Fringe Arts

  • Adding a Hint of Rock and Fusion to the Montreal International Jazz Festival

    Christine and Ingrid Jensen Perform Guest Artist Ben Monder

    Christine and Ingrid Jensen put on a jazzy performance that mixed rock and fusion in as well for this year’s International Jazz Festival.

  • Combining Different Musical Genres Into One Song

    A Review of Robert Glasper’s Art Science Project

    Picture an artist using their instruments to paint the luminous colours of music while exploring the borderless sounds of improvisation. This is the Robert Glasper Experiment Art/Science.

  • Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

    Electric-Swing Group Caravan Palace Brings Synthy Modern Swing to Jazz Fest

    Paris based electro-swing ensemble Caravan Palace delivered an eclectic performance at this year’s International Jazz Festival on Thursday night.

  • A Diversified Art Space

    Le Livert is Studio, Gallery and Art School All in One

    In an increasingly polarized landscape that alienates small artist-run initiatives from the big money art world of fairs and exclusive institutions, galleries and organizations are cultivating new methods to bridge the gap and maintain a cohesive community.

  • Kick Off Those Sunday Shoes with Just For Laughs

    A Review of Montreal’s Rendition of Footloose for the Stage

    Just For Laughs festival is going to be celebrating their 35th anniversary in the near future. To help with the celebration, Footloose is hitting the stages.

  • Unpacking The Crazy Bitch

    Comedy Show Exposes the Sexism Women Face

    Stand-up comedian Ellie MacDonald is bringing a fresh dose of brutally honest humour to this year’s Fringe Festival with her one-woman show Crazy Bitch.

  • FrancoFolies de Montréal Kicks Off With a High Note

    A Review of the École Nationale de la Chanson Concert

    After ten months of practice, 20 recently-graduated young musicians from Cégep de Granby showcased their talent in their attempt to prove they are the future of French music. This is the École Nationale de la Chanson.

  • Shedding Some Blood on the Fringe Fest Stages

    Melbourne’s Award-Winning Performance is Coming to Montreal’s Fringe Festival

    Melbourne Fringe Festival’s award-winning performance Poet VS Pageant is coming to Montreal’s Fringe stages! We got some insight from the artist herself.

  • Growing Up in an Abusive Immigrant Family

    Pluk’d Brings Themes of Culture, Generation and Language Gaps to Fringe Festival

    Pluk’d is hitting the stages of Fringe Festival this summer, portraying themes of immigrant generation gaps, language barriers, and not seeing eye to eye with the folks.

  • Racially Diverse Acts Surge at Montreal’s Fringe Festival

    Fringe Introduces Indigenous Land Acknowledgements and Says No to Censorship

    Fringe Festival is buzzing, bringing with it a collection of diverse acts and performers. Here’s some insight on these diverse performances that are hitting the Fringe stage this summer.