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MOON DUO – Hypnosis under the Stars

Have you ever been hypnotized by music? Had the feeling where your brain cannot get out of a musical loop that almost makes you dizzy? That's exactly what Moon Duo is trying to do. With success! If you never...
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KINSKI, Like There’s No Tomorrow

Kinski is a rock band in the true sense of the word. You sense right from the first chord that these guys don’t anything else in life than look for the perfect sonic feeling, for the best riff or beat. Then,...
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JOHN CALE reworks “Music For a New Society”

M:FANS, a radical new reworking of one of John Cale's most unique and lauded solo records, the 1982 masterpiece Music For A New Society, will be released on January 22, 2016 on Double Six / Domino....
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MARROW: Exciting New Year!

This year, Marrow released their debut album, The Gold Standard, and went on tour for the first time. To celebrate, the band is sharing their new single, “Fool”, coupled with the announcement of their...
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CROSS RECORD: Awkward body contortions

Cross Record, also known as Emily Cross, has shared a video for “High Rise,” the latest track taken from her forthcoming album Wabi-Sabi, out January 29th via Ba Da Bing Records. Self-created by Cross...

EL VY – Up Close at Théatre Fairmount

Before beginning this review, one has to put up a disclaimer. I was seduced into going to this gig by a friend, who is a massive Matt Berninger fan. I didn't know much about EL VY, outside a Google search and...
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Who Will Mend ANGELA DESVEAUX’s Broken Heart?

Angela Desveaux signs beautifully. We don't get to hear her enough. It has been seven years since this small format blonde Montrealer has released an album, and I miss her music. Her music is carefully...
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YOUSSOU N’DOUR in Montreal, Nothing but Heat!

Winter is setting in but YOUSSOU N'DOUR brought the heat up in Montreal last Thursday. It was a packed house at the Olympia on November 12th. A mix of generations and nationalities, all united by the Legend...
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DUNE RATS – Resistance is futile.

Rare are the bands that have genuine fun screaming repetitively "Dalai lama banana marijuana" all through a song. Even rarer are bands that would open their album with that song! Usually, it's one that closes...
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ARCA – Into the Deepest Sonic Vortex

It's a strange world in which experimental musician Alejandro Ghersi aka Arca brings us into. Deep diving into sonic vortex, mixing dark keyboards with triturated sound waves (on the 7 minute-long title track)...
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NEW ORDER Goes The Distance

Hotly anticipated is no doubt the biggest euphemism of the year when it comes to New Order's latest opus, Music Complete. It's been 10 years since the band released anything new (Waiting For The Siren's Call...
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Up Close and Personal with JORDAN OFFICER

Have you ever gone "wow, now that is great guitar playing!" when listening to a blues record? You know, that feeling when everything's perfect: not just the guitar solos, but the guitar tones, the sound, the...
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MELODY GARDOT – Soul Woman

Jazz singer Melody Gardot signed one of the most interesting albums of the year. Her unique blend of pure jazz ballads (Morning Sun), cool soul funk songs (It Gonna Come) and haunted pop songs (the brilliant...
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FEIST’s Silver Metal Shining

Canadian singer songwriter Leslie Feist is the perfect example of a musicians who find success as she digs deeper in her personal feelings, while showcasing her huge talent. As part of Noah’s Arkweld, By...

ZZ WARD – Less Guitar More Legs

Talented Southern singer songwriter and guitarist ZZ Ward is back with a 4-song EP in which she shows a more danceable angle of her music. Her first album, the excellent "Til The Casket Drops", featured her...
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MAMSELLE RUIZ Hits Hard for Halloween

Mamselle Ruiz is starting to be well known on the Montreal Music Scene. With this video, you would think it could be hit or miss for a musician to follow a Holiday Theme. But no, She hits hard with a beautiful...
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DABY TOURÉ, Unleashed and Tireless!

