Waxahatchee - Tigers Blood Album Review

Waxahatchee's new release Tigers Blood continues to evolve the fun folk-americana feelings of her 2020 breakthrough album Saint Cloud. The album has a great summery feel while maintaining the meaningful lyrics that Waxahatchee has become known for. 

Katie Crutchfield entered the music business in 2007 when she and her twin sister started a pop-punk band, P.S. Eliot. The two girls decided to pursue their solo careers in 2011 but still played together and toured as P.S. Eliot in 2016. After the two sisters parted ways, Katie Crutchfield started to make music under the name Waxahatchee, named after a river in her hometown. 

Ciel Noir: A Packed Night of Moody Darkness with Codeine, Duster, Pelada, Model/Actriz and Snow Strippers

Not much can convince me to go out on a Sunday night, let alone out of my immediate neighbourhood, and above that, after I spent the day moving all my belongings to a new apartment. However, this particular late March Sunday promised a truly jam-packed show of slowcore legends, exhilarating DJs, and up-and-coming rock bands. So, trying to ignore my lumbar pain, I headed out for the night to witness Ciel Noir, a one-day festival produced by Blue Skies Turn Black, featuring five acts you’ll likely never see on the same bill again.

Truck Violence Signs Off An Explosive Night At Traxide

When you plan to go see a concert you probably follow the usual formula of buying your tickets in advance online, looking up the venue the same day of the event, and pulling up early to save your spot in line. Traxide, however, is not this kind of venue. 

Arlo Parks at Théâtre Beanfield: A True Scream, Cry and Dance

“It's so cruel what your mind can do,” a deep-cut lyric sung by R&B and Soul singer Arlo Parks, has been one of many phrases from the artists’ discography that has vastly resonated with Gen Z’s complex lives. In pure honesty and comfort, Park’s music crafts hardships and catastrophe in a mosaic of connection to one’s body and mind, emphasizing a message of collectivity, originality and self-empowerment.

You Can't Put This Babe in a Corner: Vancouver's Latest All-Girl Band

Whether it was pure luck or by the grace of the Spotify algorithm, my introduction to Babe Corner settled this appetite I not only had for new music, but also helped alleviate this growing homesickness I was beginning to experience towards the local bands and music venues I used to frequent back in Montreal and Toronto. While I embraced the chance to explore the many iconic music venues throughout London (UK) and saw as many artists as I possibly could during my year abroad, I nonetheless found myself missing this integral pastime that found itself at the epicenter of my friendships  back in Canada of discovering new music, especially local bands.

Interview with Karin Hazé, Founder of 75 SHOTS

The Under The Radar film event takes place from March 29th until April 1st, 2024, and highlights queer BIPOC stories that often get marginalized and underrepresented through film and other multidisciplinary works of art. This hybrid event features voices that speak out against the persecution of LGBTQ+ rights. The goal of the series is to highlight the stories and also support the artists by offering subscriptions to the collection of videos that will go towards 75 SHOTS Pocket Cinema, a non-profit organization dedicated to shutting down hatred and persecution through the power of cinema.

Loving Waxes Nostalgic at Foufounes Électrique

When I heard Loving, a small Canadian band from Victoria, British Columbia, was playing Montréal's iconic Foufounes Électrique, located in the heart of the Montréal nightlife district on Ste Catherine Est, I knew I had to grab tickets. Loving’s music has been a staple in my playlists for years, with quaint, lullaby-esque melodies by producer and multi-instrumentalist, David Parry, and ever-comforting and relatable lyrics by brothers, Lucas and Jesse Henderson. Their radiantly nostalgic sound is like a taste of home, and as their name suggests, you can practically hear the love emanating from the heart of the band.

Otoboke Beaver: A Yearlong Passion

Otoboke Beaver is a Japanese Punk band from Kyoto and one of my favourite bands of all time. According to its members, the band performs a "fast-paced and aggressive style of punk-rock" with "frequent changes in rhythm and tempo" and "gang vocals". They have a plethora of personal music influences, including Japanese rock, hardcore punk, and Japanese pop music. Their music features a combination of all of them, representing musical innovation.

Laetitia Sadier, Music with Message @ Bar Le Ritz


Fourteen years since Stereolab released its last studio album, its leading lady Laetitia Sadier can still draw a crowd. Fans stood shoulder to shoulder all the way to the door on Saturday night at Bar Le Ritz PDB for the Montreal installment of Satier’s Rooting for Love Tour. With her gentle floating vocals and esoteric mid-song dances, a solo Sadier wooed audiences at the Ritz, performing songs spanning her career. 

At The Movies Interview with Adrian Wills, Director of A Quiet Girl

Remi interviews Adrian Wills about his film A Quiet Girl streaming on the National Film Board of Canada's website as of March 25th. In A Quiet Girl, adopted Montreal filmmaker Adrian Wills discovers, on camera and in real time, the startling truths of his complex beginnings in Newfoundland. Shocking details drive Wills to the core of his birth mother’s resilience, and ultimately his own. In this moving feature documentary that combines 16mm footage and contemporary images with deeply personal conversations, Wills’ voyage transforms from an urgent search for identity into a quest to give a quiet girl her voice.