M for Montreal's M for Mikey arrives in Austin, where he's greeted by a bounty of tanned skin and butt cheeks, Dick Linklater vibes, Thurston "Thursty" Moore, bands galore and more molestation from the friendly 5-0.
From the novelty single and video "Flat Beat," feat. that scruffy headbanging puppet Flat Eric, to Ed Banger and French Touch 2.0 to cult feature films like Rubber, the work Mr. Oizo/Quentin Dupieux has been consistently confounding, funny and charming. Cult MTL quizzed him good, and received minimal ALL CAPS replies. So Oizo.
A couple of weeks ago, Wim Hof, a tummo meditation master, visited Montreal to demonstrate how to keep warm in freezing temperatures, even with minimal clothes on. One Cult MTL writer went along for the ride.
Noted Korean director Park Chan-wook makes his Hollywood debut with this thriller, a gorgeous film with bold visual flourishes, saturated colour and layers of symbolic and referential allusions that offset the cast’s mostly restrained performances.
Stars play a pair of shows this week, each conceived around subjects that have inspired the band since their inception. Amy Millan spoke to Cult MTL about why they've always written about the best and the worst that life has to offer.
The 31st annual Festival international des films sur l’art (FIFA) crams a lot of material into its 10-day run from March 14-24, with 248 films screening. There’s a lot there for all tastes, but allow Cult MTL the pleasure of picking out a few titles of interest.
Local live band Jerusalem in My Heart launch their debut album, and it'll wring you the fuck out. PLUS the week's calendar for live rock, punk, comedy and R&B (?!), from Attention at tonight's launch for stagebanter.ca to Corona Ferox and more 13th anniversary action at l'Esco to the weekend's Oi fest, featuring Rush. Or not.
Have a look at the line-up for Montreal's open-air pop music festival — Osheaga. This year, there's something for old-school goths, hip hop kids, indie hipsters, neo-punks, dancefloor mavens, granola-chewing backpackers and your average radio listener. Um, maybe. Check ça man.
M for Montreal's main man Mikey B Rishwain is out at the spring festivals, reporting for Cult MTL about the bands, the bars and the local weirdos in Halifax, Austin and Toronto. In this first installment of Mikey B Trippin, he regales us with tales of his first time in Halifax: the biker bars, the bribes, the Boners & the Downers of East Coast Music Week.