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Osheaga all-Canada round-up

Half Moon Run (Montreal) Indie rockers Half Moon Run struck it big this year with a third row mention on the Osheaga lineup poster. The band’s biggest performance challenge will be proving that they are not Walk The Moon. Grimes (Montreal) Ex-McGill student Claire Boucher is returning to the Osheaga stage high off the success… Keep Reading

10 Best Albums of 2015

Here are our picks for the best albums of 2015: 10. Lana Del Rey — Honeymoon Dramatically toning down the gritty sound of her previous album, Ultraviolence (2014), in favour of a more layered, ethereal, and timeless aesthetic, Lana Del Rey—one of pop music’s most divisive artist—takes the listener on an exquisite journey of love,… Keep Reading

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Album Review: Art Angels – Grimes

Grimes (the stage name of ex-McGill student, Claire Boucher) is not your dream girl. In a music industry that wants to turn performers into a unified brand, Grimes falls into an odd position. She defies easy characterization: She is too weird to be a true pop artist, but is too connected to the genre to… Keep Reading

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The Mile End’s musical history

For aspiring musicians, Montreal’s Mile End is the place to be. The likes of Arcade Fire, Grimes, and BRAIDS have emerged from its streets. Montreal is already famous for being a cultural and artistic hub, so it begs the question: What made the Mile End so unique? “The Mile End is a neighbourhood that has… Keep Reading

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The best songs of 2015 (so far)

Here's our list of the best songs of 2015 so far: 15. Jessica Pratt – “Games That I Play” “People’s faces blend together like a watercolour you can’t remember,” sings Jessica Pratt. It’s one of the most beautifully-crafted lines written this year, and holds more weight than the combination of the Los Angeles-native’s pop contemporaries’… Keep Reading

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Pop Rhetoric: Grimes – The future of music in the internet age

When Claire Boucher, a Montreal-based pop artist who also goes by the stage name Grimes, called herself “the future of music” in a 2012 interview with Demo Magazine, it seemed like a pretty confident statement, and something you would expect to hear from Kanye West. But regardless of how you feel about someone making such… Keep Reading

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