When its previous album Seeds (2011) was being recorded, Hey Rosetta! was coming out of a phase where the band had been touring extensively for the first time, and—quite fittingly—planting musical seeds in the towns and cities it performed in. The album, with its oscillation between boisterous anthems and measured[Read More…]
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Deep Cuts: Homesick Harmonies
Steel Rail Blues Artist: Gordon Lightfoot Album: Lightfoot! Released: January 1966 Gordon Lightfoot is Canada’s preeminent folk musician, and he demonstrates it on this song from his first album, crafting a melodious chord progression that hums along like a relaxing first-class train ride while the lyrics carry the weight of[Read More…]
What’s Happening In Montreal
MUSIC—Current Swell These Vancouver indie rockers should play lots of material from their latest album, Ulysses (2014), which means Classics and English Lit majors won’t want to miss out. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 8 p.m., Petit Olympia (1282 Amherst). Tickets $15. THEATRE—The Drunken Show: Over The Limit Pay $20 and watch[Read More…]
From the cheap seats: Pop vs. Jock
Max Berger (MB): Pop Montreal was dubbing its third Win Butler-hosted Pop vs. Jock charity basketball game as the “crossover sports-culture event of the year in Montreal.”
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Through the looking glass: Perspective from the Lost writers’ room
If you’ve watched any high-quality TV drama in your life, then there’s a good chance that you’ve been taken aback by at least one perfectly executed scene or storyline—one that made you shake your head and marvel at the writers who were able to come up with something so brilliant.
Off the board: Good night, sweet Tim: a eulogy for our fallen basement brother
It is with heavy hearts and much lighter wallets that we are gathered here today to mourn a truly saddening loss.
Fall TV previews
With the fall TV season underway, the Tribune A&E team has compiled five returning and five new shows we’re excited for. AMERICAN HORROR STORY Returning for its fourth season, mini-series American Horror Story is taking a walk on the wild side with its newest theme, “Freak Show.” Taking place in[Read More…]
Meeting the bands of OAP week 2
Blank Bullets When I sat down to talk to guitarists Peter Baylis and Joe Peplowski of the Montreal-based alternative rock band Blank Bullets, there was one pressing question on my mind. “Yeah, there’s a guy at work who always calls me Littlefinger,” laughed Baylis when I asked him if people[Read More…]
Trib jams of the summer
“Advanced Falconry”—Mutual Benefit Mutual Benefit’s LP Love’s Crushing Diamond was on repeat for me all summer, providing a soothing soundtrack to many early mornings and long bike rides. Its sound is folksy with warm banjo strings and natural vocals that bring to mind Sufjan Stevens. The unique atmosphere of “Advanced[Read More…]