Angelo Robb (left) and Victoria Kamara (right), student songwriters and RyeS.W.A.T. executives.

Ryerson’s SWAT team hopes to boost student musicians

The Ryerson group Songwriters Advocating Teamwork (RyeSWAT) has released its first mixtape, a move it says is one step towards its goal of creating an accessible, collaborative recording process for the school’s aspiring music artists. Genesis was recorded in April and mastered over the summer. The mixtape features tracks by six Ryerson rappers. It’s the product of a year’s worth of preparation. […]

by Casimir Boivin· · Arts & Life, Music
The RSU's orientation week concert featuring French Montana was a preview for 6Fest (Josephine Tse).

6Fest date change causes turkey day weekend woes

6Fest ticket holders may have to choose between the concert and Thanksgiving dinner after the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) changed the dates of the event. The highly publicized two-day concert was moved from Sept. 23/24 to Oct. 9/10 in order to “better accommodate artist availability,” said Natasha Campagna, the RSU’s general manager. “Someone who originally (was) confirmed to perform [threatened […]

by Kayla Kuefler· · Music, News
Phoenix Pagliacci's performance got a warm reception from the audience at the 57th annual RSU parade and concert.

RSU concert showcases women with ‘Homegrown’ talent

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) hosted the “Homegrown Music Festival,” showcasing an all-female lineup of Toronto-based musicians last Friday. The Ryersonian caught up with two of those artists: musician and Ryerson alumna Phoenix Pagliacci, and founder of the queer-friendly hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall event series, Yes Yes Y’all DJ Nino Brown. Phoenix Pagliacci Pagliacci’s performance brought a blend of hip-hop and […]

by Casimir Boivin· · Arts & Life, Music
Tumult Arts Festival on Sept. 8, 2016.

6 artists who took over Gould Street at the Tumult Arts Festival

Tumult Arts Festival hit Gould Street on Thursday, bringing performance art, poetry, graffiti and installation art to Ryerson. As the sun set over Ryerson campus, students walking through were greeted by DJs spinning old school hip hop and reggae, an outdoor café and a competition by Art Battle Toronto. Brodie Metcalfe, the RSU event co-ordinator, created the event because he […]

The last time the Ryerson Students' Union hosted an event like this Drake dropped onto Gould Street  / Ryersonian Archive File

Ryerson’s latest mystery concert fetching 30,000 per cent mark up

The last time the RSU marketed an event like this Toronto-born rapper Drake dropped onto Gould St. to play a concert

(Emily Silva/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Buskerfest shines despite dreary weather

Ryerson students got to enjoy some tunes April 11 courtesy of their talented peers from Musicians@Ryerson. The group played everything from Jessie J to Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift at their annual third annual Buskerfest. The event allows Musicians@Ryerson the opportunity to give back to the community by giving the money they raise to a local charity. Musicians@Ryerson president Victor […]

by Emily Silva· · Arts & Life, Music
(Courtesy Tara Awards)

Students roll out red carpet for TARA awards

It’s considered to be the Oscars of the RTA school of media. The TARA Awards recognizes student achievements across the media school. The awards are a prestigious event for the media production, sport media and new media programs. This year, the 38th annual awards will be held on April 15 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts. Josh […]

(Courtesy Lauren Emberson)

Ryerson student aims to raise $50k for film

By Saheel Shah After 17 days and over $20,000, funds continue coming in for the Ryerson-directed feature film Goliath as it enters the third week of its Indiegogo campaign. Goliath is being written, directed and produced by Luke Villemaire, a third-year film student at Ryerson. In September, Villemaire secured $20,000 through the Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS) to contribute […]

RTA student releases EP, Insularity

RTA student releases EP, Insularity

Young Dakota Wotton faced a dilemma. At age 14, he had to choose: go all-in with fencing and let it consume his day-to-day life, or take a step back and pursue music.

by Hannah Logan· · Music, News
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Ryerson collaborates with NXNE this summer

Toronto’s music and art festival North by Northeast (NXNE) may not be sweeping Yonge-Dundas Square with its usual free headliners this year, but the festival will offer a new conference right here on campus. Festival organizers announced big changes to their 2016 event, including a two-day outdoor show at the Port Lands and an interactive gaming conference at Ted Rogers […]

by Courtney Miceli· · Arts & Life, Music
Open jam to bring musicians together

Open jam to bring musicians together

Musicians on campus can come together and play at Open Jam Night on March 18 at the Ram in the Rye.

by Vanessa Francone· · Arts & Life, Music, News