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Portugal. The Man + Twin Peaks @ MTELUS – 21st February 2018

Portugal. The Man often abbreviated PTM, hardly needs an introduction after the success of their Grammy award-winning “Feel It Still,” off of their 2017 record Woodstock. Their newfound fame has upset longtime fans, and the band acknowledges this by selling t-shirts that say “I liked Portugal. The Man before they sold out.” You could feel […]

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Khari Wendell McClelland – Freedom Singer @ Le Balcon February 19, 2018

Review of Freedom Singer by Khari Wendell McClelland at Le Balcon Ask my wife and she will confirm that I talk too much.  I always have something to say…yet tonight, after this performance…I’m speechless. I could describe the journey through an empty church to a corridor that leads to this hidden room with tables and […]

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PORCHES + Girl Ray + Tess Roby @ Théatre Plaza – 18th February 2018

It’s probably been about 8 years since I last went to show at Theatre Plaza on St. Hubert, and as I walk in, it’s a lot nicer than I remember. It’s dimensionally similar to Théatre Fairmount, except for a ceiling that’s about three times higher. As a result, tonight’s opener, local singer-songwriter Tess Roby (and […]

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Decibel Magazine Tour feat Enslaved + guests @ Corona Theatre – 18th February 2018

No strangers to bringing some of metal’s finest acts across North America each year, Decibel Magazine brought their 2018 tour through Montreal last night, stopping at the Corona Theatre for a night of extreme metal featuring Khemmis, Myrkur, Wolves In The Throne Room and headliners Enslaved. The evening began with the screening of a new […]

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Stone Sour + In This Moment + New Years Day @ MTelus – 13 Feb 2018

Last night Montreal got treated to what you might call a mini metal festival, one was the main theme was showcasing women-fronted bands and reminding the audience that good music is still being made. Four bands took the stage and each one gave us a taste of what rock meant to them and why everyone […]

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X Ambassadors + Now Now @ Corona Theatre – February 13, 2018

Concerts during Montreal’s very cold winter season are always enjoyable. Personally, I see them as a chance for the fans to prove their dedication to the artist about to perform. In a brisk -11 degree Celsius night, fans of X Ambassadors lined up down the street of Notre Dame Ouest. Insane amount of people waiting […]

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The Atlas Moth + Royal Thunder @ Bar Le Ritz PDB – 13th February 2018

It’s a Tuesday night in Montreal and somewhere across town over 2000 metal fans are packed into MTelus to see Stone Sour and In This Moment. Unfortunately for the bands playing Bar Le Ritz at the same time, this has surely affected numbers of people turning up to witness two of the best doom metal […]

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Uriah Heep @ Corona Theatre – 10th February 2018

If heavy metal has a holy trinity then I just witnessed one of its parts during Uriah Heep’s first visit in 20 years to Montreal (the other parts being Black Sabbath and Deep Purple). The night could be summed up with the phrase: “epic nostalgia”. The venue fitted perfectly for the crowd and the band, […]

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First Aid Kit + Van William @ MTelus – 6th February 2018

First Aid Kit rose to prominence on YouTube, as so many music stars of the late 00s did. This Swedish duo, composed of sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, just released their 4th full-length record Ruins after a 4-year hiatus. Ruins continues and amplifies their distinct, American folk-pop sound. Their vocals melt seamlessly together in harmonies, […]

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Club Soda – 5th February 2018

Tonight’s openers, Seattle’s Night Beats are, aesthetically at least, a hipster’s dream. A cowboy hat-wearing guitarist/singer, a flat-capped drummer, a grey-suited bassist with a moustache; you can almost visualise the Portlandia sketch. However, there’s clearly a lot more to them than their dress code, as their brand of rocky blues somewhere in the region of […]

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Portugal. The Man + Twin Peaks @ MTELUS – 21st February 2018

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Portugal. The Man often abbreviated PTM, hardly needs an introduction after the success of their Grammy award-winning “Feel It Still,” off of their 2017 record Woodstock. Their newfound fame has upset longtime fans, and the band acknowledges this by selling t-shirts that say “I liked Portugal. The Man before they sold out.” You could feel […]

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’77 Festival returns with Rise Against & Suicidal Tendencies

The first edition saw 8,000 punk rock fans of all ages at Parc Jean-Drapeau celebrating 40 years of punk music! Today, Greenland & evenko are proud to announce the return of ’77 Montréal presented by Coors Light for its second edition on July 27, 2018! This year’s lineup includes: American melodic hardcore band Rise Against, […]

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Heavy Montreal announces first big names for 2018

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Many sad face emojis were typed across the internet over when Heavy Montreal announced last year that the annual summer event would skip a year in 2017. Renovations at Parc Jean-Drapeau, the festival’s home, were making it difficult, they said. The “increase in cultural events” around Montréal’s 375th Anniversary was also providing challenges but some […]

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RADIOHEAD announce TWO Bell Centre shows!

