Odesza + Sofi Tukker + Louis Futon @ Mtelus – 17th November 2017

I’ve been meaning to see ODESZA live for a few years, but have always talked myself out of it because I wasn’t sure how electronic music would transfer to a live platform. I fell in love with their new album A Moment Apart, so the tour to accompany it was as good a time as […]

6lack + Sabrina Claudio @ Corona Theatre – 15th November 2017

An eager gathering of mostly young citizens began chanting “Black! Black!” as opening set times ran late. Slated for an eight o’clock kick off, a good quarter hour had elapsed before Sabrina Claudio emerged and sauntered into the limelight, looking ravishing in a gorgeous and revealing red velvet gown. For her entire set, she stood […]

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Angus & Julia Stone @ MTelus – 14th November 2017

Angus & Julia Stone and their talented players put on a fine display of musicianship on Tuesday night. Maybe I should have had a cup of coffee prior, I’m aware of some of the sleepier qualities of their brand of indie folk. Happily many of the recorded versions of their song are considerably more punchy […]

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A Perfect Circle + The Beta Machine @ Place Bell – 14th November 2017

What does David Byrne of Talking Heads have to do with Maynard James Keenan?  David did a Ted Talk in 2010 about music and architecture that I’ve found to be fascinating.  The rooms that Mozart wrote in were small and could handle the complexity of the music he was creating.  The ultimate worst thing for […]

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Montreal review

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn @ L’Astral – 14th November 2017

American banjo duo (and married couple) Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn stopped by Montreal to present their second (and new) album “Echo in the Valley”, one that intertwines both players’ influences, stories and love for each other and their family. The original venue for this concert was supposed to have been the Corona but it […]

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Silversun Pickups + Minus The Bear @ MTelus – 11th November 2017

I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life…and it was just right. I remember driving on my way to Morin Heights in 2006 and I was listening to a podcast from Indie 103.1 when I first heard “Lazy Eye”.  To me, it was a perfect song.  It would slowly build up and escalate, just […]

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David Crosby and Friends @ Theatre Maisonneuve – 10th November 2017

I confess that I had never sat down to listen to David Crosby until I was confirmed I would be doing a review for the show. Don’t get me wrong, I requested to review it but only took it upon myself to listen to his projects and read his story a couple of days ago. […]

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Flying Lotus 3D + Seven Davis Jr + PBDY @ MTelus – 9th November 2017

Flying Lotus, famed producer, DJ, founder of the label Brainfeeder and friend and avid promoter of the West Coast Get Down stopped by at MTelus on his latests tour “Flying Lotus in 3D”. It was my first time at the venue after having been renovated and rebranded. Last time I was there, when it was […]

Ibeyi + theMIND @ Corona Theatre – 6th November 2017

Ibeyi are a duo that has been greatly influenced by their upbringing as the twin daughters of a French, Venezuelan mother and Cuban father. They recently came out with their sophomore album Ash, which was more of a deliberate statement about racism and sexism in our world today than their self-titled debut, which was appropriately […]

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Vance Joy @ Corona Theatre – 27th October 2017

Those who like Vance Joy, like him a lot. And after his concert on Friday night, which can only be described as one giant sing along, it’s not hard to see why. He starts his set with “Fire and the Flood.” It’s loud. Not just concert loud, but there’s a certain feeling in the room. […]

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Odesza + Sofi Tukker + Louis Futon @ Mtelus – 17th November 2017

I’ve been meaning to see ODESZA live for a few years, but have always talked myself out of it because I wasn’t sure how electronic music would transfer to a live platform. I fell in love with their new album A Moment Apart, so the tour to accompany it was as good a time as […]

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Patric Watson debuts new music

Patrick Watson Montreal

Montreal singer/songwriter Patrick Watson has released his first new music since 2015’s Love Songs For Robots (although he did provide music for the movie The 9th Life of Louis Drax) with the release of the song Broken. Watson says the song is “dedicated to the storms we went through.” Check out the video below: Watson […]

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Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good announce Mtelus show

Our Lady Peace Matthew Good Montreal

Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good have announced that they will be co-headlining a 20 date Canadian tour next spring, stopping at Mtelus in Montreal on 7th March. The dates with the two Canadian rock legends run from March 1, 2018 through March 31 and bring them from coast to coast, with shows lined up […]

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A Perfect Circle debut official video for The Doomed

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After a stunning show at Montreal’s Place Bell this week, A Perfect Circle now debut the official video for their new song, The Doomed. The video, which was directed by Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn, arrives as the band is in the final two weeks of their North American tour. Check it out below: Singer […]

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6lack + Sabrina Claudio @ Corona Theatre – 15th November 2017

An eager gathering of mostly young citizens began chanting “Black! Black!” as opening set times ran late. Slated for an eight o’clock kick off, a good quarter hour had elapsed before Sabrina Claudio emerged and sauntered into the limelight, looking ravishing in a gorgeous and revealing red velvet gown. For her entire set, she stood […]

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Dashboard Confessional return with album and Montreal show!

