Fringe Arts

  • Weekly Spins

    Believe the Hype

    Hype can take you a long way fast; just ask anyone from Odd Future. However, once you make it so far, your image has to be followed with actual talent.

  • New Docs on the Big Screen

    Festival Premieres in a Hollow Desert Oasis

    You won’t need to resort to streaming that new edgy documentary on your laptop anymore. Montrealers will now have the opportunity to see recent international docs on the big screen with the help of Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal and Film POP.

  • A Musical Education

    No Half Measures for Toronto’s Dinosaur Bones

    Dinosaur Bones are the real thing. Not in the regenerated-from-fossilized-amber sort of way, but rather a group of guys from Ontario roaming the country sharing their not-so-Jurassic sounds. Armed with a slightly haunting brand of guitar-driven indie pop, these guys are in it for the long haul.

  • Art vs. the Bottom Line

    Infinithéâtre’s Latest Finds Comedy in a Literary Lifestyle

    “Money is good. Art is better,” playwright Arthur Holden told Poetry Quebec about the theme of his show, Ars Poetica.

  • Frame to Frame

    A Tale of Coming Home

    Ralph Fiennes deserves a lot of props. Known across the globe as one of the most serious and best actors around. With highlight roles including Oscar nominated uber-evil Nazi in Schindler’s List and romantic hero in The English Patient, among a vast number of supporting and other leading roles

  • Weekly Spins

    I’ve Got the Power Metal

    There’s nothing like the smell of fresh Satanism in the morning. Mysterious masked Swedish melodic metal sextet Ghost are playing Montreal this weekend as part of their first North American tour, reviving ’80s…

  • Fringe Food

    Steak-Frites or Steak-Frites

    The last time I visited a restaurant with only two menu options, I was in Penn Station. You had to eat both choices standing up. It was hardly a restaurant and its offerings hardly constituted a menu.

  • Phone Sex Confessions

    Cameryn Moore Returns With Unique, Entertaining Smut

    “I have always really, really enjoyed the power of making people come,” phone sex operator-cum-performer Cameryn Moore mused on her blog, PhoneWhore. “This pre-dates my involvement in paid phone sex by decades.”

  • Bringing the Outdoors In

    Montreal Graf Legend Goes Straight in New Studio Show

    From the team that created the FAKE brand—a clothing and lifestyle shop located just off the main drag of St. Laurent—comes a new project.

  • More Than Meets the Eye

    RE: Process Investigates Deceptively Complex Art

    When you first look at a piece of art, the process that was required to create it is not always obvious. Sometimes, something that looks intricate and endlessly complex was the result of an hour or two of work.