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Wall Art and Tan Lines

Summer in Montreal is the best time to catch up on our cultural quotas for the year: Time stretches out, schoolwork melts away, cash (hopefully) starts flowing in from summer jobs, and there seems to be a music festival for every weekend of July and August. Outdoor concerts and film screenings are given but no… Keep Reading

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Celebrities You Didn’t Know Could Sing

“Why Do You Let Me Stay Here” Zooey Deschanel Released: January, 2008 Zooey Deschanel has garnered massive fame in recent years with her leading role in the successful TV show New Girl. Not everyone knows that she also stars as front-woman in the indie duo She & Him next to accomplished producer M. Ward. The… Keep Reading

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Mile End thrift shop gets a natural makeover

When I turned into the open doorway of Citizen Vintage, the well-known Mile End boutique, I was greeted by a warm light and the cozy hum of French female artist Cgo’s intimate exhibition, “Enfants Sauvages” (which translates to “Wild Child”). Complimentary craft beer and vegetarian snacks welcomed all guests and the small thrift shop provided… Keep Reading

The Vagina Monologues: continuing an incomplete dialogue

I sit peacefully in the depths of a blissfully dark, cavernous Leacock 132, waiting for The Vagina Monologues dress rehearsal to begin—until a blood-curdling scream cuts through the silence and I jump from my seat. The shriek gives way to another and then another; they ring together in a cacophonous but joyous incantation; scaling up… Keep Reading

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Spring—Celebrations

In listening to Celebrations by Sprïng, a band that self-identifies as a “psychedelic rock band,” it’s hard to determine whether the multifarious tracks are true exemplifications of intelligent prog-rock, or if they’re too distracted and overdone to make a serious impression. Although the latter may be true for the average, one-time listener, those with a… Keep Reading

Savoy Society turns 50

Fifty years ago this month, the Savoy Society was born as it graced the stage at McGill with its debut performance: Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado. Today’s Savoy Society is honouring its golden anniversary by presenting the same whimsical, timeless operetta with which it first premiered so many years ago. Any Gilbert and Sullivan piece… Keep Reading

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Worms of the Big Apple

In case you haven’t caught the barrage of social media buzz about it yet, Humans of New York’ is an online photography blog made up entirely of portraits of people on New York City streets. The man behind the camera, Brandon Stanton, describes the blog as a “photographic census” of the city’s different neighbourhoods. He… Keep Reading

Tony Dekker – Prayer of the Woods

Tony Dekker, lead singer and songwriter of Great Lake Swimmers, is set to release his first solo album, Prayer of the Woods, this week.  For someone who has been so integral to the production of such a popular and successful Canadian indie-band, his solo act—although decent—is a bit of a let down in comparison to… Keep Reading

Ha Ha Tonka – Lessons

Inhabiting a unique spot at the crossroads of modern indie rock and backcountry American folk music, Ha Ha Tonka has delivered yet again with their fourth, highly anticipated album, Lessons. More introspective and instrumentally complex than their previous work, this multilayered set of tracks has far-reaching appeal, but rewards those who enjoy analyzing lyrics. With… Keep Reading

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Talking street, straight from the heart

It seems as though the notoriously slow Montreal hip-hop world is being jostled awake by up-and-coming powerhouse female rap duo Heart Streets. With their smooth voices, and bold but unassuming presence, they are beginning to create some serious waves on the scene. Heart Streets took to the stage last Friday night at Cabaret du Mile… Keep Reading

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