Category: Concert Reviews

Review: Thundercat Leaves Montreal Love-“Drunk”

At precisely 10:15pm yesterday evening, Thundercat took the stage at Montreal’s Société des arts technologiques for what was soon to be an unforgettable evening. This was my third time seeing the Brainfeeder bassist live. The first two were held at far more intimate venues (read my review of the second show here). There is a lack of intimacy, but it is also nice… Read more →

Review: RBMA’s Le Fréqulator w/Just Blaze, River Tiber

Red Bull Music Academy Montreal is officially in full effect. One of the more noteworthy elements of the month long festival is its choice of rather unconventional venues for its events. Last night’s “Le Fréqulator” transform downtown Montreal’s Le Cinq (formerly Club 1234) into three levels of dance-floor delight. Le Fréqulator took full advantage of the club’s three separate rooms, using each… Read more →

Review: Just For Laughs’ “The Ethnic Show” Brings Cultural Chuckles to the Festival

Just For Laughs kicked off the 34th edition of its iconic Montreal comedy festival earlier this week and one show you could always count on as a safe bet for big laughs is The Ethnic Show. Taking place at Club Soda, the series is hosted by Montreal’s own Rachid Badouri, a star in the French comedy scene who took the festival… Read more →

Governor’s Ball Performances, Graded

The 2016 edition of New York’s Governor’s Ball Music Festival is one for the books, although perhaps not for the greatest reasons. While the first two days of the festival were quite successful, the Sunday performances were all cancelled due to concerning weather reports, which included thundershowers and lightning. This resulted in thousands of angry fans who were hoping to see the… Read more →

Review: Kanaval Kanpe 2016 Brings Great Music for an Even Greater Cause

Last night marked the 4th edition of the KANPE Foundation’s Kanpe Kanaval event. Co-founded by Arcade Fire’s Régine Chassagne and Quebec Parliament member Dominique Anglade, Kanpe looks to fight poverty in Haiti through communal and family growth. While the organization has been absolutely wowing Montreal with every event they have thrown thus far (past guests have included the likes of Madonna, Diplo, Lunice and… Read more →

MRCY Festival Performances, Graded

This past weekend in Laval, the second edition of the Evenko organized MRCY Festival took place. Conveniently situated in the parking lot of the city’s Collège Montmorency, the event served as a concluding event for Quebec’s festival season, brought to us from the same people who organize Osheaga, HEAVY Montreal and Ile Soniq. The lineup featured an impressive lineup of Indie… Read more →

We Raved At A Church To The Music Of Giorgio Moroder

Picture this scene: You’re at a beautiful circa 1800s church filled with detailed artwork and religious symbols. However at this church, you aren’t there to pray. Instead, you’re dancing the night away with 1000 other music loves to the sounds of 70s disco. Well, that’s exactly what I did last night at Giorgio Moroder’s POP Montreal concert! Giorgio Moroder is an… Read more →