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Metallica + Avenged Sevenfold + Volbeat @ Parc Jean Drapeau – 19th July 2017

You know it’s going to be an interesting day when you wake up on your day off, thinking you are missing the concert of the summer, and you get a text from your friend telling you to come to Montreal because tonight you are going to see Metallica. An hour later I was on the […]

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Album Review: Craig Finn – We All Want the Same Things

With his main gig as lead singer and songwriter for The Hold Steady, Craig Finn is already no stranger to writing readable rock-and-roll, documenting massive nights, and helping crowds create new connections. On his third solo album, Finn slows it down and dials his focus into the relationships and partnerships between individuals. We All Want […]

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Album Review – Hawk – I’m on Fire

There’s something really familiar and warm about the sound of a confident three-chord progression, a steady cowbell, and regularly-occurring guitar solos. It’s the sound of classic rock, and there’s a reason why it’s classic. David Hawkins and his band Hawk recognize that there’s a staying power in the electricity that runs through the discographies of […]

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Album Review – Bon Jovi – This House Is Not for Sale

Over 130 million albums sold. Let that sink in for a minute. That’s how many records Bon Jovi have sold in their 30 year career. It’s beyond impressive. While they may have been lumped in with the throwaway hair bands of the 80’s, after 3 decades in the music business, the boys from New Jersey […]

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Gojira – Magma – Album Review

Let’s set something straight right from the start. In this writer’s opinion French metallers Gojira are the best band of their genre to appear in the past decade. Original, progressive, intelligent, thought-provoking and heavy as hell, they have set the bar high. So it’s with much anticipation that I welcome their 6th album, Magma. Things […]

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Beartooth – Aggressive – Album Review

American hardcore punk band Beartooth are releasing their sophomore album entitled Aggressive on June 3rd with Red Bull Records . After a powerful EP in 2013 and a highly acclaimed first album in 2014, Beartooth fans had really high expectations for this new album.   The first song and title track is “Aggressive”, a catchy […]

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Wintersleep – The Great Detachment review

You don’t realize how old you are until you come to a band you still consider “new,” then realize that they have been together 15 years, and this is their 6th album. Six! Unbelievable. Furthermore, the last time we heard from Halifax/Montreal’s Wintersleep was 2012’s “Hello Hum,” and a co-headline tour with fellow Canadians Elliott […]

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The Dead Weather – Dodge and Burn

Side projects and solo projects. They’re a strange entity sometimes, aren’t they?? Sometimes, the side/solo project records and the main band records are so similar, you wonder why the project needed to exist at all. For example, would Thom Yorkes “Eraser” record really sound out of place as a Radiohead record? Other times, side projects […]

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Album Review – Bud Rice “Belfast”

Montreal singer/songwriter Bud Rice (known to his mom as Henry Rice-Gossage) has been playing his blend of upbeat soul, rock and intimate ballads in venues around the city since he was just 15 years old. He’s about to release his debut album, Belfast, recorded here in Montreal at Hotel2Tango Studios, and will play Le Divan […]

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Elephant Stone – The Three Poisons – Album Review

I was recently introduced to Montreal band Elephant Stone in September at a place called The Oobleck in Birmingham, UK where a number of psychedelic American/Canadian bands were playing on the night; Elephant Stone are a band that instantly grabbed my attention with their different style and they’re not a band that are boring or […]

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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 […]

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

The family of Leonard Cohen invites fans from around the world to join them, along with renowned musicians, the Prime […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]