Concert Reviews

PONY UP! CD Launch @ Le Local

By Katie The K. - Katie the K - 02/05/2005

The Indie Show sometimes feels like a trip outside the classroom into the library. While it may be enjoyable because it is an opportunity to zone out, the library, like the Indie Show, isn't exactly recess and therefore falls short of providing a truly rewarding time. Despite efforts to be zany and irreverent, (with lifesize Lindsay Lohan cutouts in the audience), most indie performances make me feel more like I am participating in the token youth subculture event than actually having fun.


THE GOSSIP + The Starlite Desperation @ Main Hall

By Jordan-na - Canadian Invasion - 12/03/2004

An Evening With an Indie Music Critic

9:17pm: The show was advertised for 9pm, so like any seasoned critic, I show up late. The lady at the door informs me it will start between 9:30 and 10pm.


K-OS + Peter Elkas @ Spectrum

By Ashley Wong - Dump the Body in Rikki Lake - 01/08/2005


K-OS + Peter Elkas @ Club Soda

By Darcy Macdonald - Ear Exam - 10/29/04

K-os + Peter Elkas

October 29th 2004 Club Soda


SUM 41 + No Warning @ Metropolis

By Jordan-na - Canadian Invasion - 01/14/2005


THE PIXIES + Marble Index + the Datsuns @ CEPSUM

By Oli Pulleybank - Boozehound Radio - 11/27/2004

As the guitar tech put the bright orange bass he had been tuning back on to its stand and sauntered off the stage, the crowd at the University of Montreal’s CEPSUM arena felt a rush of nervous excitement overwhelming them. I stood towards the back, feeling like the luckiest of all the schmucks who had conned their way onto the guestlist, and knew that the wait was almost over. Making their triumphant return to Montreal were the almighty Pixies, having not graced La Belle Ville with their sonic assault in over 22 hours.


Sam Roberts @ Metropolis

Antonella F. - The Siamese Libertines - 11/24/2004

Sam used to be known to me as “that cute, shy waiter from Shayne’s” (the short-lived restaurant on Bishop street owned by the Montreal Canadiens player, Shayne Corson). Now, almost four years later, he is known nationwide as one of Canada’s hottest rock acts. I was, therefore, eagerly anticipating my chance at seeing him again for the first time since his clean-cut days at Shayne’s (I’m not a regular at Le Pistol).


ZEKE + the Black Halos + Vulgar Deli @ Cabaret La Tulipe

By T-Bone - The Beer OClock - 11/13/04

So it was Zeke, the Black Halos, and Vulgar Deli at La Tulipe. This was Zeke's first time in Canada. Sonny, their old guitar player had a criminal record which made it impossible for Zeke to cross the border in the past. Now that he is out of the way, Zeke as a three-piece crossed the border and did a full Canadian Tour, playing all the little buttfuck towns, as well as the major cities...


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