Canadian Music Week was a week of tests. It tested out your decision-making skills (Which bands to see? Which to skip?) It tested out your 416 navigating abilities (The true experts know how to efficiently hop from bar to bar, using bikes and back alleys if necessary to make as many sets as possible). It… Read More »Read Article
It’s Day three of Canadian Music Week and let’s face it: Toronto is up there in having one of the best music scenes in the world. With a plethora of up-and-coming bands, collective and creative musical minds and enthusiastic fans right at its feet, it’s basically the main reason I came back from my extended… Read More »Read Article
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 »Read Article