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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

Patrick Watson

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

Code Orange Montreal Live

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

City and Colour Mile Ex End

Urban life is all about carving out a small oasis.  Mile Ex End Festival did just that, under the Van Horne bridge.  They turned this no man’s land into a small city filled with food, art and most importantly: incredible music. I caught the tail end of Adam Strangler (Mile End Stage) with some psychedelic […]

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

Midnight Oil play Place Des Art in Montreal

  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 […]

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

Waxahatchee

We arrived fairly early to a handful of people at Bar Le Ritz.  The show was originally going to be at The Fairmount, but was changed last minute.  I was able to catch up with Ellen, Jesse (drums) & Lars (new bassist) about the current tour with Waxahatchee.  It was a busy day for them, […]

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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 […]