RANCID + The Ripcordz @ Spectrum

By Lisa Sookraj - Unsystem-Addict - 08/29/2006

I had never seen Rancid live and was looking forward to it, especially after seeing NOFX a few months ago -- another band I'd wanted to see since I was 17. My buddy Drew accompanied me to see Rancid on the first of three nights they played in Montreal. Openers for the other two nights were the Slackers on the 30th and the Planet Smashers on the 31st. Other bands Rancid are playing with on the current tour include Sick Of It All, Avail, the Aquabats and H20.

GARY NUMAN + New Skin @ Le National

By Lisa S - Unsystem-Addict - 08/05/2006

Regarding the venue -- I'd never previously been to Le National and I must say this was one of the best things about the Gary Numan show for me. I like that the floor is on a slope, so you can see the stage well over the crowd anywhere you happen to stand. However, this feature was not necessarily necessary for the Numan show in particular, as there were far less people there than I had expected. That said, it was not packed at all and everyone had lots of room to themselves to move about as they pleased, though despite the room not many people were really dancing.

PEACHES + Eagles Of Death Metal @ Metropolis

By Mike Bresciani - The Lonesome Strangers - 07/19/2006

Peaches, featuring Eagles Of Death Metal?

Nope, I really didn’t see that one coming. Although they have each released albums with spicy titles such as Impeach My Bush and Death By Sexy respectively, this unlikely live combination seems just about as obvious (natural) as maple syrup and fish sticks… cucumber/earmuffs… Yanni and Garfunkel.

EELS + Smoosh @ Le National

By Mikey B - The Lonesome Strangers - 06/16/2006

This show was pretty much everything I wanted.

SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND 2006 Tour @ Metropolis

By Johnny Suck - Turn Down the Suck - 07/12/2006

In my review of last year’s Sounds of The Underground, I had three major complaints against the festival. It was at a terrible venue, it started three hours late -- resulting in ridiculously short sets -- and the line-up was a mess. Luckily, all three of these issues were fixed when SotU made its return to Montreal on July 12th.


By Kelly Belfo - After Noon Roots - 07/14/2006

Guinean-born Juno award winner Alpha Yaya Diallo brought the world to Kola Note on Friday, July 14th, 2006 as part of the 20 year celebration of the wonderful Festival International Nuits D'Afrique de Montréal.

WILCO + The M's @ Metropolis

By Alex Huynh - Losing My Edge - 07/10/2006

PELICAN + Mono @ Cabaret

By Johnny Suck - Turn Down the Suck - 06/17/2006

GODSMACK @ Metropolis

By Johnny Suck - Turn Down the Suck - 06/12/2006

Even though it’s lame, I still like to go slumming now and then. So you better believe I jumped on a free Godsmack ticket...

On my way over to Metropolis, I passed through the Francofolies site, which had Andrée Waters performing on the main stage. Stopping to watch for a few minutes, I was surprised by how good she was and even thought about sticking around for the whole set, Godsmack be damned. I don’t make light of commitments though, so I grudgingly continued on.