Tag: MTL

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…

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…

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…

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…

Heymoonshaker’s Sexy Second Set @ Théatre Outremont

After two months of performing all over Québec, Heymoonshaker was nearing the end of their Québec-exclusive Canadian tour. On their second night at the gorgeous Théâtre Outremont, the duo David Crowe and Andy Balcon played their last show in Montréal, and they…

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…

Basia Bulat: Soft, Bright and Clear

It’s hard not to like Basia Bulat: her voice always seems to bring the light in, clear and graceful, pinning honest emotions through harmonious ballads. A few Juno Award and Polaris nominations later, the artist reaffirms herself to be an…

Images and Sound: Video Round-Up

The radio star is no longer, but music videos well and alive thanks to our local heroes. 1.We have a major, major crush on The Holds, their edgy blues-rock sound and raw energy. Swoon, croon, move, for all of the above…

NU_MTL Daybook 022: Andy Shauf Is Quiet And Live

andy shauf reduces a room to silence with a hushed pitch and slow articulation sparse instrumentation singing songs about secret lovers, winters, sleep and lost souls third-person point of view and it’s so intimate yet so peculiar I love him for…

We Should Definitely Brunch

Montreal has a beautiful comedy scene that smells like maple and linguistic dexterity – with a sweet spot right around the Just For Laughs festival. But when Victor the mascot isn’t waving his little green arms around, Brunch Club is…