Jake Russell

  • Special Issue

    Link Picks: Groceries

    Here’s a summary of some of the places that keep their prices low without sacrificing quality.

  • Fringe Arts

    A Toast to Experimental Metal

    We Butter the Bread With Butter have one of the strangest band names in the world of metal (a double-take is a normal response upon first reading it), and they’ve been defying listeners’ expectations from the very start.

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    VHS: A Love Story

    For many of us, VHS tapes are reminders of our childhood. It represents a bygone era, and tapes are relics of the past—and that’s precisely what has sparked a second wave of VHS lovers, collectors and hunters.

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    From Illegal Techno Parties to Worldwide Tours

    When different musicians come together and collaborate, the results can transcend the sum of their parts.

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    The Pioneers of Powwowstep

    It’s not often that you come across a sound that’s truly unique—a sound that perks your ears up and causes your musical taste buds to tingle as they process the new and alien aural information they’re receiving.

  • Life on The Edge

    A Review of Future Revisionist, the New Album by Canada’s Premier Straight Edge Hardcore Band, Liferuiner

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    The Hills Are Alive With the Sounds of Gameboys

    Anamanaguchi, the bumpin’ indie-rock-meets-chiptune quartet from New York, are finally ready to present their second full-length album to the world.

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    Enter the SATosphere

    As children, we all loved going to the planetarium and experiencing the awe-inspiring, almost magical dome theatre: submerged in an inky blackness with booming soundscapes, being transported through the cosmos by mystical celestial projections of fathomless depths.

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    The Good Lord and the Devil’s Music

    Sandi Armstrong has loved the sensational Broadway musical Jesus Christ Superstar since she was 12. Now, she’s bringing that to the Montreal stage.

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    FRINGE BLOG: M83 Branches into Film

    Anthony Gonzalez, the genius behind the awe-inspiring shoegaze tunes of M83, has achieved his dream of taking his music to the big screen.

  • M83 Branches into Film

    “Oblivion” Score Preview

  • One Night, Many Freebies: Walking Through Nuit Blanche

    This year was the 10th anniversary of Nuit Blanche, the city-wide all-night festival that celebrates visual arts, music, film, dance, theatre, cuisine, literature and more. Over 150 events are scattered throughout the city, tens of thousands of Montrealers braving the snow every year and trekking from downtown to the Plateau and Old Montreal.

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    A Season of Film

    The movie industry’s biggest, most self-congratulatory awards show premiered last Sunday, making many of us lament missing so many films.

  • The Igloofest Experience

    My senses are overwhelmed as I enter Igloofest in a way that reminds me of my first Warped Tour as a teenager.

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    A Quick Study on Social Issues

    Whether it’s stopping the proposed pipelines, highlighting First Nations’ rights, or fighting to keep tuition low – Cinema Politica Concordia…