Ashley Opheim

  • Coast to Coast to Coast

    Blog Documents the Weirder Sides of the Canadian Music Scene

    Our Great White North, whether you know it or not, is bursting with a rich underground music scene.

  • The Sinking of the Friend Ship

    Montreal’s Favourite Secret is Over and Out

    Tucked away in the heart of Griffintown, up an iron spiral flight of stairs, overlooking the city’s once thriving industrial neighborhood is Friendship Cove. The venue has hosted hundreds of concerts, countless memorable evenings and served as a launching pad for bands emerging in Montreal’s independent music scene.

  • Wacky and weird

    The Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival celebrates a decade of existence

    Among the bigwigs of Montreal’s summer music festivals—ahem, Montreal Jazz Festival—stands a small but significant festival that is as wacky and interesting as its name. The Suoni Per Il Popolo festival is gracing Montreal with its tenth year with an odd lineup of mysterious and obscure acts.

  • Living on the edge of appropriateness

    Local zine publishes photographs that shock, amuse and offend

    Who wants to wait to be discovered when self-discovery is right at your fingertips? Daniel Pelissier sure doesn’t. “I’m not going to wait for someone to ask me to publish my photos, I’ll just do it myself and have fun with it,” said Pelissier, co-founder of Young Healers, a local photography zine that opts for a DIY esthetic. The zine publishes photographs of emerging artists Pelissier deems worthy of attention.