Fringe Arts

  • Concordia Graduate Dabbles in Painting and Photography

    These days, more and more artists seem to be taking on more and more mediums. No longer do we have Vincent van Goghs who focus solely on one mode of expression. We have multi-disciplinary artists who don’t believe in the boundaries of a canvas, lens, material, or whatever way you choose to explore art.

  • Karkwa First Francophones to Win Polaris

    Shortlist had many previous nominees and winners

    TORONTO (CUP)—After the longest jury deliberation in the indie music prize’s history, Montreal’s Karkwa took home the Polaris star.

  • Lenny Bruce Is Dead! Long Live L—Ahh, Never Mind

    Jonathan Goldstein’s long-dead comedic masterpiece rises from the grave

    “It’s like a joke,” said Ira Glass, “if jokes were supposed to make you sad instead of happy.”
    That’s a line taken from the foreword to Jonathan Goldstein’s first novel, Lenny Bruce Is Dead. The book was originally published in 2001 and is being re-released this month by Coach House Books.

  • Indigenous Righters

    Three Native Writers Address Wrongs, Language, Genre in Friday Night Reading

    Three Native writers—Louise B. Halfe, Daniel David Moses and Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm—graced Concordia with their presence and words Friday night as part of Creative Process and Performance in Indigenous Writing, a string of multi-faculty events to promote awareness of indigenous writing in Montreal.

  • 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.