Tag: Montreal

Photo Essay: Dragonette at Theatre Corona

Photo Essay: Dragonette at Theatre Corona

My music addiction is mostly satisfied in Ottawa but sometimes there is a band I want to see whose tour does not bring them to Ottawa, and for those cases Montreal is my next choice. It’s within a reasonable drive and many of the acts that skip Ottawa do go to Montreal. This was one of those times. I have […]

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Andrew Johnston ‘Take The Highway’ Premiere

Andrew Johnston ‘Take The Highway’ Premiere

Today, we have a single premiere, Take The Highway, from Andrew Johnston. Andrew has been releasing albums both under his ‘real’ name and his moniker, Andrew Vs. The Enabler, since 2006. He is an Ottawa native who lives in Montreal and has been forming a solid foundation for himself in the Montreal music scene for years.  His music resembles that […]

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The self-titled debut EP by Montreal’s Caveboy

The self-titled debut EP by Montreal’s Caveboy

An opening single could make all the difference in whether to continue to listening to an album or not. Of course, it could also mean missing out on some gems later in the album, but like with a movie or a book the opening track is essential to capturing one’s attention. So while Caveboy‘s self-titled, debut EP commences with a […]

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Osheaga in Revue – Day 3 Part 2

Osheaga in Revue – Day 3 Part 2

My final evening at Osheaga started with The War on Drugs. Following that was another heart breaker for me. The last time Hot Chip played Osheaga it was perfect. They headlined the Green stage and the intimacy of the smaller stage and the dark evening suited them. This was another top 3 artists I regret missing. I instead went to Brand […]

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Osheaga in Revue – Day 3 Part 1

Osheaga in Revue – Day 3 Part 1

On Day 3 I knew I wanted to get in early to check out SZA. Unfortunately I encountered a huge lineup at the gate and missed the first half of the set. The second half was excellent and I will try to catch them again on my next opportunity. After SZA I did not know artists in the next couple […]

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Osheaga in Revue – Day 2 Part 2

Osheaga in Revue – Day 2 Part 2

My day 2 continued with Alvvays. I had just seen them in Ottawa a couple weeks earlier but they were excellent so I was looking forward to a repeat helping. Speaking of repeat helping, I was also up for another repeat helping of Interpol‘s solid rock. I’ve been hearing so much about Patrick Watson in my circles that I decided […]

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Osheaga in Revue – Day 2 Part 1

Osheaga in Revue – Day 2 Part 1

On Day 2 I did not recognize any of the artists before the Arkells so in the week before the festival I started to research the earlier acts, the one that most caught my attention was Leisure Cruise so I altered my plans to make it in for them. My research paid off as they turned out to be a great […]

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Osheaga in Revue – Day 1 Part 2

Osheaga in Revue – Day 1 Part 2

The second half of day 1 kicked off for me with twenty one pilots. I admit I was not familiar with the band until seeing Osheaga‘s schedule earlier this year. I like to research as many of the bands playing as I can so that I don’t miss out on great acts. This was one of the bands I had […]

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Osheaga in Revue – Day 1 Part 1

Osheaga in Revue – Day 1 Part 1

For the concert addict like myself the summer festival season is our playground. Since it is in our backyard the Ottawa Bluesfest is a no-brainer but just two hours away there is another great summer festival called Osheaga that takes place at Parc Drapeau in Montreal. I first attended this festival in 2012 and have been back every year since. […]

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Seoul’s sensual new album, “I Become a Shade”

Seoul’s sensual new album, “I Become a Shade”

It’s been a great year already for the city of Montreal. Suuns + Jerusalem In My Heart collaborated on a stunning , multi-faceted album. Milk & Bone stirred our emotions with Little Mourning. Daniel Isaiah returned with an introspective and honest record, Come Into Gone. Young artists Maybelleen, The Muscadettes, and Afrakite excited us with new singles. And Patrick Watson […]

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Seoul – “Haunt / A Light”

Seoul – “Haunt / A Light”

