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Music is for Solace

Lost late thoughts on the last edition of M for Montreal  How have you been ? I have been good. But I do miss writing about music. And it’s not desire which was lacking. We don’t need to acknowledge how…

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La Souterraine: It’s All About the Ladies this Friday Night

La Souterraine, a toddler in the music industry, searches far and wide for new French pop and gives visibility to new, emerging francophone artists from all over the world. How? They have a radio show in Paris, Radio Campus Paris, have…

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Blonde Redhead – Growing Pains and The Art Of Revisiting

Pioneers Kazu Makino, Simone and Amedeo Pace wanted to live through Misery Is A Butterfly, a record that would change everything for them and for their fans. For the occasion, they were gracefully backed-up by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME)…

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Duchess Says’ “Sciences Nouvelles” is One of the Year’s Best Releases

Up until now, Duchess Says has been more recognized for its live shows rather than for its albums.  “Sciences Nouvelles”, the latest work from the four piece band, might just change that. Being the most accessible album yet, it’s a little more melodic, a little less…

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The Band-The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Celebration

The Band? The Band?! THE BAND! Alright, listen up people! I’ll be the first to admit that until recent events, The Band’s work remained unknown to me. I wouldn’t say that I’ve become a rabid fan of their music, but…

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Po Lazarus – What a Way to End the Night

On September 23rd, Po Lazarus took the stage by storm at Club Lambi and officially launched their debut album, Ways To End The Night. I walked into the venue with great anticipation, and I was not disappointed. Their modern approach to…

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We Are Wolves’ new Album “Wrong” Is Anything But

When We Are Wolves announced they were releasing their 5th studio album, “Wrong”, the rumour mill started spinning: the album was going to be different, and in this case, different meant pop. Shocking, right?! A band releasing a new album…

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Wake Island: A technology odyssey

Everyone has a story. Wake Island‘s journey began as story of two friends who met in 2004 and now forming one of the most promising band of the year. ‘’We met in Montreal, of all all places’’, recalls Philippe Manasseh…

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Start voting: GAMIQ nominations are up

Last night, the GAMIQ – Gala Alternatif de la Musique Indépendante du Québec – released the list of official nominees for this year’s gala, which will be held on Sunday, November 27th 2016 at Le Cabaret Lion d’Or (Tix here).  This year’s…

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Pop it like it’s hot: a babely restrospective

A conversation in speed reviews and impressions between two friend-writers.  Christelle Saint-Julien: How was your Pop Montreal ? It’s your first experience covering, right ? Fiona Schlumberger: Yeah, it was my first time covering the festival! I’ve volunteered a few times…