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The Devil Makes Three + Roebuck @ MTelus – 19th January 2018

In September of 2016, I took a blind gamble on seeing The Devil Makes Three at the Corona Theatre. I’d made a big miscalculation and prepared myself for a classicist snooze, but instead, I had my face shred to bits by a kicking and stomping ruckus of a good time. I expected the same when […]

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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

Mogwai Montreal Corona

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

Emily Haines

What a fitting setting in Église Sainte-Thérèse-d’Avila to host Emily Haines and The Soft Skeleton, considering the latest release is titled:  Choir of the Mind I was surprised at how empty the venue seemed but it quickly filled at the last minute.  I guess it’s customary to arrive late to church!  I sat next to […]

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

Jake Bugg plays an acoustic set at Corona Theatre on December 3rd, 2017

Jake Bugg was one of my favorite contemporary artists when I was 16, in the midst of what can only be called an absolute obsession with the 1960s. He’s an English folk musician, from Nottingham, who has frequently been compared to Bob Dylan, while noticeably leaving Dylan off of his lists of influences. He has, […]

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LCD Soundsystem @ Place Bell – 2nd December 2017

LCD Soundsystem play Laval's Place Bell arena on December 2nd, 2017

It’s clear on entering Place Bell in Laval tonight that LCD Soundsystem are in that awkward middle ground of popularity; way more people are here than could possibly fit into the 2,500-capacity Metropolis, but nowhere enough people to warrant opening any of the upper seating levels of the 10,000-capacity Place Bell. Indeed, there are lots […]

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Wolf Alice + Wolves At Midnight @ L’Astral – December 2nd 2017

Wolf Alice L'Astral Montreal

Do you remember your first kiss?  Do you remember the first time you saw your significant other? The first time you saw a band destined for greatness in a small venue? I remember the latter, it was last night! So many choices for shows in Montreal last night. LCD Soundsystem at Place Bell, Jason Bonham’s Led […]

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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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Slayer to play Montreal as part of their final tour.

Yesterday metal legends Slayer announced they will tour the world one last time before calling it a day. Today they […]

The Devil Makes Three + Roebuck @ MTelus – 19th January 2018

In September of 2016, I took a blind gamble on seeing The Devil Makes Three at the Corona Theatre. I’d […]

Stick To You Guns’ Jesse Barnett – Love Hardcore, Hate Violence

Stick To Your Guns frontman Jesse Barnett has explained how, although he loves the hardcore scene, he could live without […]

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies aged 46

The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has died in London at the age of 46, her publicist says. The Irish […]

Bon Jovi announce Bell Centre show

Global rock icons and newly announced Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees Bon Jovi have announced the spring […]

Montreal Rocks – Best Albums of 2017

Here at Montreal Rocks, I think it’s safe to say we struggled to choose our favourite albums of 2017. There […]