Last month, comedian Mario Jean donned blackface in a sketch during le Gala les Olivier. But while this would immediately be condemned elsewhere, it took the province's media days to pick up on it — and some people came to the comic's defense.
Brace yourself for 2.5 weeks of musical freedom and sonic excellence at the Suoni per il Popolo festival, beginning tomorrow. See tips for the festival's first week plus a breakdown of new records by Acid Mothers Temple and Montreal's own UBT.
The Uncluded is a story about an ex-Def Jukie and current Rhymesayer whose name is synonymous with independent rap & a sickly-sweet “anti-folk” singer. Together they created 2013’s most avant-garde hip hop album yet.
In early April, Poirier released a self-titled LP under the moniker Boundary. Gone are the tropical dancehall rhythms and guest vocalists that featured heavily in the numerous remixes, EPs and albums he released between 2005 and 2010. In its place is something that contains the DNA strands of the bass-heavy beats and ambient melodies found in his previous works, but also makes inroads to straight-up techno territory.
* Baba Souk pop-up sale at Espace POP
* Bad Santa & Le Père Noël est une ordure double bill at the Cinémathèque
* Shy Shy Under the Mistletoe comedy, burlesque & live music at the Wiggle Room
* Comedy Hostel stand-up showcase at MBar