Suuns: Show Preview

Take special note of the extra “U” in Suuns' name. That letter inverts the vibrancy and heat you might initially associate with a band…

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Clubs preview: Poirier

During Carnaval in the Caribbean, it's impossible to ignore the frantic outdoor parades and blasting soca and dancehall sound systems. Montreal global bass producer…

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A Bracing Dip

There's no shortage of textures in the albums of Montreal's the Besnard Lakes. Seven-minute jams plunge into inky atmospheres and orchestral flourishes give way…

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Into Thin Air

The press notes for Pink Mountaintops' third album suggest that Outside Love was inspired by “weddings in Montreal, winter, Pink Floyd's The Final Cut,…

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Ghislain Poirier and Daedelus

Renowned electronica label Ninja Tune stays ahead of the intelligent dance music game with bills like this one, which teams up two of its…

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Tiga

By the time Canadian DJ and producer Tiga broke globally in 2001 (with a bedroom-produced cover of Corey Hart's “Sunglasses at Night”), he'd spent…

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Quebec Mon Amour

Director Léa Pool’s suburbia abounds with absentee parents, cruel children, ominous neighborhood characters, and incipient tragedy. Don’t be too afraid, though, for we’re on…

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