SDTC’s Montreal NYE Guide: Royal Phoenix, Le Belmont, Tokyo Bar, Casa and Le SAT!

Hugh Hefner once referred to New Year’s Eve as “amateur night,” but that’s because he never made it to a sparkly/bubbly/booty-shaking bonanza in Montreal. Here are our top five Montreal NYE picks: 1. Royal Ball @ Royal Phoenix Bar, 5788 St-Laurent. Ring in 2013 with a world-class Royal Ball boogie down! Royal Phoenix’s NYE party features Montreal… Read More »

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Montreal Hit List: Statue Park, Tribute to Nick Drake, James Murphy DJ Set, Dan Deacon & more!

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8 7pm. The Songs of Nick Drake @ Ukrainian Federation, 5213 Hutchison. A tribute to Nick Drake (1948-1974), your favourite 70s melancholy crooner. Local artists Caracol, Marie-Jo Thério, Louis-Jean Cormier (from Karkwa) and Kim Bingham will play songs from Drake’s body of work, including “Pink Moon” and “From the Morning”. $35

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Fantasia Under the Stars Kicks Off Acclaimed Montreal Genre Film Fest

The 16th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival kicks off on Thursday July 19, initiating 3 weeks of horror, fantasy, cult and underground films from Asia, Europe and the Americas. To whet your appetite for the genre film fest, from July 12 to 15, organizers will present “Fantasia Under the Stars”, four evenings of outdoor film screenings at the Place the la Paix (and one indoor screening at the SAT), offered absolutely free.

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Cool New Sounds: Have a Data Romance on November 30 at Montreal’s SAT

Yet another lesser-known-though-ardently-deserves-to-be-well-known Canadian music duo is descending on Montreal at the end of this month: Data Romance. A few weeks ago, we were introduced me to the tunes of Ajay Bhattacharyya and Amy Kirkpatrick, a Victoria-born, Vancouver-based electro-indie duo that has only been performing as such since 2009. Their beats can probably be categorized… Read More »

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