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Radiohead has confirmed a summer 2018 North American tour including two dates in Montreal at the Bell Centre on July 16th & 17th. The newly announced dates begin July 7 in Chicago and conclude August 1 in Philadelphia. The new U.S. and Canada shows extend the world tour in support of the band’s latest album […]

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Khari Wendell McClelland – Freedom Singer @ Le Balcon February 19, 2018

Khari Wendell McClelland Le Balcon

Review of Freedom Singer by Khari Wendell McClelland at Le Balcon Ask my wife and she will confirm that I talk too much.  I always have something to say…yet tonight, after this performance…I’m speechless. I could describe the journey through an empty church to a corridor that leads to this hidden room with tables and […]

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PORCHES + Girl Ray + Tess Roby @ Théatre Plaza – 18th February 2018

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It’s probably been about 8 years since I last went to show at Theatre Plaza on St. Hubert, and as I walk in, it’s a lot nicer than I remember. It’s dimensionally similar to Théatre Fairmount, except for a ceiling that’s about three times higher. As a result, tonight’s opener, local singer-songwriter Tess Roby (and […]

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Decibel Magazine Tour feat Enslaved + guests @ Corona Theatre – 18th February 2018

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No strangers to bringing some of metal’s finest acts across North America each year, Decibel Magazine brought their 2018 tour through Montreal last night, stopping at the Corona Theatre for a night of extreme metal featuring Khemmis, Myrkur, Wolves In The Throne Room and headliners Enslaved. The evening began with the screening of a new […]

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Interview with Khari Wendell McClelland

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Interview with Khari Wendell McClelland Montreal Rocks caught up with Khari Wendell McClelland, who just flew in from a sold-out show in Halifax.  His performance will surely be intense and emotional as he brings to life songs from an era of slavery and the heroes that participated in the rescue of thousands of slaves via […]

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The Smashing Pumpkins play Bell Centre this summer!

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The Smashing Pumpkins have confirmed a show at Montreal’s Bell Centre on August 7th 2018. The GRAMMY® Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock pioneers today announced the Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour, their first tour in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha. Produced by Live Nation, the 36-city […]

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Stone Sour + In This Moment + New Years Day @ MTelus – 13 Feb 2018

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Last night Montreal got treated to what you might call a mini metal festival, one was the main theme was showcasing women-fronted bands and reminding the audience that good music is still being made. Four bands took the stage and each one gave us a taste of what rock meant to them and why everyone […]

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X Ambassadors + Now Now @ Corona Theatre – February 13, 2018

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Concerts during Montreal’s very cold winter season are always enjoyable. Personally, I see them as a chance for the fans to prove their dedication to the artist about to perform. In a brisk -11 degree Celsius night, fans of X Ambassadors lined up down the street of Notre Dame Ouest. Insane amount of people waiting […]

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The Atlas Moth + Royal Thunder @ Bar Le Ritz PDB – 13th February 2018

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It’s a Tuesday night in Montreal and somewhere across town over 2000 metal fans are packed into MTelus to see Stone Sour and In This Moment. Unfortunately for the bands playing Bar Le Ritz at the same time, this has surely affected numbers of people turning up to witness two of the best doom metal […]

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MYRKUR brings her unique sound to Montreal this weekend

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World-renowned Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, MYRKUR, returns to North America this week for her first full tour since the release of her groundbreaking, sophomore release, ‘Mareridt’. MYRKUR will be backed by a full band on Decibel Magazine’s 2018 official tour whose lineup also includes performances from progressive metal legends, Enslaved and Wolves in […]

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Foos, Beck & Dave Matthews for Ottawa Bluesfest 2018

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Ottawa Bluesfest has revealed its 2018 lineup. The Canadian mega-fest runs from July 5th-15th at LeBreton Flats Park in Ottawa, Ontario and will feature appearances from Foo Fighters, Beck, Dave Matthews Band, and Sturgill Simpson. Other notable acts include Bryan Adams, The War on Drugs, Courtney Barnett, Rae Sreummurd, Brockhampton, Chromeo, Ghostface Killah, Noname, M. […]

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Interview – Frank Turner

UK singer-songwriter Frank Turner (and The Sleeping Souls!) recently announced his 8th record, Be More Kind, and a huge world […]

HVOB + UNDERHER & Phi Centre Feb 10th, 2018

HVOB (Her Voice Over Boys) + UNDERHER Concert Review I have decided to break my rule:  I will not review […]

Montreal’s Wolves At Midnight debut new video

Montreal’s Wolves At Midnight are an alternative band known for their big sound and their soaring choruses. And with the […]

Black Veil Brides + Asking Alexandria + Crown the Empire @ MTELUS – February 4th 2018

A little more than two years ago, I took a step out of my comfort zone and went to a […]

Wardruna @ Corona – 4th February 2018

The sold out house sat seated at the Corona Theater, which in itself is something I have never witnessed prior. […]

Check out the first photo of the reunited Spice Girls

The biggest-selling girl group of all time, The Spice Girls have reportedly agreed to reunite for the first time since […]