Fringe Arts

  • Call of the Wild

    Hyena/Subpoena is multimedia magic

    “She’s a true troubadour,” I heard one woman say as I was putting on my jacket to leave after the show. I saw another wiping tears from her eyes. So I have to wonder: who is writing bad reviews about a show that has been picking up steam this past week and has plenty of track left to travel (Kidd confessed she intends to take the show on the road)?

  • Women on Top

    POW WOW’s Dany Desjardins on the Fierce Female Form

    Black leather heels are strung about the brightly lit studio, and a beautiful model-esque woman emerges in high fashion. Jerking her body in angular motions to the beat, she poses—arms outstretched, shoulders concaved, hips swiveling. She strikes a pose: vogue.

  • Walking With a Ghost

    EV Installation Reflects on Dead Strangers, Landscapes

    For six years the box sat in Godin’s home, silently challenging her to create something worthy of a stranger’s memory. This year, she did.

  • Weekly Spins

    Another Fucking Tribute Album

    Born out of the Japanese music scene’s formative years in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Shonen Knife, an all-girl trio from Osaka, seem to be possessed of an unstoppable—and never-ending—gimmick.

  • Fringe Food

    Gather ‘Round the Table

    It may come as a surprise to some Montrealers that accessible, healthy, communal meals have been offered on Concordia’s campuses since long before the now-famous People’s Potato was born.

  • Frame to Frame

    The Miserably Glorious Apocalypse

    Saying that the state of current world affairs is grim would be an understatement, so it’s no wonder then that the apocalypse has become a popular and contemporary theme in cinema.

  • Local Lit Havens

    Independent Bookstores You Won’t Want to Miss

    October 15 was Independents’ Dayl! If you’re reading this in the Starbucks in Chapters — leave! Support the local guys. Why? They’ll buy your zine on consignment. They’ll let you read to your friends at their store. They serve you tea.

  • Art Minds & Art Matters

    Art Fest to Hold Annual Info Party, Launch New Website

    Entering its 11th year, Art Matters, Montreal’s student-run multidisciplinary art festival, is back. Get ready.

  • Rough All Over

    The Men Leave Home to Conquer

    With dirty distortion, spacey jamming and Stooge-esque ferocity, The Men somehow manage to sound like punk’s roots and its future at the same time.
    They bang through rough, rocking numbers and intense verging-on-hardcore passages, bringing together elements of krautrock and shoegaze for a record that’s as brilliant as it is varied.

  • Fight for Your Right to Poetry

    Mile End Poets’ Festival to Occupy the Main

    In a world where Occupy protests are popping up in public spaces around the globe like revolutionary seedlings, a group of Montreal poets is out to occupy St. Laurent Blvd. this week—but their demands aren’t necessarily about international finance.