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Allan Rayman @ Corona Theatre – 7th December 2017

Allan Rayman is one of the greatest Canadian talents right now. His genre is hard to pinpoint, ranging at times from hip hop to an almost country sound. Despite being based in Toronto, he is actually from Lost Springs, Wyoming, where he likely gets some of the country influence. He has released two albums and […]

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Mogwai @ Corona Theatre – 6th December 2017

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When I told someone about my evening plans, they asked me “oh, what Mogwai songs would I know?” I couldn’t think of a single one. In their 20-year career, they’ve never had a song on mainstream radio, never had a song on a TV commercial or blockbuster movie soundtrack (unless you count 2006’s Miami Vice […]

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The Interrupters + SWMRS @ Club Soda – 3rd December 2017

There was a time when I would look at a Warped Tour line-up and know 90% of the bands on there. In recent years though, I’m lucky if I recognize 5. As if I needed any further reminders that I don’t know this pop-punk genre so well anymore, the raucous reception afforded to Oakland’s SWMRS […]

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Jungle @ Corona Theatre – 29th November 2017

What I witnessed last night was not what I was expecting from a mid-week show for a band that I just heard about a couple of months ago. The show, being already sold out a couple of weeks ago, was already an indication of how much Montreal missed dancing to Jungle, the 7-piece band from […]

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Diana Krall @ Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montreal – 29th November 2017

Diana Krall Montreal

Canadian jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall stopped by Place Des Arts this evening for the first of two almost-sold out shows at the stunning Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier. The multi-Grammy & Juno Award-winning vocalist is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debuting at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums and she continues to […]

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Grizzly Bear @ MTelus – 26th November 2017

Grizzly Bear MTelus

In the last 24 hours, I’ve gone from sipping caipirinha’s on Copacabana Beach in blazing hot sunshine, to driving around Montreal construction detours in a sub-zero snowfall. The only thing that makes this transition somewhat bearable is the very reason I chose this date for my return flight; the first headline show by Brooklyn’s Grizzly […]

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Whitehorse + Terra Lightfoot @ Petit Campus – 22nd November 2017

I don’t remember how I first came across the Toronto-based, husband-wife duo Whitehorse. At this point, all I know is that I discovered them before my transition to Spotify, but it wasn’t until the release of their most recent album, Panther in the Dollhouse, that I really delved into their music. On this album, they’ve […]

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Album Review – The Barr Brothers – Queens of the Breakers

Barr Brothers Montreal

Three years ago, I was driving in my car, when a strange and beautiful song came on the radio. I was stuck in traffic, all alone, trying not to panic when I became entranced. The sound of so many different strings plucked away at my senses and I forgot where I was. I was going […]

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Joe Bonamassa @ Bell Centre – 20th November 2017

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Montreal got treated on Monday to a 2-hour concert by Joe Bonamassa, who stopped by the Bell Centre on his recent fall tour through North America. The venue was used only to half its capacity but almost every seat of the first three levels were filled. 4000 baby boomers sat happily on their seats, with […]

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Ne Obliviscaris + Allegaeon + Unbeing @ Foufounes, Montreal – 19th November 2017

Ne Obliviscaris Montreal

The venue was packed almost from the first opener, Unbeing. This local band was a big surprise for me. I did not have time to listen to them before the show and did not know what to expect, but let me tell you that is one of the best local bands I have heard. They […]

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Allan Rayman @ Corona Theatre – 7th December 2017

Allan Rayman is one of the greatest Canadian talents right now. His genre is hard to pinpoint, ranging at times […]

Mogwai @ Corona Theatre – 6th December 2017

When I told someone about my evening plans, they asked me “oh, what Mogwai songs would I know?” I couldn’t […]

Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton @ Église Sainte-Thérèse-d’Avila – December 4th 2017

What a fitting setting in Église Sainte-Thérèse-d’Avila to host Emily Haines and The Soft Skeleton, considering the latest release is […]

The Interrupters + SWMRS @ Club Soda – 3rd December 2017

There was a time when I would look at a Warped Tour line-up and know 90% of the bands on […]

Jake Bugg + Kandle @ Corona Theatre – 3rd December 2017

Jake Bugg was one of my favorite contemporary artists when I was 16, in the midst of what can only […]

LCD Soundsystem @ Place Bell – 2nd December 2017

It’s clear on entering Place Bell in Laval tonight that LCD Soundsystem are in that awkward middle ground of popularity; […]