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Dashboard Confessional have announced they will release a new album and return to Montreal to play Corona Theatre in the new year. The album, Crooked Shadows, to be released February 9, 2018 on Dine Alone Records in Canada (album art / track listing below). Crooked Shadows marks Dashboard Confessional’s first new album in over eight […]

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Angus & Julia Stone @ MTelus – 14th November 2017

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Angus & Julia Stone and their talented players put on a fine display of musicianship on Tuesday night. Maybe I should have had a cup of coffee prior, I’m aware of some of the sleepier qualities of their brand of indie folk. Happily many of the recorded versions of their song are considerably more punchy […]

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A Perfect Circle + The Beta Machine @ Place Bell – 14th November 2017

A Perfect Circle Place Bell photos

What does David Byrne of Talking Heads have to do with Maynard James Keenan?  David did a Ted Talk in 2010 about music and architecture that I’ve found to be fascinating.  The rooms that Mozart wrote in were small and could handle the complexity of the music he was creating.  The ultimate worst thing for […]

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Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn @ L’Astral – 14th November 2017

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Montreal review

American banjo duo (and married couple) Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn stopped by Montreal to present their second (and new) album “Echo in the Valley”, one that intertwines both players’ influences, stories and love for each other and their family. The original venue for this concert was supposed to have been the Corona but it […]

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Interview – Thrice

Thrice interview 2017

Montreal Rocks had a chance to talk with drummer Riley Breckenridge of Thrice about the upcoming show at MTelus on November 28th.  We also discussed how a drummer can contribute to the writing process, what he values from his band members, social media pitfalls, hitting a musical home run and healthy living while touring. Montreal Rocks:  […]

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Silversun Pickups + Minus The Bear @ MTelus – 11th November 2017

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I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life…and it was just right. I remember driving on my way to Morin Heights in 2006 and I was listening to a podcast from Indie 103.1 when I first heard “Lazy Eye”.  To me, it was a perfect song.  It would slowly build up and escalate, just […]

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David Crosby and Friends @ Theatre Maisonneuve – 10th November 2017

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I confess that I had never sat down to listen to David Crosby until I was confirmed I would be doing a review for the show. Don’t get me wrong, I requested to review it but only took it upon myself to listen to his projects and read his story a couple of days ago. […]

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Flying Lotus 3D + Seven Davis Jr + PBDY @ MTelus – 9th November 2017

Flying Lotus Montreal

Flying Lotus, famed producer, DJ, founder of the label Brainfeeder and friend and avid promoter of the West Coast Get Down stopped by at MTelus on his latests tour “Flying Lotus in 3D”. It was my first time at the venue after having been renovated and rebranded. Last time I was there, when it was […]

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Album Review – Tusks – Dissolve

Tusks Dissolve review

Tusks is a one-woman outfit led by vocalist and producer Emily Underhill from London UK. Performing since 2014 with an ethereal set of ambient effects and haunting vocals, she is now following up years of work with a major release Dissolve – a ten-song album which came out ominously last month. Although Dissolve is a fresh album, the […]

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Silversun Pickups play Montreal this weekend

California alt-rockers Silversun Pickups are in Montreal this weekend to play at MTelus on Saturday, November 11th and it promises […]

Album Review – The Dreadnoughts – Foreign Skies

Trying to categorize The Dreadnoughts‘ sound is a lot like trying to describe a rainbow using only one color. I […]

Album Review – I’ll Be Yours – The Americans

There’s something so familiar about the songs that The Americans play on their debut record I’ll Be Yours. It sounds […]

Diana Krall turns up the quiet at Place Des Arts

5 times Grammy and 8 times Juno Award winner Diana Krall will bring her Turn Up The Quiet tour to […]

King Krule @ MTelus – 28th October 2017

“Don’t get to hear French that often outside of France.” Thus spoke the ineffable Archy Ivan Marshall, aka ‘Zoo Kid’ […]

Gavin Degraw @ Mtelus – 24th October 2017

Most people first heard Gavin DeGraw singing “I Don’t Want To Be” as the theme song of the WB show […]