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Radiohead Expected to Headline Osheaga

The 2015 edition of Montreal’s Osheaga Music and Arts Festival was one for the books. For their 10th edition, the Evenko-organized fest pulled out the big guns, recruiting alumni performers Florence + The Machine, Kendrick Lamar (featuring special guest Yasiin Bey) and The Black Keys as headliners. It was truly one for the books. With such an amazing edition of… Read more →

Montreal is Throwing a “Big Shiny Tunes 2” Party Because Why Not?

1997 was a weird time for music. Although it was a peak time for prolific artists such as Marilyn Manson and Blur, it was also a great time for now regrettably popular names like Sugar Ray (ugh) and Smash Mouth (uuuugh). Amid this musical tidal wave was one mighty compilation album that captured all the madness: the MuchMusic released Big Shiny… Read more →

Mac DeMarco vs. Mr. Wavvy

Mac DeMarco is back on the road in support of his new album Another One. Before his show in Montreal, Mr. Wavvy sat down with Mac to discuss the project, their mutual love for Steely Dan, along with a plethora of general shenanigans: Mac’s current tour will see the singer performing across the globe, including dates in Europe and South America. The… Read more →

Yasiin Bey To Debut Stand Up Comedy Set Tomorrow

Yasiin Bey has been popping up all over Montreal this past month. It all started with an appearance at Dave Chappelle’s Just For Laughs warehouse party, continued with a surprise opening set at Run The Jewels’ Club Soda show, and concluding with multiple appearances at the city’s Osheaga festival (including coming out as a special guest during both Kendrick Lamar… Read more →

That Time I Deep Throated Eric Andre’s Mircophone

Upon receiving media accreditation for this year’s Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, I made a personal goal for myself: Secure an interview with the person I was most excited to see, Eric Andre. Eric is well known for his roles on hit sitcoms 2 Broke Girls and Man Seeking Woman, along with serving as host on his Adult Swim cult smash, The Eric… Read more →

Just For Laughs 2015: “Weird Al” Yankovic Sweeps Crowd With Free Show

It’s a rainy Tuesday night in downtown Montreal. Not just drizzle but rather chaotic downpour. As I make my way to Just For Laughs’ outdoor Videotron Stage, I am getting absolutely drenched. Perhaps I would have just stayed inside if it were any other night, but there is something special about this particular day: childhood hero and pop-culture phenomenon “Weird… Read more →

Diplo To Open For Madonna On Select Dates

Last night marked the conclusion of the cross-Canada “Full Flex Express”, an Electronic music tour which was headlined Jack Ü, a duo composed of Diplo and Skrillex. Despite releasing two albums (Jack Ü’s Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü and Major Lazer’s Peace Is The Mission), having an insane tour schedule (international dates as both Jack Ü and Major Lazer, the upcoming Mad Decent Block Parties,… Read more →

Modest Mouse Extend Tour

Will Modest Mouse ever stop touring? Doesn’t seem like it. The band have already played 18 dates this year, a run that included top-notch festivals across the globe such as Delaware’s Firefly and the UK’s T In The Park. If that wasn’t enough, the Washington-originated band will continue to tour until late October and have just added 5 new dates, the… Read more →