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 »Read Article
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”. $35Read Article
THURSDAY OCTOBER 11 & FRIDAY OCTOBER 12 8pm. The Search Engine @ SAT, 1201 St-Laurent. This weekend is your last chance to catch the reprise of DJ Food’s The Search Engine. The show was created with the help of astronomers from the Royal Observatory of Greenwich and premiered at the London Planetarium last fall. The visual montage… Read More »Read Article
Montreal Hit List – Montreal World Film Festival, 18th Century Public Market, Songwriting Workshop and more!
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22 9:30pm. Lakes of Canada + Inlet Sound @ Le Divan Orange, 4234 St-Laurent. This is the perfect opportunity to see Montreal’s very own multi-instrumental, up-and-coming darlings Lakes of Canada at Divan Orange, accompanied by folk-rock group Inlet Sound. $10.Read Article
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.Read Article
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 »Read Article