Fringe Arts

  • Planting New Roots In Paint

    ‘Native Immigrant’ Art Exhibit Represents the Power of Displaced People in Canada

    In 1986, Carolina Echeverría left Chile for Canada in search of the opportunity to follow her dream of studying art at Concordia, bringing with her a passion for social justice. But she quickly found it difficult to conform to what it meant to be an artist in Canada.

  • Phantom Rhythms

    Experimental Duo Phantogram to Play Laval After Releasing New Record ‘Voices’

    A “phantogram” is an optical illusion in which a two-dimensional image appears to enter our realm in the third. It should come as little surprise, then, that a band by the same name creates experimental genre-blending music that reaches far beyond the sum of its parts.

  • Rooted In Music

    Orchestral Folk-Pop Band Lost In the Trees Share Their Organic, Creative Process

    Ari Picker wanted to give his band “a dramatic feel to it” when he decided upon the moniker Lost in the Trees in 2007. Coincidentally, it’s the band’s music, not its name, that is helping keep Canada’s wilderness alive.

  • The Unseamly Truth

    New Montreal Play Takes On Gender and Class Issues in the Fashion Industry

    Anyone familiar with American Apparel’s sexual harassment scandals in the past few years will likely find a parallel with Infinitheatre’s latest production about the perils of being a woman in the fashion world’s highly sexualized workplace.

  • The Sky’s the Limit

    Skysmith Cinedrones Bring Cinematography to New Heights

    No one can deny that modern technology is reaching unimaginable new heights—but when it comes to film, this statement can be taken literally. Drones have now been introduced to the cinematography scene, and Skysmith Cinedrones is flying them down an artistic path.

  • Skate, Drink, Slam, Repeat

    Montreal’s Premiere Skateboarding Bar Unveils Brand-New Bowl

    Nestled in a nook along St. Laurent Blvd.’s main strip, with a bulky metal door adorned with a wreath of shattered Maplewood skateboard decks, the thrash-hold to TRH-Bar is pretty discrete from the outside.

  • A Labour of LOVE

    Montreal Dance Company Stages Production to Help Prevent Youth Violence

    More than once in rehearsal, emotion has gotten the better of the dancers in Sonia Balazovjech’s company.

  • Talking Dirty

    Erotic Poetry Jam Reaches Climax with 8th Year in Montreal

    While other muscles such as the gluteus maximus or the heart may be more realistic candidates for the title of  “Mightiest Muscle,” the tongue has a distinct advantage, as it can do one thing the other muscles cannot—it can gossip about the other parts of the body.

  • ‘The Arcade Review’ Lights a Critical Fire

    New Web Magazine Seeks To Elevate Video Game Criticism

    What do you get when you cross serious critical theory with video games?

  • To Drink and Sing on the Breadline

    British Indie Outfit Lanterns On the Lake Bring Warm Vibes to Montreal

    A creaky wooden hall in the middle of nowhere with the bitter cold creeping in through every crack sounds better suited for the setting of a horror movie than a place to make a record.