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Attention Montreal Concert-Goers: Avoid Scalpers and Craigslist with these Strategic Twitter Tips

First, Twitter is awesome. The internet and social-networking can get pretty silly at the best of times (case in point: blogging + me right now) but Twitter actually serves many purposes, including that of platform-for-major-concert-announcements. Lately, we’ve noticed that promotion companies and venues in Montreal are getting into the habit of announcing major acts and… Read More »

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Montreal Hit List – POP Montreal, Free Arcade Fire Show, Osheaga BBQ and more!

As a result of POP Montreal and all the great bands taking over the city’s venues right now, this week’s hit list is almost exclusively music-oriented. Enjoy!  WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21 TO SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25 POP Montreal International Music Festival @ numerous Montreal venues. POP Montreal celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with a fabulous array of… Read More »

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The 2011 Montreal Jazz Fest: a Time for Spontaneous Hand-Holding and (spiked) Lemonade, June 25 to July 4

Think: short denim skirts, white t-shirts and long feather necklaces. Hand-holding with friends so as not to lose each other in the crowd. Pocket flasks of gin. Free ice cream popsicles on side streets. Disposable cameras. Smoking in that weird alley off Bleury street. Solo-dancing to Brian Setzer Orchestra beats. Hopping fences (the only way… Read More »

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Montreal Hit List: Fête St-Jean Festivities (including free outdoor Rufus and Martha Wainwright concerts!), Art Exhibits Galore, Handsome Furs Album Launch & Prince!

La Fête Nationale aka la Saint Jean, Fête St Jean Baptiste, marks the birthday and/or beheading of Quebec’s ill-fated patron saint, St John the Baptist. According to tradition, the first North American St-Jean celebrations occurred on the banks of the Saint Lawrence River on the evening of June 23, 1636 with a bonfire and five… Read More »

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