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X Ambassadors + Now Now @ Corona Theatre – February 13, 2018

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Concerts during Montreal’s very cold winter season are always enjoyable. Personally, I see them as a chance for the fans to prove their dedication to the artist about to perform. In a brisk -11 degree Celsius night, fans of X Ambassadors lined up down the street of Notre Dame Ouest. Insane amount of people waiting […]

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The Atlas Moth + Royal Thunder @ Bar Le Ritz PDB – 13th February 2018

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It’s a Tuesday night in Montreal and somewhere across town over 2000 metal fans are packed into MTelus to see Stone Sour and In This Moment. Unfortunately for the bands playing Bar Le Ritz at the same time, this has surely affected numbers of people turning up to witness two of the best doom metal […]

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Uriah Heep @ Corona Theatre – 10th February 2018

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If heavy metal has a holy trinity then I just witnessed one of its parts during Uriah Heep’s first visit in 20 years to Montreal (the other parts being Black Sabbath and Deep Purple). The night could be summed up with the phrase: “epic nostalgia”. The venue fitted perfectly for the crowd and the band, […]

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First Aid Kit + Van William @ MTelus – 6th February 2018

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First Aid Kit rose to prominence on YouTube, as so many music stars of the late 00s did. This Swedish duo, composed of sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, just released their 4th full-length record Ruins after a 4-year hiatus. Ruins continues and amplifies their distinct, American folk-pop sound. Their vocals melt seamlessly together in harmonies, […]

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Club Soda – 5th February 2018

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Tonight’s openers, Seattle’s Night Beats are, aesthetically at least, a hipster’s dream. A cowboy hat-wearing guitarist/singer, a flat-capped drummer, a grey-suited bassist with a moustache; you can almost visualise the Portlandia sketch. However, there’s clearly a lot more to them than their dress code, as their brand of rocky blues somewhere in the region of […]

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Black Veil Brides + Asking Alexandria + Crown the Empire @ MTELUS – February 4th 2018

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A little more than two years ago, I took a step out of my comfort zone and went to a metal show. I had a great time seeing Blind Guardian and Grave Digger, and my thoughts are well-documented – so I was naturally pumped when I got the chance to see a triple-bill of Black […]

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Sleigh Bells @ l’Astral – 27th January 2018

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There comes a time, in every mans life, when he is instructed by his wife to leave the house on account of a girls’ night. Tonight, that happens to me. Either I hang out in my bedroom watching Netflix on an iPad Mini, or I get out of the house. Once I see Sleigh Bells […]

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

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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 Smashing Pumpkins play Bell Centre this summer!

The Smashing Pumpkins have confirmed a show at Montreal’s Bell Centre on August 7th 2018. The GRAMMY® Award-winning, acclaimed alternative […]

X Ambassadors + Now Now @ Corona Theatre – February 13, 2018

Concerts during Montreal’s very cold winter season are always enjoyable. Personally, I see them as a chance for the fans […]

The Atlas Moth + Royal Thunder @ Bar Le Ritz PDB – 13th February 2018

It’s a Tuesday night in Montreal and somewhere across town over 2000 metal fans are packed into MTelus to see […]

MYRKUR brings her unique sound to Montreal this weekend

World-renowned Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, MYRKUR, returns to North America this week for her first full tour since […]

Foos, Beck & Dave Matthews for Ottawa Bluesfest 2018

Ottawa Bluesfest has revealed its 2018 lineup. The Canadian mega-fest runs from July 5th-15th at LeBreton Flats Park in Ottawa, […]

Interview – Frank Turner

UK singer-songwriter Frank Turner (and The Sleeping Souls!) recently announced his 8th record, Be More Kind, and a huge world […]