Rich Aucoin Does POP Montreal

“Rich Aucoin should start a religion, he’s got himself a few believers,” said a thirty-something single mom walking out of the ceiling-sweated Divan Orange on a cool September night.

Montreal’s Goose Hut: Soft Hearted Headbangers

Over the past year this Montreal trio’s infectiously fun and musically intricate electro pop has steadily gained attention across Canada.
This year the Goose Hut returned for a second annual performance at POP Montreal.

French Kissing under the Stars of Pop Montreal

My addiction for the last 5 years has been elevator music and retro French pop. This year’s 10th edition of POP Montreal featured French icons like Bertrand Burgalat and Arthur H, and we had the chance to take the elevator to the top floor with these epic performers.

Review: Murderess

Murderess was formed in the summer of 2008 by roommates who shared a passion for the metal genre, and while members have come and gone, the core of the band remains the same.

Review: Recycled Instances (Did you remember to forget me?)

On a humid August evening, crowds filled Maison de la Culture Maisonneuve to watch the contemporary dance piece “Recycled Instances (Did you remember to foget me?)” as part of Zone Homa, a month long multidisciplinary arts festival taking place in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood and celebrating talent from across the city. I entered that show like the rest of the crowd: unsure and expectant.

Review: Liars and Cadence Weapon

Liars once released an album entitled Drums Not Dead, and their performance last Monday at La Sala Rossa was a testament to this great contemporary truth. Every song the American art-rockers played served as a reminder to those present that the rhythm is gonna’ get ya. And if it doesn’t, lead singer and guitarist Angus Andrew will.

Review: Cora Kim Debuts

On Tuesday July 17th, four musical forces gathered at Il Motore to support the launch of Montreal-based songstress Cora Kim’s self-titled debut.

Review: Rope+Thread=ISM

Walking into Rope+Thread=ism, one can’t help but feel as though one is entering a sort of sanctuary – a reprieve from the beaten track of the everyday and commonplace.