Fringe Arts

  • Frame to Frame

    The New Cinema

    The 40th edition of the Festival de Nouveau Cinema, “Ruby” edition, promises a brilliant array of sexy and cutting edge films from all over the world, beginning this week with film labs, master classes and exciting new initiatives from the festival.

  • Fringe Food

    The Slow Return of Street Food

    If you get as hungry as me walking past slews of restaurants out of your price range, you may have even remarked upon such an absence yourself. Montréal’s 64-year-old street-food ban is indeed one of the great ironies of the city’s culinary identity.

  • Artistically Accessible

    Usine 106U’s Art is Anything but Ordinary

    Usine 106U is jam packed with art. The walls are covered from floor to ceiling, salon style, but the content is anything but. Sculptural, textural, hilarious and vulgar, art makers deemed ‘thematic outcasts’ find home here.

  • Like a Mountain

    Timber Timbre on Improvising, Drunk Fans and Breaking Bad

    Timber Timbre has been morphing into a full band over the last two years, one more capable to entrance their ever-growing audience. Now violin, lapsteel and the constant kick drum frame singer/songwriter Taylor Kirk’s formerly acoustic vibrations, deepening the mystic trip he’s ready to lead you on.

  • Don’t Wanna Be Sedated

    For those of us who have spent most of our lives in Montreal, it’s pretty hard to imagine life in a town without record stores or movie theatres. Queer punk writer Kristyn Dunnion called such a place home during her childhood, but it wasn’t long before she was planning an escape.

  • Out of the Woods

    Bruce Peninsula Return Tighter Than Ever

    Bruce Peninsula were riding high on the success of their Polaris-nominated debut LP, but the Toronto-based band’s recording of their sophomore record ended on a darker note.

  • Write to the Death

    Round Two of Montreal’s Literary Death Match

    Though modern notions of political correctness and the primacy of human life have largely done away with gladiator-style fights to the death, ancient Roman notions of combat are being kept alive in Montreal next Tuesday.
  • A Discussion With Mr. Shithead

    D.O.A. Frontman Shares His Years in the Punk Scene

    For those not hip to the scene, D.O.A. are one of the most important things to happen to Canadian punk (if not punk, period) since, well… ever.

  • Weekly Spins

    Experimental Mathematics

    Cutting out unnecessary members, Halifax duo Seth Smith and Nancy Urich are Dog Day, a lo-fi rock & roll chillout band with teeth.

  • Dill or No Dill

    Workshop Celebrates the Art of Pickling

    Nostrils fill with the pungent smell of vinegar. Then a second wave hits, the smell of dill, equally strong but less offensive. Inside the kitchen of Santropol Roulant, plates of pickles are spread out between five workstations for people to taste-test.