Fringe Arts

  • Clearing Out the Mould

    A Summer Makeover at Concordia’s VA Building Creates New Space for Students to Sculpt

    The VA building has undergone some large transformations this summer to the delight of sculpture staff and students.

  • You, an Urban Safari and Performance Art

    An urban safari will be released upon Montreal this week.
    No need to fret. This isn’t your typical pack of exotic animals, but a pack of performance artists and the occasion is Spark, a four day performance festivity.

  • Dø-Re-Me

    The Dø Find a Universal Language in ­Music

    The Dø are a happy accident. After being left to their own devices while working on a soundtrack for a French film, members Olivia Merilahti and Dan Levi couldn’t find the words to say goodbye to each other. So they didn’t.

  • Artbreak Hotel

    Hotel Opens its Doors, Hosts Art

    The Espresso Hotel on Guy Street will be transformed into an Arthotel on Sept. 3, becoming an unlikely venue for 16 films, visual art and performance pieces, dance and music for one night.

  • Folk Yeah!

    Folk Artist Samamidon is Making the Old New Again

    Known for his impressive re-imaginings of traditional American folk songs and hymns, Sam Amidon—or samamidon, as he’s known onstage—is keeping the folk legacy alive and bringing it to Montreal.

  • Coast to Coast to Coast

    Blog Documents the Weirder Sides of the Canadian Music Scene

    Our Great White North, whether you know it or not, is bursting with a rich underground music scene.

  • Quick Read

    L (and things come apart)

    Henry, the quiet and unassuming protagonist of author Ian Orti’s L (and things come apart), rents the flat above his cafe to an enchanting and mysterious woman by the name of L.

  • Listomania

    Top Tens, Tweets and Old Targets

    The Can Lit Blogosphere was set abuzz this past week by the appearance of two Top 10 lists: ten Overrated and Underrated Canadian Authors.

  • Three Pieces of Creative Writing

    A perfect companion for trying to leave your bed and head on a shiftless Sunday

    This week’s Literary Arts section politely requests your attention. Please direct your eyes and brainstem to the three Herculean efforts of creative writing that grace this printed page. They are now part of Concordia’s long and rich literary canon. Do not doubt them. Rather, clip this page out and store it away. One day you may have to sell it at auction for several billion space credits. You never know.

  • The Sinking of the Friend Ship

    Montreal’s Favourite Secret is Over and Out

    Tucked away in the heart of Griffintown, up an iron spiral flight of stairs, overlooking the city’s once thriving industrial neighborhood is Friendship Cove. The venue has hosted hundreds of concerts, countless memorable evenings and served as a launching pad for bands emerging in Montreal’s independent music scene.