Author Archives: Christelle Saint-Julien

About Christelle Saint-Julien

Professional writer and translator based in Montreal, Christelle compiles projects on project such as brainchild Naked Underground Montreal, literary collective Le Shindig, music, arts and sharing her passion for local culture.

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…

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)…

Blonde Redhead In Town With An Orchestra

How often do you get to hear a cult album played live ? Take a deep breath, for no other than indie-alt-rock veterans Blonde Redhead will reunited on stage this Sunday to interpret Misery is a Butterfly, a breakthrough album released in 2004.  They…

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…

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…

The Jazz Chronicles 5. – Wrap-Up

So after 10 days of running around, chasing the best live shows of the year, Montreal Jazz Fest 2016 has come to an end.  Below, last shows we caught, which definitely kept us wanting more. This festival is just too darn short….

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,…