Survivorman's Les Stroud Is Playing At The Montreal House Friday Night

Survivorman himself, Les Stroud, is visiting Peterborough to play at the Montreal House this Friday night (March 22nd) to perform. Stroud recently won Best Writing in a Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Program at the Canadian Screen Awards, and is currently on tour. He is hoping to start filming new episodes of Survivorman soon. If you're new to his music, have a peek at his concert in Bancroft and listen to his music on the Les Stroud App for iOS.

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Band to Watch: Peterborough's Elvyn Playing The MoHo January 28th

Peterborough's Elvyn (pictured above) have a mini-tour upcoming later this month, including a gig at The Montreal House January 28th with Toronto's The Ethers and Ottawa's Still Winter Hills. Elvyn's latest record, The Decline, has been getting praise from college radio stations and music publications for their "rootsy power-pop and heartfelt imagery," and they were also recently featured on The Wolf's "5 Minutes of New Rock".

Take a listen to their stuff in the music player on the homepage of their website The band will be touring throughout this year, and are also in studio working on their follow-up to The Decline.

You can also follow Elvyn on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and on their blog.


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Peterborough's Adam Kemp is a rock star of poster design

Twenty-five-year-old Adam Kemp first got involved with graphic design in 2002 when he began making movie posters for fun. What started as a hobby has now become one of his jobs at his business World on Mute Designs, where he develops websites (for The Spades, for example), provides web maintenance, and does graphic design (from logos to invitations to his awesome posters). "I love the arts, from the clean to the wacky style," he says.

World on Mute is a curious name for a company—and here's where Kemp says it came from: "The name 'World on Mute' originated from a group of friends that was gathering to make a movie about me and my hearing impaired disability. I loved the name and it just stuck with me for quite a long time. When I was at Sir Sandford Fleming [he's a graduate of the Web Developer program there], I was asked by one of my teachers, 'What are you going to name your business?'  And I knew right away. I remembered 'World on Mute' and wanted to use that."

Chances are you've seen some of his eye-popping posters at The Historic Red Dog and elsewhere in downtown Peterborough. "I'm glad that Ryan Kemp [his brother] of The Red Dog gave me a chance to express my creativity through these posters that I've designed for the Red Dog," says Kemp, who was born and raised in the Patch. "I've received so many compliments from the bands that just loved their posters that I did."  

Kemp recently moved to Port Credit, Mississauga's Village on the Lake—"it reminds me of East City in Peterborough but without the good old Quaker Oats smell," he says—but gets back to Peterborough as much as he can.

Below are some of his favourite posters he's designed.

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Platinum Blonde Playing The Montreal House

Since Platinum Blonde is playing the MOHO this Friday, we got a little nostalgic:

[Platinum Blonde, The Montreal House]

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