Rodriguez + Cat Clyde @ MTelus – 19th September 2017

PART ONE PRELUDE I had just sat down to write my review for Rodriguez when my inbox “booped”. The message read… “Just don’t step too hard on him. He has taken a lot of hits and does not need to be totally shot down.” My friend and I had completely different experiences at the show […]

The Cribs @ Bar Le Ritz – 19th September 2017

It’s another one of those nights where the gig-going public of Montreal is spoiled for choice. In and around the city, there are shows by Scorpions, Yes, Rodriguez, and, erm, Katy Perry. Lots of competition for tonight’s headliners at Bar Le Ritz, The Cribs, then. By the time they take to the stage, it’s evident […]

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Scorpions + Megadeth @ Place Bell – 19th September 2017

“Out with a Bang.” The Scorpions opened their set with an explosive number that could equally describe the prospects of the musicians performing it. The five-person ensemble has nearly as many years between them as the city of Montreal. Lead singer Klaus Meine (69), guitarist Rudolf Schenker (69), guitarist Matthias Jabs (61), bassist Pawel Maciwada […]

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The Afghan Whigs + Har Mar Superstar @ Theatre Fairmount – 18th September 2017

Speaking to The Afghan Whigs‘ frontman Greg Dulli after their superb show at Theatre Fairmount, he tells us that tonight’s gig was his favourite of the entire North American run of dates. Maybe a little surprising considering it’s far from sold out but a ringing endorsement of how Montreal crowds, and venues, make bands feel […]

Dark Tranquillity at the Fouf in Montreal

Dark Tranquillity + Warbringer + Striker @ Foufs – 17th September, 2017

Enough has been written about the origins of the Gothenburg style of death metal to make it redundant to keep harping on about it; but of the originators, Dark Tranquillity somehow collect less recognition despite always having been as good or perhaps even better than counterparts such as Grotesque, At The Gates or In Flames. […]

Stray From The Path + Counterparts + Comeback Kid + Gideon @ Le National – 15th September 2017

“Racism is not welcome in this room” frontman Andrew Dijorio solemnly stated while hunched over the front of the stage. Cheers erupted from the audience at Le National. “You guys are amazing. Feeding off the energy of so many different people, it is just inspiring. I see so many different faces of people in crowd […]

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Middle Kids + Holy Data @ Petit Campus – 13th September 2017

Petit Campus is already pretty busy by the time Holy Data take to the stage. Fairly recently formed from the remnants of Parlovr and Sunset Rubdown, they initially sound a little like Foxygen in their kooky electronica (complete with a singer pulling bizarre faces!). However, they revert back to a much more Indie sound for […]

Apocalyptica play Theatre St.Denis in Montreal

Apocalyptica @ Theatre St Denis – 13th September 2017

Somewhere between Creeping Death and Fade to Black, I started getting curious as to why my neck was hurting. There were strange pains at the base of my skull, and a throbbing sensation in my forehead. Then I realized I’d been banging my head ferociously for the last thirty minutes. “Apocalyptica is like a time-machine,” […]

Descendants play the Metropolis in Montreal

Descendents + The Menzingers @ Metropolis – 7 September 2017

The construction zone that is Metropolis, ahem, sorry, ‘MTelus’ as it’s now known, is about half-full by the time trio Berri Txarrax hit the stage.  How much rock music can you think of that’s sung in the Basque language?  Me neither, so it’s a unique start to a show if ever you saw one!  Undeterred […]

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Code Orange + Eternal Sleep + Jesus Piece @ La Sala Rossa – 3rd September 2017

Four up and coming hardcore bands were slated for La Sala Rossa Sunday night, Sep 3. Unfortunately, one out of the four horsemen – Trail of Lies -had to cancel. Fortunately for the building though: one more wailing hardcore band probably would have brought the old cracking foundation of Sala Rossa down on the concert-goers. […]

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Rodriguez + Cat Clyde @ MTelus – 19th September 2017

PART ONE PRELUDE I had just sat down to write my review for Rodriguez when my inbox “booped”. The message read… “Just don’t step too hard on him. He has taken a lot of hits and does not need to be totally shot down.” My friend and I had completely different experiences at the show […]

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The Cribs @ Bar Le Ritz – 19th September 2017

It’s another one of those nights where the gig-going public of Montreal is spoiled for choice. In and around the city, there are shows by Scorpions, Yes, Rodriguez, and, erm, Katy Perry. Lots of competition for tonight’s headliners at Bar Le Ritz, The Cribs, then. By the time they take to the stage, it’s evident […]

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Scorpions + Megadeth @ Place Bell – 19th September 2017

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“Out with a Bang.” The Scorpions opened their set with an explosive number that could equally describe the prospects of the musicians performing it. The five-person ensemble has nearly as many years between them as the city of Montreal. Lead singer Klaus Meine (69), guitarist Rudolf Schenker (69), guitarist Matthias Jabs (61), bassist Pawel Maciwada […]

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Leonard Cohen’s new Leaving The Table video

