by JOHNSON CUMMINS
The very best of the heavy shows happening in Montreal this week, including festival action, dead serious metal, searing noise and more punk rock than you can handle.
by LISA SPROULL
A very Montreal week in the arts scene with work reflecting different views of the city, plus live painting and the opening of a replica of the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
by ERIK LEIJON
The Electronic Sports World Cup 2015 Final is about to drop.
by PETER WHEELAND
Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitão insists that austerity isn't being implemented in this province. He's become a specialist in Couillard Newspeak.
The music festival that's due to take over the town from Sept. 16–20 has announced a bunch more bands who'll be playing the 2015 edition. Check it out!
by ALEX ROSE
Big premieres, very special guests, Montreal buzz movies and loads of weird, twisted cinematic fun at the festival this year.
The 10th anniversary edition of ShazamFest is on this weekend, presenting music, sports, food, vaudeville and carnival entertainment with a small carbon footprint.
See our pics from the second half of the Jazz Fest, including BadBadNotGood featuring Ghostface Killah and last night's B.B. King tribute show.
It may be bittersweet that Comiccon has come and gone, but at least we have our memories. Witness some fine cosplay here.
See some of the striking cosplay on display at day one of the annual meeting of the superfans.
Despite climaxing dramatically between two Montreal metros and featuring a decent cast, this 1997 film suffers from glacial pacing, terrible accents and too many wigs.
by DARCY MACDONALD
An interview with the Toronto trio about their collab with the Wu-Tang Clan's most consistent monk (happening live in Montreal this weekend). PLUS more parties this week.
We spoke to Brooke Walsh and Zach Macklovitch, the main players behind this fresh, ambitious addition to the nightlife scene, about taking partying to the next level.
Never mind Nevermind. Failure's 1996 swan song Fantastic Planet is a far superior meeting point of punk, pop and pain.
Quebec judicial authorities are skeptical about the reported death of the former Montreal superhospital boss in Panama on July 1. With good reason.
Terminator: Genisys is another installment in one of the most rehashed movie franchises in Hollywood history.
Cult MTL photographer Cindy Lopez captured the action at shows by the Barr Brothers, Erykah Badu, Jaga Jazzist, Jai Nitai Lotus, Illa J and more.
Osheaga retrospectives, psychedelic guitar art, photos honouring historic Russian queers and more are on display in Montreal's art scene this week.
* Le Musée du Rock ‘n’ Roll launches Ére Metal
* Surf’s Up edition of Maison Sociale’s Movie Mondays
* Cinema Politica presents 2014 documentary The Family Farm
* The Jonathan Lindhorst Quartet plays Résonance Café
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