SHIVAREE + Shoot The Moon @ Main Hall

By Jordan-na - Canadian Invasion - 02/14/2005

On Monday February 14th, love was in the air. California band Shivaree crept into Montreal and stole the hearts of those attending their show at the Main Hall with an inviting evening of warm music on a cold night.


Snowstorm Vol. I CD Release Party: Squalor + Pete Möss + Floating Widget + Medusa Head Trip + Absolu @ Foufounes Électriques


By Angelica - BVST - 02/16/2005

This was THE night for celebrating the best that the Montreal stoner rock scene has to offer. Tickets were cheap, beer was flowin' freely, and "paraphernalia" was handed out at the door, so the crowd was definitely ready to get down, and they weren't disappointed.


HIGH ON FIRE - Blessed Black Wings

By Robot - No Sleep Til Bedtime - 02/01/2005

I thought I’d better review this one before somebody else at CJLO does, ‘cause it’s looking like it’s gonna be the hottest record in the Metal department for at least a month, and I bet at least a few rock/punk/alt shows will be playing it (I can name names).


KEANE + the Zutons @ Metropolis

By Mikey B - The Lonesome Stranger - 02/12/2005

I can specifically remember working on a crisp late summer day in Fairview. It’s those kinds of days where the slightest thing would piss you off… People who know me best know that it takes a lot to piss me off. I can take most physical and verbal abuse and still have a pseudo-smile on my face. This particular day at HMV, however, just killed my spirit. Not because of co-workers, and surprisingly not because of jerk-off customers, but because of the store playlist.


BRIGHT EYES + CocoRosie @ Spectrum

By Mikey B - The Lonesome Stranger - 01/22/2005

 

6:45 in the pm on Saturday night, I busted my ass to catch the 211 to get downtown. A few days earlier, I was ecstatic to be going to see Bright Eyes at the Spectrum. My spirits were still high, even though the cold was a motherfucker. This time, I didn’t wear my regular concert attire, which by the way usually consists of my black Converse High Tops, a various rock concert T-shirt, and my Saran Wrap leather jacket… ohhh noo… tonight, it was all about layering.


WAKING EYES + Marble Index + Boy @ Main Hall

By Jordan-na - Canadian Invasion - 02/12/2005

Sometimes you just want to rock out. Fuck the deep meaning and weird synth sounds. Leave the violin and accordion at home. Lose a few band members and strip down the sound to the three basic elements of rock: guitar, bass and drum. Unfortunately, Montreal is hardly the place to find this type of bare bones rock, as we’re infatuated with our own trendy art rock music scene.


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