Category: Culture

Everything about Montreal’s cultural scene, Books etc..

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…

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….

Mutek 2016: The ABSOLUTE Essentials

From June 1st to the 5th, the 17th edition of Mutek, a celebration of the crossings between contemporary electronic music and digital art, will take place in its birthplace of Montreal. Recent years have seen Mutek expand to establishing events in Mexico City…

Distorsion: Montreal’s new Psychedelic music festival

Created by the ‘Conspiration Psychédélic de Montreal‘, Distortion is Montreal’s new psychedelic music and arts festival and every night is produced by a different well known local organization.The festival will take place over 4 days this coming May 12-15 and…

Dita Von Teese: The only queen of Burlesque

Le Grand Cabaret, a burlesque event showcasing several local favorites and headlined by none other than Dita Von Teese, had many salivating over the queen’s long-awaited return to the city. The excitement was palpable, the room was filled to capacity,…

What’s Up this weekend? (Feb 19-21)

Well guys, Montreal en Lumière festival is here (until March 5th), so it’s a show and expo galore but rather than listing everything amazing happening during the event (Emily & Ogden + Charlotte Cardin, Kurt Vile and The Violators, Elliot Maginot…

Brunch & Music – A Perfection Combo at Divan Orange

If you’re looking to kick off your weekend the right way, we suggest you hit up Indie Montreal‘s second edition of Yes, No, Toaster. A brunch concert series hosted at Montreal’s Divan Orange, will be heading a performance by the…

Dita Von Teese in Montreal For One Night Only This Sunday

Sunday Funday takes a whole new meaning this week, with the queen of burlesque Dita Von Teese  gracing the gorgeous (and quite fitting!) Olympia stage for a unique, one night only show.  Presented by Les Productions Revel and Speakeasy Burlesque, the 40s cabaret-style…

Art Show Alert: J’aime Montréal (from Toronto with Love)

As a Montreal expat currently living in Toronto (please, hold your boo’s), I still yearn for the days where walking from one end of Montreal to the other while stopping at 8 cafe’s, 4 used bookstores and a microbrewery along the way was…

What’s happening this weekend (Jan 28-30th)

It’s everything music (almost anyway) for the last weekend of JANUARY! Did you get that? Last. Weekend. of. January. Four more tiny weeks and it’s smooth sailing ’til summer. Yes, I’m totally aware of what I just said. No, I…