  If you haven’t discovered Montreal electro-ambient-pop group Seoul, what are you waiting for? Voted as the best electronic act in Montreal, the band is set to extend their reach with their lush harmonies and soothing electronic melodies a la electronic-ambient stars Rhye. The release of their first full-length, I Become A Shade, will only aid their cause. The latest song […]

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Live Review: Lady Lamb At the Divan Orange, Montreal 11/05/2015

Live Review: Lady Lamb At the Divan Orange, Montreal 11/05/2015

Without a doubt the best way to spend Monday night in Montreal was in the company of Aly Spaltro, aka Lady Lamb. Playing the Divan Orange for the second time in two years, Lady Lamb’s audience keeps growing and she picks up new admirers with every passing show. Following a memorable opening performance by New York’s Rathborne (their first tour […]

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Patrick Watson – “Love Songs for Robots”

Patrick Watson – “Love Songs for Robots”

I remember when Patrick Watson‘s second album, Just Another Ordinary Day, came out in 2003. It was different, unlike anything I had heard. It was part pop and part classical. The music was lush and gorgeous, accentuated by Watson’s unique falsetto. Three years, he would release his breakthrough album, Close to Paradise, an album that was stunning, cinematic, and simply breathtaking. He and […]

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Twitter  Tuesday: Afrakite – “Grown Apart”

Twitter Tuesday: Afrakite – “Grown Apart”

We don’t know much about Afrakite, except that the one and so far only single posted online is pretty sweet. The solo artist is from Montreal and has created a beautiful and soulful sound with the single “Grown Apart”. The track is pretty awesome, soaring and expansive for being completely self produced and we look forward to hearing more. We […]

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The stunning collaboration of Suuns + Jerusalem In My Heart

The stunning collaboration of Suuns + Jerusalem In My Heart

Suuns has been a band that we’ve been monitoring, as they’re making some of the most innovative music around. Their “experimental rock” can be bone-jarring at times or hypnotic and brooding like on their masterpiece, “2020”. When they announced earlier this year they would be collaborating with Radwan Ghazi Moumneh of Jerusalem In My Heart, who has also created some […]

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The Muscadettes – “Pearl and Oyster”

The Muscadettes – “Pearl and Oyster”

“Pearl and Oyster” is the shimmering, garage rock-pop track from Montreal-based The Muscadettes. This is the debut single from the twin sisters that is boisterous and feels huge. It’s an absolute gem! The single is the first from their debut EP, Side A, which comes out April 21 on PaperCup Music. Preorder it here. You can hear “Pearl and Oyster” and […]

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Daniel Isaiah – “Come Into Gone”

Daniel Isaiah – “Come Into Gone”

Maybe you have heard of Daniel Isaiah. In 2011, he released his debut album, High Twilight, which received positive reviews across Canada. Maybe you’ve heard of the name through Isaiah’s various film and theatre work, and he’ll soon have one of his screenplays, Passover, which reportedly based on his childhood, brought to life by Quebec production company Peripheria Inc. And if […]

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Milk & Bone – “Little Mourning”

Milk & Bone – “Little Mourning”

We all love music because it moves us in ways that nothing else can. It can make us literally lose our minds, thrashing with fellow fans to a blazing guitar solo or a trippy beat. It can lift our spirits after a tough day, making us smile as we consume the happy melody and cheesy lyrics. Or it can sweep […]

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Maybelleen – “Time Machine”

Maybelleen – “Time Machine”

We had a nice little Q&A with Montréal-based Maybelleen when they released their Stereotypes EP, at the end of January. The duo now has a brand new video for “Time Machine”, and we are happy to share this great song, which could be on anyone’s feel-good summer playlist (assuming summer should arrive). The psychedelic video is a perfect fit to the themes of […]

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Bent by Elephants – “Disco Smile”

Bent by Elephants – “Disco Smile”

“Disco Smile” is the lead single from the sophomore album, The Shore, by Montreal’s Bent by Elephants. It’s a delicate indie-pop track that has touches of late ’90s pop. The single also best represents the new sound by the quintet, moving away from orchestral pop songs to more indie-pop sounds. Also included below is “Bend the River”, which is from […]

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