Joining the Movement : A recap of AIM's debut weekend

How do you start a movement? I'm not sure, but the organizers and DJs of the first ever Art Innovation Movement festival - or AIM - sure know how.

The inaugural edition of AIM ended just a few days ago - and I'm still wishing it hadn't. My goal in attending the festival was to see if I would be able to find the beauty of house and techno music. As someone who got their start in trance and dubstep, I got to the festival with my nose up in the air, and left with my feet in the dirt; humbled by the weekend's beautiful sound and experiences.


FRINGE 2015: A conversation with Choses Sauvages

On Thursday night June 20th, two bands performed at le Divan Orange during the homestretch of the Music at the Fringe Festival series.

The bombastic Mehdi Cayenne Club opened at 10. Mehdi, the lead singer of the band with a happy-go-lucky personality, added some extra spice to their already explosive musical set.


CJLO: Stoked for Heavy MTL Giveaway Madness! Tune in to win!

CJLO, in collaboration with Evenko, want to send you to Heavy MTL! Tune in to the following list of select shows over the coming weeks for your chance to win a set of double passes!


FRINGE 2015: Fringe Tunes – Mozart's Sister

June 19th. It was the last Friday night of the Fringe Fest.

On the streets of Montreal’s Plateau neighborhood, flocks of cheerful and light-hearted people were meandering from one venue to another hoping to witness their favourite theatre show.

Amidst all of the commotion, I was dashing through the crowded streets to reach my destination when a silhouette – much like a ghost – walked right past me and evaporated into thin air as quickly as it had passed through the doors of le Divan Orange..

Completely unfazed by the unusual yet underwhelming apparition, I continued to walk towards my own finish line.


FRINGE 2015: Is This Pretentious?

Team Greco’s play Is this Pretentious? borrows the conventions of a well-loved reoccurring comedy sketch in a late night variety show, à la Saturday Night Live.

The bare bones set, the larger than life foil characters, and the line deliveries that keep character interactions feeling semi-improvisational, are all defining features of this short, and conceptually strong show.


FRINGE 2015: Fringe Tunes – Hua Li x Seoul

Aside from theatre shows, galleries, late-night parties and the like, the Montreal Fringe Festival showcased some of the best talent within Montreal’s indie music scene. Here’s what one of our correspondents – Joana Cumo from Je Suis TBA & Charts and Crafts, took note of from the set of concerts that recently happened at the Fringe Park during the festival.

 

 


Phantastiq Cypha goes Geektastiq Cypha: Thurs @ 10pm

Thursday, June 25th Geektastiq Cypha Returns (10pm to Midnight). This edition is sponsored by Key Issues Comics who will be at Montreal Comiccon at Booth 3038 & 3040 (July 3-5). The crew will be covering some Marvel Cinematic Universe, a few new Sci-Fi shows and even have a BotCon segment. Special guests include Wendel James, Goser James, Tobi Ojo, Akil Roberts, and Brandon Calder.

Want to be part of the conversation? Text message 514-848-7471 during the show on Thursday, June 25th from 10pm to Midnight.


AIM Electronic Music Festival: Innovation with a fun-loving spirit- Are you in?

CJLO is celebrating the first edition of the most exciting new music festival in Quebec. That's right, we're sending 5 people and their best friends to Montreal's AIM Electronic Music Festival this weekend FOR FREE! Contest details here... But what's AIM all about, you might ask?


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