The AV Club always does a great job with their interviews, getting people to talk about what inspires them in a way never comes off as pretentious. Good things (in fact, sometimes great things) have come from these interviews. Their recent interview with Kurt Vile, who’s becoming one of my favorite artists of late, turned me on to an awesome song by Bert Jansch called ‘Poison’. Read the rest of this entry »
The idea and experience of ‘home’ is the focus and, appropriately, the title of the new EP by Ridgewood, New Jersey’s (and, occasionally, SUNY Purchase’s) Spook Houses. This theme is pervasive throughout this fantastic four track (soon-to-be) seven-inch, but this subject is no stranger to this band, who put out one of my favorite albums/EPs of last year, Real Ghosts / Pretend Ghosts (which Steve posted here way back in the summer). Read the rest of this entry »
Midday Procrastination is getting serious, with our third – and possibly final 😦 – show at The Lobster Shack! This one’s gonna top the first two in a biig way. We have not one, and not two, but THREE bands playing! Who’s playing, you ask? Read the rest of this entry »
Art Matters, the festival that erupts in the city of Montreal annually thanks to Concordia University, is back in a big way. It’s scheduled to go on from March 1st to March 19th, and tonight, March 4th, is the Opening Party. Read the rest of this entry »
Not to post anything, that is. So here we are. Back from our respective ‘reading breaks’ and ready to bring you all the goods. We’re just gonna dive right in with a ‘what you (may have) missed while we were gone’ post. A few hints: Silly Kissers, Sean Nicholas Savage, Armen at the Bazaar, Four Eyes, and then some upcoming show goodness.
IT’S HERE. NOW. You thought you’d have to wait until Saturday, didn’t you? Well, the band that is consistently too good to us has just raised the stakes and put out their newest album a day earlier than probably most of the world expected. Read the rest of this entry »
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Come to Montreal?
I’ve been snowed-under (get it?) in work lately. Or at the very least, buried in what I should be doing. So with that being said my show-going/midday-procrastinating has been and will continue to be minimal for the rest of this week. However, don’t let this trick you into thinking there’s nothing good going on in Montreal these days.
Julian Lynch‘s music has genuinely brought me to the verge of tears. I mean, context, sure. But the point is his music is powerful and vital in a way one would generally attribute to something more “in-your-face,” though what it lacks in urgency it more than makes up for in feeling. Read the rest of this entry »