This year's edition of the downtown-dominating festival has its obvious standouts, like Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, the Brubeck Brothers and Trombone Shorty. But there are many more interesting artists to catch up on and more adventurous music to experience.
Romados, which was taken out of commission by a fire earlier this year, is set to reopen early next month. Here's what we found out about the spot that took No. 1 for Best Portuguese and Best BBQ Chicken in our Best of MTL readers' survey.
On Saturday, the Montreal Baroque Festival and Pop Montreal co-presented a unique musical spectacle by local artists Party Like It's 1699: Le Pop d'Époque, with music by Mozart's Sister, Majical Cloudz and Syngja. Photographer Cindy Lopez captured some scenes from the digitized fantasy theatre performance.
Toronto wordsmith, soul singer and rapper Ian Kamau says he’s still hoping for that day when he drops a record and we all run out to the store that day to get it. Though that wasn’t exactly the case with his 2011 record One Day Soon, he’s humble enough to play down his apperances on at least two records that received that kind of fanfare already — notably K-os’s Exit and Shad’s TSOL.
You’ll be sick of them by Labour Day, but right now, nothing will get the heart racing faster than a sweaty summer fling. Of course, I’m referring to summer jams: those irresistible earworms that burrow their way into your skull, start to percolate after a sangria or two, and won’t leave until it’s time to go back to school.
* Cineplex Digital Film Festival
* BBAM! Gallery screens a British Invasion double bill
* Studio 303 presents Cabaret Tollé at la Sala Rossa
* #Nightowl music & art party
* Durag Disco with the 4 horsemen of funk