A fantastic night at the Belmont that perfectly illustrated the difference between a critically acclaimed, touring rapper and a local hype machine.
Through the use of unpredictable samples, unique beats, and haunting vocals, U.S. Girls venture into a chilling, desolate soundscape in a fresh, subtle way.
It seems like Ought has struck gold again. The album is great and it really lives up to the expectations left by their first album.
Ought is built for the live performance. Their songs are completely built around energy. The droning, repetitive licks build into these massive moments of courageous punk glory.
The brilliance of Darius Jones’ 4tet on their new release Le bébé de Brigitte cannot be explained, written down, or repeated.
Passovah Festival is one of the many great Montreal Music events and luckily I saw a couple shows there over the course of the last week. Here are some of my favorites.
Early this month, Montrealers filled Metropolis to see Brooklyn-based rocktronica duo Ratatat.
Welcoming new listeners of Afro-Cuban soul to further walk that road.
Montreal musicians Sam Shalabi and Alexander Moskos hosted the radio show If You Got Ears in the month of December 2015. They played a game of free association – here is a sample.
On Monday’s edition of New Shit, we were lucky enough to have drummer Chris Corsano and alto-saxophonist Mette Rasmussen perform live for us in the studio.
With Ice Daggers EP, I’d like you to take yourself back a few months to the death-freeze of February in Montreal.
WAC boasts diverse instrumentation, heartfelt lyrics, and carefully thought-out melodies, and proves to be an enjoyable and easy listen from front to back.
AH! did a great job putting together a show with all different types of music that would appeal to a wide range of listeners.
The music ended but the humans remained, unable to step away from this sonic rainforest. Just for a moment, it finally felt like spring.
Warm Wave’s PyongYang Suntan traverses a wide stylistic terrain packed into a compact 22 minute journey.
Inside the venue’s doors were high spirits and an unmistakable sense of excitement, as the performance of alternative rockers Taking Back Sunday was only a few hours away.
Ibeyi’s 2014 EP and now this self-titled LP debut with piano, traditional Cuban percussion, English poems of wildly variant efficiency, and Yoruban (a Nigerian language) ch
Born out of the ashes of the Calgary art-rock group Women, Viet Cong are a questionably named outfit with an unquestionably great debut.
If you’re a fan of dark synth pop, then Uaxyacac’s new album is likely to be a solid addition to your record (or tape) collection.
Montreal band Kurvi Tasch’s On Firm Ground lies closest to the shoegaze movement with heavy nods towards ‘60s psych rock and surf pop with their reverb vocals and guitar grooves.
Montreal is a city bursting with local talent and Erik Hove certainly does not disappoint with his incredible new modern jazz album Saturated Colour.