Fucked Up at La Sala Rossa, Nov 4 2018

For a Sunday night, Montreal had many options for concert goers on Nov 4th. Metalheads seemed divided between seeing Behemoth at MTelus or Windhand at le Belmont. Personally, I was originally planning on seeing some good ol’ Quebec grindcore at l’Entre-Nous. That is, until I got word that Fucked Up would be in town, along with hardcore sound-alikes Mil-Spec.


Haken at l'Astral, Nov 1 2018

On Thursday Nov. 1, London-based progressive metal band Haken brought their North American tour to Montreal’s l’Astral. They were joined by Norwegian band Leprous and Boston-based band Bent Knee.

A line gathered early at the venue for the sold out show. I kept my reputation of being first in line and managed to get a front row spot for the concert.


Helena Deland's Homecoming

Photo: Colin Medley

“I hope that show becomes my most important memory of 2018,” says Montreal’s Helena Deland with a laugh.  Deland is referring to her headline performance at this year’s edition of M for Montreal, the four-day festival spotlighting rising local talent for industry folk and music fans alike.  The show is the culmination of a whirlwind year of gigs for the singer-songwriter, including a U.S tour in the spring (including a performance at Austin, Texas’ venerable SXSW festival) and European one last month.


Choir Boy: A Review

The first thing I noticed upon entering the Centaur Theatre to see “Choir Boy” was that almost everyone there was a senior citizen. The second thing I noticed was that they were playing Kendrick Lamar in the foyer.
 
I can’t say that I’m an avid musical-goer and therefore am not up to date with all the pre-show protocols, but this was not what I had been expecting. Kendrick was followed by Drake, who was followed by Frank Ocean. I heard a few confused murmurs throughout the crowd, and then the lights dimmed, and the performance began.
 

Striker & Unleash The Archers: The Next Generation of Power Metal

On this legendary day, Edmonton’s power metal outfit Striker and British Columbia’s Unleash the Archers invaded the shores of Montreal.


Festival Du Nouveau Cinema Showcases 2018's Most Anticipated Films

This years Festival Du Nouveau Cinema (FNC) is back from Wednesday October 3rd to Sunday October 14th. The 47th edition of the festival has made it a point to include categories with feature films (international and domestic), installations, a masterclass featuring Paul Schrader, short films, television series, and virtual reality. What makes the festival so attractive is that it hosts some of my anticipated films of the year, some that might not agree with everyone due to their controversial nature. However, I am happy that this festival gives them a platform to be showcased. 

Homeshake's Red Hot Night for POP Montreal

On Saturday night, a sold-out Rialto was hot and ready for one of Montreal’s finest indie singers of his generation. After two opening acts, first Cherry Monday, followed by Guy’s#, the young faces in the crowd started chanting and hollering at Homeshake as he was preparing his equipment on the stage.

 


LaF is Taking Us to Another Era

Photo: Felipe Arriagada-Nunez


CJLO @ FME 2018

The 18th edition of the Festival de Musique émergente, or FME, took place over the Labour Day weekend. From Thursday to Sunday, the city of Rouyn-Noranda was overflowing with music.
 

CJLO @ Heavy Montreal: What a Weekend!

After another fantastic year, Heavy Montreal has now sailed off into the distance and left here’s some of the thoughts some of our DJs that attended had. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.


Devon - Hot Chaud – Sundays 11AM – 12PM

Heavy Montreal: Worth the Weight

 


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