Category: Concert Reviews

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…

The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Celebration: Corona Theatre

Back to back Friday evenings spent at the Corona Theater and I couldn’t have asked for a better concert to attend. The Last Waltz 40TH Anniversary Celebration showcased a remarkable display of Canadian showmanship. With help from Canadian artists including Montreal’s Shane…

GAMIQ #11 celebrates the best of the best… with a few surprises!

The 11th annual GAMIQs took place last night to once again reward those who excel in the music industry, but fall through the cracks of the mainstream media. Galas are dreadfully lengthy and to turn it in to a party, performances…

Mangy Pride + The Damn Truth: SOLD OUT

To begin with, this was the first concert I attended at the Corona Theatre and I have nothing but kind words to say about it. The original exterior arch followed by visually stunning interior balconies and ceiling moldings just screams…

Dear Criminals team up with 180 students to record EP

Anyone who happened to walk by L’Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste (corner Rachel and St. Denis) last Wednesday must’ve wondered what the heck was going on: there was an INSANE lineup. Here’s your answer: Dear Criminals, the local trio made up of Frannie Holder, Vincent…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

Shine Bright Like Les Deuxluxes

September 15th marked the official launch of Les Deuxluxes‘ first album Springtime Devil and the party took place at Cabaret La Tulipe. These guys always put on a stellar show and so, hopes were high that this one was going to top…