Mystic Familiar by Dan Deacon: A Review

March 9, 2020
A flurry of programmed pianos gives way to Deacon’s voice, for the first time (at least in my memory) untreated with effects save for...
October 31, 2019
Marjolaine gets into trouble talking to a homeless guy in the Plateau...again...
November 10, 2019
Its title track begins with a guttural groan. Tagaq’s voice clearly rises out of the pulse of rhythmic breathing and passes by like...
October 31, 2019
After establishing themselves as the Muscadettes, a garage-rock staple in Montreal’s indie music scene, twin sisters Chantal and...
October 31, 2019
It’s tough to find a single album that better exemplifies Montreal’s burgeoning rap scene than Charlie Shulz’s SVP. With features from...
February 2, 2020
Last November, Netflix officially released The Two Popes, a biographical drama film that aims to depict Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s journey...
October 31, 2019
While some Montrealers toil through bilingualism as a sort of daily juggling act, pop R&B artist Maryze embraces it...
October 31, 2019
The Flamingos Pink—Julien Corrado (drums/vocals) and Sacha Gubany (guitar/lead vocals)—shake, they slap, and they rock steady...
October 31, 2019
Planes are like food courts in the sense that a faceless Monopoly Man, in some abstract way, has corralled you and hundreds...
October 31, 2019
Jamil Assoum, or as his quickly growing fanbase may know him, J.A.M., is a Boucherville-native...
January 31, 2020
C.W. Stoneking is an Australian blues singer-songwriter with permanent hard-on for touring and the tastiest banjo riffs you’ve ever heard...
December 31, 2019
One of our editors found a chatty homeless dude on the subway platform. This is the conversation that ensued...
November 10, 2019
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...
October 31, 2019
Montreal-based producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Christian Sean is something of a contradiction. While his artistic...
October 31, 2019
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...
October 31, 2019
Angelica Garcia is an American singer-songwriter living on the East Coast with West Coast roots. Asking her which side of the country...
October 31, 2019
Handshaking is ridiculous, and women have way too much going on to be involved with it. As a Frenchwoman, I am obviously glad to...
October 31, 2019
Freighters, steelwheelers, truckers, whatever you call them, driving an eighteen-wheeler is a punishing job...
October 31, 2019
The so-called ‘War on Christmas’ is a perennial battle for those foot soldiers fighting the culture wars. Conservative Christians lament...