311 + Slightly Stoopid @ Metropolis

By Stephanie Ng Wan - We . Are . Canadian - 03/19/2008

JOSE GONZALEZ + Mia Doi Todd @ Cabaret Juste Pour Rire

By Kelly Pleau - 03/14/2008

Fueled by an unhealthy amount of chocolate and dark coffee, two girls weary of work deadlines and the soggy weather ventured down to St. Laurent and Ste. Catherine’s to be soothed by the finger-picking of José González. Having arrived halfway through his performance at Le National three months earlier, we were determined to have our wrists stamped early this time.


By Ann Marie Williams - Gospel Unlimited - 03/15/2008

Jully Black and her band took over Club Soda on last Saturday. She commanded the stage the moment she stepped on it. Her performance was engaging and very enjoyable! She really connected with the audience, especially when she acknowledged what seemed to be an autistic young girl in the front row. The look of appreciation on the child’s mother’s face said it all. Yes, there were some children there -- it was a family show.

ACE FREHLEY @ Metropolis

By K-Man - 03/03/2008

O.K., here's the deal. I'm going to tell you a little story right off the bat to make the rest of this review make more sense. More than a few years ago, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss got together for a tour called "The Bad Boys of Kiss" and subsequently rolled on through Montreal....to the Metropolis. I bought a ticket without hesitation, as did two of my buddies that had been huge Kiss fans all of their lives too. Thick n’ thin, that's the way it goes.


By Simon Howell - The Listening Ear - 03/08/2008

Vancouver band Ladyhawk's self-titled debut was a bit of a revelation. Here, lo and behold, was an honest-to-goodness emotionally driven rock band with a chunky, early-‘90s indie-rock sound, that didn't sound at all contrived. Better yet, they had great songs to back up their chutzpah and passion. Shots finds them, like label mates Okkervil River, continuing to find solace and strength in sounds left behind by their hipper contemporaries.

SIA + Har Mar Superstar @ Les Saints

By Abby E. Schachter - The Kids are So-So - 03/04/2008