Fringe Arts

Support Some Local Music at This Year’s Osheaga

A Little Preview of Osheaga 2017

A sneak peek at what kind of local bands will be making an appearance at this year’s Osheaga.

  • Samuele Blends Blues and Folk with Indie and Rock

    A Review of the Album, Les filles sages vont au paradis, les autres vont où elles veulent

    Samuele meshes together blues, indie and rock in her most recent album Les filles sages vont au paradis, les autres vont où elles veulent. Here’s our review on it.

  • I Got Soaked at Osheaga

    Sadness, Oasis’ Wonderwall, Dad Rock and More

    The first day of Osheaga was a little sad. Not sad as in, everything “kinda sucked” sad. No, no, no, it was just fine. Moreso, many of the acts on Friday we’re just objectively sad, and all that raw emotion combined with the rain just made me a little sad by the end of the night. I had also forgotten to pack a raincoat, and my diet of potatoes and beer only was starting to catch up with me

  • Sasheer Zamata Shows Off Her Stand-Up Self to Montreal

    In First Visit to Just For Laughs, Zamata Talks About Her Life, Race, Women’s Issues

    On a rainy Monday evening, the Katacombes weren’t filled with punk fans. Instead, comedy enthusiasts amassed to witness Sasheer Zamata’s first visit to Montreal. In her first of three 30-minute sets for Off-JFL, the former Saturday Night Live cast member slayed by offering a completely different side to her television self.

  • Spreading Love Using the Power of Music

    A Review of Woods’ Album Love is Love

    Brooklyn-based indie-rock band Woods tries to trump Trump’s message of hate with their own message of love in their latest album.

  • It’s Time to Drop Your Study Notes

    A Review of Bad Genius at the Fantasia Film Festival

    When studying just isn’t doing the trick, why not resort to some planned out cheating schemes? Bad Genius mixes high suspense and humor, making for a knuckle-biting experience.

  • Watching a Moving World Through Eye-Holes

    A Ghost Story Captures its Audience at the Fantasia Film Festival

    David Lowery’s independent film A Ghost Story got its Quebec premiere at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival. Here’s some insight on the film.

  • 35 Years of Non-Stop Laughter

    A Look at the Rich History of Just For Laughs

    What do Saint-Denis Street, the Old Port, and the Quartier des Spectacles have in common? Just For Laughs! These three locations have hosted the iconic Montreal comedy festival since its creation in 1983.

  • Cosplays, Panels, and So Much More

    Montreal Comiccon 2017 Goes Off Without a Hitch

    2017 Montreal Comiccon boasted a variety of different panels and events, even trying to introduce a touch of horror.

  • Contemporary Throat Singer Improvises a Harsh Vision of Canada

    A Review of Tanya Tagaq’s Boundary-Breaking Performance

    Tanya Tagaq is a transformative performer. She herself transforms. Her music transforms. And, by the end, her audience transforms.

  • Turn Up the Afro and Spanish Jazz Rhythms

    A Review of Rachel Therrien’s Pensamiento: Proyecto Colombia Concert.

    Blending African and Caribbean rhythms with jazz is possible.