The Tall Shadows’ Rock Orchestra

I Shall Not Be Moved, the new album from Tall Shadows, is like a beaming smile on a brilliantly awkward teenager: “There’s a lot of weird shit going on,” admits vocalist and songwriter Owen Fairbairn, “[There are] little time changes…

NU_MTL Daybook 026 Karate Prom Ok: All That Mathpop

We like ’em young, but we also like them clever too. Newly-formed Karate Prom Ok is composed of two high-school friends who made the spontaneous decision record together through a Facebook chat conversation (dear technology, bringing people closer) in a lack of plan that…

The Holds @Turbohaus This Saturday

Many of us are new to The Holds, a blues/rock band from Montreal. Though you probably have a few items you’ve been keeping in your fridge for longer than they have been an ‘original band’, they are no novices and…

What’s up this weekend? (March 4th-6th)

YAY! March. One step closer to Spring and ice cream cones. And DOUBLE YAY (!!!) because it’s the weekend. Remember Felix from Felix bar? The one with a touch of Berlin? Apparently Montreal is not ready for Berlin anymore. (Boohoo,…

Sunflower Bean: Planting Seeds

Meet Sunflower Bean. The most exciting band to come out of New York in years, Brooklyn’s Sunflower Bean have been blowing away audiences across the US and UK with a spacey blend of ethereal vocals and psychedelic guitar crunch. They’ve…

The Soft Moon : Live at Sala Rossa

The Soft Moon gathered a vespertine audience at la Sala Rossa last week for their tour in support of their record release, Deeper. Though the snowy night would otherwise encourage torpidity, the jagged, angular combination of rhythms and leading lines coated thickly in…

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,…

Live au Cha Cha : A gem a mile away

It’s probable you’ve never been to Ste-Therese, but Odyscene and Scene 1425 are trying to change that with a program of some incredible acts making their way to the Cha Cha bar before Winter lets out. With acts like Operators,…

Jesse Mac Cormack: The Best To Come

Jesse Mac Cormack is a prolific musician and gifted producer. A long-time runner in the local scene, the young musician has also recently been signed to the highly-regarded indie label Secret City Records, also home of hero acts such as…

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…