Five Questions with... CRABE

Five Questions with… is a new CJLO Magazine feature where people from all realms we want to know more about are asked… well, five questions!  The feature’s inaugural interview is with Montreal “normal punk” duo CRABE, who released their seventh album Notre-Dame de la vie intérieure earlier this month on Pantoum Records.  Their latest opus sees the duo, consisting of Martin Höek and Gabriel Lapierre, continue to avoid easy classification and managing to keep a wildly positive and sincere energy about them for 12 years and counting.  CJLO ha


Florence + The Machine at Centre Bell, May 28th 2019

Florence + the Machine returned to Montreal once again and brought their unique sound and the incredible vocal stylings of lead singer Florence Welch. While the Bell Centre may not have been as full as the last time they came to town, the air was electric and the crowd was ready to give it their all; we all knew Welch was about to put on a fantastic show. 


CJLO x SXSW 2019: Metal Recap

SXSW is a difficult creature to try to describe to someone. Sure, one could just say: "It's a music festival that's in Austin, Texas." But that fails to describe many of the nuances that are present at the festival.

For instance, the festival has expanded to more than just music. It has now incorporated tech, film, comedy, and video games under it's umbrella. True, all of them are segmented into their own "mini-festivals", but they overlap with one another over nine days, making a combination of artists, business people, film critics, gamers, and general festival goers into a large mass.


Album Review: “The Mighty Seed” by This Way to the EGRESS

This Way to the EGRESS is the greatest (and most eclectic) band you’ve never heard of. Hailing from the Tri-State Area, this delightfully dark cocktail of vaudeville kitsch, folkish klezmer, and ragtime swing is comprised of five full-time members and “an ever-rotating cast of horn players,” whose unique sound caught the ear of this unassuming beginner DJ.


Doom 'an Blue Premiere track on CJLO

Montreal duo Doom 'an Blue stopped by Grade A Explosives June 23 to world priemire a new song, and now they want you to be able to listen to it on CJLO. Check out "Two Bit Son of a Bitch" or TBSOB for short and listen to the "surf meets dinosaur" of Doom 'an Blue.

And while you're listening, why not check out their Facebook page to get all the latest news on the band and see where they're playing near you:

https://www.facebook.com/DoomAnBlue/

EDIT: Oh, and in case you missed their interview, check out the show here: http://www.cjlo.com/shows/grade-explosives/episode-23061916


Fringe 2019: Edging with Mike at Le P’tit Impro

Edging With Mike is not quite what you would expect given the title. Upon entering the intimate space of Le P’tit Impro, you see a kind-looking, unassuming man behind a work station, diligently and patiently sharpening a knife. That is Mike. Mike likes to sharpen knives, and also likes to talk about the things he likes.


Fringe 2019: Ink at La Chapelle

Ink was a visual metaphor for the cyclical self-destructive relationship between an artist and their craft. It was a brilliant depiction of how one invests themselves in their work and how the result of doing so can cost so much. It was also a beautiful story of one man overcoming debatably self-imposed adversity, and learning how to create without suffering.

Fringe 2019: The Man Behind The Curtain

Productions Presents’ The Man Behind the Curtain is an innovative magic show not for the faint of heart. Performers Erin the Magician, Erik Leisinger and director Sam Jameson’s immersive magic show will leave you questioning reality. Performed in front of ten audience members in the confines of Sam’s apartment, this meta, genre-hopping theatre piece will haunt you to your core.


The Peers : Montreal Improv

It has been a long time since I have laughed so hard. 

There are 2 major elements that I really enjoyed about The Peers: their very real depiction of theatrical catastrophe, and their ridiculous take on Shakespeare. The premise of this show is that a theatre company has severely overbooked themselves, and they now have to perform multiple Shakespeare plays in one evening. Against undeniably self-inflicted odds, they accomplish this admirably. 


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