The longstanding bar has evolved into a go-to for the LGBTQ2S+ community as well as being a destination for Montreal sports fans.
A ranked rundown of the best sounds out of the city this year.
“Tyleen is confident in her bawdy, ball-busting approach, crushing opponents with aloofness and floating from stoned to sing-song flow with ease.”
“An easygoing collaborative effort between a couple of convivial cosmic travellers.”
“Cowboy hats, boots and denim loudly announced that even though it was the same old Parc Jean-Drapeau, there was no mistaking that we were here for Southern comfort.”
“Every minor flourish is meant to strike right at the head and heart, with emotional heft and mystery to unpack.”
“Holland always has a keen ear for summery smoothness, whether as electronic producer Project Pablo, chilled Beaubien Ouest label launcher, groovy one-man bandleader on ‘Closer (Live)’ or this latest minimal guitar & synth pop incarnation.”
See these Canucks before the headliners at this weekend’s festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau.
“I think it’s going to be a really powerful moment for me. I’m going to be sharing the music I love in the city that I love.”
We spoke with Michael Barclay, the author of Hearts on Fire: Six Years that Changed Canadian Music, ahead of the book’s Montreal launch.