It wouldn't seem corny to qualify last night's show at the Fairmount Theater in Montreal as bright and fiery, full of colours and smiles. It wouldn't be corny because if you do something for yourself...
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HOT MODELS and Actresses That Can REALLY SING

In this world where genres and jobs aren’t defined anymore – we call this the “Slash Generation” – a talented person can be seen modeling / acting / singing / hosting shows and so on. And why not?...
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BELLE & SEBASTIAN The Golden Era

Scottish band Belle & Sebastian are the quintessential indie pop band. Throughout their 19 year career, they've always stayed outside the mainstream currents, while still producing quality music and often...
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THE CURE – Three Minimalist Chords

In the first half of the 80s, The Cure were a game changer band in the music world. Led by Robert Smith's songwriting skills and unique voice, the band brought an underground rock attitude and Gothic looks in...
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BALTHAZAR and the mystery of Belgian water

Balthazar is another of these great Belgian bands that emerge, singing in English. I don't know what's in the water* in Liège, Brussels, Antwerp, Kortrijk or Ghent but there's a unique mood that comes out of...
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DARLINGSIDE – All for One, One For All

Cambridge, Massachusetts band Darlingside have a beautiful mix of vocal harmonies, folk and electric guitars in their music. Auyon Mukharji, David Senft, Harris Paseltiner and Don Mitchell can bring energy or...
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DURAN DURAN’s SynthPop Disco Vibe

DURAN DURAN came out with yet another album. I'll be honest with you, I hadn't even payed attention to them since the early 2000's. And even then, it was in quick passing, because I was imprinted with their...
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HEYMOONSHAKER’s Noir Wears its Name right

Noir. The title explains it all. HEYMOONSHAKER's new album is dark, angry, and oh so blues-y. The duo redefines blues as it were. By mixing the raw voice with beatbox and blues arrangements, Andrew Balcon...
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IBEYI, The Electro-Soul Twins’ Epic Debut

Ibeyi’s self-titled debut album has been on constant rotation on my player since it came out. The impact a couple of twenty year-olds have on me is… annoying! Yes, it is! What business do these two kids...
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FOALS Gets Predictable

Foals is slowly but surely taking the vacant place of power alt-rock bands like The Strokes and Muse, who either are absent or less efficient in grabbing every rock fan's attention in recent years. Foals'...
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LANE 8 – A Groove That Takes You by the Hips

You can hear it when pop music is great. It isn't overly repetitive. It has great melodies (Loving You), some very cool grooves (Diamonds) and sound that is flawless. ABBA, Duran Duran and Daft Punk are...
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LOW – Stunned by Magnificent Beauty

The beautiful songs, minimalist execution, sonic explosion of Low left me speechless last night. I knew this concert, at the Ritz PDB on Jean-Talon Street, would be a good one. It was even better than great....
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TAMI NEILSON: The Past Becomes the Future

Tough not to think about Amy Winehouse when listening to Tami Neilson's new album, "Dynamite!". The tone of her voice on the two opening tracks, the retro feel she brings to her music, the soul that's all over...
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The grey, brown and passé atmosphere of LOU DOILLON

Produced by Etienne Daho (80's French pop music icon), Lou Doillon's first album came out on September 3rd, 2012. Daughter to Jane Birkin and Jacques Doillon (music and cinema legends), and half-sister to...
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FINE POINTS : Finesse in a Rugged World

For all those who love spleen in their music, in the likes of Travis, early Coldplay or Real Estate, the soft indie pop rock of San Francisco band Fine Points is a must. Airy vocals by Matt Holliman and...
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The future sounds VUNDABAR

Strong guitars, cool riffs and a high-pitched voice are the ingredients that Boston band Vundabar put their money on to stand out in the crowded indie rock arena, and it works! The band developed on "Gawk" a...
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SMOKEY – The Resurrection of Rock’s Gay Icon

This is a puzzling album. One could ask "How Far Will They Go?" in blending genres. Smokey can create pretty funky beats - like on I'll Always Love You - on which a very versatile singer, John "Smokey" Condon,...
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On MICHAEL BROWN’s Death and Pretty Ballerina

Michael Brown passed away March 19, 2015. He was sixty five years old and his musical career had spanned for almost half a century. He recorded some seven or eight albums all along his musical life and his...

What happened to TAME IMPALA ?

Australian youngsters forming Tame Impala have finally launched their long-awaited follow-up album to their successful “Innerspeaker” and "Lonerlism" records. These opuses made them instant favorites of...