Well, if Pierre Deslauriers, whose at the helm of the “Regroupement des musiciens du métro” (yes, there’s actually a committee overseeing the music in the metro — who woulda thunk it!?), gets his way, this just might be the case! Read on… (more…)


Funny how things go. The other night, a good friend of mine was driving me home and we happened by Le Medley (St. Denis corner Rene-Levesque). He couldn’t help but reminisce about the days of old when the place was called the Old Munich and was home to a rotating stage with Oompa bands, pretzels, picnic tables and beer a-plenty. Well much to my surprise, as I was surfing the web, I came across an article from the CBC announcing that Le Medley would no longer be. Read on… (more…)

I’m not sure about you guys but I’m kinda getting tired of the whole buzz around MJ’s death (possibly more so because I actually work in the media). That said, I must admit he was influential in the world of music and what not. Thus, here is my unconventional tribute to the man himself: a bunch of covers that you may not have known existed. That is the last you shall hear of this story on this blog. Read on… (more…)

For a second consecutive year, the Terrasse St. Ambroise will be host to the “Folk Festival on the Canal”. Read on… (more…)

So I promised a major Festival announcement 2 days ago. Yes, I know, I’m late but being directly involved with such an event has, as usual, prevented me from getting the proper shut eye (if any at all) required to do everyday things such as not walk into walls! So what’s this major Festival announcement? Read on… (more…)

Know your enemy: a tried and true statement, indeed! But who would actually wanna be someone else’s enemy?! Certainly not up and coming Canadian artist, Amanda Rheaume. Along with new releases from Metric, Regina Spektor, and Wilco, I will definitely keep an eye (or, should I say, ear) out for Rheaume as well. Read on… (more…)

For those of you who are on top of the latest tracks out there, you might have heard of a certain “Beggin” by a trio of Norwegian urbaners known as Madcon. What you probably didn’t know is that “Beggin” is actually a remake of a Frankie Valli (The Four Seasons) track by the same name first released in 1967! Check it out:

Frankie Valli -The Four Seasons – Beggin

Thanks to Billy Brown for bringing this up.

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