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Marjolaine gets into trouble talking to a homeless guy in the Plateau...again...
Its title track begins with a guttural groan. Tagaq’s voice clearly rises out of the pulse of rhythmic breathing and passes by like...
After establishing themselves as the Muscadettes, a garage-rock staple in Montreal’s indie music scene, twin sisters Chantal and...
It’s tough to find a single album that better exemplifies Montreal’s burgeoning rap scene than Charlie Shulz’s SVP. With features from...
Last November, Netflix officially released The Two Popes, a biographical drama film that aims to depict Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s journey...
While some Montrealers toil through bilingualism as a sort of daily juggling act, pop R&B artist Maryze embraces it...
The Flamingos Pink—Julien Corrado (drums/vocals) and Sacha Gubany (guitar/lead vocals)—shake, they slap, and they rock steady...
Planes are like food courts in the sense that a faceless Monopoly Man, in some abstract way, has corralled you and hundreds...
Jamil Assoum, or as his quickly growing fanbase may know him, J.A.M., is a Boucherville-native...
C.W. Stoneking is an Australian blues singer-songwriter with permanent hard-on for touring and the tastiest banjo riffs you’ve ever heard...
One of our editors found a chatty homeless dude on the subway platform. This is the conversation that ensued...
Honestly, this was the first Diiv album that really caught my attention and kept it. Maybe it’s because I’m a huge fan of...
Montreal-based producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Christian Sean is something of a contradiction. While his artistic...
It’s like your alarm is a portal to the soundcheck of a death metal concert, except all of the amps are hooked up to jackhammers...
Angelica Garcia is an American singer-songwriter living on the East Coast with West Coast roots. Asking her which side of the country...
Handshaking is ridiculous, and women have way too much going on to be involved with it. As a Frenchwoman, I am obviously glad to...
Freighters, steelwheelers, truckers, whatever you call them, driving an eighteen-wheeler is a punishing job...
The so-called ‘War on Christmas’ is a perennial battle for those foot soldiers fighting the culture wars. Conservative Christians lament...
Wake Island is a Montreal/New York-based electronic team consisting of Philippe Manasseh and Nadim Maghzal. Despite having cut...
Just ask yourself, “What’s the wholesale cost of a standard, slightly-larger-than-human-sized block of polyurethane foam?”
Coleman Hughes is an American writer, musician, and public intellectual whose work has appeared in The New York Times...
Occabot is an explosive, mind-bending experience, and perhaps one of the most innovative shoegaze albums of the decade...
Lately, we’ve had to read some fairly pathetic and tedious comments about how the name of our zine, Banter, is actually a sexist...
We tracked down Mike Clay at his house in Côte-des-Neiges to ask about the bands new single ‘Gainsbourg...
One of the ways he chose to do this was through the creation of the Department of Middle Class Prosperity, headed by Ottawa-Vanier’s...
Lydia Képinski is a Montreal-based singer-songwriter, whose debut album Premier juin was released just last year by her own label...
Attempting to write a novel pries open the doors to a treacherous internal and external world. It’s like visiting the centre of the earth...
Close Talker rolled into Montreal on a brisk prairie chinook; the Saskatoon-based indie rock band was playing Casa del Popolo...
Over the last two years, Sasha Sloan released her first three EPs: Sad Girl (2018), Loser (2018), and Self Portrait (2019)...
Dr. Greer opens her assessment with the incisive observation that Kristen “craves” the attention of her husband. Now, to the untrained...
Juice B Crypts is only Battles’ fourth album, but their craft is mastered and their sound is fully their own...
It brings people together, provides a ready-made arena for community, friendship, romance, and showcases the more endearing aspects...
Following the release of his 2012 platinum single, “Kiss Goodnight,” Tyler Shaw conducted a quick and charming climb to pop stardom...
No matter how sophisticated their syntax and grammar is, I have a very difficult time taking Australian academics seriously because of...
He said, and I quote, “You people... you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a...
On her dreamy eponymous bedroom pop bop record, Vagabon, Laetitia Tamko expands on her indie guitar rock palette...
Annie Sama is a Congolese Canadian producer and singer whose braids entrance, whose voice ensnares, and whose...
Westerners have considered separating from the rest of Canada before, but the results of the last federal election...
It’s been a few years since “manspreading” has really been cemented in the public conscience as a serious issue...
The homegrown duo Heartstreets have played some of the biggest music gatherings this country has to offer...
Deep down, hip hop is almost always seen as an American phenomenon, but the roots of the Italian scene are themselves incredibly profound...
The new Yeezy record has religious and non-religious folk alike debating the merits of the gospel in 2019. Jesus is King is undeniably...
Sophia Bel is a sardonic songstress who has quickly moved to the focal point of Montreal’s musical scene...
You’ll have heard about the current civil unrest in Chile: a metro fare increase, student protests, police repression...
Imagine how difficult it would be to explain the concept of a gym to somebody from the 19th century...
The Nashville-based, Atlanta raised folk singer-songwriter was in Montreal and Banter took the chance to catch him...
Whatever you decide to be for Halloween, just remember it’s a juvenile holiday and you need to start skipping it...
Jimena Luja is a Mexican photographer who studies the anthropological behaviour of people in social circles....
A founding member of the hip-hop collective Alaclair Ensemble, Maybe Watson (vrai nom Olivier Normandin-Guénette)...
