MVs Collection #196

Posted on | October 11, 2015 | No Comments

Failure - “Counterfeit Sky”
Directed By Kevin Margo.

Braids - “Taste”
Directed By Kevan Funk.

Bully - “Too Tough”
Directed By David Kleiler.

J. Cole - “Wet Dreamz”
Directed By Ryan Staake.

Low - “Lies”
Directed By Manuel Aragon.

Sarah Kirkland Snider Feat. Shara Worden, Padma Newsome & DM Stith - “The River”
Directed By Dan Huiting.

Bookmark This :

CMJ 2015: My Must-See Picks

Posted on | October 2, 2015 | No Comments

Official Website

CMJ Week is almost upon us!

CMJ’s 35th edition will go down a week early from previous years’ time, running from October 13th to the 17th.

1400+ artists is a crazy amount of music to be performed in a
short 5 day period but somehow, they pull it off every single year.

The entire schedule is now up!

My #1 highlight is without a doubt seeing Failure. Last time was in
New York City back in May 2014 @ Irving Plaza and it was my favorite live show of that year so seeing them on the 14th @ Brooklyn Bowl is a no brainer.

The best and most reliable shows i’ve experienced year after year at CMJ are the free day shows at Pianos and Cake Shop, conveniently located side by side on Ludlow street on the Lower East Side.

This year’s no exception.

Beverly, Eternal Summers, Cheatahs, The Album Leaf … are a few of the bands
I’m already aware of from this year’s lineups but mostly, you go to Pianos/Cake Shop to discover up-and-coming bands.

Also, I must represent the 514 and let you know that there will be an all Montreal bands lineup featuring: Solids, Chocolat, Elliot Maginot, Loud Lary Ajust, Cri, Heart Streets, The Muscadettes and Sean Nicholas Savage @ Arlene’s Grocery starting at 8pm, Thursday October 16th.

So much talent crammed into one night and the possibility to learn a few french words along the way is not a bad deal.

As for my picks, much like previous years, I’d rather let the music videos listed below do the talking.

Since days, set times and venues could change at any moment, do check out
the CMJ website for the official showcases times and venues but also,
for all the other gigs they’ve booked up.

Do get the APP. That is a must. Most helpful indeed.

Get your stickin’ badges right HERE.

Beliefs - “1992″

Beverly - “Honey Do”

Cheatahs - “Murasaki”

Creepoid - “Dried Out”

Empress Of - “How Do You Do It”

Failure - “Hot Traveler”

Glass Animals - “Gooey”

Nothing - “Chloroform”

Perfect Pussy - “I”

PRhyme - “You Should Know”

Ringo Deathstarr - “Rip”

Bookmark This :

MVs Collection #195

Posted on | September 21, 2015 | No Comments

Disclosure - “Jaded”
Directed By Ryan Hope.

Kelela - “Rewind”
Directed By Eric K Yue.

Georgia - “Kombine”
Directed By Weirdcore.

Wavves - “Way Too Much”
Directed By Jack Wagner.

Father John Misty - “The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment”
Directed By Drew Pearce.

Ought - “Sun’s Coming Down”
Directed By Aaliyeh Afshar.

Bookmark This :

Pop Montreal 2015: Six To See

Posted on | September 14, 2015 | No Comments

Official Website | Facebook | Twitter

We’re 2 days away from the fun and excitement that is the 14th edition of Pop Montreal which begins this Wednesday and ends Sunday evening.

Why I remember lo these many years ago, attending the very first Pop
back in 2002 where yours truly, witnessed the first Interpol show in town at a VERY crowded Jupiter Room or seeing The Walkmen @ Le Petit Campus, pretty much blowing our collective minds that night.

Ahhhhh memories …

For this edition, 400+ artists/bands will be in town hawking their
wares all over the city trying to grab your attention and mine.

Legends in the game like 70’s Italian Disco Mega Producer Giorgio Moroder here promoting his new album. UK Ambient House pioneers The Orb and 60’s garage rock originators The Sonics, rocking even harder now in their 70s than some young whippersnappers starting out today.

On the Heavy Metal side, I give you Anthrax and Motorhead for your headbanging pleasure.

If like me, you’ve been in full on 90s nostalgia mode, Babes in Toyland and Built To Spill might bring you back to those good old days.

Film Pop, another facet of Pop Montreal I enjoy, will have the premiere of
The Reflektor Tapes, the new Arcade Fire documentary has their main selection, directed by one if not my favorite music video makers today, Kahlil Joseph.

You can also catch a 20th anniversary showing of Showgirls this Friday for a midnight screening @ Cinéma L’Amour.

New this year is The Resto POP-Up, 4 local chefs + Owen Pallett feeding the hungry during those long Pop nights. That goes down @ Le Clubhouse POP (5719 Parc) open from 7pm to 3am.

Less we forget the annual Record fair which for the first time this year,
I will partake in since I have now gotten into the vinyl game. I’ve resisted
long enough but at long last, I am one of you now. It will be held @ Église St-Michel
(105 St-Viateur West) Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.

Here’s my six to see list:

The Sonics ( Théâtre Fairmount / Sept. 16 / 10pm )

Bionic ( La Sala Rossa / Sept. 17 / Midnight )

Empress Of ( Le Late Night Little Burgundy - Piccolo Rialto / Sept. 17 / 1am )

Heartstreets ( POP Quarters - BBQ / Sept. 18 / 5pm )

Viet Cong ( Théâtre Fairmount / Sept. 18 / 11:30pm )

The Cribs ( Théâtre Fairmount / Sept. 19 / 12:15am )

Varied in it’s choices.

Most excited about Local rock juggernaut Bionic, fronted by man about town Jonathan “Johnson” Cummins, playing their self-titled debut in full.
I am preparing to feel my brain being turned into mush and being left on the La Sala Rossa floor as a pile of goo.

That is my ultimate pick for this year.

For the complete schedule and tickets, go to — > < —

Bookmark This :

MVs Collection #194

Posted on | September 13, 2015 | No Comments

Girl Band - “Pears For Lunch”
Directed By Bob Gallagher.

Eagles Of Death Metal - “Complexity”
Directed By Liam Lynch.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” (NSFW)
Directed By Dimitri Basl.

Disclosure Feat. Lion Babe - “Hourglass”
Directed By N/A.

GUNSHIP Feat. John Carpenter - “Tech Noir”
Directed By Lee Hardcastle.

Tinashe - “Bet”
Directed By Stephen Garnett.

Bookmark This :
Older Entries »