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Independent, provocative, now! The CJLO Magazine is the resource for features, reviews, and interviews. Established in 2004, and run by dedicated CJLO volunteers, the magazine covers the latest and best in local and international music, art, theatre, film, festivals, and more!


OSHEAGA 2016! Aloof Future Top Picks

Now at its eleventh edition, it's safe to safe that Osheaga has truly become a flagship event in the North American festival circuit. With 40,000 music lovers in attendance each day, the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival has become as much an ideal venue for well-established outfits to stage a comeback as it is for emerging Montreal talent to represent their city on a global scene.


CJLOxJFL Midnight Surprise: A Sample of JFL’s Best Comedians!

On Thursday July 21st 2016, The Midnight Surprise began its annual run at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. The Midnight Surprise is a special midnight show “featuring a holy s#!t lineup of some of the funniest comedians at the festival”. The first Midnight Surprise show (on July 21st) was hosted by a random, mystery guest while Piff the Magic Dragon hosted the rest of the show from July 22nd to 24th, followed by NBA superstar Blake Griffin who is hosting from July 26th to 30th.


King Dave

Directed by Daniel Grou

King Dave is based on a play by Alexandre Goyett. Director Daniel Grou (Podz) has kept the integrity of the production, as the hour and forty minutes is filmed in the style of a long single shot with a natural edit as we move from scene to scene. The audience follows Dave (Alexandre Goyette) on his misadventures and chance encounters that normally racially or violently charged, and meet a violent or abrupt ending. Dave spews with passion his inner character monologues to the audience, as the fourth wall is broken. There are only brief seconds where Dave comes back to the scene to interact with the characters of the act.


Inna Modja @ Theatre Fairmount

Festival International Nuits d'Afrique de Montréal


Radu!

Radulov has a history of partying hard...

Promises of change were made, local sports media talked about a major shake-up happening, and with that in mind Marc Bergevin, Habs General Manager, sure did not disappoint! After drafting future number one D-man Mikhail Sergachev and trading Lars Eller for gritty forward Andrew Shaw, it happened—P. K. was traded! Fast forward a week later, Marc Bergevin, who is said not to be a fan of July 1st free agency day, signed often troubled KHL winger Alexander Radulov.


Pokémon Sun and Moon: A Journey into the Seventh Generation

CJLO's Lazy Sunday Series

It should never be taken critically from people outside the Pokémon fandom when fans start tearing apart the designs for newly revealed Pokémon. It happens quite literally every generation. It's part of the adjustment process. As time goes on, we slowly get used to the sentient trash bags, keys, snow cones, triangle dragons and multi-headed hot-mess barnacles. Maybe less so that last one. Nonetheless, every gen has its oddballs and it's smash hits. Expect Gen 7 to be no different. 


Three Must-See Shows at Nuits D'Afrique

Festival International Nuits d'Afrique has brought the world to Montreal music fans for three decades and is still going strong. The festival's rich history includes legendary performers, homegrown talent, fun workshops and family activities, and the most exciting outdoor celebrations of the summer at Quartier des spectacles. CBC journalist,musician, traveller, and CJLO "Grrls Groove" alumnus Emily Brass brings us her top-three must see performers at this year's festival!

 


Fantasia 2016: Live Long and Prosper!

My objective throughout this article is to describe and outline to you in great depth the fun-filled international film festival known as Fantasia. I shall go into great detail about what's involved in this festival and discuss why it would appeal to anyone and everyone. I will mention films I'd like to see while I am there, and why I want to see them. Afterwards I shall conclude with my personal opinion and insight on why I look forward to attend the event, and why I would recommend anyone to attend it.


Fantasia 2016: Third Time's the Charm

This my third time attending the Fantasia Film Festival, one of the crème de la crèmes of genre cinema. It is also the 20th anniversary of the festival. I have seen the triumphs of films like Boyhood, Frank, Tangerine, and Cop Car have been my past favourites of Fantasia. I was so excited for this festival reveal that I got up at 4 AM, 5:30 AM, and 6 AM when my alarm finally went off, even though the press conference was only at 11 AM. The festival has over 130 diverse features from North America and around the globe.


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