The Indies at CMW 2012 – The Sheepdogs take all the awards, Treble Charger looks old, Rich Aucoin steals the show, and Passion Pit sends us to bed happy

The 12th annual Independent Music Awards were hardly one of those stuck up, penguin-suited award shows – you got Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham making faces for the photographer in the media room, The Sheepdogs members appearing to have a beard-growing contest, long multiple-song sets from Dan Mangan and miles and miles of plaid.

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Fall in Montreal: Time for POP!

In the autumn, a young woman’s thoughts turn to changing leaves, woolen goods, prospective Halloween costumes and POP Montreal‘s upcoming events. This year’s POP runs from Sept 29th to Oct 3rd, with activities that far exceed your average rock festival. The international music fest has branched out into 5 other categories (ArtPop, Film Pop, KidsPop, PucesPop… Read More »

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Toronto’s Maylee Todd Funks Up l’Esco on July 27

Intergalactic bossa nova harpist Maylee Todd touches down in Montreal next week for a show at l’Esco in support of her eclectic debut record, Choose Your Own Adventure. Check out her Aerobics in Space!, a catchy-as-hell flute looped tune. With Bent By Elephants and Hooded Fang at l’Escogriffe (4467a St Denis) on Tuesday, July 27 at 8:30pm. $8.

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Friday: Plants and Animals & the Besnard Lakes

by Heidi Craig I’ve been driving everyone nuts with my non-stop playing of  the Mama Papa , the infectious track off of Plants and Animals latest record, La La Land. Doing the dishes, getting ready for work, writing heartbreakingly beautiful SDTC articles…it’s been the soundtrack to my life for the last few months, if a soundtrack only had… Read More »

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