Fringe Arts

CROSSS Hones New Crafts

Andy March is a Closet Inventor with a Love for His Record Lathe

The mystic indie metal of CROSSS is coming to Montreal before taking its new form in Toronto at the end of the year.
Originally from Halifax, singer and guitarist Andy March credits his interest in things spiritual in part to his time at a Shambhala Buddhist high school.

  • The Up-and-Coming Voice of POP

    Lydia Ainsworth to Debut Her Album Right From Real at POP Montreal

    Lydia Ainsworth’s talking voice is just as captivating and soothing as the tracks featured on her debut album Right From Real.

  • Dance Theatre Fusion

    Fabien Prioville’s Reverse_Me Invades the Goethe-Institut

    Choreographer Fabien Prioville’s new performance art piece h3. Reverse_Me will take-over the Montreal location of the German non-profit Goethe-Institut this week.

  • The Colours of Montreal’s Underground Music Scene

    Hip Hop Karaoke Organizers Discuss One of Montreal’s Best-Kept Secrets

    Montreal has many hidden gems, one of them being its hip-hop culture. You don’t necessarily hear it at the forefront—it’s somewhat invisible, yet it surrounds us. You just need to know where to look.

  • Under the Microscope with Nick Zammuto

    After a Decade with The Books, He Feels like He’s in a Real Band for the First Time

    “I can’t repeat myself. It makes me ill if I feel like I’m doing the same thing I’ve done before.”

  • Narrating an Existential Crisis

    Concordia Student Explores the Shaping of Identity Through Places, Spaces and Time in New Short Stories Collection

    Jay Winston Ritchie is no outsider to Montreal’s literary scene. He made his debut last February with the release of his first set of poems titled How to Appear Perfectly Indifferent While Crying on the Inside.

  • A New Wave of Operators in Electro

    Operators Set Out to Reverse the Digital Production of Electronic Music

    As an ex-band member of the likes of Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs and Divine Fits, Dan Boeckner knows a thing or two about indie rock.

  • A Portrait of the Country as a Young Nation

    Artist Aquil Virani sets out to paint ‘Canada’s Self Portrait’

    Not long ago, artist Aquil Virani was deemed “The People’s Artist” by McGill University’s Leacocks Magazine. Although it is quite a grandiose title, it is no doubt earned as Virani has worked ceaselessly to bring art to the people through his many collaborative pieces, leading him to his current project, “Canada’s Self Portrait.”

  • The Illusion of Life

    Reality and truth are questioned in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s latest film

    After a 23-year hiatus, Alejandro Jodorowsky has made a comeback to film with Dance of Reality, a surrealist masterpiece acting as a poignant personal and spiritual memoir with a subtle touch of political satire.

  • Let’s Parler Religion

    Concordia group brings the only bilingual theatre group to the Montreal Fringe Festival.

    This year’s Montreal Fringe Festival is in full swing and is, as always, full of new and exciting plays from all over the world. Joining them this year is EMUNAH, a theatre piece created collectively by H-Dubbs Productions, an all Concordia theatre group.

  • Finding Inspiration with Chad VanGaalen

    Calgary Artist’s “Country Record” May Be His Best Yet

    Chad’s home studio in Calgary is his playground and his laboratory, and the kind of creative space he always dreamed his kids would have.