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Get to Know: The Nicotines

Davide Spinato, singer-guitarist of the indie-grunge-rock outfit The Nicotines, had a lot on his mind when we met. “Most bands are entitled,” Spinato said. “They think that because they play a show, that because they come out with something, people are automatically going to respond and show up.” Sitting upright behind an open pack of… Keep Reading

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Son Lux charts a dissonant journey in ‘Brighter Wounds’

Son Lux is incapable of making an uninteresting song. On their new album, Brighter Wounds, Rafiq Bhatia’s hypnotizing guitar licks, Ian Chang’s slurred drumming, and founder Ryan Lott’s warbly falsetto and intricate production give listeners a glimpse into the eclectic future of music. The trio are known for a wide array of innovations in electronic… Keep Reading

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First Aid Kit heals all wounds at MTELUS

Swedish sister-duo Klara and Johanna Söderberg, along with their band First Aid Kit, stopped off at MTELUS on Feb. 6 for the touring of their new album Ruins. The venue was packed with excited folk young and old—many of whom had been waiting for the band’s next visit to Montreal since the group’s first trip… Keep Reading

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Trib Mix: Anti-Valentine’s Day

Oh, Valentine’s Day; a day filled with intimate grossness wrapped in a nice expensive Hallmark card. If you have loved and lost, or never even loved at all, get down in the dumps with our 13-track anti-Valentine’s Day playlist. This melancholic playlist features moody melodies from the sweeping strings of Outkast, to the sweet serenade… Keep Reading

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From the viewpoint: Rostam brings new songs—and a string quartet—to La Sala Rossa

Former member of Vampire Weekend, Rostam Batmanglij—performing under his stage name, Rostam—headlined at La Sala Rossa on Feb. 5, touring behind his first solo album Half-Light, released last September. It was, as he proudly noted, the first-ever Rostam show in Canada. The night opened with a performance by Joy Again, a rambunctious five-piece band hailing… Keep Reading

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Where do I begin: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

With a name like “King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard,” a band is likely to be either out-there and silly, or innovative and revolutionary. Luckily for the music world, this group delivers on both accounts. Formed in Melbourne in 2010, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard is a seven-piece ensemble that includes two singers, two… Keep Reading

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In celebration of ugly dancing

I would have loved nothing more than to see Lorde murder her Grammys performance on Jan. 28, and it broke my heart that she didn’t get to. After an exhausting six or so months of scandal, I had just about lost all faith in the entertainment industry. I was ready to ring in the new… Keep Reading

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The Coronas set to take North American stages by storm

In the summer of 2016, an indie pop rock band hailing from Dublin called the Coronas burrowed themselves in the quaint County of Dingle on the southwestern coast of Ireland. The work they created would eventually evolve into their fifth studio album, Trust the Wire, which made waves in both Irish and international markets upon… Keep Reading

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In memory of The Fall’s Mark E. Smith

Mark E. Smith, who died Jan. 24, seemed somewhat immortal in a way that few artists can. As frontman of The Fall, in his 40-year career, Smith and his band released some 30 studio albums and just as many live albums, compilations, and collections of rarities. Despite his ailing health, Smith sounds as youthful on… Keep Reading

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Trib Mix: Sounds from elsewhere

As add/drop draws to a close, turn up the heat and let this international and multilingual playlist from The McGill Tribune take you elsewhere. Beginning with some familiar soft French sounds, the playlist eases into playful Italian and pensive Japanese. Fall in pyaar in Hindi and hum in Swahili, and clear your mind with some Filipino… Keep Reading

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