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CJLO @ JFL: HUMANS WHO MAKE GAMES

On Saturday, July 27th hillarious comedians Adam Conover and Ron Funches interviewed Ubisoft’s creative director Jean Guesdon about his work on the Assassin’s Creed franchise as part of Conover’s Humans Who Makes Games podcast. This hour of video game comedy was an absolutely informative delight!


CJLO @ JFL: SHE THE PEOPLE

Second City Toronto’s She The People is an outstanding, intersectionally feminist sketch comedy show you absolutely need to see! She The People ran until July 27th at the Centaur Theatre, featuring powerful performances from award winning, multi-talented artists Ann Pornel, Ashley Comeau, Kirsten Ramussen, Paloma Nuñez, Tricia Black and Karen Parker. She The People will make you laugh, cry and reflect on the challenges women and gender non-conforming individuals are still facing in 2019.


'77 Montreal 2019: What To Expect

This Friday, I will be returning to the third edition of ‘77 Montreal at Parc Jean-Drapeau. This year’s lineup is catered to punk rockers with all tastes, whether it’s pop-punk, hardcore or ska. There will be newcomers and legends, local and international. And if you ever need to kill time between bands, you can check out the punk rock flea market, the vintage poster and record fair, and for the punk parents, there’s the Kids Zone


CJLO @ JFL: DAVE MERHEJE

On Monday, June 22nd award-winning comedian Dave Merheje performed an amazing solo show at the Katacombes as part of OFF-JFL & Zoofest. Merheje’s performance came after several nights of performing in The Ethnic Show - running until July 25th. Merheje and his opening act Ali Hassan left the Katacombes reeling with some of the best stand up Just For Laughs has to offer!

Canadian comedians Hassan and Merheje received the warmest welcome from their Montreal crowd, filled with friends and loved ones. It was deeply moving to witness so many fans come to celebrate these beloved comedians. 


CJLO @ JFL: DAN SODER - SON OF GARY

Monday July 22nd was the first of four performances at Café Cleopatra for Dan Soder’s Son of Gary show at the Just For Laughs festival and it’s subject matter is exactly what you want from a comedy show located in a strip club. Opening for Dan was fellow New York comic Anthony Devito, featured in The Ethnic Show, who started the show off with a bang, giving the audience a treat of two headliners for the price of one.


CJLO @ JFL: THE NASTY SHOW

Expectations are always set high for Just For Laughs’ infamous The Nasty Show, with audience members wondering how far the comedians will truly go.


CJLO @ JFL: TRANNA WINTOUR PRESENTS: DEAR ALANIS

On Saturday July 20th, comedienne, singer, producer, and writer Tranna Wintour captivated Cafe Cleopatra with her stunning covers of Alanis Morissette songs. With piano and backing vocals by musical director Les Friesen, Wintour’s Dear Alanis: A So-Called Musical Comedy was a deeply moving emotional journey into Alanis Morissette’s complex inner workings.


CJLO's Heavy Montreal 2019 Preview

Heavy Montreal is on the horizon and the fine folks at CJLO will be covering it for yet another year. In addition to doing a live broadcast from the grounds, we thought we'd clue you in to what you should check out while you're out there under the baking hot sun dressed in all black. So here's what some of our DJs are excited for!

 


 


CJLO x SXSW 2019: Metal Recap

SXSW is a difficult creature to try to describe to someone. Sure, one could just say: "It's a music festival that's in Austin, Texas." But that fails to describe many of the nuances that are present at the festival.

For instance, the festival has expanded to more than just music. It has now incorporated tech, film, comedy, and video games under it's umbrella. True, all of them are segmented into their own "mini-festivals", but they overlap with one another over nine days, making a combination of artists, business people, film critics, gamers, and general festival goers into a large mass.


Fringe 2019: The Man Behind The Curtain

Productions Presents’ The Man Behind the Curtain is an innovative magic show not for the faint of heart. Performers Erin the Magician, Erik Leisinger and director Sam Jameson’s immersive magic show will leave you questioning reality. Performed in front of ten audience members in the confines of Sam’s apartment, this meta, genre-hopping theatre piece will haunt you to your core.


Festival Chromatic célèbre 10 ans d'art et de musique

Le festival Chromatic d’art et de musique célébrait son dixième anniversaire en grand cette année, avec une plus vaste programmation et un parcours d’exposition atypique.

En entrant dans l’ancienne usine de confiture au cœur du Village gai, à la soirée d’ouverture le 11 mai, on comprenait rapidement d’où venait l’engouement pour cette semaine d’expositions, de conférences, de films et de musique électronique. Le bouquet d’artistes et de DJs invités était à l’image du public, jeune et dynamique.


Fringe 2019: CJLO's Top Picks

The CJLO Magazine crew will be hitting up all sorts Fringe Fest performances over the next two weeks. To get you ready for this year’s edition, here are some top picks from our contributors Erica, Chris, and Fiona!


CJLO X SWSW 2019: Hip Hop Recap

Photo: Xenia França by Thomas Artuzzi

At this year’s SXSW, I saw a lot of female artists.  On Thursday March 14, I saw Xenia França from Bahia, Brazil who was part of a showcase for world music day at the Austin Convention Centre. She put on an incredible show.  She sang about female empowerment and loving yourself while being backed up by her band playing sounds of Brazil that made you want to move.


CJLO x SXSW 2019: World Music Recap

Photo: Sea Moya

It’s time to digest our street meat and musical discoveries from this seemingly never-ending music-at-every-corner festival and conference 2019.


L’Amalgame Cracks the Concrete on Latest Album

Photo: Manvs

When it comes to TV, a series’ best episode is often what’s known as a “bottle episode,” where the entire plot takes place in one sole location (e.g. Seinfeld and the Chinese restaurant).  What makes these episodes so good is that they give the characters a chance to let their chemistry shine through without distractions.


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