Breaking News and the Shame of Social Media
“Less than 10 per cent of what the Internet is used for is good,” declared my professor of European history one morning, as students stared one another down across the picket lines of the Maple Spring.
Sponsored Content Isn’t Harmless
Newspaper ad revenues are plummeting, faster than anyone predicted.
How Filming the Police is Lawful and Necessary
In schools and workplaces, the concept of “if you see something, say something” is often employed to encourage transparency about peer misconduct.
Maica Mia Takes on Bass Player From Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Maica Mia was originally the brainchild of Maica Armata and Johnny Paradise, but that brainchild is about to get a sibling.
Look Vibrant are Quickly Becoming Montreal Favourites
When POP Montreal’s founder Dan Seligman calls you “possibly the greatest band in the world,” you know you have something good going.
You’ll Never Get to Heaven Showcase Ethereal Melodies
It comes to you as if in a dream, the faint glimmer of manipulated piano brushing past as you sink deeper into the blackness. You’ll Never Get to Heaven emits ambient melancholy, remnants of pop vocals embedding themselves in murky haze and crackle.
Head Honcho Brings Math Rock to POP
Math in itself may not be something to look forward to. Math rock, however, is a different story.
Spice Girls Tribute Band Wannabe Revive the ‘90s
If you were alive in the ’90s, you know who the Spice Girls are—they were inescapable.
Electro-jazz Hybrid Duo Saxsyndrum Pump Up the Funk
Jazz might be the last genre you’d expect to see at POP Montreal. After all, some might say it’s best reserved for middle-aged couples sipping wine in tasteful-yet-stuffy establishments, not for the unwashed youth at one of the city’s biggest indie festivals. Saxsyndrum is challenging the status quo by merging electro dance music with sweet saxophone licks to revitalize jazz in a whole new way.
Little Scream Gives a Taste of Iowa to Pop
Laurel Sprengelmeyer, better known by her musical alias Little Scream, arrives at the sleepy coffee shop in flurry of activity.*