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Life on the Main

  • Opinion

A year ago I moved from the Upper Plateau to a Saint Laurent apartment located a mere stumble away from night club La Muzique. In the weekends since, I’ve let the club’s relentless bass rock me to sleep as I grew more disillusioned with the nightclub scene of the Lower Plateau. In my first year […]

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A Day Tour of Edible Toronto

  • Culture

I like to escape from Montreal from time to time, be it when I need a little breather or the winter is making us all a little too depressing. So whenever I have an episode of “JUST GET ME OUT OF HERE”, I crave Toronto. My fellow McGillians are often puzzled by why I always go […]

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This is All Yours

  • Culture
  • Features
  • Music

  The intricately crafted songs and wry self-awareness on alt-J’s first album, An Awesome Wave, really made me think that they knew what they were doing. I was sure that this would carry on into their highly anticipated second album, This is All Yours. Keeping my expectations high was “Every Other Freckle,” the first song […]

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First-ever Montreal Vegan Festival to take place this weekend

  • Food

The saying used to be: “Whatever you’re looking for you can find it on eBay.” Today, Amazon has outrun the online auction house as people’s go-to retailer.  Amongst the recent fad items you can find amber-tinted glasses that claim to block out blue light from LED screens. Why sport coloured lenses? For fans of the product, […]

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Pop Montreal Shows I Liked

  • Music

Lots of bands were good, but here are eight that I liked.   NAP EYES Thursday / L’Escogriffe I liked being in a room with people listening to this. There’s a (really excellent) interview by Andrew Patterson where Nap Eyes singer Nigel Chapman says, “I would love to live in an environment where I saw no […]

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Pop Beyond the Music

  • Culture
  • Features
  • Music

With all the concerts, movies, interactive workshops and popular artists giving candid talks, audiences can easily overlook Pop Montreal’s discussion symposiums. Mainly held in the École des beaux-arts de Montréal at St. Urbain and Sherbrooke, the venue — while a beautiful building — makes them feel a bit like attending extra lectures. Yet the topics […]

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