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Line-up for Montreal en Lumiere unveiled

Better known to her fans as Coeur de Pirate, Montreal native Beatrice Martin is continuing to ride the huge wave of press surrounding her ascension to official Canadian indie crush status as it was announced this past week she will headline next year’s Montreal en Lumiere festival. The fest becomes a teenager in 2012, gearing […]

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Talking to a DJ

This time the Artichoke provides you with an interview with German born DJ Rouven B. who is known under the alias of Dreieck (German for triangle). He studies and lives in Montreal, Canada and Maastricht, the Netherlands. To find more information about him, check his dj profile on residentadvisor.net, his mixes on soundcloud or his […]

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Jazz Fest building anticipation with off-season concerts

Good news: You don’t have to wait for next summer to enjoy a taste of the internationally renowned Montreal International Jazz Festival. The organizers have just announced the latest round of off-season concerts to tide us over until late June, when the official 2012 edition kicks begins. First, the needs-no-introduction blues hero Buddy Guy will perform at […]

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More M for Montreal recaps

For an in-depth look at one show I particularly enjoyed from this year’s 6th edition of the M for Montreal festival, check out my review of Doldrums at Casa Del Popolo in CJLO 1690AM’s online magazine, where you’ll also find tons of other great concert reviews. And, to hear things from a much, much, much […]

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M for Memories!

Aww. This year’s M for Montreal was another whirlwind of sleeplessness similar to the exam delirium we’re all starting to experience, but about a thousand times more fun. Even in their sixth year, and after earning international acclaim and respect, the festival maintains a low-key charm and accessibility unique in the milieu of Montreal music festivals. […]

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 – Was Worth the Wait

Photo by Collider Ok, so I admit it, I could not wait for Breaking Dawn 1 to come out and despite all the unfavourable reviews that are out there, I stand firm in saying that the wait was totally worth it. Rotten Tomatoes is a little too harsh in saying this about the film, Slow, […]

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Le Belmont: pumping electricity into your body

Le Belmont is one of those clubs that you might have heard of although you are not a local from Montreal. In fact it has quite a global known name, which is for example represented in the fact that such artists like Tech N9ne already played there. The nightclub presents active clubbers with a broad […]

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Cheap Thrills – record store celebrates Birthday

This month (November) the record store Cheap Thrills that I also talked about in this blog post about record stores in Montreal celebrated its birthday. The record store is in business since 1971, so it had to blow out 40 candles on the cake to make a wish. However, the store does not show any […]

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Getting a proper fix

So you are a DJ, or a music lover and need a proper fix, what do you do? Well be thankful that I am here, helping you out. If you are in the Montreal region, looking for a good shot of music, you should check out the various record stores available. You are not sure […]

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Now for something completely different: The Montreal Bach Festival

My boy Johann Sebastian Bach may attract a slightly different crowd than the festivals I usually post about, but I had the chance to check out Montreal’s annual salute to his work as research for my 18th & 19th Century Music History class. I can’t say I was initially too excited to go hang out […]

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