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….

NU_MTL Goes to NXNE 2016 – Our Guide

This year, NXNE decided to shake things up a little and ended up (seemingly) changing anything and everything we knew about the festival. We don’t like change (too exhausting).  Buuuuuuut, we’re also not one to miss a great party.  So we…

Boha : Interview

Boha is Thom Speakman, a Montreal based artist. Boha is an experiment in the use of human performances on acoustic drums, layered amongst techno-synth and noise based elements. We were able to connect with Boha in his home studio and…

The Damn Truth releases new single “Heart is Cold”

It was love at first listen, between us and The Damn Truth, and this love has yet to leave us heartbroken. “Heart is Cold”, the bands new song, is the first single off of their upcoming album Devilish Folk, out July 8th on…

Montreal Rocks 6th Anniversary party is this SATURDAY!

This year again, Montreal Rocks is putting on a party benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children Canada .  Don’t be fooled by the nature of this: though the cause is a serious one, the event should be anything but…if we base ourselves on…

Système D Café and Bakery: A trip down memory lane

You know the type of story that starts with « the friend of an acquaintance of the brother-in-law»? Well, the cousin of my friend and her beau, Cynthia Deschenaux and Mathieu L’Écuyer, just opened a coffee shop in the heart of…

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…

SOLIDS: Reminiscing the 90s

Comparisons run easy when considering the garage sound that took shape in the 90’s and that inevitably inspired the original duo behind Solids, guitarist Xavier Germain-Poitras and drummer Louis Guillemette. Though a two-men show for years, one that managed to…

Misc: Where your misconceptions fall flat

Who enjoys a James Blake song?  Blonde Redhead? What about jazz? As our misconceptions often take over in our musical inclinations, some bands exists to break these barriers. This time, it is done in such uncomplicated, easy on the ear and nuanced compelling manner…

Anachronik 2016: What you need to know

Festival season is up and running and first one to bat is Anachronik. The young fest (4th edition) is technically centered around everything vintage and rock n’ roll, but we can’t help to feel like the brand has yet to be…