1,000 bands, plus artists, movie screenings, comedians, and interactive seminars. Here’s a look at all I saw and did–it was a great time!

China Builds World’s Biggest Building (And More Details about U.S. Spying)

After three years, China has completed the construction of the world’s largest building, the New Century Global Center. The enormous building houses multiple hotels, tons of shops, a water park, and a Mediterranean village–truly an impressive feat. Additionally, more news about the United States’ spying habits has rolled out, and even more people are mad.

Kick Rocks and Suckerpunch: A Look at Supergroups

On Friday, June 14th, Kick Rocks played at the Blockley in Philadelphia. Just eight days later, on Saturday, June 22nd, Suckerpunch played at the same place. Normally it wouldn’t be a big deal or particularly noteworthy for two popular bands to play at the same venue, but the fact that Kick Rocks and Suckerpunch are both supergroups with members from the same bands makes this case a little more interesting. Why do supergroups exist?

The Five Streams of NXNE: Music

North by Northeast is almost here! The week-long arts festival in downtown Toronto that will run from June 10th to 16th is less than a week away, and today we’re going to preview another of the Five Streams of NXNE, the music stream!