Fringe Arts

  • Going Digital

    Montreal’s Print Counter Culture Enters the Digital Age

    Expozine is coming back to Montreal for yet another edition of this unique and small press fair, which showcases a plethora of alternative publications from art books and ‘zines to underground comics.

  • Black n’ Grue

    La Sala Rossa Gets Gruesome With Welsh Noise Pop Act

    The black clad members of Joanna Gruesome stand against the red velvet curtains of La Sala Rossa like stitches on a wound.

  • On Harshness

    Hyena Hive, Harsh Noise, and Rejecting Function

    Aesthetically, noise is brutal.

  • Renard Blanc Launch Empire Onirique

    Quebec Prog-Rock Trio Premiere Debut Record

    If ever a launch party could portend the future, Renard Blanc would be the one to throw it.

  • Spiritual Cleansing

    Metaphysical Pop-up Shop Offers Spellcraft Prep for Winter

    Buried deep within the Mile End, an unassuming garage door on Marconi St. was wide open to the elements, yet what lay inside was still shrouded in mystery.

  • Howl! for Artists Everywhere

    Local Arts Collective Challenges Notions of Art in the City

    “The first thing, is [that] I want to make sure that this notion of art as being non-political is challenged.”

  • Montreal Character Series: Catherine Debard

    On Community, Zen, and Fucking Matter

    I met Catherine Debard in the winter of 2014.

  • Ice Cold and Funky Velvet

    Local Rock Outfit TOPS Shred Without Sacrificing Dancey Sensibility

    As Montreal indie-rock band TOPS drove through the fall-coloured landscapes of Wisconsin, drinking coffee and tasting free cheese samples, singer Jane Penny got on the phone with The Link to talk about the band’s current tour and their creative process.

  • Pressing Issues

    Local Publisher Metonymy Press Smashes Literary Conventions

    One of the most muted groups is queer-identifying authors, who face roadblocks on the avenues toward publishing written work. Thankfully, organizations exist with the express goal of advocating for marginalized voices in the literary field, including publisher Metonymy Press, a local grassroots organization aiming to support such voices.

  • So You’re Saying There’s a Chance (the Rapper)

    Chicago Rapper Is Latest Special Guest of Hip-Hop Class at Concordia

    “Everybody was like, wait, timeout,” said Chance. “This is great. This is like the best fart to ever come out. This is the best fart to come out in 2013.”