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The Jazz Chronicles 4. – Over the Hill and away

Sometimes your best friend tells it better than you would  It’s a long opening act at Wilfrid Pelletier tonight. A mix of sweat and apprehension floats over the crowd. There is no clear idea when She will appear. People feel frustrated,…

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NXNE 2016: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Well NXNE changed. Yep; this year, organizers opted for a formula minimizing bar-hoping (which we used to… nay..WE STILL love so much) replacing it with a two-stage activity center where most of the shows occurred. Right off the bat, we made…

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Are you in for a psychedelic ride?

Still planning your Thursday night? Look no further. Brasserie Beaubien will rock your boat with a show featuring Crushed Out, High Hills and The Fingerprints presented by Dune Wave Records. A pretty old school bar located on Beaubien, Brasserie (or La Brassette for…

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Brand New at L’Olympia

When I was a teenage emo, skipping class to wear headphones in the mall while listening to bands like Brand New and MewithoutYou it was the early 2000s. After my parents went through my chat history and banished me from unmonitored internet usage,…

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Polaris: SO many MTL artists on the long list

The Polaris Music Prize, Canada’s most prestigious music award, released Wednesday the nominees’ long list in what can only be considered as the ultimate indie and least accessible main city: Whitehorse, Yukon. More? The big reveal happened at the Yukon Transportation Museum….

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NU_MTL Goes to NXNE 2016 – Our Guide

This year, NXNE decided to shake things up a little and ended up (seemingly) changing anything and everything we knew about the festival. We don’t like change (too exhausting).  Buuuuuuut, we’re also not one to miss a great party.  So we…

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Boha : Interview

Boha is Thom Speakman, a Montreal based artist. Boha is an experiment in the use of human performances on acoustic drums, layered amongst techno-synth and noise based elements. We were able to connect with Boha in his home studio and…

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The Damn Truth releases new single “Heart is Cold”

It was love at first listen, between us and The Damn Truth, and this love has yet to leave us heartbroken. “Heart is Cold”, the bands new song, is the first single off of their upcoming album Devilish Folk, out July 8th on…

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Montreal Rocks 6th Anniversary party is this SATURDAY!

This year again, Montreal Rocks is putting on a party benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children Canada .  Don’t be fooled by the nature of this: though the cause is a serious one, the event should be anything but…if we base ourselves on…

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Système D Café and Bakery: A trip down memory lane

You know the type of story that starts with « the friend of an acquaintance of the brother-in-law»? Well, the cousin of my friend and her beau, Cynthia Deschenaux and Mathieu L’Écuyer, just opened a coffee shop in the heart of…