Category: Culture

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New soft rock/surf/psych band Abrdeen Releases first EP

A new Quebec City band is set to release their debut EP and maybe it’s cause it’s a pretty perfect soundtrack to a snowy saturday morning, but we’re pretty excited about it. The band, a soft rock/surf/psych quintet led by vocalist and guitarist Meggie Lennon called Abrdeen (Yes, Abrdeen…

Lisbon Lux Record celebrates 4 years with Compilation and Party

February 17th marks Lisbon Lux Records‘ 4th anniversary as one of Montreal’s most talked about labels. Celebrations will be happening at Matahari loft on that night, with Dylarama, Fonkynson, Das Mörtal, HWYS and visually, artist Carolane Bélanger will be showing off…

Qualité Réduite – Montreal bands doing it 80s style

After a successful first go at it, Qualité Réduite is ready to show us a second episode made up of tracks performed by local artists.  The project remains essentially the same: The collective creates and records live sessions all while aiming…

$7000 and a chance to play Le Festif!

Le Festif! has quickly become one of our most cherished summer traditions: a week-end of music, an opportunity to discover new talent and the fact that it’s in beautiful Baie. St. Paul is just the cherry on top of the Sundae. Though the festival…

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…

MTL à Table starts this Thursday

It’s 5 years running and has already become one of Montreal’s finest traditions. Montréal à Table, or restaurant week (more like 10 days actually) is back with a whopping 150 restaurants participating in offering a  select three course meal for $21,…

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…

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…

StartupFest Kicks-Off in Montreal This Week!

Techie aficionados, investors and entrepreneurs alike are eagerly awaiting the kick-off to the highly anticipated StartupFest in Montreal. This year’s agenda is looking to be especially dynamic with a host of speakers and guests working on some of the most…

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…