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 […]

Middle Kids Petit Campus

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 […]

Code Orange Montreal Live

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. […]

Midnight Oil play Place Des Art in Montreal

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 Place des Arts this time around. The suits and cocktail dresses had been replaced by blue jeans and fedoras. The kind of crowd you would more likely see at a pub as apposed to a […]

Surfer Blood + Katie Von Schleicher @ Bar Le Ritz – 14th August 2017

How are Surfer Blood not huge? Seriously, it’s baffling. Listening to any of their 4 studio albums, you realize that frontman and songwriter John Paul Pitts can write a 3-minute gem as catchy and infectious as anything Weezer or Franz Ferdinand have ever done, and yet, they play venues a fraction of the size of […]

Echo & The Bunnymen + Ester Drang @ Corona Theatre – 12th August 2017

The first thing surprising about tonight’s show comes in the form of the support. The name “Ester Drang” conjures up the idea of a female solo artist, so when 5 guys cut from the same cloth as My Morning Jacket or Midlake step out on stage, it’s not what you expected. Still, the recently resurrected […]

Osheaga 2017 – Something Old, Something New

A little change can do some good. With its delays, cancellations and the occasional thunderstorm, Osheaga 2017 threatened to be a low point in the otherwise long and happy life of Montreal’s favourite music festival. But despite the odds, we somehow still managed to pull it off. Depending on who you ask, it might have […]

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

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Apocalyptica @ Theatre St Denis – 13th September 2017

Apocalyptica play Theatre St.Denis in Montreal

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Descendents + The Menzingers @ Metropolis – 7 September 2017

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Lady Gaga buys pizza for fans after postponing Montreal concert

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

Code Orange Montreal Live

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Mile Ex End Festival Day One – September 2nd 2017

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

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