FilmPOP Fest Puts Punk On-Screen
In its 10th year as POP Montreal’s film-festival little brother, FilmPOP functions as a visual
Chromeo on Electro-Pop’s Past & Future
It’s been quite a ride for Chromeo, and they’re not slowing down anytime soon. The 21st century disco band has already accomplished what most budding musicians could only hope to achieve, while still staying remarkably independent.
POP Events for the Financially Challenged
Everyone loves free stuff, especially broke students
Dirty Beaches’ Alex Zhang Hungtai on Finding Inspiration
Badlands, the full-length LP that Alex Zhang Hungtai, who records under the name Dirty Beaches, released earlier this year, was an album the artist never really expected anyone to hear.
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the History of POP Montreal
On the seventh floor of a large industrial building in the Mile End, buried amidst an eclectic hodge-podge of businesses—including an Israeli MMA self-defence studio, a textile factory and, quite possibly, a porn studio—you will find a loft that is slightly smelly and packed with boxes of vitamin water, cases of beer and massive amounts of freshly printed t-shirts and programs. The room is bustling, as people work busily in pod-like formations scattered across the room.
Vanier Library Hosts First Human Library
Though the notion of renting a person might seem a bit unseemly, Katherine Hall, coordinator of the Human Library project, insisted the event is not at all like slavery.
Stan Sakai may introduce himself at dinner parties as simply a cartoonist , but for fans of his Samurai-inspired comic Usagi Yojimbo, he’s more like a legend. The 58-year-old Japanese-American’s series follows the interactions of anthropomorphic animals in 17th century Japan.
The Link Talks to a Louder, Stronger Hooded Fang
Being dubbed an indie orchestra didn’t quite suit Hooded Fang, a band in pursuit of a constantly shifting sound. The Toronto sextet dropped the superfluous instrumentation, trading it in for surf punk but keeping the catchiness. Why the change? Well, simply put, it’s just more fun.
Stories of Kingston’s Notorious Prison for Women
A nineteen-year-old chokes herself to death in an Ontario prison cell in October 2007 while her guards watch. Ashley Smith, a juvenile delinquent who was first jailed for throwing apples at a postal worker, has become the latest face of female inmate abuse in Canada.
Gather ‘Round The Table
The eight people crowded around Shammy Chan’s dining room table are about as disparate a group as one could find, even in Montreal.