Fringe Arts

  • Monster Mash

    Creatures of All Shapes and Sizes Come Together for Halloween

    Halloween is approaching, and what better way to pay homage to this wonderful holiday than by celebrating the art of monsters?

  • No End In Sight

    The Alberta Dream, Crushed

    So much for the notion that the “Alberta dream” is a safe and reassuring one.

  • Rage Against the Drum Machine

    Why Montreal’s SuperFossilPower Won’t Part With His Casio Keyboard

    “I think that computers will be able to do things that up until now in history would have been seen as only in the realm of possibility of humans.”
    Drum machinist and founder of the one-man band SuperFossilPower, Tyler K. Rauman, could easily be talking about advances in cybernetics, or the event horizon in which artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence.

  • Space Shift

    Internet Is Dead Release ‘Zine About Time Travel

    Carl Sagan would be proud—the music and art world is obsessed with space and cosmos-related things. Local art collective and budding label Internet Is Dead is no exception.

  • 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.