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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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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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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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Get in the MINIMOOD

How immensely you must be enjoying my puns. This coming Monday, take my advice and be sure to check out a preview of next summer’s edition of Le Mood, our city’s first festival dedicated to alternative Jewish arts & culture. This one-night-only sampler will feature 10 “experiences” that fall under the theme of Fusion, which relates to the […]

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Time to dig out your snowsuit: Igloofest 2012

Yeah, it’s supposed to snow tomorrow. Yeah, your commute to school or work is about to get so much more annoying. Yeah, I’m loving the Justin Bieber Christmas album, too. More importantly – winter means Igloofest is almost here! Here are some highlights from this year’s line-up: Weekend #1: January 12-14, 2012 The city’s boy […]

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Aiming low pays off

While my wallet and I understand all too well what it’s like to attend a music festival in this city, I wanted to better understand what it means for artists when they’re added to the roster. Particularly for smaller, local acts, I’ve often wondered how well it translates into exposure and if Montreal is doing […]

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The return of M for Montreal

Sorry, picky Francophones, I mean M pour Montreal. There are less than two weeks until the annual M for Montreal festival fills the void in our life left behind by the once ubiquitous summer festival. On November 16th, Cafe Campus on Prince Arthur transforms into The Great Escape stage and the fest will kick off […]

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POP Montreal turns 10

Our hangovers have subsided, our feet have stopped hurting, and it’s time to look back on what made this edition of Pop Montreal one to remember. While the star of these birthday celebrations was arguably the free Arcade Fire concert that saw a reported 110, 000 Montrealers come out of the woodwork and fill Quartier des […]

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