Maky Lavender is the West Island’s golden boy. With scorching hot tracks like “Keep Up” and “Ukannafo,” he’s dunked on the Montreal rap...
In Montreal, conducting one’s affairs with propriety requires the issuance of a formal land acknowledgement...
Based out of Brooklyn, San Fermin is an indie rock collective that you should probably already know about...
Rallies, sit-ins, and other protests, the BDS movement plays every card in an attempt to protect and promote its rights...
Cormac McCarthy was right: “There is no such joy in the tavern as upon the road thereto...
Enter Mariana (Nan) de Miguel, artistically known as Girl Ultra. Her Spanish-language cover of Drake’s hit dance tune...
I am staunchly of the belief that fewer people should vote, and the fact that tens of millions of Canadians...
Franglais is often touted as this fun Canadian concoction—a beautiful testament to our country having two official languages...
Organ Mood is the product of a decade long relationship between Christophe Lamarche-Ledoux (Chocolat, feu doux), and Mathieu Jacques...
I get it, you’re railing against your peers wearing Patagonia vests and Aritzia rompers, but if rolling tobacco spills out...
Something huge happened on Tuesday that dramatically altered the dynamics of the upcoming federal election. Jagmeet Singh...
Eryn Temple may be on the verge of something big.The Montreal-based quartet—comprised of guitarist Tristan Huber...
Since the Rhino Party isn’t quite as well known as some of Canada’s other federal parties, we decided to really rake...
If you know the Montreal indie scene you’ve heard of Chinatown. If you’ve heard of Chinatown you’ve heard of Félix Dyotte...
We all know, within our heart of hearts, that some of our cherished beliefs are dangerously unpopular...
A perennial thought-experiment, a game among friends, and lately the subject of countless online articles...
With the release of her second album, Emilie Kahn is on the way to becoming a permanent fixture of the Montreal music scene...
The world happens on the ‘gram, and in many ways people are becoming mere physical avatars of their accounts...
Chukwu is a New York-based underground rapper, instrumentalist and producer. His debut album Process...
You’ve heard of MILFs and DILFs—if you’re hardcore and have good taste you’ve heard of GILFs—but what about PILFs?
Rap has a somewhat wobbling relationship with suburban life. The genre was born in the inner-city, it developed in the inner-city...
La Bronze, real name Nadia Essadiqi, is a Morrocan Canadian singer. Her lyrics are mainly in French...
Please forgive me for inventing the titular verb. I realize that it’s just as juvenile as substituting...
Have you ever noticed that certain of your adult friends have a dysfunctional relationship with the Japanese cartoons we watched as kids...
The 90s were the golden age of hip-hop for lyrical poets battling for success in America’s urban centres, namely Los Angeles...
Perhaps the most famous Spanish-language artist currently making music in Canada...
The vast ocean that is Montreal’s music scene just got one fish busier. MINOE has arrived, and her debut single “Best for You”...
You see, muff diving is not meant to be a consensual affair; it’s meant to abase on a significant occasion such as a birthday...
We hit the thrift store with $20 and a killer attitude. Rock some of these fits if you want to nail peak fashion...
It takes two to tango—it also takes two to correspond. Dr. Iona Italia talks dance, letter writing, and Twitter as a double-edged sword...
Alexander Fiske-Harrison is a man of many occupations: Oxford-educated conservationist, author, and journalist. He has also acted in...
Bow ties are becoming so embarrassingly kitsch and sartorially anachronistic that they’ll soon be a thing of the past, right? 
Quebec is a linguistic Narnia—you step through the wardrobe and all of a sudden the preconceptions you had...
You shouldn't act like Duddy Kravitz, but you also probably shouldn't eat like Duddy Kravitz. In case you were wondering, here's why...
This guide is intended to hypnotize you into voting for the party which least aligns with your personal values...
Men and women take different approaches to navigation; everyone should be a little more accommodating of that fact...
Normally Uber History involves a history lesson, this time we get some ruthless dating advice from our man Ibrahim...
Ourielle Auvé is an instrumentalist, electronic producer and DJ whose entrancing melodies and engrossing beats... 
The idea of the listicle is a noble one: draft a concise collection of the best or worst in any given category to save the reader...
Words fail, hopelessly, to describe the sounds produced by Montreal-based experimental musician Ben Shemie...
I was flying out of LaGuardia airport’s new Terminal B recently, and I must say I think Mayor Fiorello...
Tour guides and advisors will hit you with a lot of information before day one, but there’s one thing they won’t tell you...
Julien Barbagallo’s eponymous Barbagallo is one of the most gratifying founts of experimental sound...
Door Muscle is a series where we talk to bouncers and get the inside tips on getting inside so you can stay safe, keep the squad together...
Rob Henderson did his undergraduate work at Yale, served in the United States Air Force, and is currently pursuing a PhD at Cambridge...
In this series we hop in an Uber and ask the driver for a quick history lesson. Everything gets fact checked...
2019 is Lou-Adriane Cassidy's hot girl summer. The 21-year-old Québecoise starlet rose to fame riding a wave of strong showings...
Dolphins are pretty smart. They can do that cute clapping thing with their fins, they’re self-aware...
Young the Giant has been a dominant force in the indie and alternative rock scenes for a decade...
It’s often seen as a cringey low-blow to present a political candidate’s age as a serious barrier to their seeking public office...
Door Muscle is a series where we talk to bouncers and get the inside tips on getting inside so you can stay safe...