Fringe Arts

  • POP Montreal

    The Link’s guide to POP hoppin’

    Do you know that feeling of emptying an entire package of Pop Rocks into your mouth? The incredible, three-dimensional, blissful moment that is part sweetness and part, well, magic? POP Montreal offers just that for all of your senses, particularly your lovely lobes.
    POP Montreal is in its ninth year and to those in the know, it is arguably the best festival in Canada.

  • How To POP Your Cherry

    How does a virgin festivalgoer sift through the vertigo-inducing plethora of POP-related events?

    Although POP Montreal is only five days long, it manages to boast an overwhelming amount of shows, workshops, conferences, screenings and activities. Their schedule booklet could double as a booster seat.

  • POP! Goes the Free Stuff

    If you thought the never-ending list of $5 shows was bliss, get a load of all the free events planned during the festival.

  • Fringe Picks

    The Link chooses some musical acts we’re most excited to see at POP. Thank us later.

    The Link chooses some musical acts we’re most excited to see at POP. Thank us later.

  • Featured Label: Arbutus Records

    Local Label Hosts Showcase at The Rialto

    “Making shit happen.”
    This simple credo, which was an unofficial motto for the now-closed Lab Synthèse loftspace, has been carried over to Arbutus Records.

  • Indie Montreal meets Project Noise

    Over the past two years, Indie Montreal has become a catalyst in promoting the local music scene, offering a stage for bands too small-time for the city’s other indie promoters, but too hot to ignore.

  • Hit the Road, Jack

    Netherfriends Get Friendly With Touring

    ‘Making it’ has become an increasingly difficult task in the music industry. Bands have to focus on what they love if they want to succeed.

  • Puces POP

    Puces POP is one of Montreal’s largest marketplaces of artists, crafters, fashion designers and record connoisseurs.

  • Meditative States

    Bear In Heaven Talk Meditation, Musical Influences

    Brooklyn’s Bear in Heaven became indie sensations upon the release of their second album, Beast Rest Forth Mouth, last October.

  • Spooky Nights

    Toronto Band Bad Tits Play POP

    Sebastien Grainger, drummer from disbanded dance-punk outfit Death From Above 1979, will be pounding out beats and synths in his band Bad Tits on Thursday opening for Holy Fuck.