“Leaving the Table”, from Leonard Cohen’s critically acclaimed, award-winning album You Want It Darker, debuted last night in honour of Cohen’s 2017 Polaris Music Prize nomination. Created by Canadian director, Christopher Mills, it features an intricate perception of Cohen’s lyrics through nearly 1700 captivating layers of aesthetics that follow his journey and legacy. Known for […]

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The Afghan Whigs + Har Mar Superstar @ Theatre Fairmount – 18th September 2017

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Speaking to The Afghan Whigs‘ frontman Greg Dulli after their superb show at Theatre Fairmount, he tells us that tonight’s gig was his favourite of the entire North American run of dates. Maybe a little surprising considering it’s far from sold out but a ringing endorsement of how Montreal crowds, and venues, make bands feel […]

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Elvis, Lana, Feist, Sting & more for Leonard Cohen tribute Concert

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The family of Leonard Cohen invites fans from around the world to join them, along with renowned musicians, the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Quebec in celebrating Cohen’s legacy for Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen at the Bell Centre in Montreal on November 6th 2017. Participating artists include […]

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Dark Tranquillity + Warbringer + Striker @ Foufs – 17th September, 2017

Dark Tranquillity at the Fouf in Montreal

Enough has been written about the origins of the Gothenburg style of death metal to make it redundant to keep harping on about it; but of the originators, Dark Tranquillity somehow collect less recognition despite always having been as good or perhaps even better than counterparts such as Grotesque, At The Gates or In Flames. […]

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Stray From The Path + Counterparts + Comeback Kid + Gideon @ Le National – 15th September 2017

“Racism is not welcome in this room” frontman Andrew Dijorio solemnly stated while hunched over the front of the stage. Cheers erupted from the audience at Le National. “You guys are amazing. Feeding off the energy of so many different people, it is just inspiring. I see so many different faces of people in crowd […]

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Middle Kids + Holy Data @ Petit Campus – 13th September 2017

Middle Kids Petit Campus

Petit Campus is already pretty busy by the time Holy Data take to the stage. Fairly recently formed from the remnants of Parlovr and Sunset Rubdown, they initially sound a little like Foxygen in their kooky electronica (complete with a singer pulling bizarre faces!). However, they revert back to a much more Indie sound for […]

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Apocalyptica @ Theatre St Denis – 13th September 2017

Apocalyptica play Theatre St.Denis in Montreal

Somewhere between Creeping Death and Fade to Black, I started getting curious as to why my neck was hurting. There were strange pains at the base of my skull, and a throbbing sensation in my forehead. Then I realized I’d been banging my head ferociously for the last thirty minutes. “Apocalyptica is like a time-machine,” […]

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Descendents + The Menzingers @ Metropolis – 7 September 2017

Descendants play the Metropolis in Montreal

The construction zone that is Metropolis, ahem, sorry, ‘MTelus’ as it’s now known, is about half-full by the time trio Berri Txarrax hit the stage.  How much rock music can you think of that’s sung in the Basque language?  Me neither, so it’s a unique start to a show if ever you saw one!  Undeterred […]

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Mile Ex End Festival Day Two – September 3rd 2017

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Day 2 of Montreal’s newest festival reminded us of summer, just like day one, but for a different reason:  rain.  Such as been the fate of many of our outdoor festivals this year during our wet summer.  Nonetheless, the show must go on.  There is a certain camaraderie for concert goers in the rain.  A […]

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Lady Gaga buys pizza for fans after postponing Montreal concert

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Lady Gaga sent pizzas and autographs for fans waiting outside her hotel after she cancelled a gig in Montreal on Monday night (September 4). The singer pulled out of the latest stop on her Joanne World Tour due to getting sick after performing in the rain at New York’s Citi Field at the end of […]

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Code Orange + Eternal Sleep + Jesus Piece @ La Sala Rossa – 3rd September 2017

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Four up and coming hardcore bands were slated for La Sala Rossa Sunday night, Sep 3. Unfortunately, one out of the four horsemen – Trail of Lies -had to cancel. Fortunately for the building though: one more wailing hardcore band probably would have brought the old cracking foundation of Sala Rossa down on the concert-goers. […]

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Mile Ex End Festival Day One – September 2nd 2017

Urban life is all about carving out a small oasis.  Mile Ex End Festival did just that, under the Van […]

Decapitated & Thy Art Is Murder bring the heavy to Théâtre Corona

Polish metal extremists DECAPITATED and Australia’s premiere incendiary musical export THY ART IS MURDER are out on tour together and […]

Corey Taylor/Lamb Of God-endorsed Code Orange hit Montreal this weekend

When Pittsburgh metallic hardcore band Code Orange first started out 9 years ago they were called Code Orange Kids because […]

Mile Ex End Festival this Weekend

You are a new festival; how do you make your mark in Montreal?  Start by bringing two headliners that constantly […]

Midnight Oil + Matthew Good @ Place Des Arts – 23 August 2017

  Midnight Oil Doesn’t play Love Songs. ________________ Part I Matthew Good ________________ It was a whole different crowd at […]

Waxahatchee + Palehound + Outer Spaces @ Bar Le Ritz Aug. 18th, 2017

We arrived fairly early to a handful of people at Bar Le Ritz.  The show was originally going to be […]